West Indies cricketers representing the region in all three formats of the game stand to lose over US$52,000 (TT$330,000) in compensation for the ongoing India series, which represents a startling 64 percent drop in earnings. Even more eye-raising is the fact that this loss in earnings was agreed to by the …Read More »
Dear Cameron: West Indies cricketers appeal to WICB’s conscience
The following is a letter, leaked exclusively to Wired868, which was sent today by the West Indies cricket team to West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and CEO Michael Muirhead on the eve of tomorrow’s ODI against India. The players have urged Cameron to use his conscience …Read More »
Most WI cricketers want me here; WIPA president stands firm
The following is a letter by West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president Wavell Hinds in response to a dispatch from the West Indies’ ODI cricket team, which is headed by captain Dwayne Bravo, that called for his resignation: Dear Mr. Bravo, Thank you for your e-mail of October 7th and congratulations to …Read More »
WI drops opening India ODI strike; but demands Hinds’ resignation
The West Indies cricket team agreed to play today’s opening One Day International (ODI) against India in Kochi with just two hours to spare before the scheduled start of the match at 2.30 pm local time (4.53 am TT time) today in a move that would come as a relief …Read More »
Dear Wavell: WI cricketers demand WIPA president’s resignation
The West Indies cricket team has demanded the immediate resignation of West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president Wavell Hinds over perceived conflicts of interests that supposedly affected the representation he gave the players in signing last month’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the West Indies Cricket Board …Read More »
WI refuses to play ODI; confusion between WICB, WIPA and players
The West Indies cricket team’s opening One Day International (ODI) against India in Kochi from 2.30 pm local time (4.53 am TT time) today is in danger of being abandoned as the players, their union—the West Indies Players Association (WIPA)—and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) remain locked in a …Read More »
WI cricketers turn on WIPA: India ODI series in jeopardy
The following is a letter sent today from the West Indies cricket team to West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president Wavell Hinds, which was given to Wired868 from an informed source in India. West Indies is due to face India at Kochi tomorrow in the first of five ODI series but …Read More »
Can Bangladesh push West Indies in two-Test series?
Earl Best comments on what the fans can expect in the two weeks ahead: To the extent that performances in the three ODIs are a reliable guide to what to expect in the two-Test series which starts tomorrow, Mushfiqur Rahim’s touring Bangladeshis are deep in trouble. Obviously, statistics do not …Read More »
Pollard, Smith abandon Barbados Tridents for IPL teams
The Barbados Tridents, who last weekend won US$250,000 for beating the Guyana Amazons to clinch the Limacol Caribbean Premier League 2014 title, will soon be US$300,000 richer. Or will they? Whatever the answer, one suspects that team management would somehow be happier without the money and with their two major …Read More »
Polly puts the CPL mantle on as WI welcomes Bangladesh
Earl Best looks back at the 2014 Limacol CPL and forward to Bangladesh’s Caribbean tour: Congratulations are in order for Keiron Pollard and his victorious Barbados Tridents. The heavens had to intervene to hand them the 2014 Caribbean Premier League title but it wasn’t quite the miracle I had said …Read More »
Is Lloyd’s appointment a step forward or back for West Indies?
Columnist Earl Best takes an irreverent, even iconoclastic look at the credentials of the new WICB’s selection panel convenor: Clive Lloyd is a tactical genius. Reference the second World Cup of Cricket, staged in England in 1979. Playing against the hosts in the final, Lloyd’s West Indies had posted a …Read More »
Will CPL form propel West Indies to batter Bangladesh?
Earl Best examines current CPL form and looks at the implications for the West Indies’ imminent home series: It’s hard to say today just which team will emerge victorious in the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier League. Any one of the top three can still do it. Despite one or two …Read More »