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Media must go through manager

If the media want to talk with Barbados’ cricket captain, go through the team’s manager

That was the word today from vice-president of the Barbados Cricket Association Conde Riley during a media briefing at Kensington Oval to outline details of the imminent Sagicor T20 Cup that starts on Saturday.

An incident involving Barbados’ captain Kirk Edwards where he refused to speak to the media following a regional match came up during the media briefing. It is customary for captains of winning or losing teams to engage the media after matches but on the reported occasion that was brought to the attention of the BCA previously, Edwards declined.

But today, Riley suggested it was a matter of timing that led to the Edwards incident and that the procedure in the future would be to always go through the manager to speak to the team captain.

During the briefing it was also announced that Hartley Reid, a longstanding member of the BCA, an industrial relations practitioner and a former senior police officer, would be the new manager of the Barbados senior team.

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