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Veteran writer and commentator on Caribbean cricket
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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

Tony Cozier

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

Tony Cozier

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

Tony Cozier

Lack of self-belief hampering West Indies' progress

Jul 6, 2014: Even though they surprised everyone by bouncing back from defeat to win the second Test, West Indies still remain a mentally frail side, prone to disintegrating when the odds are stacked against them

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West Indies' welcome off-field reconciliation

Jun 29, 2014: After nearly 20 years of infighting the West Indies board and the players' association are showing signs of putting aside their differences

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A transitory resurgence?

Jun 22, 2014: After a series of crushing defeats, West Indies turned things around impressively in Trinidad. But will the success turn out to be fleeting once again?

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Gibson on thin ice

Jun 14, 2014: West Indies' coach has proved to be quite the survivor, but he may be running out of rope

Tony Cozier

The Jamaican man mountain

Jun 7, 2014: In the last 14 years, Chris Gayle has produced some awe-inspiring innings and stood his ground whenever he perceived injustice from those in charge

Tony Cozier

The Narine conundrum

Jun 1, 2014: Nineteen years ago Desmond Haynes failed to meet a WICB deadline and never played another Test. Now Narine finds himself in the eye of the storm

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Is it too late for West Indies?

May 25, 2014: The board may be looking to revive the team's fortunes in Test cricket, but the players have their sights firmly set on T20

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Where are West Indies' allrounders?

May 18, 2014: Apart from Dwayne Bravo, there's only one suitable candidate for the No. 6 and third-seamer position, and he's not going to be playing New Zealand

Tony Cozier

Ramdin wears the thorny crown

May 10, 2014: The new West Indies captain is known to be an astute tactician. But without any standout players at his disposal, his job remains just as hard as it was for his predecessor, Darren Sammy

Tony Cozier

A worthy second venue for Jamaica?

May 4, 2014: The return to cricket at Trelawny is a chance to revive a 10,000-seat facility that was built for the 2007 World Cup but has sat virtually barren ever since

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West Indies cannot afford to ignore the Pybus report

Apr 27, 2014: The recommendations made by the WICB's new director of cricket have been accepted, but how many of them will get implemented, given the financial constraints and regional rivalries?

Tony Cozier

Lara's peaks

Apr 20, 2014: Brian Lara's 375 had a sense of inevitability to it, while the 400 came amid a backdrop of strikes and the threat of a whitewash

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The Bravo and Powell challenge

Apr 13, 2014: Two talented young West Indies batsmen, full of promise when they arrived on the scene, are in danger of falling by the wayside

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Sammy settled in finisher role

Mar 31, 2014: The West Indies captain has repaid the faith the selectors invested in him with some thrilling late-order performances recently

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How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

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On the eve of Mahela Jayawardene's final Test, his team-mate, best friend and fellow batting superstar Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and them, tick

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

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    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

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    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    One-day barrier to Indian Test progress (56)

    With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests