Croft bashes West Indies performance

Former West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft
Former West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft

[]Former West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft, now writer and analyst, is calling for a public inquiry into the regional team’s tours of India and New Zealand.

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

West Indies were beaten 2-0 in India and suffered a similar result against New Zealand in the test series.

He said that while enjoying the festive season, there should be serious in-depth introspection by the entire recently test-toured senior West Indies contingent, to assess as to where exactly they are.

West Indies Team Management
West Indies Team Management

Croft said that uttering’s from head coach Ottis Gibson and manager Richie Richardson after the second test against the black caps, were pointed, suggesting that there could have been serious problems in the camp tour.

Croft represented the West Indies between 1977 and 1982 where he played in 27 test matches and took 125 wickets at an average of 23.30.

The West Indies lost the third and final test against New Zealand by eight wickets on Saturday in Hamilton following a drawn first test in Dunedin and an innings and 73-run defeat in the second match in Wellington.

The five-game One Day International (ODI) series starts at Eden Park on Boxing Day (Christmas Day Caribbean Time).



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