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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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Yea, Denesh, Talk nah!

A still tongue, Denesh Ramdin would have heard over and over after the 2012 Test versus England in Birmingham, keeps a wise head. I confess that, with my “Yea, Denesh, Hush Nah” and “A Right Royal Ramdin Ruckus” articles in the July and August editions of the Trinidad and Tobago …

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Thanks and goodbye to Sammy and silent WI selectors

In Charlie’s Angels, an American television series later adapted into a movie, three attractive private investigators work for a boss that they never met and who gives instructions through speaker phone. It is tempting to believe that the West Indies cricket team shares a similar relationship with its selection committee, …

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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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Bravo’s U Report enrages cricket czar

The superb timing of Trinidad and Tobago cricketer Darren Bravo’s strokeplay has already won him global attention. His “tweets” aren’t bad either. Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Azzim Bassarath is not a fan, though. Bravo recently posted two unflattering photos of the dressing room used by national players on …

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T&T cricket needs you

Rayad Emrit will lead out the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team for the first time on Friday against defending champions, Jamaica, and without the benefit of more than half the team. Denesh Ramdin, Darren and Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul and Daren Ganga …

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