Dominica Cricket Association fires Delvin Esprit

Delvin Esprit

Former national cricketer, Delvin Esprit, who was handpicked by the Dominica Cricket Association (DCA) for the position of Technical Development Officer (TDO) has been fired from the post.

Esprit , a national cricket selector, was also fired from that post.

“He was incompetent and we could not agree and so we decided to terminate his services and part ways…..as it relates to he being a selector it’s done on a rotation basis and so his term has come to an end,” President of the Dominica Cricket Association, Emmanuel Nanthan, told DNO.

Esprit was appointed despite calls from cricketing circles that he was “not the best suited and qualified person for the job”.

Nanthan defended the DCA’s decision at the time, explaining that in an effort to improve cricket in Dominica and the Eastern Caribbean, DIGICEL and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) had come up with a number of programmes which feature the islands’ young cricketers.

“We have come up with a number of initiatives and have two people working in the schools to have children play and enjoy more cricket……we have also employed a Technical Development Officer (TDO) in the different territories,” Nanthan stated.

He added that because the Windward’s and Leeward’s were now separate entities, the WICB had decided to have assistant TDO’s in the various islands and disclosed that in Dominica, former Dominica cricketer Delvin Esprit was “handpicked for that position working in collaboration with the Dominica Cricket Association.”

However the relationship between Esprit and the DCA  appears to have deteriorated into one of mutual dissatisfaction. In response to the reasons given by the DCA for his dismissal, he has hit back, labeling Emmanuel Nanthan-the lead executive as “incompetent and incapable.”

“The association is incapable and incompetent of running cricket in Dominica, in fact I can tell you that there are two factions, one led by the president and the other by the vice president and they each do things separately from each other to the detriment of the association. They all need to resign we need a complete overhaul in that cricket association,” Esprit told DNO.

According to Esprit, all they (DCA Executive) are concerned about is “international matches and to remain in office.”

“They have no interest in the development and well-being of players and the cricket in general. They are there for their own personal interest….who gets to coach and manage etc.”

Esprit is urging cricketers to come out in December to the DCA’s AGM and “vote this incompetent executive out of office.”

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51 Comments

  1. April 25, 2013

    they fire sir esprit
    why wat he do al mow i vexted

  2. Anonymous
    August 22, 2012

    he carried Tshirts for labour so he got the job

  3. August 21, 2012

    Don’t take a man bread in his hand when you have yours already . mr. nanthan and your association.
    GOD is againts that because all man shall eat , just read the lords prayer and you will find that GOD is giveing his children equally , you must recant because the cricket association will drop low and nothing will bring it back up , there is alot of jealousy and envy in the cricket association . REPENT I SAY REPENT AND BRING BACK MR. ESPRIT .

  4. mad
    August 20, 2012

    All we do is fight>Fight for power!fight for money!All i see is non lovers of sports running sports.Can you name one sporting discipline that shows signs of Development?IF you are now thinking,that means there is none.It is really sad that we as dominicans have so much talent ,but there is always some big monster lurking in the dark,pretenting to be conern about sports development,but all they concern about is their personal development by using that poor unspoilt sportman or woman.Case and point LUan Gabriel,that child was used and abused for someonbe personal gains.These white coloured criminals should be help accountable! Blatantly using people like this and we as dominicxans sit back and run our mouth for nine days and we do nothing about it>so the sports criminals go about their business as normal,waiting in the darkness for the next prey.WHO is next? So when they fighting,they relly have to fight,because the stakes are getting bigger and bigger.Brasil next4 years.In the meantime our sports is dying a slow death.Look at the state of our sports and tell me as dominicans if we should not take charge of our own?

  5. Frenzy
    August 19, 2012

    That is the problem with Dominica- the absence of civility. Even if delvin is unhappy with his directors he can’t jbeso audacious to tell his bosses that they need to go.
    Nevertheless I thought they were all bloods brothers wearing red together.

  6. Anonymous
    August 19, 2012

    they must put him back :twisted:

  7. God's favour
    August 19, 2012

    Is that the same Esprit who single-handedly organised and run the national under 19 cricket league and coordinated the grassroots cricket? That is some sort of incompetence and incapability!!

