West Indies, who are two times world T20 champions, had to play the qualifiers at the T20 World Cup 2022. The worst part was that they could not even advance to the Super 12 stage of the tournament. The Nicholas Pooran-led team lost to Scotland and Ireland to see the way out of the tournament. The management was heavily criticized for the dip in performance from a top-tier team like the West Indies.
Now, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) has appointed a three-member panel to conduct a review of West Indies' early exit from the 2022 T20 World Cup. Former West Indies skipper Brian Lara, and Mickey Arthur, who is currently the Derbyshire head of cricket, are part of the three-member panel. Justice Patrick Thompson Jr., a High Court Judge at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, will serve as the Chair of the group.
The three-member panel, which has already started its work, "will submit a Report to the CWI Board of Directors, with relevant insight and clear recommendations. It is also intended that this review will establish a process and template for future performance reviews. The Terms of Reference (TOR) will be published," CWI stated.
Speaking about the appointment of the panel, CWI President Ricky Skerritt said: "CWI is fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and totally independent panel agree to serve West Indies Cricket under challenging circumstances. I am especially grateful for their commitment to lend some of their valuable time to this important review project."
"It is vital that players, coaches, administrators, and all of us who love West Indies cricket, recognize that creating a sustainable learning culture, throughout the organization, is a prerequisite for player growth and team improvement. Emotion-based and knee-jerk type decisions have failed CWI repeatedly in the past. I am confident that this independent World Cup review process will produce findings and learnings that should be of great benefit to our cricket system going forward," said Skerritt.
Notably, West Indies' only win at the T20 World Cup 2022 came against Zimbabwe who too progressed to the Super 12s.