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Find Common Ground??

Jamaica’s Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia  Grange, has urged the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and players to find common ground on which trust and confidence can be built in order for the West Indies  team to return to the pinnacle of world cricket. Speaking at the welcome home reception for Jamaican members of the West Indies cricket team at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, Minister Grange said, “Like good parents, the WICB must reposition itself in such a way that its players see the governing body as its chief guardian rather than its Achilles heel; the players too must also be cognizant that not receiving best wishes prior to an exam doesn’t mean your parents are uncaring or want you to fail.” Minister Grange stated that in order to prevent the reoccurrence of seemingly perpetual disputes, the WICB and the players must address the issues and necessary measures be put in place. Earlier, former West Indies Captain Sir Vivan Richards called for the resignation of those charged with administering cricket at the WICB. In congratulating players Marlon Samuels and Jerome Taylor upon their arrival, the Minister said; “Marlon, you are a world-class cricketer and proven match winner,” she said, while adding a bit of humour to the occasion. “Continue to speak with your bat my son and say nothing else.”  Samuels legal team is currently exploring litigious proceedings against Geoff Lawson, who made incendiary remarks about Samuels associations in Jamaica…

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