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Veteran writer and commentator on Caribbean cricket
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England and West Indies start series on similar footing

Apr 12, 2015: Plagued by problems off the field and under-performance on it, both teams have plenty to prove in Antigua

Tony Cozier

Raw young talent should give West Indies hope

Apr 5, 2015: The first-class season threw up a number of players who, if harnessed properly, can possibly help arrest West Indies' slide in international cricket

Tony Cozier

Chance for 'mediocre' West Indies to show up England

Mar 29, 2015: The incoming ECB chairman's belittling pre-series comments could motivate the hosts to show the resolve lacking in recent months

Tony Cozier

Young captain and dysfunctional system challenge Simmons

Mar 22, 2015: West Indies' new coach has a plateful of problems to tackle and not much time to warm up

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Jason Holder's trial by fire

Mar 14, 2015: Thrown in at the deep end, West Indies' young captain has managed to make something of a fist of the job

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Resistance to change hurting WICB

Mar 8, 2015: Suggestions to overhaul its functioning have fallen on deaf ears. Getting the West Indian public to push for a judicial review is worth it

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Where are the promising West Indies batsmen?

Feb 28, 2015: The pitches in the first-class competition aren't encouraging batting talent, thereby prolonging the struggle to replace Gayle and Chanderpaul

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Pressure on Cameron to retain support

Feb 22, 2015: The numbers might point towards another term for the current WICB president, but his recent handling of Chris Gayle might set him back

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Wanted: Chris Gayle, for rallying and runs

Feb 15, 2015: As past World Cups have shown, it's not wholly improbable for no-hopers like West Indies to succeed if their most charismatic player steps up

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West Indies look for the spark through Roach and Bravo

Feb 8, 2015: The No. 3 batsman and the team's lead fast bowler haven't fully delivered on their promise. The World Cup is the right stage to change that

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Narine's absence a major setback

Feb 1, 2015: Despite being back at his best with a remodeled action in domestic cricket, the reluctance to take part in the World Cup is baffling, on his part and the WICB's

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Dressing-room discontent weighs Holder down

Jan 25, 2015: The young West Indies captain's task over the next couple of months is to challenge the indifference shown by several of his senior players

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WICB's stance on selection confusing

Jan 17, 2015: Despite the explanation that Bravo and Pollard were dropped for younger players, West Indies' squad is one of the older combinations in the World Cup

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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

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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

Tony Cozier

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

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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