Tuesday 22nd July 2014 – Bridgetown, Barbados: Ahead of a crucial fixture against the Barbados Tridents, St. Lucia Zouks head coach Matthew Peter Maynard had a chat with the www.cplt20.com team.
“I am very upbeat ahead of this encounter – the boys have been working very hard and I see it all on their faces from that loss to the Amazon Warriors that they want to get a win soon. They have the drive, the hunger, the desire and the determination to do so. So I’m confident the first win for us is not far away and that we will impress.”
Maynard, who was the assistant coach last season to Sir Andy Roberts, is now in the hot seat this season as head coach and says he is relishing the role. “It is a role which I have embraced greatly and one that I am enjoying, so I am hoping we can reap the rewards soon.”
The Former England International, who made his debut against the West Indies in August 1988, said he is hoping to have Kevin Pietersen in the Caribbean very soon. “The English T20 League is going to come to a short break soon so we will be delighted to have Kev on board for our home games next week. He is truly someone who adds a different dimension to our team, so I’m looking forward to him flying to St. Lucia.
And finally the Oldham born man had a message to the Zouks Fans. “We know things are not off to the best start but we will pick up the pace. We promise to impress especially at home, so please come and support us at the Beausejour Stadium.”