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The future of cricket is in Peru! Maybe…

Photo: Steve Hallett

As a West Indian, I consider it my duty to promote the second most popular sport in the world wherever I happen to be. After all, cricket is what makes life bearable in all kinds of circumstances. That is why I have become not only the official scorer for Cricket …

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Pollard, Smith abandon Barbados Tridents for IPL teams

Kieron Pollard

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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Lara makes no name for himself at Lord’s

Photo: Former West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara.
(Copyright AFP 2014/Manan Vatsyayana)

“Indian fans declare excitement,” a pre-match tweet announced, “over chance to see Sachin and 21 other guys whose names escape me.” The source does not identify the tweeter but it could have been ESPNcricinfo Assistant Editor Allan Gardner, the writer of an online preview to yesterday’s pompously named Marylebone Cricket …

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Cricket’s ‘greatest’ debate (Epilogue): Bradman, Lara or Tendulkar?

Brian Lara

Reflecting on his conversations with Frank Hernandez, a now 69-year-old Santa Cruz native who keeps cricket’s “Bible” at his bedside and who knew Brian Lara when he was just a boy in short pants, Earl Best arrives at his own conclusions. Unquestionably the greatest batsman in the game, arguably the …

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Hail Tendulkar; but praise Lara and Chanderpaul too

Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Sachin Tendulkar

As expected, India duly completed their win in the Second Testimonial in Mumbai on Saturday before the end of the third day. But on the occasion of the formal ascension of the latest member to join their pantheon, the gods of cricket were not in generous mood. In the first …

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