Vaneisa Baksh

Writer and editor based in Trinidad


Everton Weekes and the call of the inner artist
Everton Weekes and the call of the inner artist

Vaneisa Baksh celebrates a cricketing life lived to its fullest

Christopher Henry Gayle. What can I say?
Christopher Henry Gayle. What can I say?

How to feel about a cricketer with 20 years of experience who has branded himself an arrogant stud?

When I'm 84
When I'm 84

The great Lance Gibbs looks back in laughter, and a little annoyance, at a life in cricket

Identity games
Identity games

The CPL's effect on West Indianness has been deeper than anyone imagined

A Bajan boy steeped in Caribbean flavours
A Bajan boy steeped in Caribbean flavours

Cozier came to be the voice of West Indian cricket because he knew the game, and the landscape it came from, intimately

Darren Sammy, WICB-slayer?
Darren Sammy, WICB-slayer?

Will the West Indies captain go down in history as the man who brought the board to its knees?

Inside sexism
Inside sexism

A personal account that shows why Chris Gayle is part of a pervasive gender problem in cricket - and elsewhere

The window
The window

Letter from... San Juan, Trinidad

The last character
The last character

Jumbo is a tired man. But he is still going at Trinidad's Queen's Park Oval, spreading fun and joy for the price of peanuts

As told by the supporting cast
As told by the supporting cast

A retelling of the Brian Lara story, with anecdotes that add texture to the tale

Racism in the Caribbean...but not in the stands
Racism in the Caribbean...but not in the stands

Introduction | Peter English | Rahul Bhattacharya | Neil Manthorp

West Indies' mentorship problem
West Indies' mentorship problem

The experienced players are out; the legends of the past aren't exactly interested. Who is to guide the new generation?

Why are West Indies dropping their old guard?
Why are West Indies dropping their old guard?

Building and rebuilding the team has been the tired mantra for two decades, but the logic in this latest instance has been missing

West Indies have the potential to make an impact
West Indies have the potential to make an impact

ESPNcricinfo previews West Indies' chances in the 2011 World Cup

Worrell becomes captain
Worrell becomes captain

A cricketer and a gentleman who gave a sense of unity to West Indian cricket and championed the cause of player rights

Constantine and Headley
Constantine and Headley

With their outstanding talent the two forced the cricketing elite to reconsider their view about the ability of black cricketers

Patchy chronicle of a proud career
Patchy chronicle of a proud career

It is neither a definitive work nor a useful one for reference. At best it's a match-by-match account

Sagas, strife and silver linings
Sagas, strife and silver linings

West Indies started the year on a high, plunged into crisis, and seemed to revive at the tail-end

The downward spiral
The downward spiral

In the 2000s, West Indies went further and faster down the slippery slope they started on the decade before, as infighting, apathy and instability came to reign

West Indies win the Champions Trophy
West Indies win the Champions Trophy

In the creeping dark, a miracle spreads radiance