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'Disappointed' Windies manager Richardson says 'team has lost lust for war'

Wellington, Dec 9 : The West Indies team manager Richie Richardson has said that his team is improving and the talent is there, but there is something intrinsically wrong with the sport in the Caribbean.


According to Stuff.co.nz, since the West Indies' halcyon days in the 80s when a superstar side dominated world cricket as their bowlers terrorised and batsmen, Richardson included treated attacks with contempt, things have gone downhill.

Richardson, 51 and the current side's manager, struggled to hide his frustration when asked what had happened to West Indies cricket, the report said.

He blamed players' attitudes and their behaviour around cricket, but he was quick to add it wasn't the fault of today's players, the report added.

Richardson spoke at length about the culture of success, the desire to be better and be the best in the world that the Windies of the past had, the report further said.

The batting is a big worry, but Richardson said the talent was there, the report mentioned.

Only Shivnarine Chanderpaul of today's lot was considered world-class before this test series, but the improvement of Kieran Powell and Darren Bravo's 218 in trying conditions in Dunedin proved all is not lost, according to the report.

--ANI (Posted on 09-12-2013)

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