Sports psychologist to aid Windies women

“With her vast experience and wide skill-set, Jocelyne, will certainly be able to assist the players in their mental preparation for the tough series against Pakistan and the World Cup qualifiers later this year,” Ayanna Cooper, WICB Player Relations Officer said.

Cooper noted the team has been improving and believes the sports psychologist could play a significant role in helping them achieve their goals.

“The West Indies women’s team has been performing extremely well on the international circuit and now that they seek to take it to the next level in establishing themselves as one of the top ranked teams in world cricket, they will have the benefit of advice and insights from Jocelyne,” she added.

Brooks, who holds a PhD in Applied Psychology, works as a consultant with the England and Wales Cricket Board, the British Triathlon Federation, Warwickshire County Cricket Club and the British Equestrian Federation among others.

Brooks was also a sport scientist with the England women’s team for eight years and was their manager at the 2000 World Cup. She has done work with the English Under-15 and Under-19 boys programmes as well. She is a graduate of the Universities of Gloucestershire and Brighton.

Pakistan begin their tour of the West Indies on August 28 in St Vincent where they will play four One-Day Internationals.

They play two Twenty20 matches in Grenada before concluding their tour with two T20s in Guyana.

 

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