Brian Lara blames 'badly run' WICB for sad decline of Windies cricket

Sydney: Batting legend Brian Lara has slammed the 'badly run' Caribbean cricket administration, saying that the trust deficit between the board and players is harming the West Indies team.

Brian Lara. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi
Brian Lara. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi

Lara, who represented West Indies in 131 Tests and 299 ODIs, opined that the current players do not trust the board and the players¿ association and observed that current senior players are setting a bad example for youngsters by preferring lucrative Twenty20 competitions over playing for the West Indies, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

West Indies' premium cricketers like Chris Gayle, Keiron Pollard, Samuel Badree, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo have preferred to play in the Big Bash League rather than for their nation.

West Indies, which are currently ranked the world's eighth-best Test team, will tour Australia in a three-match series starting on December 10.



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