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Leave Cricket to Players and Board

Submitted by Buddy Cal

west_indies_cricketLuke 13; 7-9. Parable of the fig tree. “Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard. Behold, three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down.

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Why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him. Lord, let it alone this year also, that I shall dig about it and dune it and if it bear fruit well: And if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.”

I support WICB President Dave Cameron for not allowing the Governments of the Caribbean to dictate to the Board what to do. I have said before that politicians are elected to manage the affairs of countries; keep them out of West Indies cricket.” Reverend Errington Massiah – Weekend Nation Friday Nov27, 2015.

Preacher, I can quote the scriptures also; 1st Kings 21:21. “Behold I will bring evil upon thee and I will take away  thy prosperity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth  against the wall and him that is shut and left in Israel.”

Acts 9:5. “And he said who art thou Lord? And the Lord said. I am Jesus whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”

How can the preacher admit that ‘the team is no good’. They have lost more tests than any other team since 1995 when they lost the world championship to Australia. Caribbean Governments are elected by millions of people. The WICB is elected by 14 members.

Yet, despite Caribbean/UWI 2002 cricket conference held at the Cave Hill campus June 2-4 with over 100 delegates drawn from  as far as the US Virgin Islands; the Patterson, Wilkins, and now Barriteau reports , the WICB refuses to implement anything. Furthermore, of the ten test playing grounds , CARICOM governments have built 8 and can’t have a say? Well let the WICB play on their grounds.

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88 Comments on “Leave Cricket to Players and Board”

  1. Michael I. King December 18, 2015 at 10:02 PM #

    @ Georgie Porgie.
    Retired two years ago and enjoying a life of leisure and pleasure.

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  2. Georgie Porgie December 18, 2015 at 10:31 PM #

    CONGRATS MICHAEL ! ALL THE BEST!

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  3. Michael I. King December 18, 2015 at 10:38 PM #

    Gracias, GP.

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  4. Hants December 18, 2015 at 10:41 PM #

    Another 50 for KB.

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  5. balance December 18, 2015 at 11:23 PM #

    “Another 50 for KB.”

    and to think that KB is a limited player. Blame the board for that too. The players have to step up to the plate and earn their keep when selected.

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  6. balance December 18, 2015 at 11:26 PM #

    “Those individuals who participate in the long form of the game require a certain skill’s set: a high level of self-sacrifice and dedication, a degree of intelligence, an intellectual capacity to comprehend the nature of test cricket and how it is conducted on the field, the ability to stand their ground and fight when all around them are losing their heads.”

    Whoa… wuh u saying? we 3 dum fuh test quicket
    The above comment is fitting and cannot be ignored as a factor which is lacking in the players.

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  7. de Ingrunt Word December 18, 2015 at 11:32 PM #

    @ Artaxerxes at 2:05 PM…re “The reason why I asked …was to determine if you ever experienced any insularity.” Absolutely understood you first up and I was prompted to offer that I saw what you deem ‘insularity’ as competitive spirit and emotion.

    The reason I adopt a laissez-faire attitude towards the strident calls of insularity is because it’s really a very simple human emotion to show prejudice or dislike for anything about which you are attached/like. So yes the Trini spectator and immigration officer’s behaviour can be described as insular but no big deal really.

    If you were at Inter-school sports these Kolij boys here would have cussed your and your buddies backside wassa if you had told them to move from your designated seating. LOLLLL.

    I appreciate, understand and ACCEPT that Trinis or Vincentians etc will diss Bajans and vice-versa but I really don’t stress it. It’s human nature!

    @Exclaimer December 18, 2015 at 3:41 PM… You cannot be SERIOUS! So you are suggesting that since that “… period in our history when we had the intellectual and emotional intelligence to resist and fight” we are now no longer capable of achieving same?

    Wasn’t the region “uncompetitive in just about everything” at that time as well?

    And if “These traits were not taught they were passed on genetically from generation to generation” then how come the DNA transfer has ended?

    What exactly are you saying…that we are now too lazy and indifferent to compete intellectually or physically?

    Should we therefore also not expect our DOCTORS or LAWYERS or SCIENTISTS or MUSICIANS to excel in the international arena when our region remains uncompetitive in just about everything?

    Your statements are difficult to comprehend.

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  8. Georgie Porgie December 18, 2015 at 11:41 PM #

    RE balance December 18, 2015 at 11:23 PM #

    and to think that KB is a limited player.
    IS HE REALLY LIMITED? OR DOES HE LIMIT HIMSELF BECAUSE OF THE TEAM’S NEEDS?
    [I KNOW THAT HE IS CHANDERPAUL-ESQUE}.

