The Future of West Indies Cricket – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Future of West Indies Cricket – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The cupboard is empty. When Courtney, Curtly and Michael were busy knocking them over someone forgot to restock the shelves. When Clive, Viv and Alvin danced into the bowling attacks someone forgot to plan for the rainy day. The guardians and custodians of West Indies cricket have failed us. They have flattered to deceive, promising a silver lining that is as unreachable as Calypso’s lure. But don’t worry, like good salesmen they have a plan. There is always a plan, a report of some sort to cool the temper of the masses.

Well, the masses cannot be fooled anymore. They know that Test cricket has limped its way into regions that Bradman and Worrell would disapprove. There was a time when we were kings but now we are not even pretenders to the throne. While Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ireland and Zimbabwe play with gusto and pride West Indies give the impression that they would prefer to be somewhere else.

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West Indies’ Chanderpaul retires from international cricket


Shivnarine Chanderpaul

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially retired from international cricket almost 22 years after making his debut. The durable left-handed batsman, affectionately known as “Tiger”, formally notified the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an email that he will no longer…





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  • dhanpaulnarine  On 01/27/2016 at 9:57 pm

    Best wishes to Chanderpaul and thanks for the memories.

  • Albert  On 01/28/2016 at 11:38 am

    The West Indies are a number of tiny land pieces with mini populations. They dont have the market size to generate revenue and thus lack the resources to develop the physical capacity of the game.
    This couple with our historical and cultural inability in the area of managment means that West Indies cricket may need near to a miracle to survive the modern times.
    Over the Xmas weekennd I stay up with my daughters husband in New York to look at the game in Austrailia. There was only the diehard in the stadium. Who would want to pay and be in the sun to see a school boy team take a trashing

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