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Veteran writer and commentator on Caribbean cricket
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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

Tony Cozier

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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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

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