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Selection woes continue to plague WI

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There is said to be rebellion in the West Indies camp as the side struggles against a team lower than itself in the Test match rankings. Dissatisfaction with the leadership and the lacklustre performances of Captain Darren Sammy are reportedly among the major points of contention amongst players.


The disaffection with Sammy’s leadership and on-field performances come in stark contrast to last year, when there were signs that a team was beginning to gel around him; and that reached its highest point with the West Indies winning the ICC T20 tournament. Such is the difference, though, between a team performing well as a unit, winning games and series, and one that is demonstrating abject weakness.


It is said that matters have reached a point where certain players are not speaking to each other and one of the factors leading to this state of affairs is the selection of the team to go into the field. 



Not only has there been contention over the selection of the team from amongst those in the touring party, but there is the view too—and not only in the dressing room—that the West Indies selectors left at home players with a track record of achievement  and preferred others with far less experience and proven ability to tackle the onerous task of playing Test cricket.


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