Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron, the president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), is predicting the regional side’s resurgence in the longest format of the game.
And he argues that that will lead to increased attendance to Test matches at venues in the Caribbean.
West Indies, the toast of the game’s longest format decades ago, is presently among the world’s weakest Test teams.
Spectator turnout was dismal for the recent four-Test series versus India in the Caribbean, which the visitors won 2-0.
Cameron cited the team’s performance as the main reason fans have stayed away from games hosted in the region.
He says he is hopeful that the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL), entering its third season later this year, will help to improve the standard of the regional game.
“I can assure you, based on our PCL and where we are in terms of development in another year or so you, will see people coming back to watch Test cricket,” Cameron said during the drawn second Test versus India at Sabina Park in August.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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