Pybus, Lloyd, Simmons meet with coaches today

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus, chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, and newly appointed West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons, will sit down with coaches from the six regional franchises today to discuss crucial matters ahead of November’s start of the Professional Cricket League (PCL).Pybus, who will chair the meeting, said the coaches’ conference would allow every coach to be on the same page. Conveying their challenges while also networking to share tips and advice with each other.”It’s the first sitting of the franchise coaches with us and to get them all aware of what are our common goals as we approach the second season of operation of the PCL,” Pybus said.”It is very important that they also have the opportunity to share the challenges which they face at the franchise level, as we work together to build a world-class cricket-performance system.”At the end of the day, the goal is for us to be producing international quality players for the West Indies and we need to be able to identify what challenges we face and streamline the system, so that it works efficiently.”He added: “It’s also an opportunity for the coaches to network with fellow coaches and take practical examples back to their franchises, so that we are able to advance West Indies cricket.”Simmons, a former West Indies player, said the conference would be an important one as issues of training methodologies, fitness standards, and player evaluations would be discussed.”This is one of the first things for which I asked when I was appointed West Indies head coach, so that we can outline to everybody where we want them to be and where we want the players to be,” said Simmons.The conference will be attended by Hendy Springer and Dexter Toppin of Barbados Pride; Esuan Crandon and Rayon Griffith of Guyana Jaguars, Junior Bennett of Jamaica Scorpions, Reginald Benjamin of Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Gus Logie of Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Ian Allen of Windward Islands Volcanoes.The PCL, the West Indies Cricket Board’s first class season, was staged for the first time last year with Guyana Jaguars lifting the title.last_img read more

Rumors swirl around new license plate rules

first_imgNo related posts. Several people have contacted The Tico Times asking about a new government program to replace old license plates with new ones using a system of numbers and letters.We contacted the Justice Ministry, which oversees the National Registry – the office that issues license plates – and here’s what they had to say:“The change isn’t in April,” ministry spokesman Federico Ruiz said. “The process will begin in April. That means that in coming weeks, and this hasn’t yet been defined and no date has been set, we will create a timetable to inform the public about the periods in which vehicle owners can request a change of plates to the alphanumeric system.”That timetable will be based on the last digit of each plate number, he said. Currently, new alphanumeric plates are only being issued to new vehicles, models 2012 or newer. Once a timetable is set, Ruiz said, vehicle owners with old plates can request new ones. National Registry officials will announce the timetable “when it’s ready,” he added. “The idea is that all vehicles eventually upgrade to new plates,” Ruiz said, adding that the change is not mandatory for the moment. The registry is also creating a new website for vehicle owners to request new plates online, although that site is not yet up and running. Facebook Commentslast_img read more