Venkatesh Prasad joins race for India head coach

first_imgHe has also been India’s bowling coach in the past. In fact, Prasad was in charge of the bowling department when India won the inaugural 2007 ICC World T20 under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy. Prasad faces stiff competition from heavyweights like former Team Director Ravi Shastri and current chairman of senior selection committee Sandeep Patil, who have also applied for the top job. “I have applied this morning,” Prasad confirmed to PTI on Wednesday. × Prasad, currently the chairman of the BCCI junior selecting committee, is keen to get back to a coaching role. SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE It has been learnt that Prasad is also open to becoming a bowling coach of the national team if he is not made the chief coach. cricket June 08, 2016center_img Published on The 46-year-old was the head coach of Uttar Pradesh before taking over as chairman of the junior selection committee. Recently, Prasad was linked to replace Heath Streak as the bowling coach of Bangladesh, but he expressed his desire to serve the Indian team. Former seam bowler Venkatesh Prasad has also thrown his hat into the ring by applying for the role of head coach with the Indian cricket team. venkatesh-prasad venkatesh-prasad COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

New Policy Direction to Ensure Integrity of the Country’s Security

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is in the process of developing a comprehensive policy to deal with securing the integrity of the security forces.He was responding to questions from journalists at his quarterly press briefing held this morning (January 24) at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston.The Prime Minister noted that the security forces is not just the police and the army; but, it also includes Jamaica Customs, Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Financial Investigation Division and the Tax Authority.“Those persons who have enforcement powers of the law must be beyond reproach and should not be easily suborned. If you have enforcement powers you should not be susceptible to being suborned to any other interest than the interest that you have sworn to in the enforcement of the law”, stated Prime Minister Holness.The policy being developed will seek to specifically put measures in place to assure the society that those persons who have enforcement powers are enforcing the law.He said persons found to be corrupt in the security structure should be removed. He added that this will see a unified and holistic approach to security, which some persons may not want to see.“Some people would want to see a divide between the security forces; that is why some people would want to see a divide between the minister, the prime minister and the security forces; that is why some people would want to see the security forces weak because they know the Government is serious. And that is why they will use all measures the cling on, but it will be a battle”, he cautioned.‘I take it personally’ declares PM HolnessPrime Minister Holness also revealed to the audience that he was a victim of crime; as he was held up and robbed.He declared that he is prepared to do what it takes to address the country’s crime problem and that he “takes it personally”.He said a high crime rate is not good for Jamaica.“I don’t think this is what Jamaica is destined to be. I don’t think that this is the Jamaica that we want to see, but I think we have been very quiet in expressing our dreams and aspirations and ambitions for Jamaica”, he explained.He said the view that Jamaicans should be able to sleep with their windows open must not be dismissed or taken lightly.The Prime Minister firmly stated that Jamaicans must tackle the issue of crime and violence together and “tell the criminals that we don’t like this kind of life”. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is in the process of developing a comprehensive policy to deal with securing the integrity of the security forces. The Prime Minister noted that the security forces is not just the police and the army; but, it also includes Jamaica Customs, Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Financial Investigation Division and the Tax Authority. “Some people would want to see a divide between the security forces; that is why some people would want to see a divide between the minister, the prime minister and the security forces; that is why some people would want to see the security forces weak because they know the Government is serious. And that is why they will use all measures the cling on, but it will be a battle”, he cautioned.last_img read more