Former West Indies bowler Michael Holding says Cayman Cricket needs to show young players there’s a route to follow to make a living in the game in order to improve the game locally.
Appearing on the 16 March episode of Let’s Talk Sports, the bowling legend nicknamed “Whispering Death” spoke about a recent meeting with Cayman cricket coaches and players.
He says Cayman’s population and lack of cricketing connections put it at a disadvantage. If young players see a way they can move up the cricketing ranks, however, he believes more of them will pursue the game.
“Cayman is not a part of another team,” Holding said. “It’s not like the West Indies where Jamaica and Trinidad and all that combine to form a good team. It’s Cayman playing on its own. So you’ve got to have a better infrastructure in Cayman. You’ve also got to have a pathway for them. You’ve got to find a way to say to a kid, ‘listen, if you play this game, if you dedicate yourself to this game, your time to this game, these are the possibilities.’ At the moment it is difficult to tell them anything because the development of the game in Cayman is not showing them a pathway to the betterment of themselves.”