Traumatic times past and present

West Indies cricket has repeatedly endured horrific times over the past two decades.

None has been more ruinous than the latest strife, on and off the field that has engulfed the most recent trial, the back-to-back tour of India and New Zealand, now mercifully drawing to its end.

The results have been dreadful enough – defeat in both Tests in India by an innings inside three days, in one of the three in New Zealand by a similar margin, another by eight wickets just after lunch on the fourth day. The solitary draw was as much due to the weather as their dogged second innings revival.

These were compounded by the International Cricket Council’s suspension of the one wicket-taking bowler, Shane Shillingford, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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