    “my dear brother, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” 1 Cor.15:58

  8. Justice and Truth
    August 19, 2012

    Let us be fair/just. Do not be so quick to lambaste him. You need to know what genuinely transpired during his tenure of this new position. Too many people speculate and degrade him about this position. No one is perfect and not in their words of criticism.
    OK, so he was offered the position. This is a promotion. Does the Dominica Cricket Association have a written Job Description on file for his position? They should have one which would have given him a fair knowledge of the job requirements. Word of mouth for job requirements and expectations are not enough.
    Was he trained and/or orientated with what was required of him to capably fulfill his position?
    You do not merely put someone in a new position and expect that they will know everything, even though they are employed in that enterprise.
    If he does not know all what is required of him, he should respectfully ask and deserves a respectful response and relevant instructions. In addition, he should obey his superior avoid confrontation. A meeting should be held to clarify his position and the job requirement. Too often these are not clear to the subordinate.
    Superiors in turn must be respectful to their subordinates. If they do not, they should take a management and training course. Too often some superiors are devoid of this and do not know how to respectfully and amicably speak to their subordinates. They should exercise their authority with respect. Otherwise, they could annoy them and get them impatient and angry. Life is a two-way street. Subordinates/employees are people too. They deserve due consideration and respect.
    There are some superiors who are not as well-conversant with their position. Some of them are also not more intelligent than those whom they supervise and could be incapable of supervising anyone.
    There should always be a probationary period. During that time, the performance could be assessed. If the employee does not measure up as expected, speak to him/her and offer concrete advice, even further training on how to become a more efficient employee. Some people may need more time than others. Supervisors should exercise patience. We all do not learn and grasp the job requirement at the same pace. As long as the employee is trying and there is a prospect for improvement, help them alone. They will soon catch on.
    Prior to ‘firing’ them a performance appraisal should be prepared. They should be informed what led up to this situation and the finality of firing them.
    Sadly, the work force can be a dog-eat-dog world with employees vying for recognition, higher positions and salary increases. It should not be a tug-of-war where employer/management cannot get along with their subordinates and vice versa. Too often this occurs which will eventually result in some employees being unjustly fired.
    Be fair and be compassionate. The Golden Rule, “Treat others ask you expect them to treat you” for what goes around comes around in time and two-fold.
    These are my opinions. No exception pertaining to overall job, personal experience and training.
    The world would be a better, happier and peaceful place if everyone treated others respectfully, according them their due rights and dignity. In so doing, as individuals, we would be happier people.

  9. Aye Dominique
    August 19, 2012

    I tell people I rather be poor materially but I want to go home when my Good Lord calls me with some very key titles, “honest” happens to be on the top of that list.

    I think when someone has lost this title, they are classified in my book as the lowest of low. The bible states it very clearly “what will it profit a man to gain the whole world and loose his own soul?” The answer is “NOTHING.”

    So with all the wealth that Nanthan and them seem to be accumulating, it really adds up to nothing instead in my view they are really really poor.

    Honesty and uprightness and still good qualities!

  10. Judge
    August 19, 2012

    Mr. Nanthan, we the members of the court of public opinion have read and reviewed the case between DFA and Mr. Esprit, and we have voted in favour of Mr. Esprti. Due to the damage and destruction that you have done to all aspiring, and ambitious young cricketers, like Theophille from La Pwte, and Mervin Mathew from Soufriere, the public court has found you and compatriots guilty, guilty, guilty. Therefore, we are asking you to resign from your position fortwith, and allow leaders who love cricket, and who want to see young cricketers become successful in the game to succeed you ASAP!

  11. FIL
    August 19, 2012

    Nanthan is a joker. The position went up in head.

  12. Hanible
    August 19, 2012

    The neg maron culture is so engraved in our everyday life. We seek to destroy anything whether good or bad. I am not privy to the inside politics of the cricket association. What i know for sure os that no one is perfect and personalities do clash sometimes. I do respect what mano has done for cricket in Dominica. If we would focus judt a little morr on encouraging rather than destroying we would be a much better country. It is tough to do anything in Dominica. Our people cannot at this juncture resolve issues in mature and civilized ways. We are to quick on the trigger of negativity,to quick to cast aspersions and insult.
    I congratulate mano for his commitment to the game- the man loves the game and that is much more important than having people who are just there for other reasons than the love of the game. I am also absolutely sure that Esprit love the game just the same however no matter what a face to face talk is goes way further than the back stabbing, gossiping and behind the scene plundering.
    The game is bigger than our egos.

