Ian Botham bats for transfer reform as Paul Coughlin leaves Durham

first_imgThe England and Wales Cricket Board should introduce a transfer system that will reward counties for producing promising cricketers, former national team captain Ian Botham has said.Durham chairman Botham expressed his frustration after 24-year-old all-rounder Paul Coughlin signed a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire after rejecting a new deal with his side.Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell is also an England selector and Botham feels that could have played a part in Coughlin’s decision to swap sides.”They need to introduce a transfer or similar system of compensation, (and) to remove the potential for conflict of interest by preventing serving directors of cricket acting as selectors,” Botham said in a statement on Durham’s website (www.durhamccc.co.uk).”The ECB is currently reviewing its partnership agreement with the counties and Durham will be making strong representations to properly reward those that invest in the development of local talent.”English soccer uses transfer tribunals to decide the values of players under the age of 24 who switch clubs after running down their contracts.The fee decided by tribunal in these cases is non-negotiable, with the intention of protecting clubs that invest in talent development.”It concerns me that the current arrangements within cricket do not reward counties that invest in academies and produce exciting young English players,” Botham added.last_img read more

SRC To Showcase Opportunities In Personal Care Industry

first_img Entrepreneurs in the personal care industry and persons who want to start a business in the field, are invited to the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) annual Opportunity Quest at its Hope Gardens offices on Thursday, May 25.Acting Manager for Marketing and Corporate Communications, Carolyn Rose Miller, told JIS News that this event, to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will highlight the various business opportunities in the area of personal care.Focus will be placed on formulations from local oils and hydrosols, such as make-up, hair care products, toothpaste, and sanitisers. These items, she noted, are heavily imported into the island.Attendees will receive information on market trends, the SRC’s capabilities in the production of personal-care products as well as technical information about the industry.Mrs. Miller said that the SRC will also be sharing success stories of persons who have utilised the services of the Council to get their products into the local and international markets. These services include product testing and development.Among the speakers and presenters are Executive Director of the SRC, Dr. Cliff Riley; and Product and Research Development Manager, Dr. Charah Watson.The event will include an outside radio broadcast as well as an exhibition of products.The SRC has advised that space is limited, and so persons interested in attending must contact the entity at 927-1771-2 or 977-1771. Focus will be placed on formulations from local oils and hydrosols, such as make-up, hair care products, toothpaste, and sanitisers. These items, she noted, are heavily imported into the island. Story Highlights The SRC has advised that space is limited, and so persons interested in attending must contact the entity at 927-1771-2 or 977-1771. Entrepreneurs in the personal care industry and persons who want to start a business in the field, are invited to the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) annual Opportunity Quest at its Hope Gardens offices on Thursday, May 25.last_img read more