The region has instead been presented with one poor performance after another while the players continue to compare themselves with those of other countries that are faring much better in the international game.
Our players lose their wickets with clearly injudicious strokes and yet they return to the pavilion and their respective countries without any apparent chagrin.
The CARICOM Committee on Cricket seems to have lost its way for some time now. No one pays any attention to the statements of the Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, when he speaks as the Chair of the CARICOM Committee on Cricket.
All of CARICOM blundered in their haste to rescue cricket from itself.
The Caribbean is not a homogenous unit and it is certainly not a socialist entity, although there are some leaders who desire that this be the case sooner rather than later. Thus it is unwise for us to expect that the CARICOM Committee on Cricket would have in any way influenced the development of the sport in the region given the stranglehold that the respective affiliates of the WICB have on it.
The general malaise of the CARICOM itself prevents the Committee on Cricket from making any significant inroads into the traditional blight that has overtaken the game in the region.
Perhaps nothing more aptly reflects the state of CARICOM and the state of the sport in the region than the disaster that was the opening ceremony of the CWC2007. There was no theme and the activity did not even come close to being truly representative of the vibrantly vivacious cultures that distinguish us as a people, a Caribbean people.
That the Caribbean leaders sat through the paltry opening ceremony and applauded to their hearts content perhaps reflected their own ignorance of who we are as a people and their lack of concern for how the world sees and recognises us.
That our own regional media dared to suggest to us that the opening ceremony was spectacular only serves to highlight the extent to which mediocrity has become normative and excellence has been removed from our Caribbean lexicon.
We certainly did a good job at the opening ceremony of confusing not just the international community but of confusing our own peoples here in the Caribbean.