Cricket in West indies has been in a state of turmoil for almost half a decade now.
And even after a year in which the country won a treble of World Cups, the situation within the cricket fraternity seems to have not changed.
In a recent feud, wicket keeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin took to Twitter to express his anger over being dropped for India’s tour of West Indies.
The 31-year old recently revealed that he was informed on the phone he was dropped for the forthcoming Test series in a conversation with Courtney Brown, the new chairman of selectors for the WICB.
He called me yesterday and telling me they no longer going with me in Test match because my average is 26 in the last how much years and it not going anywhere. And they’re going in a different direction,” Ramdin explained taking to the media.
With an average of 25.87 with four centuries and 15 fifties from 74 matches, Ramdin is easily one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen in the Caribbean at the moment but his test career is getting bad to worse.
Just a few months after being stripped of the test captaincy and handing it to Jason Holder, it is now understood that Ramdin has no place in the squad for India’s series in the Caribbean.
This saw the wicket-keeper batsman take a personal jig at the chairman of selectors on his Twitter account.
Brown, for years now, is known for his infamous ‘drop’ in the Fourth Test of the 1995 series at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica against Australia.
Australian batsman Steve Waugh was dropped on 42 by Brown as he went on to score 200 to steal away the game from the West Indies while also taking away the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy, a defeat that was the start of the demise of West Indian cricket.
“Life goes on man, God is great,what I haven’t done in my Test career for sure was dropping any batsman to score double hundred vs WI…The man who’s telling (me) my average is bad with 25.87 but his is 16 (16.12) telling me about batting and has never scored international hundred shameless,” Ramdin posted on Twitter.
Here are his tweets:
Shane Dowrich, who was selected as the wicket-keeper for the practice games against India is expected to take Ramdin’s place in the squad for the Test series.
But there are doubts over his place, especially after Ramdin scored more half centuries than any other player on the Australian tour last year.
He has been in the past criticized for his batting style and Ramdin has always been outspoken about how feels of his criticism.
These controversies only make the WICB even more unpopular and they will have to work hard to get the players to play for their board and reach the heights that they are capable of.