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Commentary: I am a Toronto Sports fan! – By Geoff Burrowes

 By: Geoff Burrowes

     This is a warning – if you’re not a sports fan don’t waste your valuable time reading this! You probably won’t understand what I’m talking about anyway!

This story, starts for me, not on the immaculate pitch at Boarda or at Exhibition Stadium, the Dome or BMO Field, but on a hot sticky afternoon, at Kennington Oval, across the Thames from Parliament Buildings in London, when I was privileged to be part of a delirious West Indies crowd watching Frank Worrell’s exciting Calypso cricketers demolish the England bowling attack. I remember Sir Gary Sobers, Joe Soloman, Basil Butcher and Rohan Kanhai shining, hitting fours and sixes with abandon that afternoon, after a disastrous start. Here were our men (our heroes), carving up the vaunted England bowling attack. Now what does this have to do with being a Toronto sports fan?          Continue reading

Cricket: World T20 2016 – West Indies in semi-finals, South Africa face exit

South Africa v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Nagpur March 25, 2016

West Indies in semi-finals, South Africa face exit

West Indies 123 for 7 (Samuels 44, Charles 32, Tahir 2-13) beat South Africa 122 for 8 (De Kock 47, Bravo 2-20, Gayle 2-17) by three wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A composed knock of 44 from Marlon Samuels saw West Indies through to their third win on the trot © AFP

West Indies secured their spot in the World T20 2016 semi-finals with a third successive win but made hard work of chasing a small target of 123. With just a shave over a run-a-ball needed, West Indies were routinely dragged back, to a point where they needed 20 off the last two overs. However, a solid start from Johnson Charles, a composed innings from Marlon Samuels and a six from Carlos Brathwaite in the final over saw them sneak over the line.    Continue reading

Down Liberty Avenue 3 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 3  – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The two ladies were struggling with the baby. It was raining and they wanted to get to the Lefferts subway station quickly. The baby gurgled happily but not for long. The lady holding onto the pushchair slipped and baby and pram came unstuck. This happens all too often at the Lefferts and Liberty Avenue subway and it’s another good reason to have the elevator.

At the ticket booth was a young man looking rather dazed. He approached the teller with a story. His mother was dying in a hospital in Rockaway Boulevard and he didn’t have any money to pay the fare. He would be grateful for a free pass. The teller looked at him long and hard and then shifted her gaze to me. I nodded. She clicked a button and let him pass.   Continue reading

Cricketer Dwayne Bravo releases music video globally as he ends IPL + video

Cricketer Dwayne Bravo releases music video globally as he ends IPL


The music video features Dwayne Bravo (left) and Nisha B. (Photo: cricketworld.com)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday May 25, 2015 – Dwayne Bravo yesterday (24 May 2015)  released the music video for his single, ‘Chalo! Chalo!’ which features fellow Trinidad and Tobago crossover artiste, Nisha B.

The global release coincided with the cricketer’s final game of the India Premier League (IPL) after a largely successful two-month campaign with the Chennai Super Kings.

Shot in India, the music video is one of two for the uptempo Anglo/Hindi fusion piece. Continue reading

Cricket Book- WI in Test Matches …. 1928-2013 – By Ramnarine Sambhudat

Cricket Book For Sale    Available from the author at: http://www.sambhudat.com/

Also available from Amazon.com (Check this link)

 WI in Test Matches, Facts And Feats 1928-2013 – By Ramnarine Sambhudat

 Cricket book1My fellow cricket lovers,let me introduce to you – WI in Test Matches,Facts And Feats 1928-2013. This book contains all records in WI cricket(Test matches only) from WI first ever Test match V England in June,1928 to WI series V New Zealand in December,2013 with lots of information right at your finger tips and it is the most up to date book on WI cricket in Test matches on the market.The book is forewarded by one of the world’s best off-spinner and WI best spin bowler,Lance Gibbs.

