Sydney, Nov 21: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has attributed the decline of once dominant West Indies cricket to a lack of leadership and money-driven Twenty-20 tournaments.
The 50-year-old, who made his Test debut in 1985 when the West Indies dominated the world cricket, said that the Caribbean cricket have been suffering from a lack of leadership for the past 10 years.
While addressing a youth forum in Thailand, Waugh opined that a lot of their current players value T20 cricket and making money rather than representing the West Indies, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Asserting that Australia’s period of success was based on the blueprint of the former powerhouse of world cricket, Waugh expressed that he would love to see the West Indies strong again.
West Indies’ premium cricketers like Chris Gayle, Keiron Pollard, Samuel Badree, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo have preferred to play in the Big Bash League rather than for their nation.
West Indies, which are currently ranked the world’s eighth-best Test team, will tour Australia in a three-match series starting on December 10.