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SPORTS

World Cricket Lauds India For Their Greatest Series Win In Australia

The Indian team has made a terrific comeback after their 36-all out collapse in the first test match. After defeating Australia in the fourth test at the Gabba, India wins the Border-Gavaskar trophy series 2-1.  The Ajinkya Rahane led side had a lot of difficulties playing this test series. Their regular captain Virat Kohli had left the series due to […]

SPORTS

Windies Go Bangladesh With A Weakened Team

Bangladesh is set to play their first international match since March last year while Windies will become the side with most tours since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series get underway with a fully strengthened Bangladesh squad against a timid and weakened Windies side that is first preference-10-men short and will feature three ODIs and two Tests. Bangladesh […]

EDUCATION

Security Fix?

In The Gleaner, I read that a teacher who pointed a gun at a student and “swung a machete” at a security guard appealed his dismissal and won reinstatement. The points of contention were one; the punishment of job separation was excessive; two, there was no protocol in place to guide the deliberations; and three, the Vice Principal’s haste to […]

EDITORIAL

Biden’s Broken Promise Is Food For Thought

President-elect Joe Biden has given true meaning to the adage, “A promise is a comfort to a fool.” Biden’s promise of a $2000 check to the American people and then changing to $1400 to piggyback on Trump’s $600 check is just part of the reason people continue to distrust politicians. Indeed, one would have preferred Biden affixing the $2000 in […]

SPORTS

Gayle Wishes To See T10 In Olympics

Although there have been talks over the years to see cricket in the Olympics, it has not gained any traction in the right places to date. However, Windies’ ace opening batsman Chris “Universe Boss” Gayle would like to see cricket’s latest and shortest format — T10 be included as part of the Olympic Games schedule. The fact of the matter […]

SPORTS

Roberts — Young Windies Cricketers Don’t Want To Put In The Hard Work

Former West Indies fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts is unhappy with the effort being put in by the current Windies’ players. The 69-year-old Roberts has charged that the players are not prepared to do the heavy lifting to reap success. “I don’t think that these guys are prepared for the hard work that fast bowling entails,” said Roberts on the […]

SPORTS

Windies Leg Spinner Tests Positive For COVID-19

West Indies leg spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match One Day International series against hosts Bangladesh. According to Cricket West Indies (CWI), Walsh, who is asymptomatic, first returned a negative test result on arrival into Bangladesh on the weekend but had a positive return on his test in […]

SPORTS

No Mindley In Jamaica’s Scorpions 15-Man Squad

Marquino Mindley, the 26-year-old Jamaica and West Indies right-arm, fast-medium pace bowler, was excluded from the recently announced Jamaica Scorpions 15-man squad for the Super50 tournament this year. Last summer, Mindley was named one of eleven reserve players in the West Indies’ Test squad for their series against England. All-rounder Rovman Powell and top-order batsman Andre McCarthy who are away […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Continues To See More Airlifts For The Winter Season

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, is upbeat regarding airlift commitments for the 2020/21 Winter Season. In a speech in the House of Representatives recently, the Minister posited that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is maintaining strong engagement with tour operators and airline companies to drive bookings for the winter. “In a strong show of confidence in Destination Jamaica, our airline partners […]

SPORTS

Estwick Says Adapting, Focus Key On ‘Difficult’ Bangladesh Tour

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick has urged players to make a quick adjustment to conditions in Bangladesh if they are to be successful on what he anticipates will be a “very, very difficult tour,” which gets underway in just under two weeks. Speaking just prior to his departure with the last group of West Indies players on […]