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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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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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Gibbings: Rebirthing cricket and regionalism; how the CPL has superseded West Indies cricket

“Fast forward to the equally radical CWI-sanctioned CPL T20 league and its recalibrating of the traditional model of country representation, through a process of team ‘franchising’. “This is Stanford on steroids—national flags; but this time with juggled regional and international names attached.” Regional columnist Wesley Gibbings shares with Wired868 readers …

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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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