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Allrounder Kieron Pollard has challenged the West Indies selectors rationale for dropping him for the tri-series in Zimbabwe in November. Authentic Wholesale Jordans . Pollard said he was told that he had not been committed to batting during the recent limited-overs games against Pakistan in UAE.Calling the decision funny, Pollard said he would not campaign or do anything to convince them to select him and instead focus on looking after himself in the future.What confused Pollard about his axing for the Zimbabwe tri-series was that, according to him, the West Indies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne had agreed during a conversation in the UAE that his experience would be good in a young squad.When chairman of selectors Courtney Browne notified me via email of my axing, I reminded him of why my exclusion was funny because during the Twenty20 and one-day series, the two of us had a long conversation, speaking about wanting to have guys such as myself around going forward in West Indies cricket, Pollard told ESPNcricinfo.Pollard said he sought clarification from Browne on why he had been dropped. He said I wasnt committed to batting during the tour, which I pressed him to clarify further because it was a broad statement. I asked specifically if this commitment he interpreted I wasnt giving also related to my bowling, fielding and advice to captain Jason Holder. And he said no, and stressed it was just batting and, in his view, I was not trying.Pollard was angry his commitment had been questioned. A lot people tend to say Pollard and many of us are mercenaries and have given nothing to West Indies cricket. While its clear I dont have the stats or the figures of a Brian Lara, nobody, as some were trying to suggest, can ever question my commitment or integrity while playing. Why would I wake up one morning and just decide I wouldnt want to try? Scoring runs is how I survive.Browne said he stood by the decision to drop Pollard. Kierons performance in the ODI series was far below what one expects from a player of his experience and his effort level was not what is expected from West Indies cricketers, Browne told ESPNcricinfo. Kieron is therefore urged to compete in our domestic competitions, where he will have an additional opportunity to demonstrate his ability and can be considered again for selection.Before the tour of the UAE, Pollard had made 22 and 13 in the Florida T20Is against India in August, and prior to that he made 205 runs with two half-centuries in the home tri-series against Australia and South Africa in June. Pollard had been on the sidelines in ODIs for a year and a half from October 2014, before he returned for the tri-series in which West Indies finished runners-up. In the UAE, Pollard scored 43 runs and bowled only two overs in the three T20Is against Pakistan in September. In the three ODIs that followed, Pollard made 42 runs and took one wicket in 12 overs. West Indies lost both series 0-3 to Pakistan. During the tour, former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis, who was working as a commentator, had also said Pollard should be dropped for lack of effort.Defending his performances, Pollard said that had he batted aggressively and failed, he may have been labelled as irresponsible. I referred to him [Browne] in detail the match scenarios of each of my innings on tour and stated that if I had played a typical Pollard aggressive innings, in situations where the team was always in trouble - they would have claimed irresponsible batting from a senior player.Pollard said the West Indies team was not in the right mind-set during the UAE tour because the coach Phil Simmons had been sacked by the WICB the day the squad left the Caribbean. Poor communication between players and coaching staff, lack of clear inputs in team meetings from the coaches, and very ridiculous training schedules, were problems Pollard highlighted.One minute the teams media manager, or even oddly the physio, was answering various questions, he said. And when pressed they said their instructions came from the top, which is a line Ive never heard when Simmons or any other West Indies coach I played [under] used.Pollard said he had been prepared mentally to be targeted by the WICB after West Indies pulled out of the India tour in October 2014 because of an issue with player contracts. Its an attack on senior players. Look at the team right now. Only Marlon Samuels is a senior guy around in most formats, other are ineligible outside of T20s because of their selection policy which inadvertently targets us. You could say our axing is the final puzzle of removing the seniors and they have come up with any reason that suits them to get certain individuals out of the set-up. Samuels had not been in favour of West Indies not completing the tour of India.What now then for Pollard? Will he play domestic cricket in West Indies , like Browne had recommended? Im 29 years old, but the way people talk of me being a senior player or veteran you would swear my age is 39. Realistically now I just have to look after Kieron Pollard. So Im not going to campaign or do anything to try and convince them to pick me again. Air Jordan Outlet . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. Jordan Shoes For Sale Cheap . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. http://www.airjordanoutlet.com/ . -- Edmontons Val Sweeting is two wins away from a trip to Winnipeg to play in Canadas Road of the Rings in December. CHICAGO -- After building a big lead in the first half, Northwestern suddenly found itself running out of gas in a tight game down the stretch Saturday night.Coach Chris Collins turned toward the game clock for help or inspiration -- or both.Every dead ball, I saw guys on their knees, Collins said. I kept telling them, `Eight minutes! Six minutes! Four minutes! Two minutes!Sanjay Lumpkin had 14 points and 14 rebounds, Bryant McIntosh had 13 points, and the Wildcats survived a dismal final 10 minutes for a 67-64 victory over Dayton.Scottie Lindsey and Nathan Taphorn added 11 points apiece as Northwestern (9-2) won its sixth straight. The game was the first of a doubleheader at the United Center as part of the State Farm Chicago Legends.We were just trying to get to the finish line, Collins said. Fortunately, we were strong enough and did enough things to do that.Scoochie Smith had 18 points and Charles Cooke added 12 for Dayton (7-3), which had its five-game winning streak snapped.To our guys credit, I think you can see some fight, but we have to be more consistent, Dayton coach Archie Miller said. We have to be better. Whether it be the glass or our inability to run good offense, we just have not been as tough-minded as we needed to be against some of the teams weve played.Northwestern, which led by as many as 24, took charge early and appeared headed for a laugher. The Wildcats raced to an 11-0 lead less than four minutes into the game as Dayton missed its first eight shots.Northwestern took a 40-17 halftime lead as Dayton made just 4 of 28 field-goal attempts, a 14.3 percent shooting percentage.Cooke, who averaged 20 points in the first nine games, was scoreless in the first half on 0-for-5 shooting in 16 minutes.The Wildcats still led 55-33 with 10 minutes to go before Dayton made its furious rally. The Flyers cut the deficit to 59-55 with 1:28 left on a 3-pointer by Smith. Northwestern haad missed 10 straight field goals before McIntosh hit an 18-footer to make it 61-55 with a minute to play. Discount Jordan Shoes Wholesale. The Wildcats hung on from there.In years past, this was a game where maybe we would have given up that lead in the second half, said Lumpkin, a fifth-year senior. Maybe we wouldnt have won that game, made those tough plays. A lot of guys stepped up. Its great to see that growth.BIG PICTUREDayton: Although the Flyers entered the game with a 31-13 record against Power 5 conferences over the last 10 years, they were outclassed early on before rallying in the second half. Had Dayton started the game with some of the fire it showed after halftime, the result might have been different.Northwestern: How the Wildcats perform during Big Ten play will ultimately determine whether they make their first trip to the NCAA Tournament in March, but theyve put themselves in good position with a strong showing in the non-conference portion of the schedule -- despite the limp to the finish line on Saturday. NUs two losses were against teams currently ranked (Butler and Notre Dame) by a combined six points.UNITED FRONTAlthough Northwestern has played 11 Big Ten tournament games in the United Center, it was just its second regular-season game. Collins hopes to get the program to the point where it can play in the citys NBA arena frequently, but there clearly were more Dayton fans in attendance.They have a great program and a great fan base, and thats something we aspire to have, Collins said. You have to win, though. Thats my answer to everything.UP NEXTDayton: The Flyers host Vanderbilt on Wednesday to begin a three-game home stand.Northwestern: The Wildcats wrap up the non-conference schedule with a pair of home games, IUPUI on Tuesday and Houston Baptist on Thursday. ' ' ' 

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