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West Indies cricket
Mar 9, 2009: Given the record at the Queen's Park Oval, Joey Carew's pronouncement that there will "most definitely" be an outright result in the decisive fifth Digicel Test starting today was simply stating the obvious
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
Jan 19, 2009: Are there players in the current set-up whose competitive edge has been dulled by recent successes and considerable financial rewards?
Jan 16, 2009: First-class cricket is really out of step with the pace of modern life, yet it survives
Jan 7, 2009: The WICB must impress on all its members the need to identify and prepare players for West Indies, and not continue to stick with those who have no future prospects
West Indies domestic cricket
Jan 4, 2009: The 2009 first-class competition will feature "return" matches, will run for 14 successive weekends and will allow teams 12 matches in the season, the most in regional history
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test