    TOWARDS THE END OF HIS LAST TEST INNINGS HE WAS SHARING LICKS GOOD AND PROPER

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  9. Artaxerxes December 18, 2015 at 11:57 PM #

    De Word

    Dem Har’son college boys full uh dem selves… wait, Word, you is a Har’son College boy too?

    Lol

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  10. Artaxerxes December 19, 2015 at 12:03 AM #

    Georgie Porgie December 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM #

    “Artaxerxes: DO YOU KNOW THE NAMES OF THE PLAYERS WHO WON THE DIVISION 1 CUP FOR CAWMERE?”

    No I don’t, Georgie…… I would have to check because I was not born or was too young when the school teams played first division cricket. However, I heard that HC was a force to be reckoned with and won the first division a few times.

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  11. de Ingrunt Word December 19, 2015 at 12:03 AM #

    @Bushie, you and this cricket dead ting is showing your age…stop wid that. Fah real.

    BTW, the only reason female teachers would be concerned about boys being sweaty after lunch is if they were inclined as scores of these US based teachers seemed to be with an interest in ‘extra-curricula’ sexcapades with the lads. Oh lawd.

    But seriously, I can agree that the average lad is not inclined to be sweaty next to a lovely lass…that is a problem; as compared to how most fellas here spent that lunch period.

    Anyhow, back to cricket. You have a cell-phone right? Very likely and definitely an I-pad. Do you still have a land-line phone at home…also likely. So Alexander’s famous phone invention is dying – in its original form. But it has exploded beyond wildest expectations with the cell-phone, not so.

    A convoluted analogy to say that test cricket lies flat but T20 is exploding the game as never before.

    The greatest irony of this entire WICB debacle resonates on the point that WI cricket would have been super dominant if T20 cricket was forged into a popular event during the Lloyd halcyon era.

    Back then we made 50-overs our ting and they told us then we were calypso cricketers who did not have the temperament for test cricket. So we won those games in three – four days to show them we had the temperament, intellectually gravitas and skills for that TOO.

    Now we are being told the same ‘stupidness’ again. Why do we not understand folly for what it is?

    Oh and the land lines will be with us forerver, even as we move to our Dick Tracy wrist phone device era.

    So too cricket (TESTS) even as we find innovative ways to swipe at that red-pink-white ball with T-10 or whatever.

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  12. de Ingrunt Word December 19, 2015 at 12:09 AM #

    @ Artaxerxes at 11:57 PM “De Word…Dem Har’son college boys full uh dem selves… wait, Word, you is a Har’son College boy too?” ROFLOLLL….short answer, no!

    Oh lawd. Me at Kolij. A few family members went and I grew up wid a bunch of dem HC fellas, but not me boozie. Not bright enough, Dr GP would tell you.

    I went to my #1 choice. So I was happy as a lark. It was good enough for me.

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  13. Georgie Porgie December 19, 2015 at 11:51 AM #

    Artaxerxes December 19, 2015 at 12:03 AM #
    Georgie Porgie December 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM #

    “Artaxerxes: DO YOU KNOW THE NAMES OF THE PLAYERS WHO WON THE DIVISION 1 CUP FOR CAWMERE?”

    MICHAEL KING HAS GIVEN THE ANSWER ABOVE

    I was not born or was too young when the school teams played first division cricket.

    WOW YOU ARE YOUNG

    However, I heard that HC was a force to be reckoned with and won the first division a few times. YES TWICE AND CAWMRE DID WITH A TEAM THAT INCLUDED A TEST PLAYER WHO WAS A TEACHR AND A YOUNG FRANK WORELL

    THE RECORD FOR THE FIRST WICKET IS STILL I THINK HELD BY TH CAWMRE PAIR OF WINSLOW ASHBY AND RICARDO RICHARDS CRAIGG

    de Ingrunt Word December 19, 2015 at 12:03 AM #
    @Bushie, you and this cricket dead ting is showing your age…stop wid that. Fah real.

    BTW, the only reason female teachers would be concerned about boys being sweaty after lunch is if they were inclined as scores of these US based teachers seemed to be with an interest in ‘extra-curricula’ sexcapades with the lads. Oh lawd.

    ACTUALLY BUSHIE IS CORRECT FOR A CHANGE
    WHEN MY SON WENT TO HC IT WAS THE THING FOR BOYS TO CARRY RIGHT GUARD AND THE FEMALE TEACHERS FROWNED ON SWEATY BOYS IN CLASS

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