The sad demise of West Indies cricket saddens all its supporters. The reasons are many: from players’ laziness, arrogance and lack of patriotism; the W.I. Boards’ ineptitude and lack of spine or the breakdown of the traditional social fabric that once cemented West Indian society and molded its cricket team.
Even sadder is the shocking lack of knowledge and appreciation by current W.I. cricketers- youth, domestic or national- of our rich cricketing heritage and the achievements, exploits and greatness our past cricketers. Sad also when W.I. were cricket’s kings for two decades from 1976 and that was preceded by the equally great teams of John Goddard, Worrell and Sobers that were equal to or better than any in the world.