Sammy says Dave's the problem

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June 20, 2017
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LONDON, CMC:

Two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Dammy, has blasted Cricket West Indies for the continued decline of the international side, and has painted a bleak future for the team once the Dave Cameron-led administration remains in charge.

In a sharp critique of the state of West Indies cricket, the all-rounder told the Tuffers and Vaughan Show that he could not envision an immediate turnaround for West Indies, especially since none of the leading players were ever likely to represent the region again because of CWI's policies.

"I am very scared [for the future of West Indies cricket]. For a team that has dominated cricket for 17 years during the period in the 80s and the early 90s, to be in that position right now," Sammy said.

"I am scared that we might be relegated to the [league of the] Irelands and Scotlands, playing against these guys which is very, very sad - if something doesn't change and at the moment, the guy has just been re-elected for another term. I can't see it happening. It's very sad for us."

West Indies once dominated World cricket but have languished in the nether regions of the ICC Test rankings for years now and are currently eighth, only above Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

Two-time former 50-over World Cup champions, the Windies are now ranked ninth, a position which resulted in their omission from the just concluded Champions Trophy in England.

And despite winning the T20 World Cup last year in India under Sammy, the Caribbean side have since won just five of their last 12 matches to slip to fifth in the rankings.

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