Cricket: The Game is Bigger Than Us – Sir Garfield Sobers – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket-The Game is Bigger Than Us – Sir Garfield Sobers – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Sir Garfield Sobers

The captain of the West Indies Test team is more powerful that many Presidents and Prime Ministers. The West Indies is the only place on the planet where eleven players are chosen from different countries to represent a nation.

This creates its own problems and also has its advantages. In the old days insularity and individualism were common themes in West Indies cricket. But a smart captain was able to bring out the best in the players and to instill in them the importance of playing for country.

Frank Worrell articulated this vision. The Caribbean was more than a geographical expression, a collection of territories separated by the Caribbean Sea and trapped by the tides of insularity. Eric Williams argued that the
destiny of the far-flung territories lay in its ability to speak with a common voice.  

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August 5, 2015 By SAMIR CHOPRA- http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/content/story/906431.html

Cricket on the high seas with Sobers and Co

A nautical encounter with the Caribbean heroes of the 1960-61 tied Test

The 1960-61 series in Australia captured the public’s imagination like no other. The West Indians were given a parade in Melbourne after © Getty Images

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VIDEO: Australia vs West Indies, Test Series 1960/61 Highlights

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