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Gibbings: Rebirthing cricket and regionalism; how the CPL has superseded West Indies cricket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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Cover Drive (Video): Brian Lara shares journey from Cantaro to West Indies stardom

Brian Lara, West Indies cricket legend and multiple record holder, discusses his journey from the streets of Cantaro streets to West Indies stardom, the current slump of the regional side and his favourite fielding position in the Caribbean, in the third episode of Wired868’s Cover Drive:

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Cover Drive (Video): DJ Bravo on TKR’s 2018 CPL challenge and satisfying T&T fans

Dwayne “DJ” Bravo, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) captain and two-time T20 World Cup champion, discusses his 2018 form, what the CPL means to West Indies cricketers, the challenge of satisfying T&T sport fans, and why TKR are a force to be reckoned with, in the second episode of Wired868’s new …

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Cover Drive (Video): Brian Lara talks CPL, Test v T20 and West Indies’ missing ingredient

West Indies cricket legend and multiple world record holder Brian Lara discusses the potential talking points for the 2018 CPL season, Test vs T20 cricket, the strengths of reigning champs, the Trinbago Knight Riders, and the missing ingredient for the current crop of West Indies players, in the maiden episode …

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