’There is no doubt that the T20 system is hampering us’ – Former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd on Test Cricket

Former West Indies Cricketer Clive Lloyd shared his thoughts on Test Cricket, T20 Franchise Leagues.

Lloyd said this while attending the platinum jubilee celebration of Satgachia High School in West Bengal’s East Burdwan district.

The current state of West Indies cricket—the team failed to qualify for the last 50-overs World Cup in India—hurt Lloyd like it surely must anyone of his calibre and with his history.

‘’There is no doubt that the T20 system is hampering us,’’ says Lloyd, who believes that it is Test cricket which calls for an examination of a player’s character, while the T20 format is more of an exhibition.

‘’If we groom 30 boys, we lose 15 of them to T20 and it takes time to develop them again. No, I am not blaming the franchise leagues or IPL as it has given people a good living. However, we don’t have the reserves of talent like, say, India — who can set up three teams simultaneously,’’ he said.

Former West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd on Friday said that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in West Indies and the USA in June, will be an exciting one.

“This T20 world cup could be quite exciting. West Indies did not qualify for World Cup 2023 which was really very disappointing. Hope this time West Indies will do better,” he said.

The Guyanese-British former cricketer has advised to make teams comprising experienced players as well as promising young cricketers.

“The best teams should be picked considering the West Indian wickets and conditions. Experienced players as well as young cricketers should be there in the teams,” Lloyd said.

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