Boycott’s radical solution worth discussing
— in light of effect of protracted tours on players mental and physical well being
They offered opportunities for Keiran Powell to entrench himself as the West Indies opening batsman as his palpable potential indicates that he should be.
Instead, the tall left-hander from Nevis couldn’t wait for the ill-starred tours of India and New Zealand to be over. It was a mood brought on by a combination of his long absence from his idyllic island, the constant intensity of the cricket, his own disappointing form, the lack of unity within the team, identified by ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, and, not least, the repeatedly heavy defeats.