This post will deal with some thoughts I have had for a while. Gotta think about it some more. Check back.
Over the 11 years that I have been interviewing cricketers, I have used several approaches to prepare for one-on-one interviews.
For persons like Lawrence Rowe, I spent MANY days preparing. This was because I knew nothing about him, other than what was said about him in the media for going to South Africa. When he was playing, I didn’t used to like cricket. Hated it in fact. (That’s another story). So I approached the research like I was doing a project for my Masters.
Around that time, I decided I would start watching the U-19 cricketers so that when they got to the West Indies level, I knew something about them and it wouldn’t take so much time. Xavier Marshall was one such cricketer and when he got to the West Indies team, albeit that his was a short tenure, I felt I knew enough about his history not to have to do so much research.
But sometimes, there is literally no time to prepare. Like yesterday…… Continue reading