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Cricket: Where have all the tall men gone ? – By Hubert Williams

Cricket: Where have all the tall men gone ? – By Hubert Williams

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Former West Indies Test cricketer Ian Bishop seems a giant against small- statured Dwayne Bravo, captain of the West Indies limited-overs team in India

A little while ago, I used the photograph at the bottom of this article to make a comparison between the stature of most of today’s leading West Indies cricketers and the giants in many opposing teams of the other cricket-playing countries, and asked the question: Where have all the tall men gone?

A photo today of a scene in India provides the answer: They have drifted into the past, and are re-emerging as broadcasters. Just look at the photo here of a current West Indies major player and a major one from the past: Dwayne Bravo seems a tiny mite standing beside retired player Ian Bishop.  Continue reading

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