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June 8, 2000
Eddie Barlow, the former South African and Western Province captain, is on the road to recovery in the Constantia Medical Clinic near Cape Town. Barlow suffered a stroke in Bangladesh recently returned to Cape Town for further medical treatment last week. Barlow at the time of his illness was coach to the Bangladesh national side.
On receiving a visit from former colleagues at Newlands, Barlow was his normal witty self giving his visitors a detailed run down of cricket in Bangladesh. Barlow is slowly regaining full movement in both his legs. According to Barlow's wife Cally he is expected to leave hospital in mid June.
Barlow is excited about the prospect of Bangladesh receiving full Test status at this months ICC meeting in London.
The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric
Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?
Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player
Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests
Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament
Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled before players reach the first-class level
But you can't expect a turnaround unless pitches, umpiring and practice facilities are simultaneously improved