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Dear Editor: Rooting for Tridents, sincerely, an Amazon Warrior fan

“GAW is far and away the best team in CPL 2019. But sport isn’t linear, and the best doesn’t always win the prize. […] I’d feel better about the Amazon Warriors’ chances in an NBA-style best of 5 maybe, not in a single game, because TKR could win a one-off, whatever the teams’ respective forms leading up to that game may have been.”

The following Letter to the Editor supporting a Barbados Tridents victory over the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) was sent to Wired868 by former Trinidad Guardian editor and Guyana national Orin Gordon.

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I’m an Amazon Warriors supporter. Let’s get that out of way early. I hope that Barbados beats TKR on Thursday. Let’s get that out of the way too. Not because I’m anti-Trinbago… I may not be Trini, but I’m a Chaguanas boy through and through. It’s just that no team with any sense wants to be playing TKR at Tarouba in a one-off final with Ali Khan haring in and their raucous crowd as the 12th man. They would lose to TKR.

GAW is far and away the best team in CPL 2019. But sport isn’t linear, and the best doesn’t always win the prize. If everything went to script, Mike Tyson wouldn’t have been scrambling around the canvas, drunkenly flailing around, grasping for his gumshield while Buster Douglas stood over him. If it did, Socrates’ beautiful Brazil would have been hoisting aloft the Jules Rimet in 1982.

I’d feel better about the Amazon Warriors’ chances in an NBA-style best of 5 maybe, not in a single game, because TKR could win a one-off, whatever the teams’ respective forms leading up to that game may have been.

So, come Thursday, big up Barbados—who, by the way, is my head pick for the title. My hunch is that a late-breaking, late-peaking team will win it, though, mind you, an already good GAW was sensational against Jason Holder’s men at Providence last Sunday. I don’t have to tell you who my heart pick is.

And oh, Liburd? Don’t sic T&T Immigration on me, bredda.

 

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