WC 2003 - Benjamin lashes out at poor Windies performance

Published: Friday, March 14, 2003, 22:54 [IST]
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Bridgetown: West Indies' poor World Cup campaign came under fire again on Friday when former Test player Kenny Benjamin said that the former double world champions no longer possess the weapons to dominate the game."I believe we have as good a Test team as any, but when it comes to One-day cricket, I don't believe we are among the top six teams in the world," said Benjamin.The West Indies, World Cup winners in 1975 and 1979, finished fourth in Pool B in South Africa with three wins, two defeats and a rain-ruined no-result against Bangladesh which knocked them out of the tournament at the first round stage.The 35-year-old Benjamin, who played 26 Test matches and 26 One-day Internationals, believes the country is lagging behind in the techniques of the One-day game."I don't think we've actually grabbed the fine points of One-day cricket as yet, fielding is the major part, and the thing about it is that we don't have specialist One-day players," he told the West Indies cricket official website.Copyright AFP 2001


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