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The Politics of West Indies Cricket – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Politics of West Indies Cricket – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Kevin Pietersen’s book is a good place to start. His views are less about cricket and more about the politics of pettiness in English cricket.

After criticizing the state of English cricket Pietersen says, ‘you need stars if you want to grow your game.’ There is word that another star Shivnarine Chanderpaul is writing a book about his treatment by the cricket administration in the West Indies. When this book is published will we read about the politics of West Indies manipulative tactics?

Here is one for the purists: In November 2013 Dave Cameron, President of the West Indies Cricket Board, paid tribute to Shivnarine Chanderpaul for becoming the first West Indian to play in 150 Tests.  Continue reading

Cricket: England ‘jealous’ of IPL – Pietersen

Cricket: England ‘jealous’ of IPL – Pietersen

David Hopps  April 12, 2012 – IPL News  http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2012/content/series/520932.html

Kevin Pietersen has blamed England’s lack of enthusiasm for the IPL on “jealousy,” fuelling the debate over attitudes towards India’s all-consuming Twenty20 tournament. Interest in the IPL remains limited in the UK, with media coverage virtually non-existent and more attention given to the start of the County Championship season.

Pietersen, who along with Eoin Morgan is the only current England international in this year’s IPL, believes he knows why. “The IPL is very much struggling to find acceptance back home,” he told reporters in India. “It saddens me because I have had an amazing time at the IPL.   [more]

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