STUFF (NZ) – A recent West Indies Cricket Board director fears the once great West Indies could disband within 10 years as a result of their continued failure on the international stage.
Baldath Mahabir, who slammed the WICB as “unprofessional, tardy or lax in many instances” after quitting the board last month, is worried things will get so bad the West Indies will split into the 16 individual nations which make up the regional side.
And Mahabir has put heat on the management team run by WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead, saying it had “serious management issues”.
Cricket in the Caribbean is in a state of disarray after 20 years of under-achievement. There is now a generation of West Indies cricket followers who have grown accustomed to their side as one of the easybeats of world cricket rather than one of the most feared teams the game has seen.
The Windies are ranked eighth of 10 in tests, a lowly ninth in one-day internationals, which resulted in them missing qualification for the Champions Trophy. However, they are second in the Twenty20 arena.