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Veteran writer and commentator on Caribbean cricket
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Is West Indies Test cricket doomed?

Jan 11, 2015: Talented players like Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo are not given chances in Test cricket, nor do they have any incentives to play it

Tony Cozier

West Indies cricket's annus horribilis

Jan 4, 2015: The year gone by will be remembered for sagas and strife, with regional governments having to step in. And we're still far from a reconciliation

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No excuses for West Indies' shoddy fielding

Dec 27, 2014: There are a host of reasons for their pathetic state of batting and bowling, some beyond the players' control. But their fielding lapses are non-negotiable

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Benn shows up in body and spirit

Dec 20, 2014: The spinner has brought a sense of discipline to his bowling and behaviour on the field since his Test comeback

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Weak, divided West Indies face daunting challenge

Dec 14, 2014: Without Gayle, Bravo and Narine, West Indies will struggle against the No. 1 Test side on its home turf

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PCL bogged down by mediocre cricket

Dec 7, 2014: The tournament may have become more professional, but the quality of cricket so far and poor advertising makes it no different from its predecessor

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Outlawing the bouncer not the right response to Hughes' death

Nov 30, 2014: Phillip Hughes' death, like Collie Smith's 55 years ago, was a tragic accident, but strict laws and protective gear have made the game safer than ever before

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Bravo's withdrawal highlights cricket's stress malaise

Nov 23, 2014: He and Kieran Powell should follow Brian Lara's example by seeking professional help to resurrect their promising careers

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The players have been saved, but what of the WICB?

Nov 16, 2014: If things ran smoothly with the board there would be no reason for Caricom and regional prime ministers to step in

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West Indies top brass need to recognise need for change

Nov 9, 2014: Ignoring the two reports that advised structural changes to the governance of the WICB is what has landed West Indies cricket in this mess

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The ICC should act as a caretaker for the West Indies board

Nov 2, 2014: Unless drastic governance measures are taken, the WICB will not recover from the damage caused by the cancelled tour of India

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Reticent WICB not helping matters

Oct 26, 2014: The president Dave Cameron has not answered several uncomfortable questions regarding the WICB's role in the crisis. For starters, why didn't he fly to India?

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A rock, a hard place and the WICB

Oct 19, 2014: The board's latest standoff with its players has had embarrassing consequences internationally, so any resolution now needs to be approached thoughtfully

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A painfully familiar crisis

Oct 12, 2014: West Indies players are warring with officials again, though this time it's with their own representatives, that too just before two major Test tours and the World Cup

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Narine's withdrawal: better sooner than later

Oct 5, 2014: Had he continued bowling, the intense scrutiny of his action in an international series could have dented his confidence and value substantially

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West Indies' quest for an allrounder continues

Sep 28, 2014: West Indies' ODI squad for India is surprisingly light on spin, but the tour is an opportunity for Samuels and Russell to make strong comebacks

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Reorganising West Indies' first-class structure is only half the battle won

Sep 21, 2014: But you can't expect a turnaround unless pitches, umpiring and practice facilities are simultaneously improved

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Plenty to ponder for West Indies, Bangladesh

Sep 19, 2014: Both teams face contrasting opponents in their next Test series. While West Indies will be tested against stronger teams, Bangladesh have it easier but without much to gain

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Time for West Indies to reverse the decline

Sep 14, 2014: The planned reorganisation of their domestic structure should help the region recapture some of the glory it enjoyed in the past

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Slow batting, sloppy catching hurting West Indies

Sep 10, 2014: Despite their comprehensive victory in St Vincent, the hosts were lethargic in at least two departments, against a side already low on confidence

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    A decade of Mushfiqur

His selection at 18 was viewed as a gamble but he has repaid that faith with his consistency over ten years, a rarity for a Bangladesh player

Playing alongside Adam Sanford

Eleven Tests and 30 wickets for West Indies, and a stand at Windsor Park named after him. And he now plays club cricket in the USA. By Scott Oliver

    Cook's clarity breeds resilience

Ed Smith: His immaculate concentration at Lord's on Sunday revealed his mental toughness. Whatever the sphere, the latter flows from the former

That England, this England

Liam Cromar watches England take on New Zealand from the Edrich Upper Stand at Lord's 11 summers apart, and can't help drawing parallels

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Ricky Ponting talks about Mumbai Indians' amazing turnaround, his relationship with Harbhajan Singh, and being part of perhaps the most star studded coaching line-up in cricket

Most runs on day one, and the Gavaskar-Hannan Sarkar connection

Also: making 600 and not winning, and lopsided contributions in a team's innings

'There's too much lip service about the sanctity of Test cricket'

Michael Holding on his regrets over West Indies' behaviour in New Zealand in 1980, why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance, and how crazy workloads are killing cricket

Short format, long partnerships

The five pairs who have added the most runs in Twenty20s

'I have moved on and I am not afraid' - Ahsan Raza

Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza suffered severe injuries during the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six years later, he is eager to officiate his first international game at home

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