West Indian Cricket: the decline and fall?

Scyld Berry writes an impassioned article (past tense: wrote, this was yesterday) on the state of West Indian cricket. It really is in an utter mess, the following concerning me most:

At the training camp before their one-day-series tour of Australia this winter, 19 of the 25 players went on strike and refused to sign their tour contracts.


The report on the tour by Digicel’s liaison man, Richard Nowell…concluded [they] were “the poorest ambassadors from any representative team I’ve come across”.

Ryan has more thoughts on this on his excellent WI-based blog, and you can read the entire depressing article here.