Vaneisa Baksh

Vaneisa Baksh is a freelance journalist based in Trinidad

Jumbo the peanut seller carries a Trinidad & Tobago flag at Queen's Park Oval

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The last character

Jumbo is a tired man. But he is still going at Trinidad's Queen's Park Oval, spreading fun and joy for the price of peanuts

Brian Lara

As told by the supporting cast

A retelling of the Brian Lara story, with anecdotes that add texture to the tale

West Indies' mentorship problem

The experienced players are out; the legends of the past aren't exactly interested. Who is to guide the new generation?

No. 19

Worrell becomes captain

A cricketer and a gentleman who gave a sense of unity to West Indian cricket and championed the cause of player rights

No. 16

Constantine and Headley

With their outstanding talent the two forced the cricketing elite to reconsider their view about the ability of black cricketers

Lara: The Untamed Spirit

Patchy chronicle of a proud career

It is neither a definitive work nor a useful one for reference. At best it's a match-by-match account

West Indies in 2009

Sagas, strife and silver linings

West Indies started the year on a high, plunged into crisis, and seemed to revive at the tail-end

Decade review

The downward spiral

In the 2000s, West Indies went further and faster down the slippery slope they started on the decade before, as infighting, apathy and instability came to reign