Taylor not bitter over omission from contracts list

Kingston, Jamaica - West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor says he has not focused too much on his recent omission from the West Indies Cricket Board's 2010-11 contracts list but instead has been putting his energies into regaining full fitness.

Taylor, along with other top West Indies players such as Ramnaresh Sarwan and Denesh Ramdin were recently omitted from the WICB central retainer contracts list on the grounds of poor attitude towards their fitness, recovering from their injuries and lack of performance.

In respect to Taylor he has been out of action with a back injury since South Africa's tour of the Caribbean earlier this year, but the fast bowler says rather than being bitter about his omission, he is concentrating on get back onto the field of play.

“A decision has been made and that is that and I have to work with whatever has happened. I am just thinking about cricket and making sure I am fit again,” Taylor said.

Twenty-six-year-old Taylor says his rehabilitation has been going well and revealed that he is working out with the national squad.

Taylor, who has not been officially included in the Jamaica's training squad for next month’s Regional One Day Tournament, has played 29 test matches and 66 ODIs for the West Indies.

*First published by RJR News