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Faltering West Indies could miss tri-series final

If the West Indies find themselves mere spectators at Thursday’s Celkon Mobile Tri-Nation Series Cup final, they will have to blame their batsmen, with the exception of Darren Bravo and Lendl Simmonds. Set a revised 230 to get off 41 overs after rain again intervened, Kieron Pollard’s side reached 190 …

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Rain spoils West Indies contest at the Oval

When time was called this afternoon at the end of the rain-ruined day’s play at the Queen’s Park Oval, there was one question on all lips – especially those of Virat Kohli’s Indians. Will the West Indies be able, all were asking, to drive home their early advantage and keep …

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T20 Champs West Indies awaits Champions Trophy conquerors

It would be a major surprise if the Sabina Park and Queen’s Park Oval crowds prove as patient and as tolerant in the face of inclement weather as was the largely Indian Edgbaston crowd yesterday. “England rains,” wrote one Twitter user, “but India reign.” There were jokes aplenty before India sneaked …

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T&T Red Steel vows to overcome talent drain

Having already lost power-hitter Kieron Pollard and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, Trinidad and Tobago continued the haemorrhage in the June 5 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft in Montego Bay in Jamaica. That does not seem to bother officials of the local franchise, the Red Steel, who claim not to be …

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Ramdin, Broad and the anti-West Indies agenda

A white ’ooman name Miss Black, a black ’ooman name Miss White, a red ooman name Miss Green is the funniest ting I’ve seen. A narrow-minded referee name Chris Broad… The calypsonian did not actually sing those lines half-a-century or so ago. But if, like me, he has followed the …

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Captain Caribbean: Bravo’s blueprint for brilliance

Not for nothing were West Indian teams prior to Kerry Packer’s crucial intervention in the late 1970’s ritually called “Calypso Cricketers.” Sparrow’s “Slave” contains a line that perhaps epitomizes the regional attitude to the game. In that classic tune, the Calypso King of the World as first person narrator describes …

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