Saturday, March 17, 2018

Caricom must use a big stick*

SUCCESS!: West Indies stand-in wicketkeeper Shimron Hetmyer, left, and Ashley Nurse celebrate the wicket of Rohan Mustafa of the UAE during the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at The Old Hararians Ground yesterday in Harare, Zimbabwe (ŠICC).

In the last two decades, West Indies cricket has been trapped in an ever-increasing failure spiral and just when we think that things cannot get any worse, they do. A constant turnover of presidents, CEOs, directors of cricket, head coaches, specialist coaches, trainers and players have so far failed to arrest and reverse that decline.
What has not changed is the intransigence and autocracy of Cricket West Indies (CWI) and its selfish and irrational aversion to the reform of its antiquated structure; factors that have contributed greatly to that failure spiral.
Other deficiencies are lack of awareness and responsibility, hostile attitudes toward players and failure to create a learning and enabling environment.

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