Cricket – Wired868 https://wired868.com Wired868 for smart sport news and satire Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Media Monitor: The more thieves change in Australia cricket, the more they reverse the swing https://wired868.com/2018/03/27/media-monitor-the-more-thieves-change-in-australia-cricket-the-more-they-reverse-the-swing/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/27/media-monitor-the-more-thieves-change-in-australia-cricket-the-more-they-reverse-the-swing/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2018 03:14:44 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46776 “One seta friggin tief!” Amen, brother! More than 15 years ago in July 2001, Valentino Singh, former QRC cricket captain and later Guardian sports editor, headlined his regular Thinking Things Out column, “Best ‘cheats’ will continue to rule.” The “cheats” referred to were the Australian Test cricketers who, according to Singh, “intimidate the authorities and …

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From West Indies to Windies (Pt II): Fourth Rising? Where has the ‘natural talent’ got us? https://wired868.com/2018/03/25/from-west-indies-to-windies-pt-ii-fourth-rising-where-has-the-natural-talent-got-us/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/25/from-west-indies-to-windies-pt-ii-fourth-rising-where-has-the-natural-talent-got-us/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2018 02:39:04 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46568 The following is the second part of the text of a speech delivered by Charles Wilkin on the occasion of the launch of the latest book by Professor Hilary Beckles towards the end of last year. The book carries the title “Cricket Without a Cause—Fall and Rise of the Mighty West Indian Test Cricketers” and …

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From West Indies to Windies: Oh, how have the mighty fallen! Ten theories of decline https://wired868.com/2018/03/24/from-west-indies-to-windies-oh-how-have-the-mighty-fallen-ten-theories-of-decline/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/24/from-west-indies-to-windies-oh-how-have-the-mighty-fallen-ten-theories-of-decline/#comments Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:17:42 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46565 “As far as I can tell there are not many other people working effectively to [restore the soul of West Indies cricket and point the way forward] as the political directorate is missing in action and the current board charged with responsibility for our cricket is a waste of time and unsuitable for that purpose.” …

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Sport Ministry confirms TT$20 million outlay for next three CPL finals https://wired868.com/2018/03/03/sport-ministry-confirms-tt20-million-outlay-next-three-cpl-finals/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/03/sport-ministry-confirms-tt20-million-outlay-next-three-cpl-finals/#comments Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:41:16 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46004 Trinidad and Tobago will host the next three finals of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket competition after the government agreed to spend TT$20 million (US$3 million) for that right. The 2018 season is scheduled to run from 8 August to 16 September. The government, according to a Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs release, …

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Women PE teachers are the problem? Cameron and WICB should get with the programme https://wired868.com/2018/02/27/women-teachers-problem-experienced-coach-tells-cameron-get-programme/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/27/women-teachers-problem-experienced-coach-tells-cameron-get-programme/#comments Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:46:49 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45857 “The Physical Education curriculum, based at the Learning Resource Centre in McBean, Couva, has been headed by a woman and staffed heavily by women, generally trained teachers with years of experience teaching in schools. They are largely responsible for making Physical Education an examinable CXC subject and efforts to have a specialist Phys. Ed. teacher …

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Failure is NOT an option! Local supporter calls on WI players to step up for World Cup https://wired868.com/2018/02/24/failure-not-option-local-supporter-calls-wi-players-step-world-cup/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/24/failure-not-option-local-supporter-calls-wi-players-step-world-cup/#comments Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:09:15 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45734 “…mere weeks away from the last chance to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, Caribbean people are still uncertain whether our team can get one of the final two places. “It is against this background that I have decided to address you, the cricketers, directly. Whatever happens at the Board level, you, the players, are …

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Where winners trump winning; celebrating quintessential QRC quality https://wired868.com/2017/11/30/where-winners-trump-winning-celebrating-quintessential-qrc-quality/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:49:25 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=43582 The following account of the 45th Anniversary Celebration of the Intercol victory of the 1972 Queen’s Royal College cricket team was submitted to Wired868 by Valentino Singh, retired Trinidad Guardian sports editor. The function was held at the Harvard Club on Serpentine Road on Saturday 18 November.  The surviving members of the Queen’s Royal College …

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QRC cricket remembers 1972 Intercol win; Justice Moosai to address anniversary celebration at Harvard https://wired868.com/2017/11/16/qrc-cricket-remembers-1972-intercol-win-justice-moosai-to-address-anniversary-celebration-at-harvard/ https://wired868.com/2017/11/16/qrc-cricket-remembers-1972-intercol-win-justice-moosai-to-address-anniversary-celebration-at-harvard/#comments Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:57:57 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=43063 CIC alum Justice Prakash Moosai will deliver the feature address on 18 November when the members of a Queen’s Royal College team, who call themselves the Royal 72 Champions, remember a famous Intercol victory. The event, originally scheduled to come off from 7pm in the QRC Gymnasium, has now been moved to the Harvard Club …

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Dear Editor: How to avoid successful challenges to sport decisions: fairness and transparency https://wired868.com/2017/10/31/dear-editor-how-to-avoid-successful-challenges-to-sport-decisions-fairness-and-transparency/ https://wired868.com/2017/10/31/dear-editor-how-to-avoid-successful-challenges-to-sport-decisions-fairness-and-transparency/#comments Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:27:57 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=42777 “To begin, no formal disciplinary hearing should be arranged until the matter has been investigated. Investigations must be undertaken in an open and transparent manner by persons appropriately skilled and trained in investigating such matters. “The question of whether there is any substance to the claim must be answered and evidence obtained…” The following Letter …

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CPL 17 TKR Review: ‘Dey does only run until the Knights ketch dem’ https://wired868.com/2017/09/15/cpl-17-tkr-review-dey-does-only-run-until-the-knights-ketch-dem/ https://wired868.com/2017/09/15/cpl-17-tkr-review-dey-does-only-run-until-the-knights-ketch-dem/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:11:37 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=41381 The time to be in front, every successful sportsman knows, is at the end. Ask Sir Alex Ferguson (but not Arsene Wenger!), Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Mo Farah, Usain Bolt (but not Justin Gatlin!) and Dwayne Bravo (but not Jason Holder!) That’s illustrious company for the Trinbago Knights Riders captain, who last weekend led his …

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Mind games: Why Holder’s Windies need men to lead them—on and off the field https://wired868.com/2017/09/11/mind-games-why-holders-windies-need-men-to-lead-them-on-and-off-the-field/ https://wired868.com/2017/09/11/mind-games-why-holders-windies-need-men-to-lead-them-on-and-off-the-field/#comments Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:25:26 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=41284 If I didn’t so hate the taste of hair, I would recklessly have cocked a snook at Joel Garner and damblayed my much lamented, disastrous, so-far-off-the-mark post-First Test wager. At Lord’s, I was certain, Jason Holder’s West Indies were going once more to be blown out of the water. In three days. I was wrong; …

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CPL 17: Cooper gets a lover, Pollard gets a blank as TKR seal title number two https://wired868.com/2017/09/10/cpl-17-cooper-gets-a-lover-pollard-gets-a-blank-as-tkr-seal-title-number-two/ https://wired868.com/2017/09/10/cpl-17-cooper-gets-a-lover-pollard-gets-a-blank-as-tkr-seal-title-number-two/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 01:45:19 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=41252 “Aye, Cooper, ah love yuh,” he shouted (Yes, he! No mistake! An older, balding gentleman whose gait suggested a certain unsteadiness that was perhaps liquid-provoked). “TKR is the greatest side in the world.” He was dressed in a Trinbago Knight Riders tee-shirt and waving a red bandanna energetically to and fro. “We bardder than dem …

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