Fast bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts believes West Indies will continue to lose their head coaches because of the lack of player talent in the Caribbean.
He was speaking on the heels of the recent announcement by Cricket West Indies (CWI) that the West Indies head coach Stuart Law would quit the team at the end of the year, after two years at the helm.
The decision has left CWI with the task of finding their fourth head coach in in the years after Barbadian Ottis Gibson was fired in 2014 following four years in charge and Phil Simmons got the axe two years ago.
Sir Andy said he is not surprised by Law’s decision because he knew it was going to happen and if they don’t get fired they resign and move on.
“It’s a reflection because we don’t have good cricketers and that’s the bottom line and nobody wants to be hanging on for hanging sake,” he told the Jamaica Observer newspaper.
“The bottom line is, we do not have good cricketers and I disagree that we have this abundance of talent,” he noted.
Sir Andy said if the players aren’t prepared to put in the hard work to improve their game “you are going to end up with what we have right now, and we will be ending up with that right through, so the onus is on the players to try and improve.”
The West Indies team is in India for a full series, which includes two Tests, five One-Day Internationals, and three Twenty20s.