“We must have our best players playing in cricket -- all aspects of our cricket,” he said in an interview with former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop. (Agencies)
"You can't just think that you want all the money. People are being paid pretty well but you must have some love for West Indies cricket. And at the moment I'm not seeing how it could move forward. I would like to see more of a skill set," Lloyd added.
The legendary captain, who played in 110 tests and 87 one day internationals for West Indies between 1974 and 1985, said the regional players are being overwhelmed by their opponents.
"You look at our players and you are not seeing this extra fight that is needed to compete. We don't seem to be competing against other nations. They seemed to be out maneuvering us in all departments of the game, which is unfortunate," he said.
"We still have people here who are interested in the game, people still support cricket and we have to because as West Indians we want our cricket to get back up that hill. But at the moment it is not there. We have one or two good players, no doubt about that, but we are not kicking on," he added.
Lloyd, who captained West Indies to an unbeaten run of 27 matches, also wants to see the utilization of more former regional players to help in developing cricket in their respective territories.
“We must have our best players playing in cricket -- all aspects of our cricket,” he said in an interview with former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop.