New Delhi: Two-time World Cup champions West Indies crashed out of the tournament after losing to Ireland on Friday. Ireland qualified for the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup by defeating the Windies. The West Indies Cricket Board has come under storm after the West Indies’ 9-wicket defeat.
Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt was so furious that he called for a thorough post-mortem of the team after West Indies’ exit from the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. “I am deeply disappointed by the results of my team’s performance in Australia and I respect people’s sense of despair,” Skerritt said in a statement on Friday. Skerritt said, “The inability of our batsmen to bowl slow became a clear weakness in Australia. A lot of questions have also been raised on his shot selection.
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A thorough post-mortem will be done
Ricky Skerritt further said in his statement – I want to ensure the stakeholders that a thorough post-mortem will be done on all aspects of our World Cup preparation and performance. Solutions will be explored in keeping with CWI’s strategy to improve quality and sustainability. This defeat will be worked out on all fronts of cricket and across all formats. West Indies cricket is bigger than a single individual or event and it needs the input and support of all the stakeholders.
Batsmen failing in front of spinners
In the match against Ireland, none other than Windies batsman Brandon King could perform better. King scored 62 runs in 48 balls. Captain Nicholas Pooran was dismissed after scoring just 13 runs. Windies’ batting remained shaky in front of spinner Gareth Delany’s bowling. He took 3 wickets for 16 runs in 4 overs.