Situations can inch up stealthily, creeping up so insidiously that we cannot pinpoint the moment when an aberration became the norm. Allow me to return to the realm of cricket to illustrate what I mean about how a particular kind of leadership can damage the psyche of a people, and …Read More »
“Malicious attack on credibility of WI captain!” CWI defends Pollard against ‘mischievous allegations’
Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has blamed ‘well-known mischief makers’ for rumours of a rift within the West Indies cricket team, as the regional governing body attacked ‘unfounded and mischievous allegations’ in a press release tonight. At the heart of the speculation appears to be 34-year-old team captain …Read More »
Chris Gayle ain’t leaving? As Pollard’s sorry side takes stock, will opener make WI a laughing stock?
There was a time when I would have laughed it off. But the moment the story of Chris Gayle’s latest ‘I ain’t leaving’ tweet came up in my feed, I went to YouTube to listen to Andre Tanker. Smokey Joe play a big-time mas./Purple velvet and shining brass./He went to …Read More »
October, which sees the start of the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup, is also Calypso History Month. So it makes sense to me, if we are going to be clear about what this is all about, to allow David Rudder to tell us. In his ‘Rally’, he has found just …Read More »
Darren Bravo is a gifted left-hander who, for years, was the best batsman in the region and a clone of his cousin, Brian Charles Lara, the best batsman the country has produced. But that was once upon a time. Darren Bravo vintage 2021 is not vintage at all. On merit. …Read More »
Did anyone else react with a long, wet steups to the CNC3 sports news on Thursday night? Maybe steups are music to Ryan Bachoo’s ears. I cannot imagine any other reason why a young man who clearly works so hard at his craft would choose to bring us news off …Read More »
Skerritt: We didn’t hide audits; CWI president says he is not ‘concealing’ Cameron’s financial ‘wrongdoings’
“[…] In carrying out its assessments, the accounting and management consulting firm of Pannell Kerr Foster (PKF) uncovered some illustrations of questionable executive standards and practices. It verified and emphasised the need for drastic operational reorganisation and realignment, with an urgent need for improved risk assessment and cash flow management. …Read More »
Twok! Twok! Twok! Twok! Four remarkable, meaty blows that sent Ben Stokes’ balls sailing over the boundary and unexpectedly won the 2016 T20 World Cup for West Indies. So, heeding Ian Bishop’s order, I have remembered the name Carlos Brathwaite. Likewise, clearly, the selectors. Three years after that unforgettable April …Read More »
It didn’t take long, did it? Mouth open and ’tory jump out. Not one mouth, four mouth—not counting Dr Ralph Gonsalves who mouth cyar stay close when is West Indies cricket people talking bout. So first, it was Phil Simmons, who has never felt he wasn’t free to speak his …Read More »
“You may not think there is anything wrong with all of that,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff repeatedly told the Republican members of his committee earlier this week, “but I do.” “All of that” is a longish, itemised list of some of the most egregious actions—not to say ‘crimes’—already …Read More »
Newly elected Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt is under no illusions about the pace at which he will be able to effect change. But is that what he should be worried about? Might there not be other, more pressing concerns that should give him pause? If Garth Wattley is …Read More »
Strongman Cameron leaves Herculean challenge: how soon can Skerritt and Shallow clean CWI’s stink stables?
“We have already delivered the impossible. For miracles, feel free to check back later.” Were I in the shoes of new CWI President Ricky Skerritt, that is what I would have tweeted on Monday afternoon for the benefit of the West Indies fans, new, old and returning. I confidently affirm, …Read More »