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CWI West Indies player to find middle ground

CWI : West Indies cricket will “cease to exist as an entity” if the top players in the region play for other teams just “optionally” while competing in all T20 tournaments. One of the conclusions reached by the review panel, which Cricket West Indies recently entrusted with investigating why West Indies failed to go past the group round of the 2022 men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, was that the Caribbean nation did not do better than the group stage.

The two-time T20 World Cup champions, led by Nicholas Pooran. Lost their tournament opener against Scotland before defeating Zimbabwe and falling to Ireland to finish last. Pooran resigned as the team’s white-ball captain as a result of the review committee’s formation. Which presided over by Patrick Thompson Jr., a former captain of the West Indies, Brian Lara. And Mickey Arthu. A former head coach of South Africa, Australia, Pakistan. and Sri Lanka.

Pooran statement

“The World Cup matches were played in wet and cold Hobart. Tasmania, which had more in common with the north of England than West Indian conditions. In the absence of a camp in Australia, the CPL had little meaningful impact on the Team’s preparation.”

Review Meeting CWI

“It is not in the best interests of West Indies Cricket that our best players play in every global league and play for the WI Team on an optional basis,” the review said. “It is imperative that the Board and the players have a frank and honest discussion with each other. In order to arrive at a solution to this impasse. In this Group’s view, there is significant distrust between. The players and administration and this distrust is inimical to ensuring that the best 11 players turn out for the WI Team in every match.

“No Objection Certificates cannot be weaponized against the players, but it is essential that some middle ground is arrived at. Otherwise, West Indies Cricket may cease to exist as an entity. This Group does not indulge in doomsday predictions no entity. sporting or otherwise, a viable future if its talent is not harnessed and effectively managed.”

Further statement CWI

“That meeting should be akin to a strategic retreat where players and administration can speak frankly and address any and all grouses (real or imagined) in a constructive manner. Mediator(s) be secured for this meeting in order to assist and facilitate discussions contemplated above. The Head Coach, CEO, Director of Cricket, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, WIPA representative, the President and two directors (nominated by the other directors) should be in attendance together with the players.

“A performance consultant who can assist the players and management. To define West Indies cricket culture, identity and values is essential to this process. It is important this meeting is convened. In a round table format as opposed to management on a raised platform and players on a lower level.”

Following this Group’s consultations, we hold the strong view that red ball, and in particular Test cricket, against the Test Teams ranked above us provides vital opportunities for primarily white ball players to develop their overall cricketing skills.

“As a necessary corollary of the strategic retreat. All parties clearly determine what is meant by availability for selection. In this Group’s considered view. The selectors should be encouraged. If not mandated to always select the best 11-13 players for the WI Team in all formats. Once selected, the onus would then be on the players to determine whether they will make themselves available within an agreed upon timeframe.”

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