Mickey Arthur part of 3-member Independent Group to review West Indies’ T20 World Cup early exit

A three-member group of independent professionals has been named by Cricket West Indies (CWI) to conduct a comprehensive review of the early exit by the West Indies Men’s team from the recent ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Two-time champions West Indies failed to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the T20 showpiece in Australia after suffering defeats to Scotland and Ireland in the first round.

Former West Indies skipper Brian Lara and Mickey Arthur, who is currently the Derbyshire head of cricket, are part of a three-member panel announced by Cricket West Indies to conduct a review of West Indies’ early exit from the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Justice Patrick Thompson Jr., a High Court Judge at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, will serve as the Chair of the group.

The three-member panel, which has already started its work, “will submit a Report to the CWI Board of Directors, with relevant insight and clear recommendations. It is also intended that this review will establish a process and template for future performance reviews. The Terms of Reference (TOR) will be published,” CWI stated.

Speaking about the appointment of the panel, CWI president Ricky Skerritt said:

“CWI is fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and totally independent panel agree to serve West Indies Cricket under challenging circumstances. I am especially grateful for their commitment to lend some of their valuable time to this important review project.

“It is vital that players, coaches, administrators, and all of us who love West Indies cricket, recognize that creating a sustainable learning culture, throughout the organization, 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,” said Skerritt.

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