Many questions, still no answers from WICB
IN their meeting in St Kitts yesterday, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) directors should have had a raft of searching questions to put to their chief executive, Michael Muirhead.
How was it so planned that the majority of players for the New Zealand tour were still in India for the final ODI while, on the very day, the minority, with the aid of six solicited New Zealanders, were engaged in a practice match against a New Zealand XI?
Why did the journey from India to New Zealand first head east to Dubai before turning back on itself in the right direction?
Most pressing of all, how come the required visas for the replacement for the injured Chris Gayle, the young opener Kraigg Brathwaite, took two weeks from his selection on November 22 to Friday, December 6, to process?
And was Brathwaite kept up to date on the situation by the WICB at any time during that period, as both he and his father stated that he wasn’t? Indeed, his first notification that his New Zealand visa was finally processed came by e-mail from the New Zealand High Commission on Wednesday.
The public, as much as the directors, awaits the answers. —Tony Cozier