Stuart appointed GCB TDO
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Former Guyana and West Indies fast bowler Colin Stuart has been appointed the new Territorial Development Officer (TDO) of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) effective from October 1, 2013.
Stuart previously held the TDO position in 2005, so the job is nothing new to him and his tasks will be outlined by the GCB and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), who will identify areas of concern and priority for him to attend to.
According to Stuart, his immediate focus is on the players’ mental application and in addition he will pay heed to the physical aspects along with nutrition, as he will be dealing with players at the respective playing levels, from Under-15 right through to Senior, inclusive of Under-17 and Under-19.
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 cricketers and 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, while he also represented the West Indies in six Test matches and eight One Day Internationals.
In his six Test matches, he took 20 wickets at an average of 31.39, with his best figures being 3 for 33 and in the ODIs he took eight wickets at an average of 25.63, with his best figures being 5 for 44.
Stuart is also highly qualified with two Bachelor Degrees from the University of Guyana;, obtaining them both in Social Work and Sociology and the GCB looks forward to his spearheading of its developmental programmes in a professional and timely manner.