Croft calls for public inquiry

Former West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft, now writer and analyst, has called for a public inquiry into the team’s disappointing performances in the Test series on tours of India and New Zealand.

Croft, writing in his weekly syndicated column, described the recent results as embarrassing, and added that the West Indies cricket, at least on the field of play, has reached “a new low!”, reports CMC.

The Caribbeans were beaten 2-0 in India and suffered a similar result against New Zealand in the series that concluded with the third Test in Hamilton on Sunday.

Kane Williamson completed his second half-century of the match to take New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory, piling more misery on the Caribbeans, leaving the likes of Croft fuming.
“One could only hope that when the festive season is complete, in the first week of January 2014, even before 2014’s cricket season starts, that a real, not contrived assessment, but a full public investigation, will be completed by WICB, as to what exactly went wrong on these recent tours to India and NZ,” he wrote.

“One thing is certain, even from the outside. Something is seriously wrong with the entire make-up of the senior team and its coaching structure, since none of our cricketers could boast of becoming any better!”

Croft continued: “Realizing how West Indies cricket has worked over past years, always moving forward without obvious assessments of recent mine-fields do not hold your breath, but such an overview should be welcomed.”  He said that while enjoying the festive season, there should be serious in-depth introspections by the entire senior West Indies contingent, to assess as to where exactly they, and our senior team, are.

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