About Bermuda's cricket team

I have noticed that with Bermuda about to participate in the Cricket World Cup, the overall sentiment concerning the team is extremely negative. Most of the uplifting thoughts such as a country of 60,000 qualifying for the Finals, punching above our weight, carrying the flag, have utterly disappeared.

When you ask the person on the street about Bermuda's cricket team, the responses are rather of the lazy, overweight, uneager players getting a free paycheck to play cricket all day, no passion on the field or after the result, the players like to party too much while on tour, government's wasted $15 million on them for nothing, that kind of thing. Overall, the number of persons planning to travel to watch their team is well below expectations.

What does it mean? Is it a lack of national pride, or just mere frustrations at the team's inability to consistently win over the past couple of years at the higher ODI level?

Call me naive, but I'd like to think that the guys selected for the World Cup are 100% dedicated to the team and representing this country with pride and ambition. This is indeed one of the things I'd really like to get feedback from so I may be posing the question on the other Bermuda online websites.

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