May 30, 2012

West Indies cricket

Cricket would be richer if Narine was put to the Test

Carlyle Laurie

Tom Collomosse, writing in the London Evening Standard, says that cricket would be richer if West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine could transfer his T20 success to Test cricket.

He could be the model for aspiring cricketers, who have seen established stars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, two players of abundant talent, make Twenty20 their priority. Furthermore, Test cricket always needs new heroes, especially those nations whose lack of financial power makes them vulnerable to the franchises. They need players to make clear that they will put the international game ahead of a profitable life as a freelance cricketer. Perhaps Narine, if he fulfils his potential, will be the beacon for a new generation.

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