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The ‘Roll Over’ Factor In West Indies Cricket

Time was when the manner of last Saturday’s nine-wicket defeat suffered by the West Indies at the hands of England would have sent shock waves through the Caribbean; it would have brought forth a collective howl of outrage, a baying for blood, a boisterous, insistent demand that heads roll. Last Saturday’s familiar display of woeful ineptitude by the West Indies […]

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Anderson Inspires England To Memorable Win

England produced a remarkable victory in the second Test after a seemingly moribund contest was brought to life by the brilliance of James Anderson and the seemingly ineradicable flaws in West Indies’ game. Anderson was the inspiration during a helter-skelter morning session in which England ripped out six wickets and Alastair Cook was there at the end to complete a […]

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The Emergence Of The 3

After 20 years of free-falling in test cricket, is it possible that the West Indies are finally setting a solid foundation to compete against the top 7 test nations? There’s an undercurrent of excitement among ardent West Indians fans, who relished the 4th innings fight put up to ensure an unlikely draw in the first test match against England in […]

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Dead Icons Inspire Holder Test Century

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder says images of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela as well as his dead grandfather flashed through his mind after scoring his maiden test and first class century on Friday. Holder, playing in only his fourth test, struck an unbeaten hundred to help West Indies force a draw against […]

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West Indies Squad For First Test Against England

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board announced a 14-member squad on Friday for the first Test against England, starting on Monday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here. Squad Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain), Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jason Holder Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Devon […]

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Raw Young Talent Should Give West Indies Hope

The first-class season threw up a number of players who, if harnessed properly, can possibly help arrest West Indies’ slide in international cricket England spent their first day in the West Indies on Friday in their luxury accommodation in St Kitts, an island of 35 square miles in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, populated by 45,000 easy-going inhabitants. There […]

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Are Professional Sports Uniforms Too Sacred For Company Logos?

In a past article in the New York Times, the NBA admitted it is considering allowing logos on player’s uniforms. This should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with the sports business; and yes, sports is all about making money. Just read this quote from Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, about putting logos on NBA […]

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‘Mediocre’ West Indies

Veteran cricket commentator and writer Ton Cozier, in a column on espncricinfo.com, noted that as the cricket world’s attention was riveted exclusive on the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and the lead-in to Sunday’s fascinating final between the co-hosts, two also-rans from the tournament were preparing for a low-key Test series on the other side of the planet […]

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Young Captain And Dysfunctional System Challenge Simmons

Caribbean veteran cricket commentator and writer Tony Cozier writing for espncricinfo.com has described West Indies (WI) performances in yet another World Cup as erratic. Given the West Indies elimination in the quarter-final in Wellington, Cozier posited that there is now an urgent need for reconstruction with fresh, young recruits. He writes thus: They [The WI] have endured several embarrassing thrashings […]

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WI Into Knockouts

Play began in muggy conditions and prospects of a shower or two – heralds of Cyclone Pam – could not be ruled out in the afternoon. Jason Holder, the West Indies captain, did his bit – win the toss, choose to bowl and put the UAE top order into a shredder – to set his team a target of 176 […]