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Chief selector is right but cricket a hard sell in the Caribbean

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 reason
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
Former West Indies captain, Sir Richie Richardson, is of the opinion the Caribbean side can return to the top of world cricket.Speaking recently on the Barbados radio programme, Mason and Guest, the International Cricket Council match referee agreed with Michael Holding of  seeing a light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the future of
It’s a mental issue, says super fan Norman Welch Story and photos by Brandon CorletteGuyanatimesgy.comWhen a visiting team enters Providence for a Regional 4-Day match against the Guyana Jaguars, they often wonder if that orange stand is filled to capacity.Norman “Juice Man” WelchThe support that pitches from that part of the Stadium is striki
kaieteurnewsonline.comAfter the 5-1 loss to Australia, Lloyd was ready to fight fire with fire and introduced a four-prong pace attack which soon became the feared weapon that the Windies used to dominate world cricket on all types of pitches.Roberts, Holding, Croft & Garner were West Indies’ weapons of destruction.Andy Roberts, Bernard Julien,
Talent in T20 doesn't convert into performances in the highest level of cricket - Test Cricket.However apart from that cliche, there are multiple reasons for the abysmal performance of the West Indian cricket team.Lack of a good leader: One should keep in mind that the West Indian team is a collection of nations across the Caribbean and hence to un
The biggest reason for the decline of West Indies cricket has been the diminishing importance of county cricket as a honing ground for international cricket.A large proportion of West Indies legends had long stints in England playing county cricket. At the time, English county cricket was still a leading force, and standards were close to internati
 West Indies white-ball captain Kieron PollardCMC – White-ball captain, Kieron Pollard, says he is not feeling any pressure from his West Indies’ inconsistent form, and was focused on trying to develop the side into a world class one.In fact, the experienced all-rounder stressed his main priority was helping players to develop and showcase the
CRICKET West Indies has been asked to intervene on issues affecting Guyana’s cricket by several stakeholders of the game.Attorney-at-Law, Arudranauth Gossai, from the Berbice-based law firm, Gossai and Gossai, who represents the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), the Georgetown Cricket Association, the East Coast Cricket Board and the Upper Demerara Cric
By Stabroek NewsLast Wednesday, as the West Indies players adorned black arm bands for the Second ODI against India, in tribute to the passing of a member of the formidable 1960s’ West Indians, it is quite probable they asked themselves, ‘Who was this batsman from back-in-the-day the older folks are always talking about?’Two days earlier, the life
INews GuyanaVivian Richards has given his support to Kieron Pollard as the Trinidadian allrounder prepares for his gig as West Indies white-ball captain, with their three-match ODI series against Afghanistan beginning in Lucknow on Wednesday.Pollard hasn’t turned out for West Indies in ODI cricket since their tour of the UAE to play Pakistan in Oct
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