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Kieran Pollard shows promise against the Aussies

Kieran Pollard shows promise against the Aussies

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Known for his swashbuckling performances in T20 cricket (especially in the 2012 IPL tournament), Trini and Windies all-rounder, Kieran Pollard, played probably one of the most remarkable innings of a 50-over game a few days ago. In scoring an undefeated century, Pollard upped his game to a whole new level, showing both his detractors and […]

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Why the Caribbean Diaspora need successful Windies cricket

Why the Caribbean Diaspora need successful Windies cricket

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a child growing up in Birmingham, England I remember rising each morning of the school holidays to go out to play cricket “around the back”  –  a place my three brothers and I  affectionately called the narrow alley in which many of our epic encounters were played out. With planks of wood nailed together […]

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MoneyGram promotes cricket in UK schools through essay contest

MoneyGram promotes cricket in UK schools through essay contest

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Secondary Schools Take Competition from the Classroom to the Field in MoneyGram Essay Contest Alec Stewart, former England cricket team captain, to coach student winners of contest that combines academics with the love of sport. LONDON (Sept. 17, 2012) – Soon, secondary students across England will be given the opportunity that could win them a […]

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Caribbean ‘A’ Lister: Sir Vivian “Smokin’ Joe” Richards

Caribbean ‘A’ Lister: Sir Vivian “Smokin’ Joe” Richards

| July 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, OBE (born 7 March 1952) is a former West Indian cricketer. Known as Viv (or King Viv), Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century in 2000, by a 100-member panel of experts, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Shane […]

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Indian rising stars grounded in West Indies

Indian rising stars grounded in West Indies

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Indian cricket is at a crossroad with some of the big names of the game hanging up their boots in quick succession. There is no longer Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid or Anil Kumble to shoulder the responsibilities now. Time for stylish right-hander VVS Laxman is also running out. In this context the India ‘A’ tour […]

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West Indies Cricket: Edgbaston Test ends in a draw

West Indies Cricket: Edgbaston Test ends in a draw

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

BIRMINGHAM, England – Steady rain condemned the third and final Test between England and West Indies to a wet conclusion on Monday, forcing a draw in the weather-marred contest. The Windies were hoping for a strong finish to the series with England set to continue from 221 for five, replying to the visitors’ first innings […]

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How Caribbean Am I?

How Caribbean Am I?

| April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

To begin, I guess I can say I am 100% Caribbean, while I am also 100% Dominican. Though I have lived half of my life in the United States, I have never on any occasion lost sight of the pride of being a Caribbean man. I have always been a crazy Caribbean cricket fan. I […]

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Sachin Tendulkar: Man Of The Century

Sachin Tendulkar: Man Of The Century

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett wrote a play named “Waiting for Godat” where two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godat to arrive. Millions of Indians for the last year were in a similar state waiting for their demigod Sachin Tendulkar to hit his 100th international ton. The magic moment […]

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Antigua to Mark 60th Birthday of Legendary Cricketer Sir Vivian Richards

Antigua to Mark 60th Birthday of Legendary Cricketer Sir Vivian Richards

| March 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Legendary Antiguan cricketer Sir Vivian Richards will be honoured with a week of celebrations to mark his 60th birthday in March. The festivities will begin with a Breast Cancer awareness walk starting at the Antigua Recreational Grounds, where “Sir Viv” made the fastest Test century, to Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds. Richards said he was […]

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World T20 meets & West Indies Cricket

World T20 meets & West Indies Cricket

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is that time of the year when, like the winter birds, most of the leading world cricketers fly down to India. Yes, the countdown has begun for the fifth edition of the most popular cricketing event of the world — the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will kick-off in India in the month of […]

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