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It is clear th

at the West Indies players are unhappy with the manner in which captain Darren Sammy has been performing. Moral is very low and the players have demonstrated from repeatedly that there is uneasiness in the dressing room with the leadership and decision making.

The West Indies team has a captain who cannot lead from the front and that is the result of failure on the field. Too many blunders by Captain Sammy because of his lack of knowledge in key areas of the game. The old fashion way of leading a team is something of the past. Because of technology and the changes that have taken place over the years with rules and regulations, whoever captains the team should be very assertive, strategic, quick thinking and must have the knowledge on when to make certain necessary changes whether it is on or off the field.

The West Indies captain lacks the ability to lead and he must do what is correct and resign after this tour of Australia. If not, the West Indies selectors must make the decision for him. Enough is enough.

Johnson Charles and Kieron Powell are Highly Talented

Among the quality players that exist around the West Indies team, two of them are outstanding in Kieron Powell and Johnson Charles. Powell has exhibited patience, discipline, natural talents and bravery and in addition to those, he scores runs frequently for the team.

Johnson Charles has proved that he is not only a Twenty20 batsman but he can deliver in a One-Day International as well and maybe soon he will be able to earn a spot in the Test team. Charles is highly talented and he has a special quality of sharing the crease and building partnerships.

The West Indies has a very talented squad for Tests, One-Day International and Twenty20 games. Experience players are around with talented young players in all capabilities. Leadership is what needed to bring that top level or respect back to West Indies cricket. Head coach Ottis Gibson has to do some explaining after this Australia series. Why the West Indies lost 5-0 in the ODI series and why the close games all went to the Aussies? West Indies selectors have to take action quickly.

Updated 8:17 pm, February 13, 2013:
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CricketObserver from Barbados says:
You may have a point here.... However it would be nice to know what specific decisions he has made that you think affected specific outcomes.

Maybe coach Gibson should take some of the blame.
Also.. who else on the present team would do a better job? i do not see any one right now.

I was never a Sammy fan... but he has improved over the years and has earned the respect of many former doubters. This WI team lacks depth and psychological toughness. They crumble easily .. and it is the same Sammy you criticize, who has rescued them many times.
Feb. 15, 2013, 12:49 am
T from Roberts says:
I fail to see your point. Once we are back to square one, bring back Gayle as a opener and our #1 batter and instead of pointing to our real problem we blame the captain.
This man is the real cause. It is time we ask him to go and play IPL that is where his heart is
Feb. 15, 2013, 1:14 pm
toni says:
Worst from of journalism I have seen in a while. Article begins with "it is clear" but offers no shred of evidence of players so called dissatisfaction or even a quote from any player. The writer is free to express HIS opinion bit next time say what it is just that and nothing else
Feb. 16, 2013, 3:33 pm
Jerry George from Flatbush says:
This is a gripey commentary with little evidence to support the claim in the story's headline. Dangerous propaganda. Or misleading headline?
Feb. 16, 2013, 3:51 pm
Teresa says:
The West Indies team has now gain respect under the leadership of Sammy. It seems coincidental that now Gayle has joined the team, then dissatisfaction of Sammy has now arisen. The report has no substance, the writer need to be less bias.
Feb. 16, 2013, 4:13 pm
LuciaBoy from Miami says:
This so called article is nothing more than a poo poo platter. This is a hatchet job to create dissension in the team. This is the same Sammy who heralded the team to the world T/20 championship.
Feb. 16, 2013, 4:52 pm
Hilary Bynoe says:
Only a short time ago it was being said that Sammy was able to motivate the players; now suddenly after a tough series in Australia, one few pundits if any, gave the West Indies any chance, we now see this unsubstantiated attack on Sammy. And talk about Sammy's performance: let the writer make the comparisons with all the "big guns" who had been missing from the side and were going to make the difference.
Feb. 16, 2013, 5:13 pm
cynthia from castries says:
People can be so cruel.
A message to Sammy, just continue to be positive and do what you do best.
Feb. 16, 2013, 7 pm
Mantius says:
The article has several grammatical errors and misspellings. Terrible writer. Utter garbage.
Feb. 16, 2013, 7:20 pm
LucianAtLarge from Caribbean says:
The title of this piece of writing should aptly read "Whyte is unhappy with Windies's Captain". Who is this writer, where did he come from and what ill-wind blew him this way? This type article is the real "Whyte wash" which some persons were quick refer to the recent windies tour of Australia as. The Australian Team is a formidable one and even they and others have fallen in the past but we don't see them being crucified after every poor performance. The Windies team put up a good if not great fight but the day belonged to the Aussies. Does this guy even know Sammy, or Johnson or Powell or any of the other "WI" players ...,or cricket for that matter to be making such baseless comments?! Nice try Whyte...., we've heard that sort of stuff and worst AND STILL WE RISE. We will be awaiting your next piece at West Indies's next success.
Feb. 16, 2013, 7:20 pm
Jeanne Francis from Paradise of St. Lucia! says:
NOT ONE MENTION of CHRIS GAYLE and RAMNARESH SARWAN!!!!! Everybody is tiptoeing and whispering. Just dump on Sammy, and it'll be alright in the morning - Suckers...........................Darren, we LOVE you. Keep on keeping on......................
Feb. 17, 2013, 1:04 pm
Cuthbert from St. Lucia says:

Sad, Sad, Sad!! This guy sure dislikes Sammy. Did he stop to analyze the teams performance by player? Didn't the Gayles and Sarwans record to many ducks to count? Was it not our valiant captain who attempted on every occasion to save the day?
I feel sorry for the writer as his hate for Sammy is so blatantly apparent.. This article should never have been dignified with a display on any website..
Sammy continue to improve yourself as a cricketer, as a great ambassador for the Caribbean, and as a great human being amidst this onslaught of attacks from disgruntled elements. Now is your time to shine !! May God continue to guide and bless your path..
Feb. 18, 2013, 9:29 pm
Edmund from Texas says:
What tegnology has to with
Cricket when you are playing
Except when the team is wAtching

Game film we need every individual
Player to take care of their business
Period.when you are comitted to playing
Any sport you have to be
Mentally strong
Physically strong
Be the best In
That position
No drugs
No alcohol
Work on your game in the off seasons
Take classes to know the knowledge
Of the game the talent is already there
Work with each order when the road
Get's rough because it will sometimes. Thanks
March 24, 2013, 3:13 pm

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