July 23, 2008

West Indies cricket

Reload the slings and arrows

Kanishkaa Balachandran

In the dispute between Digicel and the West Indies Cricket Board over the sponsorship of the Stanford All Stars match, Fazeer Mohammed wonders whether Digicel are farse and out of place to insist that their rights as official sponsors of West Indies cricket and the West Indies team are being infringed. Read on in Trinidad and Tobago Express.

Is this all part of a top-level powerplay in which Sir Allen who, having seen the phenomenal success of the first season of the Indian Premier League, is prepared to throw even more of his millions around to ensure that his name is reflexively identified with the increasingly popular Twenty20 version of the game?

Have the top administrators of the WICB been caught out of their crease in lunging at the tantalising delivery tossed up by the Texan billionaire, prompting the Irish-based telecommunications company to call for the third umpire?

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