Cricketers are unhappy wth WICB tactics

Cricketers are unhappy wth WICB tactics
West Indies’ bowler Jason Holder reacts after Australia’s Steven Smith, not in photo, played a shot off his bowl during the opening day of their first cricket Test match in Roseau, Dominica, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
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Too many flaws exist within the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for this entity to be successful in its endeavors. To make matters worse, this situation has been going on for too long. The relationship between the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the WICB has been very sour, thus the cricketers suffer financially and otherwise.

It appears that most players are unhappy with the WICB and the WIPA and they feel that they have to fight for their own interests because those at the hierarchy have misrepresented them or they are not qualified enough to negotiate responsibly in their interest.


The West Indies Cricket Board has been conducting business at a deficit for decades and no progress have been made with cricket particularly with the senior West Indies men’s team.

Presently, West Indies stands at number seven in Test matches behind New Zealand, in One-Day Internationals, they are at a disappointing number nine behind Pakistan and more devastating number five in Twenty20, when the West Indies team has the best Twenty20 players in the world. These include Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard.

The WICB must modify their spending strategies and be much more efficient and transparent in showing success.


New Test captain Jason Holder, who also captains the ODI Squad will be having a very weak ODI Squad without Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine. The West Indies Cricket Board under the presidency of Dave Cameron should notify the public as to whether Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are banned for life or suspended indefinitely from playing for the West Indies.

Note: One-Day Captain Jason Holder needs to have the best team possible and this is for the interest of West Indies cricket.

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