Ian Bishop voiced his opinion on the decline of West Indies cricket over the past decade

Former cricketer Ian Bishop also commented on the decline of West Indies cricket over the past decade, particularly in one-day international matches against top nations. 

Bishop told ESPN Cricinfo, "We haven't played consistently good one-day international cricket against the top nations for perhaps a decade... What this does is, it says that we are at a few seconds to 12, and we need all hands on board to get the representation back to where it needs to be."

The setback for West Indies is unprecedented, as the team had never previously failed to qualify for a Cricket World Cup. They had previously clinched victory in the first two editions of the tournament, further highlighting the significance of this recent development.

With the World Cup qualifiers now reaching a crucial stage, the competition for the last two available spots is intensifying. Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Scotland, and the Netherlands are the remaining teams battling it out for a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The outcome of their matches will determine which two teams secure qualification for the prestigious event.