West Indies Cricket

D.K

Active Member
Looks like Ramnaresh Sarwon hasn't been offered a central contract based (based on fitness), Dwanye Bravo and Chris Gayle knocked back their contracts offered and now they are being led by Sammy who hasn't even played 20 tests. Too much issues going on over there, many people know more about the issues? Ways to fix it?

Sad to see my 2nd favourite nation really struggling with everything at the moment.
 

Boris

Active Member
The players are being drawn away by other sports or the money of being a T20 specialist that gets thrown from one club to another. There doesn't seem to be any pride in actually playing for their country.

What's going on with the disputes between nations that caused the big player strike and so forth last year? Has that actually been resolved? It seems like the administration is just a couple of people turning up to argue.

Maybe enticing Usain Bolt over to cricket (he's not too bad apparently) would be a good way to increase the interest in the sport again :D
 

Ljp86

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Money would be one of the main problems they are having. West Indies cricketers are paid a pittance compared to what Australian and Indian cricketers recieve for playing at the highest level. I read that the best West Indian players would get about US$80,000 per year which is very small compared to some of the other cricketing nations. They really have no incentive to play given that they can play in the IPL and make ten times that amount (or more) as well as other similar competitions.
 

hattrick

Member
The three players that did not sign contracts with the WICB are Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle. The reason why is simple, so that they can play in other countries' T20 competitions. Think back some 3 months ago Pollard made himself unavailable for a West Indies A tour so that he could play for Somerset CCC in the English T20 competition.

Unfortunately have the West Indies had too much drama over the last 2 years. The Players Union and the Board are in a constant state of battle and the players are caught in between.

Sarwan claims that he has gotten mixed messages from the selectors. I think they made a bad choice in Darren Sammy as captain , he is not even an automatic selection and now he becomes captain.
 

ponting28

New Member
West India without Gayle and Chanderpaul they play really very bad. But they bowl really nice and aggressive. The team spirit and mind of the players are really good. If they bat well they can beat any strong team easily.
 

hattrick

Member
Ponting28 have you actually watched any of the current series against India. The fact that Gayle is still not in the test side nor One Day side tells me exactly where West Indies cricket is at - In the duldrums. I believe that the Island politics and all the personality clashes have finally put them beyond any sort state of repair. Yes Money talks but listen to the real cricketers it is about playing for the badge and not the cash.
 

MarkBenson

New Member
Where is that great two time world champion team? West Indies has lost there grip.There are two or three cricketers are in team just because of them team is showing some good performance else this team is nothing now.
 

Buddhi Hettige

New Member
Looks like Ramnaresh Sarwon hasn't been offered a central contract based (based on fitness), Dwanye Bravo and Chris Gayle knocked back their contracts offered and now they are being led by Sammy who hasn't even played 20 tests. Too much issues going on over there, many people know more about the issues? Ways to fix it?

Sad to see my 2nd favourite nation really struggling with everything at the moment.
My understanding is, West Indies is a not a separate country like other cricketing country..there are separate countries and they only unity for cricket so not only in team but also in administartion no team work like other cricketing nations.
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