Benjamin Calls For Resignation Of Cricket West Indies’ Chief Selector

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Former Windies cricketer Winston Benjamin is calling for the resignation of the chief selector, Courtney Browne.
Benjamin, an Antiguan, made the call just days before the regional squad is set to play two One Day Internationals here at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground against the touring India.
“It’s not about who likes you and who you like. It’s about who is producing and it’s about West Indies cricket. I can say this without fear — I think that Courtney Browne needs to resign or retire, just call it and pack up his things because we are not going any place in a hurry,” Benjamin said. “Do you realise we are going to have to play against Italy and America in order to qualify for the World Cup?”
Browne and his deputies have come under fire in recent years with many blaming their “unwillingness” or “inability” to bring the right blend of players together for any one series.
Benjamin, however, blames the Cricket West Indies (CWI) selector for the team’s inconsistency, stating that his inability to select the right combination of players will continue to come with a cost.
“You’re picking a team that you realise is not getting the job done, but you’re not changing. You are in the Caribbean where you can change 40 different teams [players] and you are not looking for the combination — all you are saying is that you are sticking to this and sticking to that. I am disappointed with the policy they are now sticking with and all I can say is that the selectors are using that policy so the [players] could remain in the position,” the former player said.
West Indies and India will clash at the North Sound venue on Friday and Sunday.
Benjamin featured in 85 ODIs and 21 Tests for the regional side. He claimed 100 ODI wickets at an average of 30.79 and 61 Test wickets at an average of 27.01.
 

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