Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper says team has not yet hit rock bottom after second Test thrashing by Australia

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Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper says team has not yet hit rock bottom after second Test thrashing by Australia

Former Test skipper Carl Hooper has vented his frustration at the state of West Indian cricket after their latest humbling defeat, calling for urgent administrative changes at the top.

Hooper also warned that after nearly 20 years of decline, worse was to come for the one-time rulers of world cricket.  

The West Indies lost 6-39 in 18.5 overs on day four to crash to a 419-run loss to Australia at Adelaide Oval to seal a 2-0 series loss — the heaviest defeat in West Indies Test history in terms of runs.

The tourists’ second innings total of 77 was the equal-seventh lowest total in West Indies Test history.

“No, I don’t think we’ve hit rock bottom because every time I think we have, we keep going lower,” Hooper told ABC after the Test. 

“It’s getting more and more embarrassing — I’m hurt today.

“I’ve never played in a West Indies side that has been bowled out for under 100. Just never.

“I mean your personal pride means you go out and fight. 

“We’re not fighting to qualify in major tournaments. How much lower can we go?”

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