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  1. Hants December 11, 2015 at 9:29 PM #

    @ David I was speaking to the refusal to bowl into the wind.

    West Indies now 35 for 5.

    Time to send an sos to the T20 specialist and to Chanderpaul. oops that can’t happen so there will be more licks by the aussies and insults from the aussie commentators.

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  2. Georgie Porgie December 11, 2015 at 9:46 PM #

    HANTS
    SHUT OFF THE AUSSIE COMMENTATORS, AND SIT DOWN AND WATCH JASON AND KRAIGG DO AN ATKINSON & DEPIEZA

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  3. Hants December 11, 2015 at 10:29 PM #

    @ Georgie Porgie,

    WHA HAPPEN???? LOL

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  4. Georgie Porgie December 11, 2015 at 11:11 PM #

    WISHING AND HOPING SIR? LOL
    SURE YOU REMEMBER DAT SONG OF YORE . MURDAH

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  5. Hants December 11, 2015 at 11:11 PM #

    Will it get any worse ?

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  6. David December 11, 2015 at 11:14 PM #

    Yes Hants, they will be beaten in two days next test match.

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  7. Georgie Porgie December 11, 2015 at 11:17 PM #

    IT WILL GET BETTER— PLAY THE OTHeR BRAFFIT DROP SAMUELS

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  8. Georgie Porgie December 11, 2015 at 11:28 PM #

    TAYLOR WANT DROPPING TOO
    INSTEAD OF BATTING SO THAT KRAIGG COULD GET HIS WELL DESERVED TON HE SWIPE AND GT OUT LIKE A CHILD

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  9. David December 12, 2015 at 4:29 PM #

    Amazing!

    ICC MEDIA RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dubai, 13 December 2015

    West Indies fined for slow over-rate in Hobart Test

    West Indies has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first Test in Hobart, which Australia won by an innings and 212 runs on Saturday.

    Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Jason Holder’s side was ruled to be three overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

    In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

    As such, Holder has been fined 60 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 30 per cent fines. If West Indies commits another minor over-rate breach in Tests within 12 months of this offence with Holder as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by Holder and he will face a suspension.

    Holder pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

    The charge was laid by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, third umpire Chris Gaffaney, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, and fourth umpire Paul Wilson.

    -ENDS-

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  10. Hants December 12, 2015 at 7:53 PM #

    West Indies had a slow over rate because of the frequency with which they had to

    retrieve the ball from the boundary. lol

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  11. Donna December 13, 2015 at 2:16 AM #

    Quite true Hants! But maybe being hit where it hurts will put some spring in their steps and it will translate into a more energetic performance. Gotta borrow from GP here. MURDAH!

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  12. David December 13, 2015 at 12:03 PM #

    ICC MEDIA RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dubai, 13 December 2015

    Marlon Samuels suspended from bowling in international cricket following assessment

    West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action, which took place at the ICC’s accredited testing centre in Brisbane earlier this month.

    The 34-year-old was assessed after the legality of his bowling action came under question by the match officials during West Indies’ first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle (14-17 October).

    Following the match, Samuels was reported by the match officials pursuant to the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions and subsequently underwent the independent assessment in Brisbane in accordance with the Regulations.

    The assessment revealed that Samuel’s elbow extension exceeded 15 degrees while bowling and, thus, he employed an illegal bowling action.

    Samuels was originally suspended from bowling his faster deliveries in international cricket in December 2013.

    As this report constitutes the player’s second suspension within a two-year period, he is now automatically suspended from bowling in international cricket for a 12-month period.

    Samuels is entitled to appeal any procedural aspect of the Independent Assessment that has led to this automatic suspension. However, only after the expiry of this one-year period will he be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action.

    ENDS-

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  13. Hants December 13, 2015 at 9:25 PM #

    Great story.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-lewis-hamilton/

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  14. David December 26, 2015 at 5:17 PM #

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  15. de Ingrunt Word December 26, 2015 at 7:31 PM #

    David, oh goodness. Thanks. Wes and Garry as young turks…and Sir Frank et al.. That is a truly unfair comparison to the fellas in Australia now…oh dear!

    The joys and wonders of life…awesome video clip!

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  16. Hants December 27, 2015 at 4:16 PM #

    Those of you who like test cricket should watch tonight.

    Could be another 2 to 1 in a three day test.

