ST .JOHN'S, Antigua, CMC:
At least two cricket coaches have welcomed the appointment of two former West Indies players on the coaching staff of West Indies teams.
Ezra Moseley, the fast bowling all-rounder from Barbados, will join the West Indies Women's team as an assistant coach, while Robert Samuels, the former Jamaica captain, will join the West Indies Under-19 team as assistant coach.
Roddy Estwick, long-standing coach of the Under-19s and West Indies women coach Sherwin Campbell have applauded the selections announced by the West Indies Cricket Board on Thursday.
"It is great to have Robert on board. He was a successful Jamaica batsman and captain and has worked with the Jamaica Under-19s for a few years now," said Estwick.
"Ezra is an excellent coach and it is great to have him join the team as we prepare for the upcoming series against New Zealand and the games to follow in a few weeks," said Campbell, who has been in charge of the Women's programme since 2008.
MYSORE, India, CMC:
The twin-spin attack of Nikita Miller and Veerasammy Permaul has put West Indies A in firm control against India A on the third day of their four-day unofficial Test match yesterday.
Miller and Permaul accounted for nine of the 10 India A first innings wickets as the home side, 124 for three overnight, collapsed for 245 at Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground.
At stumps, Kirk Edwards men had tightened their grip on the match and were leading by 314 runs.Manpreet Juneja top scored with an impressive 84 that steadied the hosts, but his dismissal sparked a slide that put West Indies 'A' in charge.
The home side lost their final seven wickets for 61 runs as Permaul ended with five for 85 and Miller four for 61.
Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell believes there is a prejudice against black coaches in England and expects to have to go abroad to fulfill his managerial ambitions.
Campbell, who won 73 caps for England and also played for Arsenal and Tottenham, retired in May 2012 and is completing qualifications to start coaching.
There are, however, only four black managers employed by England's 92 professional clubs.
"I want to start abroad," Campbell says in an interview with the Guardian. "There are no opportunities for me here, not until attitudes change anyway.
He adds, "I've spoken to other black players who want to coach and they feel the same, that attitudes here are archaic. I hope and pray the environment changes."