Lloyd calls for cricket symposium

Lloyd calls for cricket symposium
Associated Press / Matt Dunham

West Indies legend Clive Lloyd is calling for a cricket symposium to discuss the current state of the game in the region and determine a way forward.

The former West Indies captain, speaking to local reporters after the World Cup said it is critical for Cricket West Indies (CWI) to get all the stakeholders involved in these sessions, get their input and use the information collected in these forums.

He said there is a need to have the board set up a cricket symposium and get the major stakeholders who can make a difference on board.

“We need to sit down and plan properly what we want to do at the youth level, which we need to do with our A team and the senior team,” he added.

Lloyd, who was one of the most successful West Indies captains ever and led the team to two World Cups victories in 1975 and l979 added that he had participated in a cricket symposium many years ago with former board president Teddy Griffith, but noted the report compiled from that exercise was probably somewhere at the board’s office collecting dust since none of the recommendations has ever been implemented.

Speaking about the current state of the game, Lloyd said all hands must be on deck for the West Indies to get back to where it once was.

He said the talent is there but it was also all about how young handle it.

West Indies put up a poor showing at the recently concluded ICC World Cup, winning two of their eight matches.