The Ashes have allowed the drama unfolding in the West Indies to be pushed into the background.
If there was ever a dramatic cricket story; this is it!
Potentially the West Indies could field 9 debutants in their test match against Bangladesh, which should have started an hour ago but still hasn't due to rain.
The actual West Indies team is boycotting the series because of contractual disputes with the WICB.
Its strange that the dispute has gone to the extent that has led the board to field a second string team for a test match.
Sure its Bangladesh, but its still a test match.
Doesn't the board think that Chris Gayle, Chanderpaul, Sarwan, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Bravo are worthy of the contracts they are asking for?
Hasn't WICB thought of the repurcussions of losing a test match to Bangladesh?
It's more than likely.
So far the rain Gods have sided with Gayle and made sure a new look West Indies does not take the field.
But it's just about time before it happens; I don't think I have seen something more absurd than this!