Don't give cricketers a dime more
THE EDITOR, Sir:
What right do the current West Indies cricketers have for walking out on the tour of India and demanding higher pay?
I surmise that if most of us did our jobs so poorly, we would get a reduction in our pay or be sacked for underperformance.
I think the most significant impact on the West Indies cricket team is lack of commitment. Without that, I do not see much improvement in the team.
Do they not realise that they have to perform to get people to part with their hard-earned cash at the turnstile?
And for all those people who are calling for regional representation in Test cricket, please wake up from your slumber.
As I sit at my desk here in frigid Toronto, I would love to watch the West Indies putting up a fight. It's not all about winning, but at least making an effort to compete.
Being defeated by an innings and 200-plus runs in the space of four days - with one period lost - shows you are not committed.
I pray for better days to come again.