Mental element in cricket important

Dear Editor,

Immediately preceding this series the Australian board fought with its cricketers, and the Indian cricketers, normally burdened by Pakistan`s greater motivation to beat India than India`s motivation to defeat Pakistan, had to deal with the additional stress of having such a serious dispute with their board that there was some doubt as to whether they would participate in the competition.

In consequence of Australia`s moderate strength it was easy to predict their early elimination. It was more difficult to predict India`s loss, because they are a strong team,; yet their defeat in yesterday’s final to Pakistan was surely not especially difficult to predict. My suspicion is that not a lot of betting money would be made on the final. The important point to be made here, generally poorly understood, but less by some countries than by others, is that the mental element involved in the game of cricket is, at least as important, as the physical, and that administrations must pay much more attention to it. My main cricket interest being West Indian, I hope our administrators can learn this important principle and apply it to all aspects of their work.

Yours faithfully,

Romain Pitt

Comments  

Insurance companies are violating customers’ human rights

Dear Editor, It is totally unacceptable that insurance companies are now forcing prospective customers to declare their political affiliation on a Customer Verification Form, because this is a flagrant violation of every citizen’s right to freedom of association as enshrined in the founding charter of the United Nations (UN).

Surely we can do better with Venezuelan migrants?

Dear Editor, Every single person in this country, from President to pauper, has friends or relatives who moved overseas to seek a better life.

The Town Clerk is in control with the blessing of Mayor and some Councillors

Dear Editor, One Georgetown City Councillor recently wrote in the newspapers that the (elected) council was no longer in charge at City Hall and that Town Clerk Royston King was in full command.

Unilateral judicial appointments by the President will be challenged

Dear Editor, A constitution which encapsulates the democratic ethos of a nation, that is built upon the doctrine of separation of powers, guarantees the independence of the judiciary, limits executive power and accords the citizenry their basic human rights as fundamental freedoms, will always be a hindrance to the authoritarian.

The city has a crisis of administration and management

Dear Editor, If the Guyana Chronicle’s article, ‘Calls grow for King’s removal’ (Feb 15) with regard to recent correspondence from Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan to Mayor of Georgetown Patricia Chase-Green is accurate, and I have no reason to believe otherwise, I welcome the Minister’s wise counsel, and hope the Mayor acquiesces to giving the information the Minister has requested.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×