Having sent the Irish home with the taste of defeat fresh in their mouths, Kieron Pollard’s victorious West Indies troops are preparing to fly out to Sri Lanka this weekend. After Afghanistan, India and Ireland, the resurgent Caribbean cavaliers must feel fairly confident of their chances of yet another victory …Read More »
Now that WI have a sports psychologist, are CWI people playing mind games?
About a dozen runs and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. In Monday’s Express, Fazeer Mohammed raised the very pertinent question of who is calling the selection shots. Why is the 39-year-old Chris Gayle, he asks—who unretired towards the end of the 2019 World Cup—included in an ODI squad which, according to the coach, …Read More »
PITT STOP: ODI numbers don’t lie; WICB must stop running its own cricket team out!
“The supply of cricketers is not nearly as great here in the West Indies as in Pakistan, say, with its almost 195 million or India (1.2 billion) or even England (55 million). “Inexplicably, however, we have found a way to reduce the supply of players available for international cricket by …Read More »
PITT STOP: The case for the CCJ; a retired judge turns advocate
“Judicial decisions are made on the basis of relevant evidence properly brought before the court, to which the governing law is applied. Judges are not like parents or bosses, whose decision making power emanates solely from their status. “What is more, judges operate within a very critical legal community—both domestic …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: The long and short of it all; West Indies’ T20 cricketers deserve a fair shake
The West Indies is the region which is the chief victim of old-fashioned thinking about the game of cricket. It has always baffled me why in the 21st Century influential cricket people in the region have been unable to recognize how invidious distinctions between the long and shorter versions have been …Read More »
PITT STOP: WICB think long, then play wrong; Romain Pitt passes sentence
The good news is that Jimmy Adams, the new director of West Indies cricket, says he believes the eligibility rules governing selection should be changed. The bad news is that he also believes that the change may take some time because it will involve a “process”—somewhat like the “process” that …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 »
PITT STOP: Former judge rules on West Indies cricket case of Bravo vs Cameron
It cannot be in the best interests of West Indies cricket to persist in the exclusion of Darren Bravo. The younger Bravo has again been excluded from the West Indian ODI team. There is no reason to doubt that his exclusion is a result of the tweet he made on learning of his demotion, …Read More »