Dwight Marlon Washington is the West Indies National Cricket Player and has played 1 Test, 18 First Class and 11 List matches. Dwight was born in Jamaica and it's been 23 Years now, since he first played Cricket. He is currently playing T-20 Games and is a part of St.James Cricket Club. Dwight is Coaching and is a mentor to young students. In the Interview, Dwight talks about the challenges faced in Island Cricket and how this can be overcome.
1. Tell us about you?
Name: Dwight Marlon Washington
Date of Birth: March 5, 1983
Role: Fast bowler
Batting Style: Right handed
Bowling Style: Right arm
Address: St. James, Jamaica
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
Also a player. Currently playing T - 20. Playing from last 23 years.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?International West Indies
Yes St. James parish team. Not sure of the date founded. Business owner with Herbalife.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
In 5 Years St. James will be the best team in Jamaica.
I would say on my coaching and mentor-ship because I am semi retired.
6. Do your club/association have any website or Facebook page? Mention their links.
No website for the club yet
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
We made the 2014 quarter finals in the 50 overs league
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
Yes absolutely. Would love to also coach in Dubai.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
It's mainly financial as if the local governing body was able to run a central academy for much longer periods then the great pool of talent that we have would have been better nurtured and more players would make the transition to a higher level of cricket when they graduate from high school, also proper gear to be available to more players across the country, better promotion of the game so as to enroll more youth. We would feel great to produce more top class cricketers.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
Again I would refer to financial aid and proper wide spread promotion of the game especially the shortened formats.
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
No email contact at the moment but I will seek out on your behalf St. James and this would be because I was literally born and raised there and learnt the game and would love for the up and coming youngsters to get that opportunity to be exposed to world.