The financial condition of West Indies cricket has been deteriorating for quite some time now. The board has been facing some financial losses which have badly affected their cricket. To tackle this problem, former West Indies fast bowler, Winston Benjamin pacer has requested the cricket legends in India to come out and support Caribbean cricket. Financial trouble is not something new for the Caribbean board as they have struggled with it over the years.
In the past, the situation has been such that many stalwarts of the game players opted to play franchise cricket rather than playing for West Indies. The constant financial trouble has been devastating for domestic cricket in the country and now, the former West Indies fast bowler, Winston Benjamin has requested support of Indian players including Sachin Tendulkar.
Former West Indies pacer Winston Benjamin has urged for some help from Indian cricketers considering the poor financial situation of West Indies Cricket board. The former cricketer is not asking for any money but he will be content enough if the Indian players can provide them some cricketing equipment. Winston Benjamin has even asked Sachin Tendulkar to call him.
In a video shared by journalist Vimal Kumar, former West Indies pacer expresses his request as he said, “Previously, we used to have a tournament in Sharjah where it used to be like a benefit game for players from different countries. I don’t want benefit. All I want is for somebody to say ‘here is some equipment’ – 10-15 bats, that is good enough for me. Mr. Tendulkar… if you are in a position, could you assist me? Hit me up.”
Considering the way, Winston Benjamin has come forward and asked for help, the situation seems to be quite dire as far as cricket in the country is concerned. It is to note that during the interaction, Benjamin also thanked former Indian skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin who sent some equipment as help for the country. We can only hope that the financial situation of the board improved and more cricketers come out for help.