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Cricket Great Clive Lloyd Knighted in New Year Honours List – by Joe Krishnan | Evening Standard + 2 Videos

Joe Krishnan | Evening Standard

Sir Clive Lloyd

West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd has been given a knighthood in the New Year Honours List.

The Guyana-born batsman, now 75, has been honoured for his service to the game.

Clive Lloyd heads a long list of names from West Indies cricket to receive the award, with the likes of Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Viv Richards all honoured.

Although Lloyd received a CBE in 1993, the belated nature of Lloyd’s award might be explained by his hailing from Guyanawhich became a republic in 1970.

Coincidentally, Guyana was granted independence in 1966, the year in which 22-year old, left-handed, middle-order batsman, Clive Lloyd made his Test debut against India.            Continue reading

Hope: Guyana’s history and the names of some “Great Guyanese”

 By Geoff Burrowes

When I was growing up I knew a mild mannered boy named Malcolm Rodrigues. His nickname was “Milky”. I later heard that he had become a Jesuit priest.

When many of us, decided that life under the heel of the Forbes Burnham regime was not supportable and emigrated to other countries to enjoy their freedoms, Malcolm continued to minister in Guyana. I recently read an article written by him about the martyrdom of Father Darke and realized that Malcolm had grown into a courageous priest who had stood up against the excesses of the politicians of the time. I guess that his Jesuit training and expectations were partially responsible for that growth.          Continue reading

Guyana’s gifts to the world – A 2016 Review – by BBC News

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Guyana’s gifts to the world

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This articles features a number of Guyanese who have been very successful worldwide
It was written in 2016 on the 50th anniversary of Guyana’s Independence from Britain,

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.

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My Cricket Heroes: Part 1 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

I am glued to the Indian Premier League (IPL). I never thought that I would be fascinated by the shortest version of cricket but I can’t move away from the television. My conversion to the IPL, and later the CPL and the Big Bash, started a year ago. It was then that I watched the T20’s seriously.

The glitz and glamor and the thrilling finishes left me spellbound. The four hour entertainment also filled stadiums and brought in much needed cash to the game. But the T20’s have had its critics, and from the senior ranks of the game. Clive Lloyd thinks that it erodes the skills that are needed for Test cricket while Michael Holding wouldn’t be seen near a T20 game. He says that it’s not cricket. Viv Richards, on the other hand, is on the staff of the Pakistan League and retired players from Australia, Sri Lanka, and South Africa can be found in the IPL.

READ MORE: My Cricket Heroes – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket West Indies: Richard Skerritt replaces Dave Cameron as President

March 27, 2019 –  Stabroek News – Editorial

The Caribbean hurricane season runs from 1st June to 30th November, but last Sunday, the first heavy gales for the year struck the region. The winds of change blew into Jamaica during the afternoon, bringing with it highly unexpected relief and hope to the people of the Caribbean.

The eye of the hurricane struck the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston where the Annual General Meeting and elections of Cricket West Indies (CWI) were being held. The results of the latter sent shock waves throughout the region as word quickly spread that the incumbent president Dave Cameron had been ousted after six years at the helm, an epoch marked with strife and controversy.    Continue reading

Guyana’s gifts to the world – By Alex Murray – BBC News

Guyana’s gifts to the world

Guyana Map 2015It’s 50 years since the British colony of British Guiana became Guyana.

Covering 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles), it is the only English-speaking country on mainland South America.

In popular culture, the country is sadly best known for the tragic events of Jonestown, where more than 900 people died in a mass suicide.

To mark the 50th anniversary of independence, BBC News highlights some of the positive contributions from “the land of a thousand rivers”.


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Cricket: Clive Lloyd wants players to show passion for the sport

Clive Lloyd wants players to show passion for the sport
Published on February 21, 2014
By Michael Bascombe – Caribbean News Now – PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –Legendary former West Indies cricket captain Clive Lloyd wants current players to recommit themselves to the improvement of the game in the region.Considered the most successful test captain of all time, Lloyd said that the players must develop a passion for cricket, and not just the money.

 Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

“We must have our best players playing in our cricket – all aspects of our cricket,” he said in a recent interview with former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop.

“You can’t just think that you want all the money. Fellars are being paid pretty well but you must have some love for West Indies cricket. And at the moment I’m not seeing how it could move forward. I would like to see more of a skill set.”

Lloyd, who played in 110 tests and 87 one-day internationals for West Indies between 1974 and 1985, said that regional players are being overwhelmed by their opponents in all forms of the game.  Continue reading

The rot in West Indies cricket – commentary

The rot in West Indies cricket

West Indies cricket team logoNOVEMBER 22, 2013 · By Stabroek News

The West Indies team were the most accommodating of guests in the two Test series in India to mark the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, by allowing their hosts to dominate them as never before, losing twice by an innings and within three days. Apart from their gracious guard of honour to welcome the great man to the wicket, in what turned out to be his last Test innings, their pathetic display was the rudest possible farewell gift they could have given to a fellow professional and legend of the game; it was, moreover, an embarrassment to all followers of West Indies cricket, even when held up against the many embarrassments of the past 15 years or so.

In the first Test at Kolkata, only two West Indians appeared to be playing Test cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Shane Shillingford; at Mumbai, they were belatedly joined by Denesh Ramdin. But, it has to be said, even Chanderpaul could not quite live up to his own lofty standards.          Continue reading

Cricket: Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

 Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

By Dmitri Allicock

Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

Born August 31, 1944, Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana now Guyana, was a former Guyana and West Indies cricketer.

In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their rise to become the dominant Test-playing nation, a position that was only relinquished in the latter half of the 1990s.

He is one of the most successful Test captains of all time with a record of 74 test captaincy and 36 wins.   Read More »

Guyana Cultural Asso. of New York Magazine – July 2013

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GCA July 2013-c IN THIS ISSUE

PAGE 3: – GCA Awards: Clive Lloyd & Peter Halder

PAGE 4:- Tribute To Maurice – Ron Bobb-Semple

PAGE 5-7: A Pollen from God’s Flower- Derrick Jeffrey

PAGE 8: Mr. Mo and the Children’s Workshop

PAGE 9: Minty Alley

PAGE 10: Tributes to Maurice Braithwaite

PAGE 11: Collin “Bumble” Wharton

PAGE 12-14: GCA Awards Announcement

AGE 15-21: Folk Festival Family Day      Continue reading