Momentum can take us all way to the UAE – Pothas

NIC POTHAS has called on his young Guernsey side to make history and become the first Sarnians to qualify for the World Twenty20 Global Qualifier in UAE later this year.

(From left to right) GH Smit, Zak Damarell and Ross Kneller at Guernsey’s final training session this week. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1332766)
(From left to right) GH Smit, Zak Damarell and Ross Kneller at Guernsey’s final training session this week. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1332766)

NIC POTHAS has called on his young Guernsey side to make history and become the first Sarnians to qualify for the World Twenty20 Global Qualifier in UAE later this year.

Director of cricket Pothas takes charge of his first global tournament in his new role, as his 14-man squad look to qualify from next week’s ICC European Division One T20 Championship in Sussex.

After a far more experienced side slumped in the same event on home soil two years ago, Pothas believes he now has the right ingredients to help Guernsey progress through a competition where their main threats are likely to come from Italy, Denmark and Jersey.

‘Qualification is certainly the aim, although it is also about how we go about it too,’ he said.

‘The key is to focus on everything one ball at a time and to ensure performance levels are high, although from my point of view, I am very happy with where things are at six months into the job.'