  13. de man him self
    August 19, 2012

    will we as a people ever get things right.when we fix things in this nature island . If is not one thing is the other(Lou Anne Gabriel, now cricket , football, blue and red , Mag way sah, Dominica I cry for your people’s attitude . People turn to Jah jah and let unity reign lol
    :)

  14. Papa met
    August 19, 2012

    So anybody who follows Dominica cricket will now that everybody inside there looking for themselves. When big cricket coming the going all out. Except when it comes to paying ppl. But that is a separate issue. League opening, league closing.people sponsoring the leagues. U hardly heating any promotion of the sponsors on the radio. You go to a final match and u dont even know digicel sponsoring premiere league.what them ppl giving allu money for. So local cricket dead and buried. They don’t give a rats tail. They will still be president of board and manager of team and coach of team. Those who not getting that will get their just dues in other areas. What dem fellas there doing now is to get people like delvin to shut up. So delvin was talking bad about them before, they give him a job. He shut up. He even start defending them. But they never could tolerate him. Same thing with joe t. When they buy you, that is it. When they ready they feed you to the pigs. They know delvin shouldn’t have been given that job. Anyway, meme bet meme pwelle.
    And then they making jobs for ppl too. They hv a woman indbpffice that think he cricket is her own. She want to talk to ppl how she want. Them cricketers and plenty ppl cannot tolerate her. Can u say starlights.
    And then they have some ppl like a big belly man that married to a lady of chaperoning that think the cricket and selecting a national team his own. Power does really corrupt some ppl. As he in position he want to do what he want with ppl.
    All rope have an end. It just too ablate to bring back Dominica cricket to where it was.

  15. Hmph!
    August 19, 2012

    Seriously DNO….Why is that a public news story?

    • budman
      August 20, 2012

      you took the time to read it and comment. so it must have been important to you, no?

  16. yes i
    August 19, 2012

    Esprit too blageh and we all no that this is nanthan assylum since skero doh no what to do with…

  17. Big-Bannan
    August 18, 2012

    Mr Esprit, Mano and the whole gang needs to be recycled. That is what happens when one party is left in leadership position for too long. Follow the African Leaders, they are a prime example of how detrimental it can be when one man leads for too long.

  18. DNO Reader
    August 18, 2012

    I cannot for the life of me figure out why the members of the DCA allow Mano and his bunch to continuously hold the association to ransom. These guys have done nothing, continue to do nothing and will always do nothing for the benefit of cricket in Dominica at the grass root level. To this day I have no idea what qualifys this man to run the dca or even more what is “diplomatic” about him urgh *sick

    • Peeping Tom
      August 18, 2012

      DNO Reader: «To this day I have no idea what qualifys this man to run the dca or even more what is “diplomatic” about him urgh *sick.»

      U mean, u hate that much? Oh dear! Whatever it is that he did to u must have been really awful.

  19. aftermath
    August 18, 2012

    i agree with mr. esprit they nathan need to go and there needs to be a complete overhaul in the dominica cricket association all nathan do is stay in his office local cricket is dying and alot of talent cricketer dominica have.mano give somebody a chance dread :-x

  20. WATCHING
    August 18, 2012

    SPORTS AND POLITICS!!!!. Why didnt someone warn PJ about that. It may be too late for PJ now, but Glen Etienne may benefit from such wise advice.

  21. Young Wisdom
    August 18, 2012

    Just like everything else in Dominica, we are always more concerned with politics and finances than the actual SERVICE we provide! If we cared about customer service, we would seek not only to hire skilled people, but to assist employees gain more technical knowledge!

  22. Jungle
    August 18, 2012

    Delvin keep your head up bro. You are a teacher and you have change many lies for the better. I feel is something you said that fis true that hurting them man and they are afraid so they trying to get rid of you. Hold strong my brother because what is in the dark will come in the light one day.

  23. lee
    August 18, 2012

    Nanthan is not any better than Esprit.

  24. tie toe
    August 18, 2012

    mano ,did you just say that you fired the man because you all could not agree?

  25. Brain DAMAGE
    August 17, 2012

    No wonder the cricketers do not play the game well man… Too much tug of war here and there with the thing.

  26. "O" STRESS!
    August 17, 2012

    BRING back MR Irish to stabilized things he did a great job with no thank you. Run Irish run we need you more than before. I am waiting for the election to come You have my vote.

  27. May
    August 17, 2012

    He is all RED so all he has to do is go to Skerro and he will be fine!!!!

  28. August 17, 2012

    Nothing surprise me in this Country, they put square pegs in round hole. then they say it does not fit. I called that a Dominican syndrome.

    • Shameless
      August 19, 2012

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That sure is funny but 100% true!

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  29. %
    August 17, 2012

    Labour Party Cricket Association. What do you expect but incompetence,laziness,nepotism,
    victimization,destruction of the sport like bananas.Leadership arrogance and the belief that he owns the sport, etc.Don’t be surprised if you hear Go to Hell! Go to Hell! Go to Hell! No law and no constitution will stop him.

    • Richards
      August 18, 2012

      Very well said bro. Hundred percent endorssement of your coment.

  30. Rastafari
    August 17, 2012

    “He was incompetent and we could not agree and so we decided to terminate his services and part ways…..as it relates to he being a selector it’s done on a rotation basis and so his term has come to an end,” Was it because he was incompetent, or you guys could not agree? Sounds like a personal issue!

