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Road Tennis, a sport which is indigenous to Barbados

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  1. @Hantsie

    The boys have started in solid manner, lots a grey sky around but wispy for the moment.


  2. All the Catholics in Brazil must have been praying simultaneously.

    Heartbreaking for Chile.


  3. Hope West Indies give Jason Holder a long run.


  4. Holder gets a wicket 1st ball.


  5. Windies name Squad for Kiwi T20 Series

    published by ikhan on Sun, 06/29/2014 – 07:55

    WICB Media Release.

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel today named the 13-man squad for the two-match Twenty20 International Series against New Zealand.

    The matches will be played at Windsor Park, Dominica on Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6.


    Darren Sammy (Captain)

    Samuel Badree

    Christopher Barnwell

    Darren Bravo

    Sheldon Cottrell

    Andre Fletcher

    Sunil Narine

    Kieron Pollard

    Denesh Ramdin

    Andre Russell

    Krishmar Santokie

    Lendl Simmons

    Dwayne Smith


    Chris Gayle is being rested for the series

    Dwayne Bravo is unavailable for selection due to injury


    Ottis Gibson (Head Coach)

    Sir Richard Richardson (Team Manager)

    Sir Curtly Ambrose (Bowling Consultant)

    Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach)

    Andre Coley (Assistant Coach)

    C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist)

    Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Co-ordinator)

    Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst)

    Philip Spooner (Media Manager)

    Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)


    June 8-12: First Test – New Zealand won by 186 runs at Sabina Park, Jamaica

    June 16-20: Second Test – West Indies won by 10 wickets at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

    June 26-30: Third Test – Kensington Oval, Barbados

    July 5: First T20I – Windsor Park, Dominica

    July 6: Second T20I – Windsor Park, Dominica

    WICB Media Release.


  6. Painful watching West Indies bat but I am a cricket addict so I will endure.


  7. @Hants

    Congrats to Husbands, not sure why the BTA have not used him to promote Barbados in Canada a lot more.


  8. Another great Barbadian doing well on the world stage.

    “Ronald “Suki” King trounced contender Sergio Scarpetta in their final game today to pull himself back into contention in the World Go-As-You-Please title match in Italy”


  9. @Hants

    Your boy Tino collect some warm licks from Pollard at the Hilton last night.


  10. Tino is an idiot.

    Unfortunately he has not matured and keeps wasting the opportunities given to him. Sad.

    In the meantime Lewis Hamilton doing everything right and getting no love from the racing gods.
    Conspiracy theorist may suggest that Hamilton is being sabotaged to allow Rosberg a clear path to the title but we all know that is not possible. lol

    It will be entertaining watching him try to win from the back of the grid.


  11. The sad thing about the Tino business is to read his facebook page with his ‘friends’ refusing to tell him he is doing BS. What happened to LH? Have to catch up!


  12. Car caught fire before he could do a qualifying time. Starting from the back of the grid.


  13. Hope you don’t miss the start and early laps David. Should be exciting.


  14. Hamilton 7th battling with Vettel. Awesome racing.Lots of crashes


  15. Hamilton 2nd Rosberg 7th. Hope you enjoying the race David.


  16. From pit lane to 3rd for Hamilton. Incredible.

    Still think he should move to another team.


  17. @Hants

    Brilliant, feel bad for Alonzo though.


