Monday, July 20, 2009

 

This cricket thing

Am I the only one who finds it amusing that WIPA has asked the Caribbean Govts to intervene in the cricket dispute? Not only do I think most if not all Caribbean govts are useless but that WICB is a mirror representation of Caribbean govts. We rail and rail at the incumbents and when silly season comes we change the guard. It doesn't take too long for us to realise that it soon goes back to business as usual. You see, without a change in structure the beat just goes on. And that's WICB for you.

Then there are the players who I choose to see as the Civil Servants. Everyone knows them. They are just there going through the motions while most think they are really inefficient. In their world though everything is just peachy so they clamour for wage increases and the like but the service still stinks.

Then there is the electorate aka as the fans. They have this love/hate relationship with the civil servants but above all they are long suffering. Along the way the public becomes disillusioned and begin to stay away from the polls-see the dwindling gates at cricket. Some die hard party hacks hang on grateful for the little crumbs that they are offered from time to time. Of course they don't realise that the little gifts are band aids designed to mask rather than heal.

Others sit and mourn not only for the lost legacies that political giants like Worrell, Lloyd, Richards, Marshall and others created but for ourselves-our pathetic selves that are so incapable of building on greatness or effecting change, real change.

Comments:
Completely agree!

I especially love the analogy of the govt/civil service/general public. Gosh, it is so spot-on.
 
so you saying even if we get rid of WICB nothing aint going change. cuhdear! :-)
 
Well if we get rid of the WICB the body that replaces it has to have a new way of doing things or mmore top spinning in mud
 
I couldn't have said it better myself. I have some thoughts on the matter, but I'll reserve my comments so as not to offend other Caribbean nationals.
 
Abeni, I'm Anonymous. Stupid mouse.
 
I really does seem like politics the way you put it.
 
@CD I think I know what you are going to say girl. Let the islands go it alone,right?:)
 
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