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  17. Georgie Porgie December 27, 2015 at 5:31 PM #

    NO WAY HANTS
    THE BAJAN CONTINGENT WILL STAND UP TONIGHT
    BRAFITT X2 HOLDER AND ROACH WILL STAND UP AND BAT LIKE ATKINSON AND DEPIEZA OR LIKE HANIF IN 58……MURDAH

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  18. Hants December 27, 2015 at 7:16 PM #

    @ Georgie Porgie,

    YOU ARE AN ETERNAL OPTIMIST WHEN IT COMES TO WEST INDIES CRICKET.

    I EXPECT THE WORSE BUT HOPE FOR THE BEST. LOL

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  19. Georgie Porgie December 27, 2015 at 8:48 PM #

    AUSSIES COMPLAINING THAT BRAVO BATTING TOO SLOW
    THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THAT BRAVO JUST HOLDING UP AN END FOR THE BAJAN BOYS

    C BRAFFIT IS 50

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  20. Georgie Porgie December 27, 2015 at 9:58 PM #

    hants
    the debutant brafitt batted like a true windies cricketer of old

    drop samuels roach and ramdin for the last test

    bring in hope dowrich and bishoo

    you come outa retirement and replace the coach

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  21. David December 28, 2015 at 7:38 AM #

    A good news story about the West Indies. Like the part about Bravo have no interest in running a regulation 3 runs.

    http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/west-indies-allround-carlos-brathwaite-is-a-batmaker-off-the-field-and-a-runmaker-on-it/news-story/4b92df94527cd053273e4c2ababfb676

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  22. Hants December 28, 2015 at 1:39 PM #

    Great story David. I hope he has great success as a bat Manufacturer.

    The Government should support his venture by using his bats in the “Schools cricket program.”

    As GP said Bravo batted like a Test batsman. The Australian commentators can continue to talk sheet but Bravo did not take unnecessary risks.

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  23. Georgie Porgie December 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM #

    AGREE WITH YOU ON ALL THREE COUNTS HANTS

    FORGET THE SHIT TALKED BY THE Australian commentators
    IF HE HAD GOT OUT LIKE THE TWO JAMAICAN SCHOOLBOY PLAYERS THEY WOULD HAVE BN SAYING SOMETHING ELSE

    again i say THE Australian commentators DONT UNDERSTAND THAT BRAVO JUST HOLDING UP AN END FOR THE BAJAN BOYS

    GET HAYNES & GREENIDGE TO WORK WITH CARLOS AND JASON AND KURT WITH THEIR BATTING
    GET GARNER AND AMBROSE TO WORK WITH CARLOS AND JASON WITH THEIR BOWLING
    THSEE ARE TWO GOOD POTENTIAL PLAYERS THAT WE NED TO TURN INTO WORLD BEATERS

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  24. `Walter Blackman December 28, 2015 at 9:16 PM #

    Georgie Porgie December 27, 2015 at 9:58 PM #

    “drop samuels roach and ramdin for the last test”

    Georgie Porgie,
    I can second that motion.

    By the way, we heard that Samuels would not have been given out LBW if a replay had been called for by the West Indies.

    That begs the question, what strategy does the WI use to determine when and when not to appeal the umpire’s decision? Samuels’ wicket was lost at a very critical stage. Since it was LBW, maybe the decision was worth appealing.

    In this test, the WI bowled 1002 legal balls. Only 6 of those balls captured wickets. 382 of those balls resulted in 730 runs being scored. The Australians smacked 61 of these deliveries(10 overs) to the boundary.

    Bowlers needed.

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  25. David December 29, 2015 at 5:20 AM #

    A case of winning a battle but losing the war.

    David Warner was engaged in a running war of words with two giant Windies bowlers – and the Aussie opener lost the battle. Warner now has a worse average against West Indies than he does against any other Test nation.

    VIDEO: Windies show Warner they won’t be bullied

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  26. Hants December 29, 2015 at 10:18 AM #

    Good effort by Windies.

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  27. Hants December 30, 2015 at 11:19 AM #

    This is interesting. Bravo better than I thought.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/954923.html

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  28. Hants December 31, 2015 at 10:23 AM #

    46,000 watched cricket on new years eve in Australia.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/big-bash-league-2015-16/content/series/897689.html

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  29. TheGazer December 31, 2015 at 3:14 PM #

    Jason Holder “Our bowlers still need to be a lot more disciplined than we are at the moment. We need to find ways to control the game a lot more. Although the pitches have been very good for batting, we still have to find ways to contain the batsmen. We’ve been allowing them to score on both sides of the wicket, and we haven’t been able to contain them and control the game thus far, having them run away at certain stages of the game”.

