Cricketing legend Sir Vivian Richards feels that the West Indies team has hit rock bottom and slammed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for ostracizing former players, preventing them from helping to revive the Caribbean’s glorious past.
In an interview with reporters in Delhi, India Sir Viv said the board required the “right opinion” from cricketers to help cricket move forward in the West Indies.
“I think cricket is at its lowest tier at the moment in the Caribbean. It’s not a in a healthy state. Lots of work needs to be done to get it to the right prominence and to where folks would believe were we should be at,” he said.
Sir Viv, the most destructive batsman of his era, fumed when asked about the role of former players in cricket’s revival.
“I am not at all involved in West Indies cricket. Most of the former players have been ostracized. Constructive criticism is not much accepted in the Caribbean,” the 58-year-old former West Indies captain said.
“The future of West Indies cricket is certainly in doubt in my opinion,” he added.