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Thursday, July 07, 2005

A question of Answers

A must-read piece on the leadership crisis in West Indies cricket, by Dr Rudi Webster, one-time cricketer turned Director of the Cricket Academy, St. George's University, Grenada (and author of Winning Ways of Past Champions, an examination of top flight sportspeople of the eighties in a bid to find out what makes them tick.
In the last few months, our cricket has been dominated by acrimonious and destructive conflict that involved the Board, the players, the Players’ Association and a former and current sponsor of the West Indies team. So far the methods used to resolve those disputes have been unsuccessful.
There are basically four ways to resolve conflict: You can fight or litigate; you can negotiate or bargain; you can problem solve; and you can design a way out.


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