Former Guyana and West Indies fast bowler, Colin Stuart, had been appointed the new Territorial Development Officer (TDO) of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) on October 1, 2013.
Stuart previously held the TDO position in 2005, so the job is nothing new to him. His tasks will be outlined by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The two Boards will identify areas of concern and priority for him to attend to.
According to him, his immediate focus is on the players’ mental application. In addition, he will pay heed to the physical aspects along with nutrition. And he will be dealing with players at the respective playing levels (U-15, U-17, U-19 and Senior).
Apart from being the TDO and GCB/WICB match referee, Stuart will be attending a Cricket Tutors clinic in Jamaica next week which will enhance his ability to work with the players. His first priorities thereafter would be to train a new group of foundation and Level One Coaches.
Stuart played primarily as a fast bowler and accumulated 144 first-class wickets. He also represented West Indies in six Test matches and eight One Day Internationals.
In Test, he accounted for 20 wickets at an average of 31.39, with his best figures being 3/33. In ODIs, he took eight wickets at an average of 25.63; his best figure was 5/44. Stuart is also highly qualified with two Bachelor Degrees from the University of Guyana; one in Social Work and One in Sociology.
The GCB looks forward to him spearheading its development programs in a professional and timely manner.
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