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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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Media Monitor: Does moving T’dad Express editorial finger find sport nothing to write home about?

Yesterday’s Express leader, headlined “Victory for all,” purports to be a celebration of the recapture of the CPL title by the Trinbago Knight Riders on Sunday evening. However, if editorials can be viewed as the equivalent of Test matches, I submit, then this one was a T20-type effort, a brief, …

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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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CPL 18: A 6 for a 9? How Amazon Warriors left DJ Bravo’s TKR no more margin for error

The time to be in front, every athlete knows, is at the end. And if, come Sunday evening, Trinbago Knight Riders are not at the front of the race for the 2018 CPL title, their fans will probably feel justified in pointing fingers at their skipper, Dwayne Bravo. “Bravo the …

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CPL 18: Did Lara put ‘goatmouth’ on TKR or were Bravo’s men playing dead to ketch Amazon cobo alive?

One day fuh police, the old people tell us, and one day fuh tief. With Trinbago Knight Riders now carded to take on—for the third time in the space of a week—the Guyana Amazon Warriors in tomorrow’s first qualifier in Providence, what I think interests the fans is whose way …

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Media Monitor: Reporting quality the genesis of enduring WI woes? Writers needed to right cricket ship 

Asked to name his best-ever West Indies squad, Lloyd Best named as his very first selectee the dean of West Indian cricket writers, Tony Cozier. This was in the late 1990s; we did not yet know that, like the Israelites in the Old Testament, we West Indians would be condemned …

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CPL 18: In defence of DJ Bravo (Part 3): Inside the mind of the TKR captain 

Steve Smith had not bowled in a competitive match for at least two years before Barbados Tridents’ captain Jason Holder called him up to bowl in the August 22 game against the Jamaica Tallawahs. Smith claimed two crucial wickets, conceded a mere 19 runs in his three overs and thus …

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