Former West Indies batter Jimmy Adams, who is currently the director of West Indies cricket has expressed immense disappointment after certain key players didn't meet the required fitness standards. He said he had to drop contracts because these players didn't even come in the ambit of the "minimum fitness standards". He said after investing in these players for around a year, the results have been on the short side.
For contracted players who are unavailable for fitness, there are consequences that are outlined in the contracts," Adams said. "We have players who, in our eyes are good enough to be considered for selection who are unavailable because of not even coming in on minimum fitness standards. That is very disappointing. For players who are contracted, that is doubly disappointing. It means we would have made an investment in them going back a year, and we have nothing to show for that investment. It is something that is concerning to us, and something we have to think very seriously about when we go into the next cycle of contract discussions. I can't say enough how much we consider this a letdown, not just for the individual, but for the region."