AS part of its continued efforts to enhance coaches’ education, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) hosted a two-day workshop to deal directly with the bowling actions of players across the region.
Richard Done, the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) High Performance Manager, conducted the programme “Identifying and Rehabilitating Suspect Bowling Actions” — the aim to assist coaches with another aspect in their roles of developing players.
The sessions were held at the West Indies High Performance Centre at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados. The participants were the 25 regional coaches also involved in the Level III coaching course, hosted by the WICB in collaboration with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
In explaining the reason for the workshop, WICB’s Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus, said: “the aim is to help our coaches firstly identify players with suspect bowling actions and then the remedial work required afterwards. It has been excellent, very stimulating, very thought-provoking and very necessary for the region. We have to make sure that as our players grow, we are able to support them. We would like to build on this as we look to nurture our players and assist with our coaches’ education programme.”
Done noted: “We looked at principles of bowling and how you can assist any bowlers who have suspect bowling action. The programme was all about coaches’ education and how we can get better at doing the job of coaching and assisting the players under our watch.”