Its not with glee that I look at the examination of the Caribbean by the world during this World Cup. Our cricket is not the issue. Most West Indies fans are brutally realistic about our chances, except when we are drinking. Hopefully this WC will help to refocus ourselves on things that are bigger than cricket and yet which link back into our cricket.
Unfortunately it may be too late. The many people who expected this to be a windfall with Caribbean vendors gouging an unsuspecting tourist population (with the ICC's backing and goodwill of course), are now looking at running home to count their losses.
Meanwhile countries with real problems at even spending on sports in school have constructed stadiums and spent money which can all be traced to poor planning and greed. The opposition parties regionally must be licking their chops.