Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier has written about and commentated on cricket in the Caribbean for 50 years

Jermaine Blackwood targets the leg side

Where are the promising West Indies batsmen?

The pitches in the first-class competition aren't encouraging batting talent, thereby prolonging the struggle to replace Gayle and Chanderpaul

Sir Everton Weekes with Darren Bravo

Ninety years of Everton Weekes

Sixty-six years ago, a century eluded the legendary West Indies batsman. He now has another chance, without bat in hand, to reach that magical figure

Dave Cameron and Wavell Hinds at the agreement-signing ceremony

Pressure on Cameron to retain support

The numbers might point towards another term for the current WICB president, but his recent handling of Chris Gayle might set him back

A profile photo of Chris Gayle

Wanted: Chris Gayle, for rallying and runs

As past World Cups have shown, it's not wholly improbable for no-hopers like West Indies to succeed if their most charismatic player steps up

Sunil Narine celebrates the wicket of Raymon Reifer

Narine's absence a major setback

Despite being back at his best with a remodeled action in domestic cricket, the reluctance to take part in the World Cup is baffling, on his part and the WICB's

Andre Russell and Jason Holder celebrate a wicket

Dressing-room discontent weighs Holder down

The young West Indies captain's task over the next couple of months is to challenge the indifference shown by several of his senior players

Dwayne Bravo picked up two in two balls

WICB's stance on selection confusing

Despite the explanation that Bravo and Pollard were dropped for younger players, West Indies' squad is one of the older combinations in the World Cup

Andre Russell takes a diving catch off his own bowling

Is West Indies Test cricket doomed?

Talented players like Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo are not given chances in Test cricket, nor do they have any incentives to play it