Lloyd: Windies need international help

Clive Lloyd.
Associated Press / Matt Dunham

West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd has made a passionate plea for international help to offer assistance to West Indies cricket.

Lloyd, who is chairman of the West Indies selectors and was recently with the team in Australia for the Frank Worrell trophy series, argued that the game in the Caribbean was in need of resources to aid with the development and progression, and called on the world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), to act on its behalf

Speaking on a wide range of topics to reporters in Australia, the 71-year-old Lloyd said, “to run cricket you have to have quite a lot of money. We’re not as wealthy as the other countries. We did well in the 70s and 80s because we’re coming as champions and if you’re coming as champions you can demand something.”

Lloyd said the present side which was in Australia had the potential to become a match-winning team but needed to gain more experience in foreign conditions.

He was also quick to hail the work of newly-appointed Test captain Jason Holder noting that the 24-year-old had shown great character in handling the pressure of the game.

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