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Veteran writer and commentator on Caribbean cricket
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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

Tony Cozier

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

Tony Cozier

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

Tony Cozier

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

Tony Cozier

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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Brathwaite a Chanderpaul in the making

Sep 6, 2014: The youngster shares a similar mindset and temperament with the senior pro, and has a similar unwavering concentration at the crease

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Question marks over West Indies' ODI batting

Aug 31, 2014: The sequence of recent stuttering starts in ODIs, with the middle and lower orders picking up the pieces, does not bode well

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West Indies needs to develop high-level local coaches

Aug 24, 2014: The board must coordinate coaches' training across the Caribbean and offer Level 3 and Level 4 certification, so that aspirants don't have to travel overseas for them

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WICB shoddy in timing of Gibson's exit

Aug 21, 2014: The board had more than five weeks to look for a new coach, and at the start of a new home series, a successor hasn't been identified

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Lloyd fuels optimism, but challenges await

Aug 17, 2014: The new selection chief will have to ride the waves of board politics and a domestic structure on the cusp of change to deliver the best

Tony Cozier

West Indies face clubs v country dilemma again

Aug 10, 2014: The board's "West Indies First" policy is likely to cause conflict with the players, but it's an effective way of strengthening their regional and national cricket

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Why West Indies lack talented home-grown coaches

Aug 3, 2014: An uncoordinated approach to coaching across the region has led to an influx of foreign coaches

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Boards must take a more serious view of on-field misbehaviour

Jul 27, 2014: Like many other governing bodies, the CPL has let off with a fine players who engaged in ugly confrontations, damaging the integrity of the tournament

Tony Cozier

Who gets to represent a nation?

Jul 20, 2014: Can a franchise that includes players from several countries use a country's name in its title?

Tony Cozier

TV contracts dictate daytime scheduling of Caribbean matches

Jul 13, 2014: Whether day-night Tests will be a success or not is yet to be seen, but it's unlikely that fans in West Indies will ever get to enjoy five-day cricket in the evening

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