  18. CPL ends in confusion and anti climax BUT Barbados Tridents win.

    CONGRATULATIONS to @BIMTridents the WINNERS of the #CPLT20 Tournament in #StKits

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  19. West Indines does not need a foriegn coach.It has not worked and it will never work.Since 1995 the year West Indies lost the Frank Worrell Trophy to Australia we have never been able to retain that standard of play that we enjoyed under Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards.The main cause of this problem is that all West Indies Test players were forced by the WICB to return to the West Indies and play in the local cricket matches arranged by the WICB to be considered for selection in Test Matches.This started with Desmond Haynes not being considered for the Australian Tour of 1995 and has continued ever since.Gradually all upcoming West Indies players have not been playing League and County Cricket in England as they had been doing since the 1930’s,starting with Learie Constantine and George Headley.My suggestion is that once you discover a talented player that shows a lot of promise take the next step and get him a contract in League or County Cricket in England.The discipline and responsibility learned in England cannot be replaced by coaching in the West Indies.When West Indies dominated Test Match cricket and did not lose a Test Series for fifteen years every cricketer on the team had a background of League or County Cricket.Three West Indies Cricketers have been appointed captains of County Cricket Teams in England-Roy Marshall(Barbados),Garry Sobers(Barbados)and Clive Lloyd(Guyana).Sir Frank Worrell said it best in his book Cricket Punch published in 1960 “On the contrary nothing is better for a young cricketer from the tropics than to have experience in the leagues,for it in league cricket that you come up against so many different varieties of bowling from the ones you are used to in our home country, you meet swerve,spin ,varying pace -the lot.Furthermore,it gives the cricketer from the tropics invaluable experience of English weather and English wickets.It also gives a young player a sense of responsibility,and a strong sense of responsibility is essential for any good international cricketer.Need I say more?”Frank Worrell won the batting average for both teams-In his First Test Match Series in the West Indies1948(147.00) In his last Test Match Series in the West Indies 1962 (83.00) 14 years apart..


  20. David this is worth reading.Should be an exciting weekend.


  21. @Hants

    The rivalry has too much of an edge to it now.


  22. @ David,

    Lewis having more bad luck. Car won’t start. Mechanics working on it but only 40 minutes left in practice 2 session.


  23. car fixed. Lewis on track trying to set a time.


  24. Lewis on Pole Nico second.


  25. Good comeback with Nico on his tail on P!. Let us see if they behave :-)

    On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:



  26. Nico gets a perfect car and perfect start. Lewis in 4th.

    Time for Lewis to look for a new team. he just seems to have bad luck at Mercedes.


  27. It is early days yet.


  28. Pressure got to Nico and Hamilton kept his cool. Hamilton wins.

    Good to see Lewis’ Dad supporting him.


  29. Brathwaite out for a well played 212.

    He is a Test match opener and should continue to improve.


  30. Lewis said “The engineer said that I should stay back, but knowing from experience – particularly this year – I knew that that wasn’t the way forward, so I chose another route.”


  31. Mike Tyson counter punch.


  32. Excellent run chase by India, thoroughly enjoyable game. Cricket like other sports is a game designed to entertain. Was Dhoni right to keep the strike in the last over?



    ‘I’m not surprised about Narine’ – Croft

    Former West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft demonstrated why he wasn’t surprised by the recent reporting of Sunil Narine’s action considering the current climate within in world cricket


  34. ‘Dour’ Flower, ‘negative’ Prior, ‘company man’ Cook

    October 6, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen and Andy Flower have a chat during training, Dunedin, March 4, 2013

    Kevin Pietersen’s true feelings for Andy Flower are revealed in his autobiography © Getty Images

    Players/Officials: Kevin Pietersen | Alastair Cook | Andy Flower | Matt Prior

    Teams: England

    Kevin Pietersen‘s autobiography contains colourful accusations and revelations about the England set-up he used to inhabit. Here we collect some of the stand-out lines.

    On his sacking by England:

    "They needed a scapegoat, preferably someone big, boisterous and annoying. Somebody with a little history. Somebody who left colourful footprints on the pristine white carpets. I didn’t always tread wisely. I was often naive and sometimes stupid. I was no villain, though.

    "I’ve read there is a ‘dossier’, a four-page document that lists my crimes in Australia. Fifty crimes. The problem is, it doesn’t actually exist. If a dossier did exist the ECB would have a reason to sack me."

    On Andy Flower:

    "Contagiously sour. Infectiously dour. He could walk into a room and suck all the joy out of it in five seconds. Just a Mood Hoover. That’s how I came to think of him.

    On the England team environment:

    "A clique choked our team… and Andy Flower let that clique grow like a bad weed.

    "The dressing room slowly became the territory of the biggest mouths among the bowlers – and a wicketkeeper. They ran an exclusive club. If you’re outside that clique, you were fair game for mocking, ridicule, bullying."


  35. David, another plus for Barbados.

    Pyrite mountain was bread by Sean Hall.


  36. Race 6 . Bajan born trainer Sir Michael Stoute’s horse Hilstar wins the race.

    Dynamic sky ridden by Patrick Husbands was third.


  37. Fantastic Hants. These boys are paving the way for others to follow.


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