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Sir Garry hurt over state of Windies cricket


Sir Garry hurt over state of Windies cricket

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COLOMBO – West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers cried during a news conference in Sri Lanka over the state of the game in his homeland. West Indies are eighth in the Test rankings, above only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

The 79-year-old former all-rounder said it hurt him that too many current players in the Caribbean seemed not to think about the team, but instead sought lucrative contracts in the 20-over Indian Premier League.

Sir Garfield Sobers added he was in full support of day-night Test matches, contending they could bring back spectators to the game in the Caribbean.

He pointed out that afternoon starts and conclusion under lights, would breathe new life into the five-day format.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.