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Agarwal speaks out about CW and its future
By Johnny Bravo
already a while ago the CBBCC appointed Agarwal Pratyush as their new Head coach.
after the past failure of Richard Dickinson, most people inside wanted a new coach, the CWBCC began a search and came to Agarwal Pratyush, someone with a shinefull career at other coaching roles, the CWBCC was enthusiastic about him immediately.
the new coach began a tight regime, and started a succesfull camp, with beeptests and tough trainig drills.
so now we will be having an interview with him :
Johnny Bravo(JB)Thanks for talking with me mr Agarwal
Pratyush Agarwal(PA): no problem
JB:How are you?
PA: I am doing great.. I am getting player self assessments right now and almost through with the camp..
JB: and the team how are they taking the camp? how is the atmosphere?
PA: The atmosphere has been great, the team has been very much willing. The players are showing a keenness to improve. What more can a coach want ?
JB: I wouldnt know. Some of your players seem to be unwilling to come to the camp how do you see that? can that affect there future selection ?
PA : Apart from Watt and the Robbins issue, there haven't been problems. If the players aren't willing to co-operate with me or resist the idea of a coach itself, I can do nothing about it. Obviously I would love to have every one available for selection. But if they themselves have issues with me or my being there, I cannot focus on it. I can focus on trying to do the best I can and improving the team
JB: Marc Robbins what happend ?
He was averse to the idea of a coach itself. As I said then, he was a crucial member of the team in my opinion, and had a good cricketing brain to to add to the team . what occured was a sad development but couldn't really be helped.
JB:back to the camp, who is really popping out performance wise in this camp , cricketwise but mental and physical wise too.
PA: Performance wise I am particularly happy about Hoy. Mamesh is showing some talent too. I have been happy with the effort generally. I won't criticise my team until absolutely necessary. The media plays the role of judging. Regarding mental strenght, Cloete is a stand out and an example for all to follow. Physical fitness wise there has been a general improvement already from the reading taken early in the camp
The players most fit have been Butler, Mamesh and Markus
JB:do you follow Dev league cricket ?
PA I do but this season I haven't got the chance with the camp. Will follow it keenly once the camp is well and truly over.
JB:what do you think CW's Main Strengths are ODI or tests?
PA: Right now it is the ODIs definitely. We have some way to go before we become a test team to reckon with but its not impossible."
JB: the world cup is not far off, what do you reckon do we have a chance to do better then last time round
PA: We need to improve the 5th bowler quota of overs which is crucial. Apart from that, the core strength is there and we definitely have the chance to improve and perform better as a team. If we weren't good enough, we wouldn't be reaching the finals in the first place.
[b]JB: Future of CW cricket? [b]
PA: The future is good. We are only into our 10th season and we are already reaching finals in ODIs. There is a good blend of youth and experience. There is incredible enthusiasm (at least in the international team) and the structure of the domestic cricket is very good. I am happy to be a part of the scheme of things at this juncture of point.
JB: Thank you for this interview, and good luck on tour
This was Johnny Bravo for the CW Planet Telegraph
Good to see the media has finally gotten ahold of Mr. Agarwal. I've heard Kwase's been meaning to for a while, but he's been too busy investing in tissues.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."
some positives views there. think the future seasons are looking very psoitive
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Stedman suggests a change in careers
by Gary Gangrene
Specialist CW Red batsman, James Stedman was seen in a local cricket store trying on wicketkeeping gloves. On sight of this reporter, the controversial opener quickly darted into a cubicle pretending he was trying on pants.
When asked about the purchase, store owner Max Walker had this to say, "at first it seemed strange but we got talking". "Apparently he's less than impressed with the standard of wicketkeeping in the Reds one-day team at the moment". Stedman has been said to be taking lessons from Aaron Gilchurch in his spare time and has been listed behind the stumps for the Stedingham Jets on Sunday.
This reporter instantly went to investigate, but on entering the cubicle found no trace of the Jets keeper.
Last edited by James90; 03-03-2006 at 05:55 PM.
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Tamim Iqbal, DA Warner, UT Khawaja, CA Lynn, Shakib Al Hasan, AB De Villiers, +BB McCullum, AC Agar, Mashrafe Mortaza, JM Bird, JP Behrendorff.
RIP Fardin. RIP Craigos. RIP Prince.
First Megan wants my keeping spot at the Jets, now James does as well. Oh well hopefully we can help the Jets win on the 5th, regardless who is keeping cus they really need some help.
Also i don't think Jamee did that bad with the gloves, it looked like he had a good game with the gloves in the 1st game.
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Test Career: 28 Mts, 2108 runs @ 42.16
FC Career: 153 Mts, 12569 runs @ 45.21
List A Career: 94 Mts, 2458 runs @ 30.35
Twenty20 Career: 17 Mts, 352 runs @ 25.14
Matt "Beamer" Smith looking forward to a good season with the colts
Matt "Beamer" Smith has just signed for the colts as an all rounder with great potential. Reporters asked him what he thought about the Colts title chances, he replied by saying "I think we have a great oppertunity to win this year and hopefully with me signing on i can help lift our chances for the title."
since Matt "Beamer" Smith has signed for the colts they have won 2 and lost 1.He has yet to play but will relish the chance when it comes.
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