    The more I read this, the more I get vex
    For your explanation leaving me more perplex
    Our bowlers cannot play test cricket
    Just trying to get the ball up the wicket
    How come that is not a problem for Australia
    Or even newcomer Namibia

    Even if what you say is true then blame somebody else
    The bowler made the team but didn’t pick he self
    How on earth did we make selection
    Nationalism, favoritism or outright corruption
    Man we got to pick a true West Indian team
    Forget picking by island and select the cream

    Man skipper, you should hold your head in shame
    You too have to take some of the blame
    So the wicket taking spin
    And you put a fast bowler in
    Now you all over the place saying this and that
    Not even mentioning how you and your batters collapse.

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  30. Georgie Porgie December 31, 2015 at 4:09 PM #

    aCTUALLY JASON HAS BEEN THE MOST ECONOMICAL OF THE BOWLERS IN EVERY INNINGS………AND HE HAS MADE RUNS

    HE DIDNT MAKE HIMSELF THE CAPTAIN
    HE IS DOING THE BEST HE CAN WITH WHAT HE HAS

    TIME TO GET OF THE MAN BACK

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  31. Hants January 1, 2016 at 9:38 AM #

    A Bajan Nico Rosberg in the making.

    BARBADIAN Zane Maloney is the fourth fastest karter in the world.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/76178/karter-moseley-zooms-fourth-daytona#sthash.CejV5b7O.dpuf

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  32. Hants January 1, 2016 at 10:05 AM #

    You get what you pay for…….more or less

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-west-indies-2015-16/content/story/957013.html

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  33. Hants January 3, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    @ Georgie Porgie,

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/video_audio/957357.html

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  34. Sargeant January 5, 2016 at 1:10 AM #

    Saw this on a North American Sports publication the headline read “Shitty Cricket Man harasses sideline Reporter”. Gayle has now issued an apology.

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  35. Hants January 10, 2016 at 7:05 PM #

    Good thing he didn’t do like this soccer player.

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  36. Exclaimer January 23, 2016 at 7:47 AM #

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul: West Indies batsman retires from internationals

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/35390636

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  37. Hants February 1, 2016 at 8:54 PM #

    This assurance came recently from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, when prospective franchise owner of the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League, Dr. Vijay Mallya, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. – See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77356/pm-assurance-potential-barbados-tridents-owner#sthash.eUhdCs4o.dpuf

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  38. David February 2, 2016 at 12:57 AM #

    The world is a messed up place. Frank Bruno wants to comeback at age 54.

    Frank Bruno: Former world champion wants ring return

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    Frank Bruno has been training with Ricky Hatton in recent weeks

    Frank Bruno has been training with Ricky Hatton in recent weeks

    British former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno wants to return to the ring at the age of 54.

    Bruno, who has not fought since being knocked out by Mike Tyson in 1996, has been suffering with bipolar disorder in recent years.

    However, he told ITV’s This Morning: "I’ve been in the gym all the time, that’s why I want to come back into boxing."

    Asked if it was a good idea, Bruno replied: "I haven’t got a choice."

    Bruno, who made his professional debut in 1982, says he returned to the gym to burn off energy and does not like to be "mugged off" when challenged by younger boxers.

    "I can’t sit down and let these so-called promoters say Anthony Joshua can knock me out in two rounds when I’m not even dead," Bruno added.

    However, Bruno later said that his agent had been told by the British Boxing Board of Control that it would not accept his application for a licence.

    Comedian Paddy McGuinness tweeted about Bruno's interview

    Comedian Paddy McGuinness tweeted about Bruno’s interview

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/35461651

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  39. David February 6, 2016 at 8:52 PM #

    Couldn’t make the WI T20 squad but…

    IPL – Delhi Daredevils pay top dollar for Brathwaite

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  40. Georgie Porgie February 6, 2016 at 9:54 PM #

    HOPE HE IS LOYAL TO THEM BECAUSE THEY STICK TO THEIR PLAYERS
    THEY TREAT THEIR PLAYERS WLL

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  41. Hants February 6, 2016 at 11:06 PM #

    The Indian IPL fans love West Indies cricketers.

    The IPL pays the players very well.

    Brathwaite will make 5 years salary for six weeks work.

    Hope he and the other West Indians all do well.

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  42. David February 7, 2016 at 12:18 PM #

    Trident saved

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