VICTIMISATION. That was the cry from attorney at law Ralph Thorne QC yesterday in reacting to the news that Dwayne Bravo had been sacked as captain of the West Indies One-Day International (ODI) team and dumped from the squad completely, while Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard have been chosen for only the Twenty20 format.
“The demotions of Bravo, Sammy and Pollard exclusively to the T20 team reveals evidence of the victimisation that we have fought against. Their non-selection in the ODI team severely lessens their chances for qualification in the lucrative and prestigious World Cup,” Thorne told SUNSPORT.
“A region’s best cricketers normally wind down their careers by moving to the longer versions of the game. The WICB is reversing that trend by sending its most senior players in the opposite direction. Until these selections and deselections make sense, we will have to continue to accuse the WICB of victimisation.”
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