West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will sit on a three-man committee mandated to “conduct a comprehensive review” of the West Indies’ humiliating group stage exit from the recent ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced today that its: “ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Review Group will undertake a holistic assessment of all aspects of the team’s preparation and performance at the global tournament.”
The committee will be chaired by Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court judge Patrick Thompson Jr and includes South African cricket coach Mickey Arthur.
The CWI did not reveal a timeframe for the committee’s work. However, the regional cricket board noted that the “independent professionals” assigned to the task will “submit a report to the CWI Board of Directors, with relevant insight and clear recommendations”.
The review will supposedly be used to “establish a process and template for future performance reviews”.
CWI president Ricky Skerritt said his organisation is “fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and totally independent panel agree to serve West Indies Cricket under challenging circumstances”.
“It is vital that players, coaches, administrators, and all of us who love West Indies cricket,” Skerritt told the CWI Media, “recognise that creating a sustainable learning culture, throughout the organisation, is a prerequisite for player growth and team improvement.
“Emotion-based and knee-jerk type decisions have failed CWI repeatedly in the past. I am confident that this independent World Cup review process will produce findings and learnings that should be of great benefit to our cricket system going forward.”