  31. concern
    August 17, 2012

    talking about cricket development.DSo you know that a young under 13 team left the island yesterday and no mention was made on the radio or television >not a club team ,our national u13 team.The future West Indies players . what cricket administration we have in Dominica? where is our sense of pride and country.Alas,show alittle concern,even if you all fighting for position. We need to nurture our youth ,that is the cry you all sports officials have,but if they do not do well you all quick to bring them down.Blame somebody else!

  32. they wicked
    August 17, 2012

    is not today that mr. nantan and his men are not interested in the game, what mr. esprit said is true. they are only concern about remaining in office. to travel and draw their money the entire windwards and the [ DCA ] . are a group or a click of men rubing shoulders together.they are spoiling all the good work that men liKE [TK] DEED.THEY TREATING CRICKET JUST AS THEY ARE TREATING dominica.

  33. ¬!"£$
    August 17, 2012

    ok, looks like the cricket association has the same political management style like that labar government..
    i hope those factions in that association will be assessed just like they assessed de you man

    • Nameless
      August 17, 2012

      How did you come up with that? Seriously? Just because Nathan is the President?

      • same person
        August 19, 2012

        you have to be in it to know it

  34. Figtree
    August 17, 2012

    DNO, I’d like to find out:
    How long was Mr. Espirit’s stint as the Technical Development Officer?
    Was some performance appraisal conducted by his employers?
    What is the basis of his alledged incompetence?
    Why did the DCA not advertise the job in the first place and select an individual based on merit?

    What are the DCA’s plans for replacing Mr. Espirit?

    Is there a documented plan for cricket development in Dominica?

    If yes, how are we progressing? Are we on track?

    I would be happy for some responses.

    Thank you

  35. August 17, 2012

    Delvin knew all along that politics and cricket doesn’t mix, is he going to throw away his red shoes?

    • V2
      August 17, 2012

      I thought politics and cricket were the same in the Caribbean. I am of the opinion we manage our cricket affairs in the same manner we manage politics. I’m speaking in general terms not this situation with Delvin

  36. August 17, 2012

    Politics and cricket do not agree. :lol:

  37. cool running
    August 17, 2012

    I agree that Mr. Devin Esprit is not competent enough for the post that he held and he should not have been nominated for that position.
    I also strongly agree with Delvin Esprit that the entire Emanuel nanthan (Mano) led administration should be dealt with and let people that love the game, devoted to the sport, and want to see us produce good cricketers again, lead the association. Mano I know loves the game but he is too caught up between money, politics, and business to really bring back the love of cricket to Dominica.
    At a time when test cricket is being played in Dominica, you will find very few grounds ready for cricket, let alone cricket games. Mano and his association have failed to develop grass root cricket in the elementry schools, let alone high schools. So yes, I agree with Mano 1000% that Delvin Esprit is not competent but I also agree with Jahbone 3000% that Emmanuel Nanthan and his association are all incompetent and should go packing. Let people like TK run our sport.

  38. Morihei Ueshiba
    August 17, 2012

    Delvin i believe u, nathan is incompetent and incapable, afterall he advising skerro and look at Dominica today, so much crime and laws being broken like mano case.
    All they concerned about is international matches and to remain in office, lol lol lol it sound like him.
    Dem fellas fail Dominica.

    • Peeping Tom
      August 17, 2012

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Gone with a smile
      August 19, 2012

      Skerrit has 7 advisors. Nanthan is just onr of them. If someone asl me what kind of advise nanthan is providing even after all yhese years i couldn’t tell. Nanthan is good for crocket in Dominica nevertheless and i will support him in that area.

  39. i miss my baby
    August 17, 2012

    Such a hard working gentle man, i see him most of the time in the gardens with the youngsters , wil, all trhe best to mr. esprit keep working hard .

  40. RATTY
    August 17, 2012

    Boss you lack credibility. Why did’nt you say that while you were in?
    No one can consider your comment to be genuine.
    Mr. Esprit your comments saddens me but this is not the end, if you worth your salt you will be called back. Don’t loose hope!!!!!!!!!!

    • Victory
      August 17, 2012

      Well, it is because he was telling them these things while he was still in there that they got mad with him and fired him.

      • Anonymous
        August 18, 2012

        Esprit have been working with young stars for a while, he is a committed and hard worker. I was told in a meeting that esprit told the DCA MEMBERS that for cricket to improve on the island, some or all members of the executive must go, and that get them all sick, the man is right, cricket is at a down low in Dominica at this time, the whole executive need to go.

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