“[…] Introducing a pair of reporters to bring listeners up to date on a particular issue, night after night, the CNC3 tag team of news presenters tells us, for example, ‘Here is Radhica and Kristian de Silva…’ “The de Silvas are husband and wife and, therefore, a team. Thus, the …Read More »
Vaneisa: The Pollard principle—‘full of energy, strategic and sharp, [and] committed’
Two days ago, Kieron Pollard turned 35. He did not play in the Mumbai Indians’ match against Chennai Super Kings on the same day, which proved to be one of the rare victories for the MI team during this IPL season. Before the match, the ESPNcricinfo website posted a discussion …Read More »
T2021 W/C: Is West Indian mindlessness a mere figment of Mark Nicholas’ imagination?
Tuesday morning in the Caribbean. South Africa are on the verge of victory in the second of the West Indies five Super 12 games in the 2021 World Cup. England’s Mark Nicholas is saluting the pair at the wicket, whose 83-run partnership will soon steer the Proteas to their crushing …Read More »
Media Monitor: Lee’s mysterious hyphen, (h)executed exams and Thompson’s new Herah
In a thought-provoking but amusing piece you can find on the Internet, Christopher Howse complains about the pronunciation ‘haitch for aitch’. “There must be a confused idea that since the letter h- is aspirated, its name should be too,” he continues. “It’s a kind of genteelism, like saying ‘Between you …Read More »
Media Monitor: Holding forth forever; will WASA main leak Badree please shut up!
“In the air… and out!” That’s Richie Benaud, the Voice of Cricket, describing a dismissal. Yeah, describing. Five words. More than enough. He is, you see, on television. The name Jimmy Magee probably does not ring too many bells. But he outdid Benaud. That came during Diego Maradona’s magical half-the-field-run-and-score …Read More »
Best: Warne fiddles with T20 bowling rules while Gower burns; how will ICC respond?
The beauty of art, it has been said, is the concealment of art; England’s right-handed middle-order batsman Mike Gatting and left-handed opener Andrew Strauss are certain to agree. Neither saw the threat Australia’s artful Shane Warne posed to his continued survival until it was too late. The first lost his …Read More »
Ewart Marcelle cards 90; a role model when we were young and free-spirited and used to wear flannels…
It is in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that we learn that the evil that men do lives after them but the good is oft interred with their bones. Far be it from me to gainsay the bard but I note without surprise that an “oft” is carefully inserted in his statement …Read More »
PITT STOP: Our high, low game; would new rules and roles help WI win more matches?
After the big 7-wicket WI victory in the third of the four T20s against Pakistan at the Queen’s Park Oval last weekend, former-ace-pacer-turned-broadcaster Ian Bishop reminded listeners that the hosts tend not to repeat victories. Carlos Brathwaite’s side duly lost the last match, giving the visitors a 3-1 win in …Read More »
PITT STOP: Politics aside, something else is holding WI back from cricket success
Can anyone explain why the West Indies are playing Pakistan at virtually the same time the Indian Premier League games are being played? One can understand why Pakistan, whose players do not play in the IPL, would be willing to be involved but what is the rationale for the involvement of …Read More »
WICB Members: Cameron did nothing wrong; public did not get all the facts
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Wycliffe “Dave” Cameron has been promised a smooth ride by regional member directors as the embattled sport body looks to carry on in the face of US$42 million lawsuit from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). CARICOM officials met the WICB …Read More »