Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Ricky Skerrit wants to involve more former West Indies players in the process of recreating world-beating teams but believes there is a part of that process they are neglecting.
According to Skerrit, the gap between first-class cricket in the region and international cricket is too great and that may be where past players could serve best.
Skerrit speaking on a radio program in Antigua recently said, “the legends in their own home islands, it would be great if they could do more. It is the opinion of many who have an interest in seeing West Indies cricket develop that those who have contributed to the sport as players are being sidelined and their various experiences are being sidelined and their various experiences are going to waste.”
The CWI president said his administration has actively been trying to change that.
“I can tell you that more of our players have been engaged since I have been president and maybe some of them feel like they haven’t been engaged enough and I have no doubt they could be engaged more,” he said.