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Earl Best

Earl Best
Earl Best taught cricket, French, football and Spanish at QRC for many years and has written consistently for the Tapia and the Trinidad and Tobago Review since the 1970's. He is also a former sports editor at the Trinidad Guardian and the Trinidad Express and is now a senior lecturer in Journalism at COSTAATT.

Media Monitor: Maraj and Maharaj tell why we jamming the criminals but we still in a jam 

“Why should people be sacrificed so as to allow others, wrongdoers, to prosper? That is what we are being called upon to do, colleagues, […] What we are being called upon to do by a small clique of people in the country is to support wrongdoing, pretend not to know …

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Media Monitor: Pitchoil on WI embers (Pt 2); Holder on high horse as Windies walloped again

Unlike his top batsmen, West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder appears to be quite upbeat; he’s feeling pretty good about himself, it seems. Not without reason, it has to be said. Tuesday’s Trinidad Express reports on Page 59 that he is “into bowlers’ top 10, third among all-rounders.” And twinned with …

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Tiger’s race to glory; East Lake puts glint back in his eye and PGA silverware in his hands

Two shy! The distance on his approach at the par-5 18th was just a tad short, the ball landing in the rough separating the front-side bunker from the green. On another day, on nine out of ten days, given the angle of the spot where it made landfall on that …

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Media Monitor: CPL interview in lieu of review (Pt 2); TKR skipper Bravo shoots from the hip

Imagine this… Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo concludes an imaginary press conference, as columnist Earl Best wraps up the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season with the second and final part of a fictional exchange: Wired868: I watched the replay of the all-important game against the  Warriors on the last …

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Media Monitor: CPL interview in lieu of review; DJB locks horns with the cricketing media 

Who loves the spotlight more than internationally renowned cricketer-cum-entertainer with a growing reputation, Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Dwayne Bravo? And, after his team secured a historic second successive CPL title at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy last Sunday, DJB was in his element, the toast of Tarouba. However, the media …

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CPL 18: Fortune favours DJ Bravo; what sweet in GAW mouth turn sour in deh bambam

“Aye, brudder, yuh cud fly dah flag half-mast now; Guyana dogs dead!” It was supposed to be fourth time lucky for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. But although Providence had earlier twice favoured the brave home side, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy smiled on Trinbago Knight Riders’ Dwayne Bravo, hosting his …

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CPL 18: A 6 for a 9? How Amazon Warriors left DJ Bravo’s TKR no more margin for error

The time to be in front, every athlete knows, is at the end. And if, come Sunday evening, Trinbago Knight Riders are not at the front of the race for the 2018 CPL title, their fans will probably feel justified in pointing fingers at their skipper, Dwayne Bravo. “Bravo the …

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