After Sammy, Bravo also slams WICB, says even BCCI does more for them
Kolkata: After skipper Darren Sammy, it was the turn of premier all-rounder Dwayne Bravo to launch a tirade on his country's cricket board stating that "even BCCI does more" for them.
"The country's cricket is not in right hands. We have not got a telephone call from any of the WICB officials or directors. That's not a good thing. We know that they did not want or believe that we could win this tournament. It was basically us against them. Even the BCCI does more for us," Bravo told the 'Star Sports' in a post-final interview yesterday.
He also questioned as to how players like him, Gayle and Russell are being kept out of the West Indies ODI side.
"If we look at the calendar, we don't have anymore T20 matches this year. We are not picked for the ODIs. There's a series that's going to happen with South Africa but we will be playing in England (Natwest Blast) whereas we should have been playing for the West Indies. Look at the love we get over here. Even the BCCI does more for us than our board," he said.
"But it's nice that the CARICOM people are coming together. Cricket is a way that unites people in the Caribbean," he concluded.
Disappointed as we are yet to hear from our board: Sammy
Sammy launched a scathing attack on West Indies Cricket Board which has failed to communicate with them terming the attitude as "disappointing".
Sammy was emotional as he spoke about how they are yet to hear from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as he made it clear that the issues with the board regarding the pay disputes are yet to be sorted.
"People were wondering we would plays this tournament, we had issues with the board, Mark Nicholas called us players with no brain. But all of us came together, these 15 men put adversity aside, play this type of cricket in front of such passionate fans. It was tremendous. I want to thank the coaching team, Phil Simmons," Sammy said.
"Really happy for this win, it's something we'll cherish for a long time. We have a few match-winners, nobody give us a chance, every game somebody stepped up - good to see Carlos play like that in his debut World Cup," Sammy added.
"We had a new manager in this tournament in Rawl Lewis. He was doing the job for the first time. He came to Dubai and we know what he did so that we get the jerseys. We did not have the jerseys. Got to give credit to the entire team here. This is for all the fans in the Caribbean. President Mitchell (Keith Mitchell, President of Grenada) send us a inspiring message."
Sammy also took a dig at the board as he is not selected in the 50-over format.
"I don't know when I'm going to be playing for West Indies again, I want to thank my team, thanks my coaching staff. This is for the CHAMPIONS," he said, referring to the Dwayne Bravo song.