President of the Caribbean Football Union's (CFU), Austin 'Jack' Warner has accused the regional govenments of over-investing in cricket and in that process neglecting other emerging sports like football.
''Regional governments had neglected their responsibility to football but had proceeded with building multimillion-dollar stadia to invest in a 'dying sport'.
''I make no apologies for saying to you that cricket, as presently organised, is a dying sport and cricket has to revitalise itself and certain things have to be done to save cricket and governments can't save cricket by building fancy stadia all over the place which they can't maintain and which they say of course that football can use. It is foolish,'' Warner told CMC Sports.
''Many of them (governments) also too are still locked in a time warp of colonialism where they believe that cricket is the answer,'' added Warner, who is also the FIFA vice-president.