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ICC WC Qualifiers: West Indies out to retain lost stature

West Indies captain, Jason Holder, has said that his side is seeking redemption ahead of next week’s World Cup Qualifiers, which will be held in Zimbabwe starting on 4 March.

By SportBrief Reporter

The Caribbean Boys have seen a dramatic dip in form as of late, resulting in them losing their status as one of the best ODI teams in the world.

The two time ICC World Cup Winners have been dogged by problems on and off the pitch, with internal squabbles resulting in a number of veteran players deserting the national team.

However, Holder was quite optimistic when asked about their chances of success in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers at a presser held on Monday afternoon in the capital.

“We have not performed well in the last few years, so this tournament presents a chance for us to earn redemption. We know that we have been inconsistent at times but some issues have been addressed so we hope to see some good promises on the pitch,” said the captain.

Holder, while admitting that his side’s performance levels have been on the decline in recent times, has reiterated that this tournament is a chance for the relatively young squad, save for a few experienced players such as Chris Gayle, to rise up to the occasion and regain the nation’s status.

“Our squad has some experienced players like Chris (Gayle) and while we are in a tough group, we hope to do well and move to the super six then we will take it from there,” he added.

The tournament which will take place in the country will commence on the 4th and end on the 25th of March with West Indies pitted in Group A alongside Ireland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and UAE.

 

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