Tallawahs have big void to fill – analysts

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first_imgLocal cricket analysts believe Chris Gayle’s departure from the Jamaica Tallawahs to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots ahead of the new Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season will leave a big void in the Jamaican franchise – one that will not be easily filled. Maurice Foster and Wayne Lewis both believe that it’s an opportunity for other batsmen to step up, while it makes for stronger, more interesting competition for the region’s premier Twenty20 tournament. When news broke on Thursday that the well-loved, hard-hitting Jamaican batsman was leaving Jamaica for St Kitts and Nevis, many pointed to family reasons, while some argued that money was his motive, but whatever the reason, Gayle’s exit has broken the hearts of many Jamaican cricket fans. “Any T20 team will miss the power of a Chris Gayle, especially when he’s batting well,” Foster told The Gleaner. “The players will miss him not only for his performance, but his captaincy as he is also important in terms of team unity.” NOTHING WRONG WITH CHANGE “They won it twice with Chris as captain. But this gives another player a chance to step up to the plate. So without Chris, they will have to find another power hitter, who maybe can do a more consistent job than Chris. But nothing’s wrong with change and it’s not that he is deserting Tallawahs,” Foster said. Lewis says Gayle is irreplaceable, but called on other players to seize the chance to try and fill his boots. “He will be terribly missed. I can’t imagine who will replace him. They will probably need three or four people to replace him; that’s how invaluable he is. But it’s an opportunity for someone to step up and make their mark. This as an opportunity to step up and maintain the high standard Chris has set,” he said. He added, “He inspired the team to win games. So (many) people underestimate the intangibles of an effective captain. He got players to perform at an optimum level, and that’s why we won it (CPL) twice.” “He hinted last year that if he didn’t win, he would play for another franchise. It’s for better for the competition, and it would be nice to play and can go home to be with your daughter,” Foster added. Lewis commented, “He has family ties there but lives in Jamaica. But if it’s money, what’s wrong with it? Power to him – we need money to live. Money makes the world goes around, so if you need to secure your future, no one can fault you. But this just goes to show the level of professionalism being shown by our sports in the Caribbean.”last_img read more


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first_imgThe National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced its readiness to conduct voting on April 21 for an occupant for the recently vacated seat of Representative for District #2, Rivercess County.Ten candidates, including a female from the Alternative National Congress (ANC), are vying for the seat to succeed former Representative Francis Paye who relinquished it to contest the 2014 Special Senatorial Election. Paye defeated incumbent Jonathan Banney, becoming the first to walk out of the chamber of the House and into the Senate.Paye’s seat was announced vacant by House Speaker J. Alex Tyler on January 22 and with that notice, NEC was authorized to conduct elections for the post.Addressing a news conference yesterday in Monrovia, Acting NEC Chairperson Cllr. Sarah M. Toe, disclosed the arrival in the country of 24,200 ballot papers for an expected 16,003 registered voters at 42 polling stations across the district.Commissioner Toe further informed reporters that 200 temporary staffers are being processed to serve as poll workers and shortlisted pollsters are to be trained to conduct polling activities on Election Day, April 21, 2015.The Commissioner announced that 44 national and 26 international observers have been accredited to monitor the election process, lending the necessary element of credibility to the polls.“About 840 independent candidates and political party agents have also been accredited to observe the voting process. Among institutions accredited by the Commission thus far are the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), United States Embassy, African Union, European Union, UNMIL, UNDP, the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) the Elections Coordinating Committee and the Angie Brooks International among others,” Commissioner Toe announced.Meanwhile, since the campaign was officially declared open on March 25, “there has been no official report of rancor or misbehavior either on the part of the candidates or their supporters,” Madam Toe indicated.She called on all participants in the process to remain peaceful and tolerant in order to keep the democratic process on course. “We call on registered voters in Electoral District #2, Rivercess County to turn out en mass and vote for the candidate of their choice,” she declared.All eyes are on the Rivercess County electoral district comprising 19 voting precincts and 42 polling stations for the more than 16,000 anticipated voters.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more