Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron believes the team's current struggles are due to players lack of commitment to the team. The Windies lost in all three formats to India recently and lost to Bangladesh in an away test series for the first time in their history. Speaking on Hitz 92 FM's Sports Grill on Wednesday, Cameron argued that the problem extends beyond the field of play.
“We are challenged as a people as everybody wants the game to be over in three hours and we all want to get rich very very quickly. We have a board meeting this weekend and will have to make some serious decisions around our West Indies cricket first policy. Part of our problem is that we have players who are going in and out of the system. They are not fit enough; we’ve spent millions of dollars to bring them to where they are at and we need players to commit to West Indies,” said Cameron.
Cameron also says the public should play its part in holding the players accountable for their lack of commitment. “It’s not an outcry across the region because the West Indies is not one country. If this was South Africa we would not allow our players to play other events when West Indies is playing cricket and we seem not to have the moral authority to force people to play for us even though we have spent millions of dollars developing these athletes. I think we need some sort of public forum where everybody can get behind us,” noted Cameron.