WI needs a fresh start

Prime Minister Kenny Anthony.
Associated Press / Sang Tan

St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says that all the players who quit the tour of India in October last year should have been fired.

“For my part, I would have started with a new fresh team,” said Anthony who was speaking at the CARICOM Leaders Lecture series hosted on the St. Augustine, Trinidad campus of the University of the West Indies recently.

Emphasizing that he did not think politicians should interfere in the administration of West Indies cricket, Anthony said that CARICOM leaders nonetheless needed to review the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and set up a better system.

“The WICB is not answerable to the people of the region,” he said, adding that, once the board’s structure was changed, the politicians should leave it alone.

The St. Lucian prime minister was speaking on the topic “Delivered or Denied: The Dividends of Integration” arguing that the problems in West Indies cricket were part of a larger breakdown plaguing the Caribbean.

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