West Indies Hope For Redempation At ICC World Cup Qualifier.
West Indies captain, Jason Holder says the two time International Cricket Council World Cup Champions will be looking to redeem themselves at the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, which gets underway on 4 March.
Holder said although the Caribbean nation team has seen its cricketing level dwindle in the past, the qualifiers present an opportunity for the team, made up of experience and young stars, to redeem its lost pride.
“The last few years have not been that good for us, so this tournament is an opportunity for us to redeem ourselves. We have a few games under our belt and we have to get things right and hopefully turn our cricket around.
“We have been inconsistent lately but some issues have been addressed so hopefully we should see some good promises,” said Holder.
The Windies have in the past been plagued by boardroom problems which have seen a number of experienced players turn their backs on the once mighty team.
Financial problems coupled with contractual disagreements between players and the cricket board have also threatened to cripple the team.
However, the presence of hard hitting Chris Gayle at this tournament, will be a moral boost for the Windies.
“We have a lot of experienced guys in our midst like Chris (Gayle) and we will be banking on them to come to the party. Of course we are in a tight group but we want to do well and move to the super six then we will take it from there,” he said.
West Indies are in Group A alongside Ireland, Netherlands , Papua New Guinea and UAE.
The tournament runs from 4-25 March.