West Indies veteran Larry Gomes weighs in on ‘Windies’ cricket struggles


West Indies veteran Larry Gomes weighs in on ‘Windies’ cricket struggles

by Dwight Fraser

West Indies veteran Larry Gomes, has added his voice to the latest round of criticism levelled against the Caribbean side following their recent defeats in Bangladesh and India.

West Indies were dismissed within three days in all their previous four tests in the sub-continent, with the latest humiliation in Bangladesh by an innings and 184 runs in the second test.

Gomes, who played 60 tests for West Indies during the late 70s and early 80s, was a guest at the past cricketers society dinner and awards ceremony at the Queen’s Park Oval on November 24.

He attributed the recent struggles of the current team to the lack of exposure to county cricket in England.

However the 65-year-old left-handed batsman refused to blame the climb of Twenty20 cricket for the team’s current plight, and instead asked the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to take steps to improve the standard in the longer format of the game.

Gomes was honoured by the past cricketers society along with legendary West Indian fast bowler, Sir Wes Hall, in 2017. Another legend, sir Garfield Sobers, was this year’s recipient.

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