Franklyn Stephenson (FILE)
Former Barbados, Nottinghamshire and Tasmania all-rounder Franklyn Stephenson says the handling of Richard Pybus’ appointment is just a microcosm of the problems facing West Indies cricket.
Stephenson told THE NATION that cricket in Barbados and the region was in the doldrums and cried out for an infusion of ideas.
“We don’t understand our tourism, our sport, our youth. This country is in crisis and sport can show you that because it is the heart of the people.
“This Pybus issue is a trifling nonsense. Who is Pybus to come here to run our cricket and help us in any way?” he said.
Just a few days ago, Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB) president Enoch Lewis called for Pybus’ appointment as interim West Indies men’s head coach to be rescinded, after accusing Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron of “hand-picking” the Englishman and ignoring the best practices of “transparency, fairness and due process”. (MK)
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