It contains records in batting,bowling,wicket keeping,partnership,individual,all-round,records in the WI,records against the WI,WI records against all Test playing countries,WI captains,WI best opening batsmen,Guyanese contribution to WI cricket,notable cricketers from all Caribbean countries,all East Indians who represent the WI and their records,all centuries scored by West Indians in the WI and abroad,all foreign batsmen scoring centuries in WI and abroad,all centuries scored on all WI cricket grounds and a host of other topics of interest a true cricket fan would love-551 pages of WI cricket records,86 black and white pictures and all players statistics.  Continue reading

Cricket: Harbhajan Singh gives Mumbai Indians the double

Harbhajan Singh gives Mumbai Indians the double

OCTOBER 7, 2013 · Stabroek News
(Cricinfo) A furious finish from Mumbai Indians’ middle order propelled them to a monumental total before a chase-breaking over from Harbhajan Singh snuffed out the last of Rajasthan Royals’ spirit, driving Mumbai to their second major title of the year, as they won the Champions League final by 33 runs yesterday.

Sachin Tendulkar is lifted by his team-mates after Mumbai Indians’ 33-run win against Rajasthan Royals in the Champions League final © BCCI

Sachin Tendulkar is lifted by his team-mates after Mumbai Indians’ 33-run win against Rajasthan Royals in the Champions League final © BCCI

The Royals bowlers had been disciplined in their first 12 overs, which only cost them less than seven an over, but a Rohit Sharma onslaught unseamed their resolve and the remaining batsmen took maximum toll on a waning attack. Glenn Maxwell provided the most frenzied death-over innings, mauling 37 from 14, but Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and even Harbhajan struck at over 200 to help plunder 120 runs from the last eight overs of the innings.   Continue reading

Book review: Brian Lara: The Steep Price of Greatness

Book review: Brian Lara: The Steep Price of Greatness

SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 | BY  |By Dr Glenville Ashby

Brian Lara: An authorized biography by James Fuller

James Fuller embarks on a literary journey that showcases the unfathomable prowess of Brian Lara, one of the most celebrated batsmen of the modern era. His unauthorised autobiography is detailed and balanced.

It chronicles the rise of the cricket superstar from a prodigious, overly confident lad in his hometown of Cantaro, to a record-breaking phenomenon. And for good measure he taps into festering inter-island rivalries that are always tamed by the clarion call of “Rally round the West Indies.”

Book:  Brian Lara: An authorized biography by James Fuller  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 »

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 18 July 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 18 July 2013

  • CCTV cameras were not set up to help Police respond to crimes as they are happening – Luncheon
  • Businessman reviews security arrangements after yet another robbery at his store
  • Memorial and Wreath Laying ceremony held for three Lindeners killed during 2012 protest
  • Lindeners anxious for Gov’t to honour its end of the bargain in August 21, 2012 Linden agreement
  • Caribbean Airlines to reduce flights in the low season
  • West Indies and Pakistan to face off in game 3 of the 5-match Series in St. Lucia
CCTV cameras were not set up to help Police respond to crimes as they are happening – LuncheonPosted: 18 Jul 2013 05:50 PM PDT

The Government’s Chief spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon was in full defence mode today regarding the footage captured by those CCTV cameras and the access the Police has to the footage. On Wednesday Crime Chief Seelall Persaud announced that the Police are not the ones who keep their eyes on the what is happening round the […]

West Indies beats Pakistan by 37 runs – 2nd ODI in Guyana

West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Providence

Narine and Bravo brothers level series

West Indies 232 for 8 (Darren Bravo 54) beat Pakistan 195 (Jamshed 54, Akmal 50, Narine 4-26) by 37 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

West Indies were unusually generous in the field but their batting showed signs of returning to form and Sunil Narine roared back to his best as they overcame Pakistan in Providence to level the series at one-each. West Indies themselves had been helped by a sloppy effort from Pakistan’s bowlers, who conceded a whopping 38 extras in a low-scoring game.

Darren Bravo provided the stability at the top of the order and, though Pakistan’s naggingly accurate trio of spinners choked the scoring in the middle overs, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard played some big shots towards the end of the innings to lift West Indies to a competitive 232 on a slow surface  [read more]

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