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Stabilising the West Indies cricket team

The West Indies cricket team’s 3-0 One-Day International (ODI) triumph against Zimbabwe marks the 16th time that the regional team has swept an opposing nation since a 1976 whitewash away to England under legendary captain Clive Lloyd. There is little similarity between those two emphatic series. Zimbabwe is clearly a minnow …

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West Indies cricket can still regain footing

On 12 January 1997 at Perth, Brian Lara’s classy innings of 90 runs propelled the West Indies cricket team to a four-wicket win over Australia in the 1996/97 Carlton & United Tri-Nation Series and meant the then dominant Australia failed to qualify for the tri-series finals, which was eventually won …

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Beyond a Boundary

When in 1963 CLR James completed his seminal work on cricket, the title of which I have borrowed for this column, his introduction posed a simple question to readers. ‘‘What do they know of cricket, who only cricket know?’’ James was of the mind that, in order to fully understand …

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Stanford guilty of 13 counts of fraud

Texas tycoon and cricket mogul Allen Stanford was today found guilty of running a $42.5 billion (US$7 billion) international pyramid scheme at a court in Houston, Texas. The jury, which comprised of eight men and four women, heard five weeks of evidence and had announced yesterday that it was “unable …

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Morton mourned by cricket world

Imran Khan, West Indies Cricket Board Corporate Communications Officer, wrote a moving summary of the late West Indies, Leeward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer Runako Morton. The best judgment of a man’s character is in his behavior when he feels that no one is watching. And Morton, according to …

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