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July 24, 2013
There have been incidents of protests in Barbados over Trinidadian Kieron Pollard's appointment as captain of the Barbados team for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. Apart from a "street protest" on Tuesday, as reported by the Nation News, former member of parliament Hamilton Lashley has spoken out on the issue.
The protests centre around Pollard captaining the team ahead of Barbadians like Dwayne Smith and Kirk Edwards. According to the Nation News designer Wayne Cadogan, who led the street protest, said: "I am no Pollard or Smith fan, but I am looking at the principle of the matter."
Lashley, formerly the minister of social transformation, had earlier said: "I have a great difficulty with a Trinidadian captaining the Barbados franchise in the upcoming CPL. They have retained the name Barbados, so I believe a Barbadian like Smith or Edwards should be captain. I feel it is fundamentally and psychologically wrong. It affects the psyche of some Barbadians."
Barbados Tridents are one of two teams, from among six, to have captains from another country. The other is Antigua Hawksbills, who will be led by Jamaican Marlon Samuels.
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