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Veteran writer and commentator on Caribbean cricket
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The good, the bad and the totally unsurprising

Jan 3, 2016: There was a Test win and some promising performances. But other than those, familiar frustration prevailed in West Indies cricket through 2015

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The WICB could learn lessons from New Zealand's success

Dec 27, 2015: NZC understood the need to change its outdated set-up, and the result was a more competitive team and a healthy talent pool

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Time is not on West Indies' side

Dec 20, 2015: The current series bears parallels with their drubbing in Pakistan in 1997. Only, now redemption seems further away than ever

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Where to next for West Indies as a Test team?

Dec 13, 2015: If the trend of heavy defeats continues, and if the board refuses to take responsibility, their status in the longest format could be in jeopardy

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Cameron and Pybus need to answer for West Indies' on-field problems

Dec 6, 2015: The international side is in disarray, the rejigging of the first-class system hasn't worked, and the WICB is a laughing stock

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Simmons says his piece; WICB's move now

Nov 29, 2015: The West Indies coach, under investigation by the board, has presented his case for why he believes there is interference in selection

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Cameron v the CARICOM

Nov 22, 2015: The WICB president is not shy of getting into an ugly fight with the Caribbean governments over the control of cricket in the region

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Long, hard road ahead for West Indies

Nov 15, 2015: They head to Australia with key players out of sorts and the rest raw

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Will Cameron give up power for the sake of reform?

Nov 8, 2015: The WICB's recommended overhaul would depend on its president's willingness to bite the bullet and let go

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WICB: all talk, little action

Nov 1, 2015: The board has spoken about positive breakthroughs in its BCCI and Simmons controversies but nothing concrete has materialised on either front

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If only West Indies had listened to Murray and Dujon

Oct 25, 2015: There were warnings of the deteriorating relationship between the players and the board 35 years ago. Little has changed, and it could get worse

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What West Indies can learn from South Africa of 63 years ago

Oct 18, 2015: Jack Cheetham's side won admiration by drawing a Test series in Australia that everyone expected them to fail miserably in

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A familiar hoodoo for West Indies in Sri Lanka

Oct 11, 2015: Their previous visits have not been smooth, and the current one has already been marked by off-field issues and unsatisfactory preparation

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What next for West Indies in the coach saga?

Oct 4, 2015: Phil Simmons, who was suspended, might make a comeback, but his position will be compromised

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West Indies still reeling from India pullout

Sep 27, 2015: The controversy over selection for the Sri Lanka ODIs shows that the board hasn't moved on from the tumultuous events of last year

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A tale of two Caribbean leagues

Sep 20, 2015: The first-class PCL has languished in comparison to the glitzier CPL because of diminishing sponsor interest

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Selection discontent not helping WICB

Sep 13, 2015: The reactions of local cricket boards to the alleged mistreatment of its own players is taking the focus away from the game's revival

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Holder's influence on players will be crucial

Sep 6, 2015: As a young Test captain, Jason Holder should be judged on how much he can extract out of an inexperienced team on the tours of Sri Lanka and Australia

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Athletics fills a cricket-shaped hole in the Caribbean

Aug 30, 2015: The success of Usain Bolt and his fellow West Indian athletes in Beijing has brought cheer to fans weighed down by cricket's decline

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WICB in a corner over India pullout issue

Aug 23, 2015: The only way it can be saved is if the BCCI decides to go easy on its compensation claims relating to the abandoned tour last year

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