The Surfer

Not quite Caribbean cricket

A decline in the standards of play and the WICB being at war with its players have reduced the series in the Caribbean to a mockery of sorts, says Pradeep Magazine, writing in Hindustan Times .

Nikita Bastian
Nikita Bastian
25-Feb-2013
A decline in the standards of play and the WICB being at war with its players have reduced the series in the Caribbean to a mockery of sorts, says Pradeep Magazine, writing in Hindustan Times.
Is it fatigue that is driving fans away from the ongoing India-West Indies series or is this a manifestation of a much larger malaise afflicting international cricket at the moment? Hard to say, especially when even the quality of cricket on display is, to use a mild word, poor. You rub your eyes first in disbelief and then in anguish while watching the West Indian bowlers turn their arms and bowl at a speed that would embarrass even the "worst" medium pace bowlers of the world. Is this the same team which, once upon a time, sent shivers down the spines of the best of batsmen?

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo