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It's shame top players are not interested in playing for WI: Hooper

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Former Carl has said it's a that the top players from the Caribbeans are not interested in playing for the country.

The T20 world champions, who are in without the likes of Chris Gayle, and Sunil Narine, suffered a five-wicket defeat in the opening match against at the Eden Gardens here Sunday.

The players are missing in action either because of or 'personal problems' in the wake of the long-standing feud with their board.

"It's clear that they are not interested in playing for the It's a shame," the said on the sidelines of the first T20I.

The Carlos Brathwaite-led team featured three debutants, including Fabian Allen, in the match against Allen was their top-scorer (20-ball 27) in a weak batting display as they posted 109/8.

"It would not have been this easy for India if our seniors played. This is a young squad and they need time," the 51-year-old said backing the young side.

The West Indies have been inconsistent this year, winning only twice from eight matches.

In their last series held in the United States, the Windies lost 1-2 to in July-August.

Earlier this year, they suffered a 0-3 drubbing in before beating ICC World XI in a one-off T20I in England.

"We need to be consistent," Hooper, who played 102 Tests between 1987 and 2002, said.

"Some days we are playing well, some days we are not performing according to the situation. We have the talent, but they need to be nurtured well. West Indies needs to adopt good policies," he added.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 16:45 IST