West Indies Cricket Fans Forum

Rohan Kanhai – An appreciation
Goog Lee, P.I.
Former West Indies and Guyanese cricketer, Rohan Kanhai. “The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. “No more technically correct batsman ever came out of the West Indies than Rohan Kanhai.” — Michael Manley. “His life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him, that Nature might stand up,
Govt must ensure that Guyana receives long term benefits from oil exploitation
Shelly-Ann Mohammed The discovery of significant oil and gas reserves off the coast of Guyana could be transformational for the country, and brings opportunity for local companies. Here ACCA looks at what this means for finance teams in the sector. Oil prices collapsed from over $100 per barrel (pb) n 2013 to around $30 pb by early 2016. Shale oil
CWI not to blame for players dismal World Cup
Windies top order batsman Shai Hope. Windies top order batsman Shai Hope has rejected claims a coaching change just ahead of the start of the ICC World Cup was a major contributing factor to the team’s dismal display. Despite being considered as one of the teams capable of causing problems at the tournament, the Windies went on to register just two
Opinion: Guyana now firmly on path for an illegal government
Super User
By Dr. Leslie Ramsammy In just about two weeks, Guyana becomes a dictatorship. The President and APNU+AFC are sinisterly eager to be a dictator President and an illegal government. The passage of the No-Confidence Motion on December 21st, 2018 set Guyana on a path to new General and Regional Elections. The date of the elections had to be chosen by
Windies must shed power hitting label to progress claims Ambrose
Big Cat
  Former Windies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose. West Indies bowling legend Curtly Ambrose believes a new generation of cricketers must lose the label of ‘power hitting team’ if they are to take another major step in a positive direction. Heading into the ongoing ICC World Cup, the Windies were picked as a dark horse by pundits and fans alike, in
I’ve Climbed Everest 21 Times. It’s Not the Mountain It Used to Be.
Juan Henriquez
Photo courtesy of the Apa Sherpa Foundation I’ve Climbed Everest 21 Times. It’s Not the Mountain It Used to Be. Over nearly three decades, Apa Sherpa has witnessed the effects of a warming climate and an overcrowded peak. I was born in Thame, Nepal, around 1960. I’m not exactly sure what year. When I was 12 years old, my father passed away. He was
West Indies must believe
The team must make believers of the rest of the region, too. They carry a lot on their shoulders: history, expectations, and memories. Now is not the time to look back. Just deal with the Boults and citizen Kane(s) and with dispatch and the usual flair. Can be done. Be a believer today. Bangladesh has not given up, as it eyes a place in the semis;
West Indies Cricket needs more local involvement
Dear Editor, THE current euphoria about the Cricket World Cup amongst global fans is mainly due to the open nature of the tournament. In this Championship, there are three highly regarded favourites: India, Australia and tournament host, England. Furthermore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa retain loyal fan-bases in their homelands and large D
Cricket West Indies (CWI), formerly West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in the West Indies. It is a sporting confederation of over a dozen mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries and dependencies that formed the British West Indies. It was originally formed in the early 1920s as the West I
West Indies tour to Pakistan
THE West Indies cricket team’s short but successful tour to Karachi for a three-match T20 series is being seen as Pakistan’s biggest step yet towards the restoration of international cricket in the country. Foreign players were unwilling to visit the country after the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team in Lahore. However, a tour by a high-
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