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New faces refreshing

The new faces in the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force set-up came in and did reasonably well in the final two matches of the regional first-class season and chairman of selectors Raphick Jumadeen is happy to see more competition for places.

Medium pacer and lower order batsman Tion Webster, middle-order batsman Akiel Cooper and wicketkeeper/opening batsman Amir Jangoo, all made their first-class debuts in the last two matches of the season for the Red Force, which finished on a high with a 130-run win over Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval and then an innings and 17-run victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner Park, in St Kitts.

The trio was part of five changes to the squad for the final two games. Webster scored a century in his second game while Jangoo scored 32 and 71 on debut against the Bajans, and 46 against the Hurricanes. Cooper, meanwhile, scored 21 and ten on debut and 41 in the final game of the season.

Jumadeen said giving the players a chance was the right move and it was also necessary to show the contracted players that they have to perform to keep their places in the side.

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He also hinted that there could be some new faces earning retainer contracts for the next 12 months.

“As far as retainer contracts are concerned I think (the) slate is clean.

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It is very wide open at the moment,” he said. “Of course you will have the guys that you will want to keep in the squad and you can probably tell who they are.

“I mean we have some senior players but I think with the performances of the some of the younger players this season, you could be surprised at who might get a retainer contract for the next season.

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You might see a lot of new faces grabbing contracts because of their performance in the local competition,” Jumadeen added.

He said that while the retainer contracts offer a stable source of income allowing players to focus their attention of playing the game, it could lead to complacency.

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“When the month comes, they (contracted players) know they are getting something, they just have to turn up at practice but whether they learn anything, that is another thing,” Jumadeen explained.

“As chairman of selectors and I told my fellow selectors, let us reward people who are doing well.

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So if you are contracted and you are not doing well and we have youngsters who are doing well in the three-day competition, we have to reward them and give them an opportunity to show their skills at the higher level.

“Trinidad cricket has to grow and we have a lot of talent and it is not only the contracted players we have to look at and hence the reason why you see Webster, Cooper, (Isaiah) Rajah, (Jyd) Goolie, they all got a chance and they have to grab those chances with both hands,” Jumadeen added.

He said some of the players did not grab their chances but others did and that will give the selectors more options for next season.

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“Look at the opening positions, they are very important for any team and we have been struggling for our openers to be consistent,” the chairman of selectors lamented.

“Evin Lewis is our number one opener but he was not around for the entire season.

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We also have Kyle Hope who is doing well but he missed a couple (because of West Indies duty). We tried (Jeremy) Solozano but he has not performed like we would have hope for whatever reason.

“So anybody who grabs that position with both hands, you will want to stay with them and so far nobody has really done that.

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Now we have young wicket-keeper Amir Jangoo who came in for the last two matches and he has done pretty well so Steven Katwaroo, who has a retainer contract, will have to look at himself.

“Jangoo has now given us some extra work when it comes to picking a wicketkeeper…these days in cricket, if your keeper cannot bat you will have a big problem,” said Jumadeen.

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