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Dire straits: West Indies cricket need top-class management

By: Shamik Chakrabarty |Coming back to West Indies cricket, at the time of economic depression it would require top-class management and a lot of persuasion from the authorities to keep the players motivated for international cricket. Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul have refused to be part of the West Indies Test squad for the upcoming
Cricket is a unifying sport in the Caribbean, writes Ryan Bachoo, 25, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Trinidad and Tobago, but he argues that the league needs administrative attention to improve the quality of play. Caribbean and cricket go hand in hand. It is, without a doubt, the single unifying factor in the West Indies region, bringing togeth
  Loop Sports  Chris Gayle (2nd left) celebrates with his Jamaica Tallawahs teammates during last year's Caribbean Premier League. The Editor, Sir: "The greatest party in sports' - as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bills itself - is the greatest party in sports. As anyone who has been there can attest, there is no 'vibesier' experienc
it is because majority (80 %) are descendants of African slaves who were brought in by Britain to work on the plantations. Incidentally, when slavery was abolished in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, which are 2 countries that constitute the West Indies, many former slaves moved to the cities. This left a vacuum of workers on the plantations which w
  It seems with Windies veterans Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels unable to speak as effectively with runs from their bats these days, most of the running has come from their mouths via vicious attacks on former teammates. Surely, gentlemen, you can do much better. Based on all that you have accomplished, is any issue that significant to warrant
"He fitted in perfectly to the Accrington environment even though it was an enormous culture-shock. I think the first thing he bought was a mackintosh!" Last Updated: 23/04/20 8:29pm Wes Hall is David Lloyd's cricketing hero Who did the Sky Sports Cricket pundits idolise growing up? Every Monday, we will be asking one of our experts for their crick
  Lance Gibbs is not impressed with the current crop of spin bowlers in the Caribbean. While speaking on Mason and Guest in Barbados on Tuesday, Gibbs expressed his disappointment at the spin bowlers currently playing in the Caribbean and was particularly critical of the much-heralded Rahkeem Cornwall. Apparently, the 85-year-old former West I
Cricket has always been a batsmen's game where every bit of the rule in the game has been designed to favor the batsman and not the bowler. From the very beginning the game had been biased towards the batting side. It is actually because at the core of the cricket it works on the 'reactive science' and the thrill of the game comes from the reply th
In this Jan 19, 2019 file photo, then West Indies head coach Richard Pybus, right, talks with bowling coach Vasbert Drakes during net practice at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. - CWI Media I remember Richard Pybus very well. He was the arrogant Englishman with South African roots that was hired in 2013 by the Wycliffe “Dave” Cameron admin
West Indian fast bowlers Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Joel Garner in February 1981. Chairman of selectors, Roger Harper, said in an interview recently that Caribbean territories needed to take more responsibility in the arena of developing world-class cricketers and he is right. Now, as chairman of selectors, he may have good reas
Former West Indies great Lawrence Rowe has long been revered as one of the most stylish West Indian batsmen of all time.The Jamaican-born batsman, who in full flight is described as one of the best to watch on a cricketing field, reflected on his career and the changing face of regional cricket in an extended interview with Andre Errol Baptiste on
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