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West Indies vs. West Indies

by Naked Cricket

Now you can either follow cricket or cricket politics. The way it works for me, I stay clear of the politics. But such is the stink of West Indies’ politics, I smelt it on the other side of the world.

I have no time for the dammed politicking of the WICB and WIPA – and they have no time for each other – if you still don’t know what they are, keep it that way. What will you gain knowing that WICB is the inept West Indies Cricket Board, and the WIPA, the equally inept West Indies Players’ Association? They have gained nothing, and I bet they too don’t know what the WICB and the WIPA stand for.

West Indian cricket is damned, looks as if it’s going to stay that way. From a super minnow they are now a mini minnow. Yeah, not as if the Windies was the most watchable team…ok, that rationalisation doesn’t ease the pain. They were, in spite of themselves, watchable for me at least. Even though they stretched my late nights later, they always were inexplicably watchable.

More so in those romantic defeats and last ball 6 that Chanderpaul hit and ran like a pre-pubescent schoolboy! They made ODIs watchable, anyone who does that has cracked the code. But now, look at them. There is no West Indies cricket team. There’s a wannabe bunch that hangs out for some beach cricket, why don’t they wear Bermudas? They’re sinking, and with them, so is cricket in the Caribbean.

This bunch loses to Bangladesh in tests, and continues to lose in the ODIs. This is the lot that will make the Champions Trophy. This bunch makes it almost impossible for me to write about cricket, or watch cricket. Excuse me while I grab a quick nap.

I’d like to think it was lunch, but I know, it’s the dog eat dog world of West Indies cricket.


Also read: Pansies of the Caribbean 1

6 comments:

Bhaskar Khaund said...

NC - i haven't been following this but SURELY this is only a temp impasse and sooner rther than later will be resolved and the guys back whre they belong ? Or has this sunk deeper ? pray enlighten...

Naked Cricket said...

BK - don't follow it man, it's draining. Follow somebody on twitter instead.

Can't say how temp it is, CT team probables doesn't include any of Gayle's boys. And even tho before the ODIs, both WIPA and WICB reached an understanding of sorts, none of them play in the ODIs.

Boy, when you listen to Holding and Lloyd you get a sense of how fckd up it is.

Simply put, it's about money, and idiots dealing with money.

Players want more, WICB, well, they want them to play for free.

straight point said...

...and now wicb hell bent of showing players their 'place'...even if they lose to bangladesh and won't sent first choice team to a world event...this is how bad it is...

amonst all this i feel for a west india fan who still come to the ground in 'calypso' mood with the hope of seeing better cricket...

Husha said...

The stadiums are so far from being packed, it's not even funny. Soon the novelty of the hope-against-hope situation will wear off, and even the remaining fans will stop watching. WICB loses out either way.

Did you see that auntie yesterday, decked out in huge feathered hat in the WI team's colours, cheering loud n proud? Current team doesn't deserve fans like that.

Naked Cricket said...

SP, not many suckers left, stands are empty. First they go new wave with WC07, suck the soul of Windies' cricket, now they play a**eholes.

Naked Cricket said...

Husha, didn't watch, can't watch, won't watch. Bet they payed that auntie, must be the sum total of WICB's efforts to mkt cricket in the region.