First class arena key to West Indies success says Legendary Joel Garner


Legendary fast bowler Joel Garner believes a full developed first-class programme will help improve West Indies’ fortunes at international level. 

While the Caribbean side have excelled in the Twenty20 format, their plight in the 50-overs and Test format is well known as they lie eighth in both these forms of the game. And even though the West Indies Cricket Board recently expanded their first class competition, Garner said this may not yet be enough to help return the regional side to the higher echelons of world cricket. 

“You will get the results only when you are prepared to put the work in. Yes it’s a young team but the coaches are working to make the fellows more professional,” Garner told a news paper in a recent interview.