Cricket West Indies has long been experiencing financial instability. Their cricket has been impeded by it, and it has led to numerous arguments between the players and the West Indies cricket board.
Over time, things have gotten a little bit better, but Cricket in the Caribbean is suffering at the grassroots level because West Indies is far from achieving optimal financial stability.
Former West Indies bowler Winston Benjamin has contacted well-known cricket figures in India in an effort to help the issue. Benjamin doesn’t need financial donations; he is happy to receive something as simple as cricket bats or other equipment that he can help distribute to aspiring players in the area.
Winston Benjamin Thanked Mohammad Azharuddin For His Help
“Previously, we used to have a tournament in Sharjah where it used to be like a benefit game for players from different countries. I don’t want benefits. All I want is for somebody to say ‘here is some equipment’ – 10-15 bats, that is good enough for me. I don’t want 20000 US dollars. I just want some equipment so that I can give back to youngsters. That’s all I am asking,” Benjamin said in a video shared by veteran sports journalist Vimal Kumar on his YouTube channel.
Benjamin is merely expecting the barest minimum because the IPL generously supports a large number of cricket players worldwide.
He also asked Sachin Tendulkar for some help while also thanking Mohammed Azharuddin, “Mr. Tendulkar if you are in a position, could you assist me? Hit me up.
“I would like to thank my good friend Mohammad Azharuddin. He sent me some equipment over. Azhar, congratulations! And thank you so much for that assistance. Stay in touch. Anyone else who wants to contribute, feel free.”
Benjamin, who represented the West Indies in 85 ODIs and 21 Test matches between 1986 and 1995, took 161 wickets.