High-quality applicants for director of cricket position

A HOST of familiar world cricket names and national academy coaches are among those who have applied for the position of the island’s first full-time director of cricket.

On the ball: Guernsey Cricket Board vice-chairman Dave Nussbaumer, left, and chief executive Mark Latter at Guernsey airport this week on their way to Sussex to conduct interviews with applicants for the new director of cricket role. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1281928)
On the ball: Guernsey Cricket Board vice-chairman Dave Nussbaumer, left, and chief executive Mark Latter at Guernsey airport this week on their way to Sussex to conduct interviews with applicants for the new director of cricket role. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1281928)

A HOST of familiar world cricket names and national academy coaches are among those who have applied for the position of the island’s first full-time director of cricket.

Face-to-face interviews and telephone interviews with overseas applicants have been staged this week.

GCB chief executive Mark Latter and vice-chairman Dave Nussbaumer have been in Sussex conducting the interview process with Keith Greenfield, the county’s cricket performance manager, and the intention is to announce the successful candidate in early December with a start date in early January 2013.

There has been quite a clamour for the post, as Latter revealed.

‘A number of applicants revealed a close following of Guernsey cricket and admiration for the achievements to date in reaching 31st in the ICC ODI rankings, and wanting to be part of the next phase,’ he said.