Cricket lovers in the Caribbean need to get over themselves. The current West Indies team is not in the mold of the great teams of Lloyd and Richards. If we remember well, that mighty team with Greenidge, Haynes, Richards, Lloyd, Gomes
The current team is weak, disorganized, and lacks the ability, experience
Cricket is played from the head down. Bob Marley is even more on point: “Live for self you live in vain. Live for others, you live again.” Braithwaite wanted personal glory. He could not divine that he was playing for a higher power, a higher calling, a West Indian nation. He needs to go to the tapes and watch Marshall bat with a broken hand, Richards playing through pain, or Brain Lara fighting with grit to ensure a victory for the West Indies.
Those who blame the Cameron Administration are looking for a scapegoat. Cameron’s aloofness, his strong headed rhetoric, coupled with differences with players and their association will long be highlighted. We will never remember that it was during Cameron’s administration that West Indies I won two T20 championships. It is well known that success has 1000 friends, while defeat remains an orphan.
West Indies cricket needs much more than new administrators. We need to stop blaming selectors. We need to go back to the drawing boards, groom a new set of players with mental toughness and a strong desire to win. They must learn that cricket, like all sports, is much more than entertainment.