[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyanese Steven Jacobs says his decision to lead Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in the upcoming Super50 Tournament was based on his desire to improve as a leader.
Jacobs has dismissed any speculation that he accepts the job to captain CCC because he was hard pressed to gain selection on the Guyana team for the new season.
“Nope, I know I would have played for Guyana … get it straight that I am not running … I would have made the team ,” he declared on the Caribbean Media Corporation’s website.
“So erase that talk that I know would surface that I am running because of the number of players who are pressing for a claim, since anyone who knows Steven Jacobs knows fully well that Steven Jacobs is a fighter.”
The off-spinning all-rounder, Jacobs was released by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), to captain the side in the upcoming West Indies cricket board NAGICO Super50.
It came after a request from CCC, in which Jacobs decided to take the offer after a no objection decision from the local cricket body. The Guyanese has captained Guyana at under-15 and under-19 and has also played for the West Indies under-19.
He has taken 28 wickets at an average of 33.46, with his best returns being 4 for 61 against Jamaica last April, when Guyana faced that team in the West Indies Cricket Board’s WICB regional four-day tournament.
Jacobs leaves today for Barbados where he will be starting preparations for this month-end’s WICB NAGICO Super50 tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.
CCC is with Barbados, Leeward Islands and host nation Trinidad and Tobago in group B, consisting of defending champions Windward Islands, Jamaica, Ireland and Guyana.