Sarwan slams CWI

West Indies’ batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan drives for the boundary off Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz on the second day of their second cricket Test match in Basseterre, St. Kitts.
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Former West Indies and Guyana batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has called on the administrators of Cricket West Indies (CWI) to “pad up” and take the field to help the West Indies qualify for the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Sarwan, in a Facebook post recently, slammed the CWI for the situation it has found itself in with the team top players declining invitations to take part in the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Bangladesh in March.

Sarwan, who had several clashes with the former WICB in the past said, “The CWI or WICB whatever name y’all come under, all the administrators, from 1990 onwards should go and play now and help the team qualify for the next World Cup.”

“Now imagine the great WICB asking players to play. I would like to laugh but out of respect for the Caribbean people I won’t,” he said.

A CWI press release recently revealed off-spinner Sunil Narine, batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounders Kieron Powell and Andre Russell all preferred to play in the Pakistan Super league instead.

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