The Caribbean team dream of past glory but recent history gives a brutal picture of the challenge they face.
India – and money – dictates the game, which is going to bite those who so readily sold out.
New Zealand's cricket team has taken a hold of the third Test by wiping out the West Indies second innings inside one session.
A maiden ton from George Bailey and another inspired bowling stint from Mitchell Starc helped Australia beat the West Indies by 54 runs in Perth.
Sri Lanka sent defending champions England packing at the T20 as they reached the semis along with the West Indies after a dramatic night of action.
Negotiations are under way for cricket-mad sprint king Usain Bolt to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League.
Ross Taylor is also expected to miss the early part of the following five-match one-day series due to a shoulder injury
England captain Andrew Strauss hopes his long-awaited 20th Test century will provide the spark for a successful season with the bat.
Half-centuries from Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting left Australia in control at the end of the third day of the final Test against the West Indies.
A wonderful maiden Test century from Matthew Wade and a poor batting display by the West Indies left Australia in total charge of the final Test.
Shane Watson and Michael Hussey have helped Australia win the first Twenty20 against the West Indies after they both scored half centuries.
Man-of-the-match Rohit Sharma guided India to their 10th successive home win after a one-wicket victory over the West Indies in their first ODI.
Indian spinners Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin plotted a sensational West Indies collapse before the third and final Test ended in a draw.
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar fell short of his 100th international century after being dismissed for 94 on the final test against the West Indies.
India have eased to 132 for the loss of opener Virender Sehwag at lunch on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies.
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit unbeaten half-centuries to guide West Indies to 159 for three wickets at tea.
Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite hit maiden half-centuries to help West Indies reach 160-2 at tea on day one of the second Test against Bangladesh.
The International Cricket Council has fined India's Amit Mishra 10% of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision.