Cricket greats Ian Bishop and Carlos Brathwaite have been left dissatisfied after West Indies did not qualify for a World Cup for the primary time of their historical past.
The Windies misplaced to Scotland by seven wickets on Saturday of their Tremendous Six conflict on the qualification event in Zimbabwe.
Since Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka have already got six factors, West Indies, who’ve zero factors after three matches, gained’t be capable to catch them of their remaining two video games.
“It has been a very long time coming,” Brathwaite, a former captain of the West Indies, was quoted as saying by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC).
“Clearly, one other format, T20, missed out (on the Tremendous 12 stage) as effectively final yr. So in white-ball cricket, there have been troubles prior to now.
“I believe that is the bottom you’ll be able to go.”
In the meantime, Bishop — one other Windies nice — mentioned that West Indies cricket has been on a declining pattern over the previous decade.
“We have not performed persistently good one-day worldwide cricket towards the highest nations for maybe a decade,” Bishop instructed cricket web site ESPN Cricinfo.
“I do know there was some introspection that has been happening within the Caribbean. However what this does is, it says that we’re at a couple of seconds to 12, and we’d like all palms on board to get the illustration again to the place it must be.”
West Indies, who had by no means did not qualify for a Cricket World Cup earlier than, gained the primary two editions of the event.
The competitors for the final two spots for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is now between 4 groups – Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Scotland and the Netherlands.