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Writer and broadcaster in Port-of-Spain
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Crisis in West Indies cricket

West Indians need something to celebrate

Jul 29, 2009: The West Indian supporters are desperate for something to cheer from its cricketers, but are WIPA and the WICB listening?

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West Indies contracts row

Nothing short of a disgrace

Jul 15, 2009: What solution do we have for the chronic blindness on both sides to the reality of the increasing irrelevance of West Indies cricket?

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India in West Indies 2009

People of extremes

Jul 1, 2009: It is the quintessential Caribbean way in the face of any challenge, whether great or small, to either shrug your shoulders, cuss or wave your arms all over the place in frustration, and then move on

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ICC World Twenty20 2009

Windies need a new leader

Jun 17, 2009: So long as a premium is placed on Test cricket, West Indies are in need of a captain who endorses its primacy

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West Indies in England 2009

No respect for West Indies

Apr 29, 2009: Fazeer Mohammed says that England are still not showing West Indies enough respect

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Forget the excuses

Apr 15, 2009: Blaming the weather for Trinidad and Tobago's unsuccessful campaign this season is not only factually inaccurate, but shies away from addressing some of the more fundamental issues affecting the team

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Passing grade for Windies

Apr 3, 2009: Whatever happens, the West Indies have earned a comfortable pass mark for their efforts on the field so far at home in 2009

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To strike or not to strike?

Mar 30, 2009: How are West Indians and fans of West Indies cricket supposed to feel right now? Elated that their team is enjoying considerable success against England, or worried that all of this renewed optimism will inevitably come to nothing

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England in West Indies 2008-09

Backyard Blues

Feb 20, 2009: To say Kensington Oval has not been a happy hunting ground for West Indies recently is putting it mildly

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West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Antigua

ARG: A home away from home

Feb 18, 2009: The Antigua Recreation Ground is what an established Test cricket venue really is: a home away from home

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It's only one step forward

Feb 9, 2009: Only after the series will we know whether the patient, who has been ailing for so long, is really accelerating his recuperation

Why is your name still on it, Brian?

Jan 30, 2009: Our hands are essentially tied and we just have to keep throwing more and more money behind the proposed stadium in Tarouba

Batting minus scoring

Jan 26, 2009: A painfully pedestrian pace of scoring at the domestic level is not the happiest news in these deeply depressing times in West Indies cricket

Turning a blind eye

Jan 19, 2009: Are there players in the current set-up whose competitive edge has been dulled by recent successes and considerable financial rewards?

Calypso's decline echoes woes of first-class cricket

Jan 16, 2009: First-class cricket is really out of step with the pace of modern life, yet it survives

Are West Indies really that bad?

Jan 9, 2009: Whether or not England's team harmony will be compromised hardly seems to be an issue in relation to the imminent tour of the West Indies

Pakistan v West Indies 2008-09

Facing the facts of history

Nov 17, 2008: It is one thing to lament the seemingly unstoppable slide of West Indies cricket from incomparable superiority to almost laughable mediocrity, but it is entirely another thing to seek to minimise the degree of West Indies' dominance in the rush to hail th

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West Indies v Pakistan 2008-09

Falling through the floor

Nov 14, 2008: Jerome Taylor conceded 17 runs off the final over as Pakistan won the first match off the penultimate ball. Can he bounce back?

Stanford Super Series 2008-09

Let's cut out the hypocrisy

Oct 31, 2008: England's protests about being used and abused during the Stanford Super Series ring very hollow

Stats go, memories stay

Oct 21, 2008: Any appreciation of sporting greatness goes way beyond bland statistics

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What good are Test rankings?

They don't really provide narrative shape to the uncoordinated mess that is the FTP, but they can occasionally provide a compelling story

'Our goal is to find balance across varying conditions'

Brett Elliot of Kookaburra on the challenges facing the brand in facilitating an even playing field with the pink ball

Five of six

Here's a handful of the biggest sixes you've ever seen. By Rob Smyth
The Cricket Monthly August issue

    Starc's 100, and Alzarri's spectacles

Ask Steven: Have South Africa ever staged Test matches in August before?

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Starc zooms to 100 wickets in record time

Stats highlights of Mitchell Starc's record-breaking ODI career

Versatile Rahane quietly shows his worth

Ajinkya Rahane has shown himself to be a batsman adept at dealing with a variety of situations and tailoring his game to the team's cause

Herath's masterclass, Mendis' surge, de Silva's promise

Sri Lanka's marks out of ten after they bounced back from a winless tour of England to trample Australia 3-0 at home

Is India's need for speed too costly?

Under Virat Kohli, India have tended to go for quick-scoring batsmen at the expense of solid players. Is it an error in judgement or a larger sign of flexible thinking and practices?

Similar failings mar Tests at historical venues

The lack of play in Port-of-Spain and Durban over the last four days points to a disregard for common-sense scheduling and a failure to equip grounds to deal with bad weather

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