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Sunday, May 30, 2010


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As someone who never got to see the Windies greats at their prime, it pains me to see this side playing soulless cricket. Now I just watch them to see how Lara-like Darren Bravo's style is.

But if the comments of those close to Caribbean Cricket are to be believed, the light at the end of the tunnel is nowhere in sight. Here's what their CEO had to say:

"Sometimes when you speak to the players, you feel a sense of emptiness. The whole notion of being a West Indian, and for what they are playing has no meaning at all."

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I've heard similar stories from a professor of mine when I was in grad school. He's played first class cricket in Guyana and is in touch with a lot of international cricketers. He once told me Dwayne Bravo didn't even recognise Everton Weekes when he came into their dressing room. I don't know how much of it is true but still.

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It seems to be a very sorry situation. The problems are deep-rooted and if it's true that Bravo didn't recognise Weekes that's terrible. Can you imagine an Australian cricketer not recognising Benaud or Neil Harvey? Gayle seems to have some steel behind that cool veneer. I like his honesty. He doesn't mince his words when the team hasn't played well and his actions with Benn yesterday are to be applauded. Unfortunately, with most of his colleagues though the talent is there, but the work ethic doesn't seem to be.

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