Cricket Association head takes bowling legend to task over comments

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President of the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) Leon Rodney has taken fast bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose to task of his alleged comments criticising the standard and growth of local cricket.

According to Rodney, Sir Curtly’s comments came while he gave live commentary between regional giants Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Guyana Jaguars in Trinidad last week.

“Sir Curtly Ambrose, carrying a game out of Trinidad last week alongside Ian Bishop [former West Indies fast bowler] who put a question to him in terms of what’s going on in Antigua with cricket and he said straightforward, that nothing was going on with the cricket and he gave the impression that nobody was playing cricket,” he said.

“He went to the point of saying that the people who are playing are old guys and he specifically mentioned ‘Hungry’ Walsh and if people like Hungry Walsh don’t turn up then the teams don’t have anybody,” he added. 

Further expressing his disappointment over the comments, Rodney said he has since received a number of calls from others across the region inquiring about the state of cricket in Antigua.

The former West Indies player, Rodney said, must realise the amount of weight his comments carry and the impact that they have.

More in today’s Daily Observer.

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