West Indies cricket in quagmire, says Brian Lara

He also slammed West Indies selectors for not picking off-spinner Sunil Narine, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and pacer Ravi Rampaul in the touring West Indies Test squad for the ongoing series.

updated: November 11, 2013 00:21 IST
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Kolkata: West Indian legend Brian Lara on Sunday said that Caribbean cricket was in "quagmire" and will remain so if corrective measures are not immediately taken up.

"We have not put in the infrastructure that's necessary. We relied on the fact that the greats like Viv Richards and Joel Garner came from nowhere. Rest of the world went into technology and academies but we did nothing. We still have not anything to prepare for future," Lara said.

"Until we do something I'm still seeing five or 10 years to make that happen. We're just going to be in the quagmire, beating some teams win some occasional series wins here and there, win the T20 World Cup, but we're not going to put it together to have a consistent side. Unless we make some firm decision and sort out at grass levels, we're going to be in quagmire," he said at a talk show, along with former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

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