Passion for West Indies cricket still exist, says Vettori

Melbourne, Dec.14 (ANI): New Zealand great and Brisbane Heat coach Daniel Vettori believes that the West Indies cricket may be continuing with their struggling phase but their fans are not losing the passion for the game.

Vettori’s comments came after West Indies suffered a defeat by an innings and 212-run against Australia in the first Test in Hobart.

The 36-year-old, who recently played with the Jamaica Tullawahs in the Caribbean Twenty20 competition, said that it was really important for the team to bring in some new young players who really wanted to contribute for the country , News.com.au reported.

West Indies’ premium cricketers like Chris Gayle, Keiron Pollard, Samuel Badree, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell and Bravo have preferred to play in the Big Bash League rather than for their nation due to the Windies’ inability to provide a clear window for them to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Reflecting on the same, Vettori insisted that West Indies should create the window where the best players are always available, saying that one likes to watch player like Gayle playing as much Test cricket as he could.

West Indies, who are currently trailing 0-1 in the three-match series against Australia, will play the Boxing Day Test on December 26 in Melbourne.

West Indies had last claimed a Test victory in Australia in 1997.(ANI)

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