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Most WI cricketers want me here; WIPA president stands firm

The following is a letter by West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president Wavell Hinds in response to a dispatch from the West Indies’ ODI cricket team, which is headed by captain Dwayne Bravo, that called for his resignation: Dear Mr. Bravo, Thank you for your e-mail of October 7th and congratulations to …

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Dear Wavell: WI cricketers demand WIPA president’s resignation

The West Indies cricket team has demanded the immediate resignation of West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president Wavell Hinds over perceived conflicts of interests that supposedly affected the representation he gave the players in signing last month’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the West Indies Cricket Board …

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Can Bangladesh push West Indies in two-Test series?

Earl Best comments on what the fans can expect in the two weeks ahead: To the extent that performances in the three ODIs are a reliable guide to what to expect in the two-Test series which starts tomorrow, Mushfiqur Rahim’s touring Bangladeshis are deep in trouble. Obviously, statistics do not …

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Pollard, Smith abandon Barbados Tridents for IPL teams

The Barbados Tridents, who last weekend won US$250,000 for beating the Guyana Amazons to clinch the Limacol Caribbean Premier League 2014 title, will soon be US$300,000 richer. Or will they? Whatever the answer, one suspects that team management would somehow be happier without the money and with their two major …

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Polly puts the CPL mantle on as WI welcomes Bangladesh

Earl Best looks back at the 2014 Limacol CPL and forward to Bangladesh’s Caribbean tour: Congratulations are in order for Keiron Pollard and his victorious Barbados Tridents. The heavens had to intervene to hand them the 2014 Caribbean Premier League title but it wasn’t quite the miracle I had said …

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Ramdin’s ready for full West Indies responsibility

Earl Best watches the Limacol CPL and draws conclusions about the West Indian captaincy: I am obsessed with the idea of Denesh “Shotta” Ramdin as West Indies captain. No. Go back and read that again. Not West Indies Test captain but West Indies captain. Period. This ailment is so serious …

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