Like almost everywhere else, cricket activity in the Caribbean has stalled due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and Captain Kieron Pollard wants his players to take the forced break to reflect on their careers.
Cricket West Indies recently announced its decision to suspend the season for a month. During the break, West Indies captain Pollard wants players to take the time to think about their careers and also find ways to mentally and physically prepare to get back in action when things get under control.
“It’s a good time for introspection, a good time for reflection, a good time to see where you stand as an individual in your career and what you want to achieve in the future,” he told I955 FM.
“You have to take this time to do that and to keep yourself physically and mentally in good shape, because when the bell rings and they say ‘ok, everything is back to normal and we have to go on tour’. It may not be enough time to be prepared, but you, as an individual, must be mentally prepared to try your best, “he said.
Since Pollard took over as captain of the white ball format at the end of last year, he has had mixed successes. The team won 12 games and lost 10.
In their last game, the West Indies won each of their two T20Is against Sri Lanka, which is a good sign for them with the ICC men’s T20 World Cup scheduled for later this year.