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Media Monitor: Pitchoil on WI embers (Pt 2); Holder on high horse as Windies walloped again

Unlike his top batsmen, West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder appears to be quite upbeat; he’s feeling pretty good about himself, it seems. Not without reason, it has to be said. Tuesday’s Trinidad Express reports on Page 59 that he is “into bowlers’ top 10, third among all-rounders.” And twinned with …

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Gibbings: Rebirthing cricket and regionalism; how the CPL has superseded West Indies cricket

“Fast forward to the equally radical CWI-sanctioned CPL T20 league and its recalibrating of the traditional model of country representation, through a process of team ‘franchising’. “This is Stanford on steroids—national flags; but this time with juggled regional and international names attached.” Regional columnist Wesley Gibbings shares with Wired868 readers …

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Cover Drive (Video): “Were you entertained?” Lara discusses his unique style and legacy

Were you entertained?! Brian Lara, West Indies cricket legend and multiple record holder, shares how he developed his unique batting style, the legacy he hopes to have left, and the influence of his Trinbagonian heritage, in the seventh episode of Wired868 cricket series, Cover Drive:

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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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Cover Drive (Video): Brian Lara on ingredients for greatness and epic Brett Lee showdown

Brian Lara, West Indies cricket legend and multiple record holder, discusses the ingredients necessary to be a sporting legend, his favourite batting partners, and THAT showdown with Australian pacer Brett Lee en route to his first Test century in Port of Spain, in the fifth episode of Wired868 cricket series, …

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