ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Wednesday that it had started the recruitment process for selectors for all of its teams.This is part of the new mandate for the structure of its selection panels which was approved at the regional governing body’s last directors meeting on September 7 and 8 in Tobago.CWI said in a media release: “A total of 21 prospective candidates for the selection panels were identified by the Selection System Review Task Force, chaired by CWI vice-president, Dr Kishore Shallow, and 18 have since confirmed their interest.Imran Tahir celebratesthe wicketof Steven Jacobs.“The candidates have participated in a first-round exercise which will be used to determine a shortlist for follow-up interviews. The selection panel interview process is planned for completion by October 18.”CWI directors approved new structures for the selection panels that see the marquee West Indies Men’s and ‘A’ teams now being chosen by a group that includes an executive selector, a selector, the team’s head coach and three scouts.The usual support for theGuyana Amazon Warriors.A panel that includes a Talent Identification Manager, male selector and each team’s head coach will now select all West Indies Boys’ age group teams and will also have the responsibility of identifying and managing the development pathway for these players.All West Indies Women’s and Girls’ age group teams will be chosen by a single panel comprising an executive selector, a selector and the team’s head coach.CWI directors have also formalised the match day selection panel which will choose the team that takes to the field.When present, the Executive Selector/Talent ID Manager will chair the meeting; if not, the head coach.A selection analyst will support each panel, providing critical statistical and analytical data.
USC took another step on Wednesday toward obtaining day-to-day control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.The university, along with the Coliseum Commission, the stadium’s nine-member governing body, released a list of terms outlining modifications to the existing lease, which was enacted in 2008.Agreement · According to the term sheet, the university would be allowed to sell naming rights for the Coliseum as long as the name includes “Memorial Coliseum.” – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe 16-page terms sheet outlines major provisions that would be included in an amended lease. If agreed upon, the term sheet would be transferred into an amended lease document subject to the commission’s vote.“We are moving toward entering into a long-term master lease with USC, where USC would be the master tenant at the Coliseum and be responsible for operating and maintaining the stadium,” said L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of the commission. “In exchange for this long- term lease, USC will be obligated to undertake several tens of millions of dollars in improvements to the stadium that the Coliseum desperately needs.”Under the proposed list of terms, USC will have the exclusive right to manage the Coliseum, the adjacent Los Angeles Sports Arena, as well as other facilities around Exposition Park. It will also hold first refusal rights to lease the 88-year-old facility and be afforded the opportunity to extend the deal as far as 2054.In 2007, the university lobbied for control of the publicly-owned venue before eventually agreeing upon the current 25-year lease that stipulates that the university annually gives eight percent of ticket sales and $1.8 million to the commission provided the commission supports upgrades to the stadium.The commission, however, acknowledged in June it would be unable to make nearly $60 million in necessary renovations, breaking the terms of the original lease, which has led USC to seek day-to-day operational control of the facility.“Primarily, we believe this facility needs to be improved,” said Tom Sayles, USC’s senior vice president for university relations. “The Coliseum currently has the obligation to make those improvements. We are willing to invest the money to make those improvements.”Under the released terms, USC will be responsible for completing a list of renovations by the end of 2021. The exact cost is unknown.“The Coliseum is at a crossroads,” Yaroslavsky said. “We can either make it a functioning, viable venue for athletic events, or we can make it a museum piece. We don’t want this to become like the Roman Colosseum. We want this to be the 21st century Los Angeles Coliseum.”To help pay for the renovations, the school would be given the option to sell the naming rights of the stadium to a corporate sponsorship provided “Memorial Coliseum” is included in the name.Under the terms of the master lease, USC can also make the Coliseum available to no more than one NFL team for up to four seasons, and outside of football season, the commission can reserve eight days to hold public events such as graduations or Fourth of July celebrations.“What we want to make sure is that the public can continue to have access to this venue,” Sayles said. “They would have the right to come in and utilize the facility for a period of time.”Coliseum Commission Vice President Don Knabe said he was optimistic about successful negotiations between the university and the commission.“At the end of the day, hopefully we can negotiate the terms that are fair to both, fair to the public and preserve this wonderful facility for many years to come,” Knabe said.