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Pollard bemoans 'sad day' for WI cricket

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24 Oct 2022 14:14 #397829 by chairman
Kieron Pollard has described West Indies' failure to make the Super 12s of the 2022 T20 World Cup as a "sad day" for Caribbean cricket. The former captain, who retired in April, said he was both "surprised" as well as disappointed at West Indies' exit and agreed that head coach Phil Simmons will now come under pressure to keep his place. Pollard, however, stressed that the blame had to be shared by all stakeholders and not any individual.

"A bit surprised, to be honest that (West Indies) weren't able to get over the line against the other teams," he told i95.5fm, a Trinidad-based radio station last weekend. "But again, that speaks volumes of where our cricket as is at the moment. I feel it. I feel it for the guys because they are the ones that are going to get the bashing. And it's not all their fault."

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24 Oct 2022 15:29 #397831 by ketchim
Pollard is to be blamed for TKR Captaincy

and not letting Nicky Poo get some exposure ~

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24 Oct 2022 15:32 #397833 by ketchim
No wonder him called "PullFRAUD"....LOL

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24 Oct 2022 23:53 #397838 by chairman
“They play in the IPL so impressive. Why doesn’t play for West Indies?” Ravi Shastri question about West Indies’ poor show against India

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25 Oct 2022 17:52 #397855 by chairman
“Right now what we have is a bunch of swipers — not batters,” - Former Windies pacer Sir Andy Roberts

“They think that hitting sixes is everything, but the rest of the world shows us that hitting sixes is not the only solution to T20 cricket. Batting, and batting properly, makes more sense. Our players have to go back and play four-day cricket so that they can learn to bat, instead of just swiping.” Says Sir Andy.

“We should never have put ourselves in that position where we have to struggle with Zimbabwe, Ireland and Scotland. It’s not something that we should be proud about, seeing that most of what was said over the years has passed on deaf ears. I can only blame our players for what is happening in our cricket. The players must shoulder the responsibility and decide from here on that they are going to improve their cricket. Until our batsmen, especially, improve on their batting, we’re not going anywhere.” - says Andy Roberts who hails from the beautiful country of Antigua and Barbuda 🇦🇬

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15 Nov 2022 13:06 #398169 by chairman
Although Pollard has retired from IPL he has said he will play for MI Emirates in UAE league next year and hopes to continue playing career for a few more years

Will be interesting to see if he can maintain high level performances without playing International cricket and IPL

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