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.

And:

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.