Former Nevis, Leeward Islands and West Indies Cricket Board Administrator, Carlisle Powell, is making no bones about his hurt over the current state of Nevis Cricket.
Powell in a recent interview, lamented on the current state of Cricket on the island and is vowing to make a difference, if given a chance by the local teams and clubs in the upcoming elections for the Nevis Cricket Association, tentatively scheduled for month end.
He is not just about talk either.
Powell has a carefully drafted plan which encapsulates and emphasizes an increase in Primary School Cricket and proper coaching; an increase in Cricket at the Secondary School level, which will involve the reintroduction of competitive house matches; an added focus on female Cricket and the necessary development and guidance of all of the representative Nevis teams from under 13, right up to the senior team level.
Powell recalls his work with youth players on Nevis, who all became success stories in their own rights. Players of the caliber of Stuart Williams, Carl Tuckett, Ronald Powell, Merlin Liburd and the like.
He is also confident that programs under an administration led by him, will encourage the young players to focus on their school work, while excelling at the game of Cricket, at the same time.
His plans also include reaching out to the Minister of Sports, to determine the way forward for the immediate improvement of the ET Willet Park, to get it up to the standard to be able to host first class matches once again.
Powell is currently reaching out to the clubs and teams, with his proposed plans and is vowing to work earnestly to ensure that Nevis Cricket returns to the glory days of the 1990’s, when Nevis totally dominated Cricket in the Leeward Islands.