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'It is a cricketing tragedy to see the West Indies like this...'

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Mambakkam Subramanian
West Idies Test Cricket status
by Mambakkam Subramanian on Aug 22, 2017 06:56 PM

Yes, it is indeed a great tragedy to see went Indies fold up like they did in the First Day night test. But ythis is part of the process called evolution. For almost ten years niw th W es t Indies Cricket administration and the senior pros do nt see eye to eye on the pay disputes with effect a good half a dozen senior pros are not available for representing the WI. The way the cricket administrators in West Indies, for that matter kost countries the story is the same, treated Shivnaraine Chanderpal was a greater tragedy. You do not groom future cricketers of any class in an atmosphere liek this. See Cricket Australia they are also facing the same situation to the extent that the Cricketers have gone short of the picket lines to ensure their collective bargaining strengths.

Again, cricket is not a game to be played on season and enjoyed, after which you got back to your more serious business of University or employment. Today itt is possibly one of the biggest moey spinner game in the world almost as good as if not better than the European Football. The attitude of the WI cricket board and the pay pacckets they are bargaining on does not offer confidence in younger generation WI who are more interested in American Football and athletics where there is a lot more money and personal glory. See the field of athletics or NBA and count the number of Jamaicans there. All the excellent athletes migrate to USA and march under the Syar spangled banner rather than the West ndiesCricke

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arupratan pal
TEST Cricket had lost its charm
by arupratan pal on Aug 22, 2017 06:43 PM

There is so much of cricket around TEST cricket has lost its charm in the Caribbean Islands. Moreover T20 is the newest craze where they are doing well. Even kids do enjoy T20 more ODI or Tests. Why continue with these formats just to please few haggards and laggards when financially other formats of cricket has lost its viability?

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sharad patil
by sharad patil on Aug 22, 2017 05:32 PM

India has also faced many such situations in test cricket outside subcontinenet inspite of some of the best cricket players who could not sustain

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Sandeep Singh
Windies not alone
by Sandeep Singh on Aug 22, 2017 05:14 PM  | Hide replies

Sri Lanka is passing through exactly same phase, their performance is also a cricketing tragedy. Perhaps both sides will get some solace if they play each other!!!

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arupratan pal
Re: Windies not alone
by arupratan pal on Aug 22, 2017 06:44 PM
Only law of average can save Sri Lankans in the T20 format

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James L
Unfortunate But There Isn't A Way Out..!!!
by James L on Aug 22, 2017 04:48 PM  | Hide replies

The Caribbean islands are geographically located very close to the US. The youngsters see much more fame and glory in Basketball and American Football. Also quite a few turn to Boxing. Test Match Cricket in the West Indies is going to disappear soon. They are not doing well in the 50 over format as well. Their aggression is well suited for T20's and that is where the money is comparable with the other western sports. As a West Indian fan for life, it hurts big time...but the fact is T20 is the only way out for them.

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Sudhanshu sharma
Re: Unfortunate But There Isn't A Way Out..!!!
by Sudhanshu sharma on Aug 22, 2017 05:18 PM
what you are saying will be a good excuse for WICB

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