WIPA Set To Launch Mentorship Program

Wavell Hinds, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) CEO, is on a new path in bringing support and help to current West Indies players.

Hinds opined that a mentorship program would provide tremendous support and build solidarity between current and past players.

He argued that current players would benefit from the knowledge and experience of past players.

The former Windies batter also noted that with a mentorship program in place, it could address the following questions, among others:

“How do I operate on a tour? How do I play as an off spinner in India in comparison to how I play an off spinner in England? How do I tour in India compared to how I tour in Australia? How do I deal with the off the field, day in and out? How do I operate in the media?”

The CEO posited that past players’ active engagement in a game they have played and contributed to could make a meaningful difference to current players.

The likes of former captains Sir Clive Lloyd and Jimmy Adams, along with Ian Bishop, are down as mentors, and Hinds explained that he has already finalized some of the details for the mentors to discuss.

WIPA was prompted to launch the program based on former West Indies Test captain Jason Holder’s expressed view that current players are scared to approach former great players because of their media’s constant criticisms.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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