It’s WI Women’s time to win T20 World Cup – Aguilleira

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Former West Indies Women captain Merissa Aguilleira believes that the regional side is capable of securing championship honours in the forthcoming T20 World Cup, which starts next month in India.West Indies women have reached the penultimate stage of the competition on three successive occasions, but the Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper-batsman believes that they can go all the way this time.”I am really excited about this tournament because I truly believe it is time for us to win this T20 World Cup,” said Aguilleira.”It has been three consecutive times we have reached the semi-finals, so it’s about time, but I have all faith in the girls, and I truly believe we can cross that mantle.”Aguilleira has been in prolific form since she was relieved from her duties as captain, a title that has been handed to Jamaican cricketer Stafanie Taylor.She roared to two powerful half-centuries in St Lucia last October to help West Indies Women come from behind to beat Pakistan in an ODI series 3-1 and said consistency would ensure that Windies Women lift the World T20 trophy.LACKING CONSISTENCY”I must say consistency because we have been lacking that for quite some time,” said Aguilleira, a 10-year veteran who has played 86 ODIs and 73 T20s.”One minute we are up; next minute, we are down. But I think once we get that consistency going, everything will fall into alignment.”Aguilleira is part of a squad that includes a number of reserve players in a training camp at the West Indies High Performance Centre in Barbados, preparing for a tour of South Africa before the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament in India. They are participating in an on-field training programme as well as a number of personal-development sessions before leaving for South Africa in two batches on February 9 and 10.”I will be going forward in South Africa with full fire, trying to continue from where I left off in St Lucia,” she said.”I have really been putting in some work so, hopefully, I can go out there and contribute for the team.”last_img read more

ELECTION 2014: GALLIGAN CALLS FOR CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COUNCILLORS

first_imgElection candidate Christy Galligan has claimed that all successful candidates should sign up to a Code of Conduct/ Councillor Charter.He says this Code of Conduct would outline the responsibilities of, or proper practices for, an individual, party within the chamber.“Over the past number of years the Council Chamber has been constantly disrupted by internal arguments between councillor’s which became personal at times and therefore work that should have been carried out wasn’t. “This type of internal bickering must stop. As elected members of the Council we must serve the people of this County and we must show proper leadership,” he said.This Code of Conduct/Councillor’s Charter which all Councillor’s would sign up to would ensure the following;1) That everyone within the Chamber will be treated with respect.2) That no personal animosity will be leveled against any member of the Chamber. 3) That as elected members of the Council the public will receive a competent and professional service.4) That the Council meeting will be open and transparent to the Public and the Press.5) That each Councillor will make available what he/she has achieved, on a quarterly basis, on the Council website.6) That each Councillor is accountable for his/her period while elected to the Council.7) That all who attend Council meetings will be free from sexual or other harassment. 8) That everyone within the Chamber will be shown respect based on cultural background and language tradition.He added that breaches of the Code could lead to elected members being penalised by exclusion from the Chamber for a defined period, fines or reduction in speaking time.ELECTION 2014: GALLIGAN CALLS FOR CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COUNCILLORS was last modified: May 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Christy GalliganCode of CondictDonegal County Councillast_img read more