HEADLINE: Bangladesh pull-out bothers Ganga

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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1/7/21, 10:18:32 AM 

Former Test batsman, Daren Ganga, believes West Indies players needed to exercise more faith in the judgment of Cricket West Indies instead of pulling out of the tour to Bangladesh.

While agreeing players had the right to make their own decisions, Ganga said the CWI medical panel had assessed the risks to player safety in the upcoming series and given the all-clear, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

And the former Trinidad and Tobago captain pointed to a lack of commitment on the part of players, contending there needed to be a “collective effort” on their part if West Indies cricket was to succeed.

“Now, more than anything else, it’s a collective effort that is required from the players,” Ganga said. “Yes, it’s been a challenging year [last year], West Indies has had to select a different team to go to Bangladesh [this year]. It’s not a normal year so I don’t think you can judge the players.

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link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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1/7/21, 10:43:38 AM 
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I think Ganga is overlooking the mental fatigue some the players have been experiencing having to be in the bubble, I think the CWI planned the latest tours too close together. It could be, that having to be in the bubble played a bigger part in the players pulling out of the tour than the Health concerns.

link Blackbird Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/7/21, 10:47:59 AM 
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Both have a point but could the captain claim such? What about the guys who came home from NZ and just chilled. None of the Bajans played in their trials.
It's a real prima Donna attitude and piracy at its best.

link StumpCam Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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1/7/21, 11:04:58 AM 
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So, West Indies planned the tours all by themself! The other countries nor the ICC have no say in the matter???

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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1/7/21, 11:44:47 AM 
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The CWI have the right to ask for a reschedule, but I can understand that they are looking at these tours from the business and revenue side , The players mental state was not factored in.

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1/7/21, 7:39:10 PM 
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Daren Ganga, believes West Indies players needed to exercise more faith in the judgment of Cricket West Indies


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