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CPL 19: Easy as 1! 2! 3! TKR see off St Lucia Zouks for third straight win

Half centuries by Lendl Simmons and Denesh ‘Shotta’ Ramdin led the Trinbago Knight Riders to their third win on the trot with a convincing victory over the St Lucia Zouks at the Queen’s Park Oval on a searing Sunday afternoon. The signs are ominous for the other teams in the …

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CPL 19: Narine and Webster help TKR find kryptonite for Tallawahs ‘ Superman

No Bravo brothers. No Colin Munro. No problem! Last night, the two-time defending Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), eased to a convincing 22-run victory over the power-packed Jamaica Tallawahs outfit at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. During an interview with the CPL commentary …

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CPL 19: Pollard leads Trinbago Knight Riders to victory over SKN Patriots in opener

Prodigal son, Kieron Pollard, captained the Trinbago Knight Riders to a tense victory on debut with fellow debutant Jimmy Neesham, producing the all-round goods to deny the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League 2019 opener at the Queen’s Park Oval on Wednesday. Patriots won the toss …

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So whappen, WI is not Stokes too? Can Holder’s men find a hero to hol’ up de side?

CWI’s Interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes and his merry men have named a minimally changed West Indies 13 for the Second Test against India, which starts in Jamaica tomorrow. I would say that the selected squad is nothing to write home about but is that really news? The squad …

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Blessed are the ignorant WI for they shall not know what hit them

No reports have so far emerged to tell us just how Jason Holder’s West Indies spent the bonus off-day they got on Monday following their 318-run four-day defeat by Virat Kohli’s India. But you don’t have to be a sceptic to doubt that some significant fraction of the extra 24-hour …

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A hello from Headingley; lasting lessons for WI to learn from Australia’s loss

There is never, I don’t think, a good time to lose a Test match—especially if you really don’t have what Viv Richards liked to call the winning habit. But if learning is the name of the game, then the management of Jason Holder’s West Indies side should be grateful that …

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If WI-shes were horses, Holder wouldn’t have to worry about hurricanes

Buoyed by the recent receipt of awards and bestowal on him of new accolades, Jason Holder may well believe that the home side he leads can match the visitors in the two-Test series which starts in Antigua today. I honestly hope he does not. Named West Indies Test Player of …

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W/Cup addict comments: Lord’s luck—Pt 3: What care they for cricket who dare not tell England no?

Writing on the same WhatsApp chat as his erstwhile captain, Valentino Singh, former QRC opener Zafar Khan opts not to focus on the tiebreaker and the seemingly unfair outcome. He does not say so explicitly but it is clear that he agrees with Singh about how unsatisfactory the eventual outcome …

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