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West Indies Cricket – Sobers Lament – Dr Dhanpaul Narine

West Indies Cricket and the Sobers Lament – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Sir Garfield Sobers

We could talk until we turn blue. We could debate all night, and yes, since we are West Indians no one could win us in an argument. When it comes to cricket, we know the stories. As the liquids flow, we could recite the statistics from memory. West Indies beat England in 1950 at Lords, with those ‘pals of mine.’

We know about the exploits of the three ‘W’s, the majesty of Sobers, the swagger of Richards, the improvisation of Kanhai, and the matchless motions of Holding and Marshall. In the 1975 World Cup, when the wickets were tumbling at Lords it was Lloyd and Kanhai that held the side together. We need to remind Stevan Riley that his ‘Fire in Babylon’ shouldn’t only be about ‘black men winning in cricket.’ It should be about all nationalities. There were brown men too and they excelled. Kanhai, Kallicharran and Chanderpaul were once West Indies captains.

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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.   Continue reading

Cricket Legends Thrill New Yorkers – Pooran Ramnanan Delivers – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket Legends Thrill New Yorkers

Pooran Ramnanan Delivers as Promised!

Pooran Ramnanan promised and he delivered. The recent games with the cricket legends were an unqualifi ed success attracting hundreds to Idlewild Park in Queens, New York

Pooran’s vision was to bring the legends to New York to play in two T20 games. It was also to invite players to have a game with the youngsters and to pass on valuable tips to them. The public too would get a chance to meet and greet the players and engage them in conversations. It was no easy task to assemble some of the top West Indies legends in cricket but Pooran managed to do so with panache and skill.  Continue reading

Cricket: Brian Lara’s 375: a world record-breaking innings +2 videos

Brian Lara’s 375: The inside story of a world record-breaking innings

Posted By STABROEK NEWS  – – April 18, 2014

Brian Lara

Brian Lara

By Marc Higginson BBC Sport

Twenty years ago this week, West Indies batsman Brian Lara broke Sir Garfield Sobers’s 36-year-old world record for the highest score in a Test innings.

The legendary left-hander surpassed his compatriot’s 365 not out as he scored 375 against England at Antigua’s Recreation Ground in a historic match played from 16-21 April 1994.

BBC Sport spoke to those who witnessed his world record innings close up: two of Lara’s West Indies team-mates – Phil Simmons and Shivnarine Chanderpaul – and five England players who suffered in the field: Angus Fraser, Jack Russell, Phil Tufnell, Graham Thorpe and Alec Stewart.

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Cricket: Sobers Supreme – by Tony Cozier

Sobers Supreme

 Sixty years ago today, a 17-year-old Bajan cricketer made his debut for West Indies, and went on to touch with his genius all those who saw him play for the next two decades
Tony Cozier  –  March 30, 2014

Garry Sobers: “genius in all climes and conditions” © PA Photos
Sir Garry Sobers – the Right Excellent Sir Garfield St Auburn Sobers, to accord him his full title as a knight of the realm and the only living national hero of his native Barbados – is not the type who makes a fuss over his achievements as, in the words of the 1965 calypso, “the greatest cricketer on Earth or Mars”.

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Chanderpaul is world number one again – updated

Good to be number one again, says Chanderpaul

Caribbean News Now – May 1, 2012  – update

Chanderpaul is world number one again

Published on April 30, 2012 – caribbeannewsnow.com

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the number one ranking in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after hitting two half-centuries in the Dominica Test which Australia won by 75 runs to claim the series 2-0.

The series victory put Michael Clarke’s side ahead of India in third position on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table.

Chanderpaul, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Dubai in 2008, scored 68 and 69 which earned him 19 ratings points and helped him to leapfrog South Africa’s duo of AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis into the No.1 position.  Continue reading

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