The Stench of Victory
The Caribbean Is One Nation.
|Darren Sammy and coach Phil Simmons|
We return with the still fresh euphoria of recent victories by the West Indies Under 19; T20; and Womens cricket teams . The offensive odors of mismanagement and insensitivity of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), continue to pollute the atmosphere thereby making us hold our noses rather than smile during this period of now rare Caribbean achievement on the cricket field. We can always be certain that the well paid technocrats and their political god parents will always mess up things for the people of the Caribbean Nation.
Once more the new rulers of the plantation are acting like the masters they have replaced. A captain in the heat of victory uses the occasion to tell the world that the WICB is not treating his team fairly. Immediately the apologists for the new masters, scold the captain for speaking the truth. Those who yearn for the days when children were instructed to be seen and not heard, are having great difficulty accepting the simple fact that the West Indies players are fully grown men and they have the right to defend themselves wherever and whenever they feel like so doing.
Ironically, the hypocrites who are chastising the captain have the entire Caribbean media to express themselves while trying to muffle somebody else. That’s how we are doing business in the Caribbean these days. While one group can do as they please, the other is called lazy and non productive. It’s a very potent mixture that leads to disaffection and cynicism within our societies. Freedom of expression should not be controlled by bosses only; workers also have rights.
The Mahogany Coconut Group has long recognized Darren Sammy for his loyalty to the cricket loving public of the Caribbean. We are delighted that he has once more demonstrated that he is a leader of great merit. We have also long called for the removal of Mr.Dave Cameron because he does not have the leadership qualities required to carry our cricket forward.
We congratulate all of our cricket teams and we hope that the WICB will reward them by removing Cameron.
We say no more.