Dwayne Bravo slams Cricket West Indies over brother Darren Bravo’s exclusion from the ODI squad for England series
Cricket West Indies (CWI) recently revealed the 15-member men’s squad for the upcoming ODI series against England, set to kick off at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on December 03. While the roster includes a mix of familiar names and promising talents under the captaincy of Shai Hope, the absence of seasoned batsman Darren Bravo has left fans disappointed.
Dwayne Bravo voices displeasure at selector’s decision
Despite Darren’s notable performance in the Super50 tournament, where he amassed 416 runs in eight matches, the selectors opted to exclude him from the squad. In response to his brother’s omission, Dwayne Bravo took to social media to express his frustration and criticize the decision-making process of CWI.
Questions raised on selection criteria
Dwayne directed his criticism towards selector Desmond Haynes, questioning the criteria for team selection. In an Instagram post, he stated, “This is NOT acceptable, and I just can’t make sense of it! What’s the criteria for West Indies team selection? Surely, it can’t be solely based on performance?”
Disappointment with Darren Sammy and lack of trust in the system
Dwayne did not mince words when expressing disappointment with former West Indies skipper and current head coach Darren Sammy. He conveyed his expectation of a fair and trustworthy system under Sammy’s leadership, stating, “I hoped for trust in the system with figures like you, Sammy, and the new director of cricket, but the system failed again.”
Advocating for fair treatment and transparency
Highlighting Darren’s stellar performances in the recent tournament, Dwayne emphasized the need for fair treatment, respect, and transparency in player selections. He urged Windies cricket to address the mistreatment and dishonesty that players have allegedly faced over the years.
Message of encouragement to brother and best wishes to the team
Closing his statement, Dwayne encouraged his brother, saying, “To my brother, this too shall pass. Keep your head up, stay focused, and trust in the Almighty.” Despite the controversy, Dwayne extended his best wishes to the selected players, expressing support for players making a return to the squad.