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Reds announces retirement from First-Class cricket Commentary

Reds announces retirement from First-Class cricket Commentary

By Sean Devers
Born on May 30, 1939 in the Riverain Community of Pomeroon in Region 2, Essequibo,

Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira speaks to the Media at the Tower Hotel

Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira speaks to the Media at the Tower Hotel

Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira has progressed from humble beginnings and overcome several hurdles including a stroke in Australia to become Guyana’s best Radio Cricket Commentator and a household name around the World.

On December 8, 2016 at the Tower Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, the 77-year-old Perreira, his silver locks shimmering in the bright morning sunshine, officially announced his retirement from First-Class cricket commentary to bring an end to an iconic career on the Microphone where it all began in 1961 in Guyana at Rose Hall Canje where he made his debut on Radio when British Guiana played Trinidad & Tobago.     Continue reading

Cricket commentary legend Tony Cozier dead at age 75

Cricket commentary legend Tony Cozier dead

Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier

BBC – Legendary West Indian commentator Tony Cozier has died at the age of 75. A familiar and respected voice around the world, the Barbadian will be remembered for a career in TV, radio and journalism spanning 58 years.

Born in Bridgetown in 1940, he made his BBC Test Match Special debut in 1966 and also wrote several books.

“Tony was the master of going between TV and radio ball-by-ball commentary. He was the master of both,” said BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

“He’s easily the best I’ve come across in 25 years at being able to do both disciplines.”     Continue reading

World T20 2016 – Badree, Fletcher steamroll Sri Lanka – March 20, 2016

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Bangalore – March 20, 2016

Badree, Fletcher steamroll Sri Lanka   –   Report from ESPNcricinfo.com

West Indies 127 for 3 (Fletcher 84*, Siriwardana 2-33) beat Sri Lanka 122 for 9 (Thisara 40, Badree 3-12) by seven wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Jayawardene: Controlled West Indies deserved win

Samuel Badree sticks out in this West Indies team. He has a neat little side parting. He does not have rippling muscles. He celebrates a wicket almost out of courtesy. And all of his wickets tonight in Bangalore came as a result of his inviting the batsmen to make a mistake. Sri Lanka rsvp-ed like crazy. Badree’s 3 for 12 laid the foundation to a comfortable victory over the defending champions. Continue reading

Down Liberty Avenue- 2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue-2 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The bus stops at 133 Street and Liberty Avenue. The lady exits and runs to the roti shop for shelter from the rain. In no time she starts a conversation with one of the shoppers.

She has this friend who has a daughter. The problem is that the daughter was involved in a business wedding. She was supposed to divorce the man in a few weeks. But now he is refusing. He wants to stay married. She has someone else and was in the marriage only for the money. What advice can one possibly give? She wants to cut out, he wants to stay in and there are others like them. The attorneys on Liberty are refusing this one!

Check out the Google map and Street view … click here 133 Street and Liberty

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Cricket: ICC proposes sweeping changes for the game

Cricket: A new Imperium – Sweeping changes for the game

Stabroek News – 27 January 2014 – Tomorrow, the Board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will begin deliberations on a proposal by its Finance & Commercial Affairs (FCA) committee for sweeping and astonishing changes in the way the game is run and how tours are scheduled. At the core of the proposal is that India, Australia and England would take charge of the game and that they would be immune to relegation in the two-tiered system that is also being promulgated.

It is in essence the cricketing version of the permanent five of the United Nations Security Council, as regressive and in need of urgent reform as that model is. And just as the permanent five were installed as the victors at the end of the Second World War, it is proposed that these three be ordained on the basis of the money they bring to the game and the level of the public interest in their teams.   Continue reading

Cricket: Various Innings played by Brian Lara – 45 videos

Cricket:Various Innings by Brian Lara – 44 videos

 Brian Lara

Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM of Trinidad & Tobago is a former West Indian international cricket player.

He is generally regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.   Continue reading

Windies, Usain Bolt place Caribbean in 2012 global spotlight

Bolt and Windies

Windies, Usain Bolt place Caribbean in 2012 global spotlight

West Indies rescaled the pinnacle of world cricket while Bolt dominated the London Olympics, winning both the 100 and 200 metres to become the first ever athlete to successfully defend the titles at an Olympiad.

Kevin Pile – Caribbean 360

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday January 2, 2013 – West Indies rescaled the pinnacle of world cricket for the first time in eight years while sprint superstar Usain Bolt laid claim to legend status by once again attaining the dizzying heights of global stardom, to headline a remarkable year in Caribbean sport in 2012.                  Continue reading

Cricket: Steve Bucknor lashes WICB, players

Bucknor lashes WICB, players

(Jamaica Gleaner) FLORIDA, U.S. – December 13, 2011

The Jamaican whose job for more than two decades was to watch – up close – the world’s best cricketers at work has painted a damning picture of the recent crop of West Indies players and administrators.

Retired international umpire Steve Bucknor is also doubtful the region’s once formidable team, which he says is now littered with money-hungry, prideless players, can return among cricket’s elite soon.

“There is no problem as far as they (the players) are concerned,” said Bucknor, who stood in 128 Test matches between 1989 and 2009, including 26 in the West Indies. “I can see it. Once they are making money, (they) will play.”

Bucknor suggested a change in the system of compensation.   Continue reading

Calypso Cricket video … Sobers, Worrell, Richards etc

Calypso Cricket video …. Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Vivian Richards etc.

This is a video filmed in Barbados that features mostly cricket as played in Barbados and some of the great cricketers that came out of that island.  It also features a number of memorable cricket moments by the great West Indian teams of the past, like Sir Gary`s six sixes in an over.  Some of the cricket greats mentioned are Garfield Sobers, Frank Worrell, Viv Richards with Clive Lloyd, Brian Lara and Andy Roberts..   Other cricket videos follow this video. Continue reading

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