"No desire, no interest" - Gus Logie
The scathing view of Bermudian's Trinidad and Tobago born coach Gus Logie after their abject display in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers
in South Africa these past couple of weeks.
Logie said "It annoys me, yes, that all the hard work and commitment, not just from myself but from many people, has been wasted. The board have tried to put guidelines in place - not just internationally but locally - and opportunities were given to players. But over the past two weeks, we really haven't shown that level of commitment, or hunger, or desire or focus from the individuals. Because that's what it boils down to: on the field of play. We felt we let ourselves down tremendously, under tremendous expectations, and it hasn't really and truly happened."
There has been much talk of the players lacksidasical attitude to professional sport on the island, of drug use and of simply not giving a toss. Compare their organisation and financial backing to that of the nomads from Afghanistan or the baggage handlers and bursars that make up the UAE side, each proud to be representing their nation, then Logie's accusations make it a sad day for the Bermudian Cricket Board
. The island celebrates it's heroes every October and the players that left for South Africa each had the chance to make people back home proud. They failed miserably.