ICC World Twenty20 May 2, 2010

Broadcast blues

Jamie Pandaram writes in the Sydney Morning Herald that while the rest of the cricket world is enjoying watching the World Twenty20, the same can't be said for most TV viewers in the Caribbean.

Jamie Pandaram writes in the Sydney Morning Herald that while the rest of the cricket world is enjoying watching the World Twenty20, the same can't be said for most TV viewers in the Caribbean.

Many locals cannot watch their own team compete in a global tournament they are hosting, because the local broadcaster chosen to show live matches is barely available to residents.

Darren Sammy is the only St Lucian in the Windies side. He produced one of the all-time great individual performances - 30 runs off 17 balls, 3-8 off three overs, and four catches - to lead the hosts to victory over Ireland in their first match on Friday night but the island was oblivious. Many flocked to see a famed preacher giving a sermon, while others let loose at the infamous Gros Islet street party.

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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