Lloyd's letter to WI team

link trev114 Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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1/13/21, 6:07:50 PM 

link POINT Joined: Jan 1, 2003
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1/13/21, 8:32:17 PM 
In reply to trev114

Look the stark freaking Fact is that
the Structure of Cricket in the Region
is Second Class .

Therefore it should be no surprise
that Our Players are second Class
Players .

When Our Players were Great , most of them played in an era where they were
in demand to play Cricket in England
that obviously sharpened their Skills , and abilities .

It is also important to note that in those eras , Many Matches were played
between the Test Matches ,

This Obviously made Our Players acclimatized to the conditions of the
Weather , and the Pitches .

I CITE THE ABOVE SO THAT PEOPLE IN

THE REGION , FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT

IN THE EARS OF OUR PLAYERS GREATNESS,

THERE WAS NO CRICKET LEAGUE IN THE

THE REGION .

In this Forum I have continuously stated that The WICBC/CWI Failed to
realize and understand that when those many matches were played between the Test Matches .

Our Players Fitness ; Stamina ; Concentration ; and weather conditions , were fuelled by those
many matches between the Test Matches.

Let me once again cite the fact that
in the Glory Years of West Indies Cricket , There was nary a Regional League in the Region . Despite that
Our Players and Teams were the Best in the World .

The stark Freaking fact is that Cricket aint only played on the Cricket Fields , it is also played in
I.C.C.

Comparatively recently 4 International Cricket Playing Countries decided that THEY must have
the Lions share of the Money . Now this is a freaking fact not fiction .
These Counties were shamed into rescinding that idea .

From a Geographical perspective , the
Closest Cricket Playing Country to Our Region is England . England decided to limit the number of Overseas Players playing Cricket in
England .

That was a crafted Plan to dilute the prowess of Our Players in
International Cricket .

link POINT Joined: Jan 1, 2003
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1/13/21, 8:53:07 PM 
In reply to trev114

Find out which Team had the fastest
Bowlers in the World , when it was decided that Pace Bowlers can only bowl One Bouncer per Over .

THE WIBC/CWI , FAILED TO REALIZE AND

UNDERSTAND THAT THE ABOVE CHICANERY

WAS DONE TO WEAKEN THE PROWESS OF OUR

PLAYERS .

The fact is that the People in the

WICBC/CWI UTTERLY FAILED TO REALIZE &

FULLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT THESE

STRICTURES WOULD HAVE ON OUR PLAYERS

COMPETITIVENESS IN INTERNATIONAL

CRICKET .

The fact is that the WICBC/CWI Failed
the Countries in the Region . It took
several years before it dawned on them to have a Regional Cricket League .

This is why WE are at or near the bottom of International Cricket . The
WICBC/CWI , is akin to being an old
Dinasour in International Cricket .

If WE want Our Players to be Great again , the WICBC/CWI aint the Answer
To use a Caribbean phrase :

THEY ARE TO SET IN THEIR WAYS !!!!

There must be a completely new Entity
in the governance of West Indies Cricket . None of the current Members
of the WICBC/CWI can be on this New
Structure .

link methodic Joined: Jan 17, 2010
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1/13/21, 11:51:23 PM 
In reply to trev114

This is brilliant and with that letter he might lead another West Indies resurgence

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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1/14/21, 7:15:54 AM 
In reply to methodic

Lloyd for Prez

link Raggs Joined: Jan 11, 2004
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1/14/21, 7:32:31 AM 
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Bonner, read that and go do something about it.

link VoopsandOut Joined: Jun 14, 2017
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1/14/21, 5:59:37 PM 
In reply to trev114

That was a fantastic letter and I hope our guys really play their heart out taking inspiration from that letter and India's recent performance against Australia. Go Maroons!!!

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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1/14/21, 6:23:21 PM 
An uplifting and motivational letter, however in the article it said that the WI did not lose a Test match in 17 years, I think that might be an error.

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