Cricket trouble

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Rowley.
Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said administrators of Cricket West Indies (CWI) are hoping for a “miracle” to turn around the fortunes of West Indies cricket.

He fears that West Indies could face relegation from the top tier of international cricket if the current regional game continues in its current state of crisis.

Blaming the current demise at the feet of Cricket West Indies, Rowley said nothing proactive was being done to salvage the situation.

Dr. Rowley claimed that West Indies Cricket is in dire trouble, in crisis, and it is likely to happen in the not too distant future even though it is not being spoken now, he told I-Sports radio program in Port of Spain, Trinidad recently.

“I don’t know if the International Cricket Council (ICC) will continue to this sub-standard West Indies team to play against the top five or six teams going forward into many more years,” he said.

Rowley was speaking against the backdrop of the CARICOM heads of government summit in Grenada recently where West Indies cricket was one of the hot topics.

CARICOM Chairman Dr. Keith Mitchell in his opening speech spoke about the challenges facing the sport regionally and call on his colleagues to find a consensus on the way forward.

Rowley agreed with Mitchell that CARICOM had a vital role to play in helping to fix the sport especially since CWI seemed unable to find solutions to the current crisis.

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