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  1. Hants April 28, 2016 at 12:57 AM #

    @ David,

    Dinner with Lewis ?


  2. Hants April 28, 2016 at 1:54 PM #

    IPL T20…..Awesome innings by Pollard

    K A Pollard 51 (17b 2×4 6×6)


  3. David April 28, 2016 at 1:58 PM #

    Yes Hants, some clean hitting, and no swiping.


  4. Donna April 28, 2016 at 2:36 PM #

    Dave Cameron was vice-president for a number of years and has long been apart of the toxicity. (Smile)

    Dave Cameron may not be some idiot who is out to wreck the sport but that only makes him guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. The result is that cricket, T20 excepting is dead. And now he is going to kill that too. Instead of riding the high given to us by the World Cup wins they are going to follow some rigid rules and disqualify many of the men’s team from playing our next T20 games. The outcome will be losses and a return to disinterest and hopelessness. But of course a conventional pro establishment bore will probably say something lie “Well, rules are rules. The Board didn’t disqualify them. They disqualified them selves.”

    And yes you do have to be grounded on the rock to fully understand how we feel. One must be totally connected and not intermittently plugged in to feel the full force of emotion. That is if you have any. You do seem somewhat lukewarm about most things.


  5. Donna April 28, 2016 at 2:41 PM #

    Apparently it wasn’t clean hitting or batting rather than slogging. It was ‘brute force’ said the commentator. Never heard it described that way when AB does it. Never heard Ian Bishop describe it that way. Hmm….


  6. Hants April 28, 2016 at 2:59 PM #

    Pollard did his “job”. He played a match winning innings.

    Narine also bowled for the opposing team.

    A lot of the commentators are “idiots”.


  7. David April 28, 2016 at 3:33 PM #


    If you rewind to the inder-19 game when a WI player ran out a batsman for backing up to far and the hits Bishop had to deflect from the other commentators, it provides a lot of insight how we are viewed by the rest of the world.

    On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 6:59 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:



  8. de pedantic Dribbler April 28, 2016 at 7:07 PM #

    I am just another commentator at this point no longer an active member…so if I am lukewarm by being practical about the facts and rationale needed to improve then so be it.

    I recall a bit of vocal militancy at meetings when the WICB was being incorporated…way, way back. But I don’t recall 1) a real ground swell of folks attending those meetings and 2) strident action to set things along the right path. You seem to be in militant mode now so I wish you well. I don’t think that’s a beneficial path at this time…surely, purposeful and better governance.

    This is really not a time for war – from either side.

    So for example this nonsense by the Caricom heads to disband the WICB is absolutely beyond common sense. That is an abjectly unnecessary war. And it is illegal.

    The current set-up of the WICB is in effect a Caricom Congress. Not unlike as it would be if elections from each island were held towards a regional body. It’s not the process. For Caricom heads to demand dissolution is a repudiation of their stated Caribbean community.

    Anyhow, as far as I am aware many top T20 guys got dropped from the ODI (rightly or not) since last year. Success @T20 was never a path to be restored to the ODI team so Pybus’ comments were really not news in that sense.

    Is the team selection process flawed? Of course. Is it going to be fixed by name calling and ridiculous remarks. Of course not.

    All the islands send representatives to the WICB who have decided these actions. Become a member of the BCA and move change there. Telling me that I need to be home to be properly plugged in does not fix anything…it is getting Joel Garner, Deighton Smith and their fellow executives to move the change with and among their other territory colleagues at the WICB …otherwise all the talk is cold…not even luke-warm!

    And please consider that exiles whether forced or voluntary often can stay plugged in as well as or better than locals. Not to mention they often are the ones to help initiate change. Just an incidentally fact of world history.

    I suspect we wouldn’t consider our activist friend from Europe unplugged or ungrounded on political issues now would we…#Bajanswantchange


  9. Donna April 29, 2016 at 9:08 AM #

    It’s the T20 team selection of which I speak.

    Never knew a lukewarm person who cannot come down on any side EVER to be a change agent of anything. I prefer to make a million “ridiculous” remarks than to waffle about here and there without coming to any conclusion. Is Cameron a good president? Well he did do this but maybe it could be argued than anybody else would have accomplished that. I don’t like his manner but after all he is a Jamaican. Blah blah blah ….. nothing! A la Sir Humphrey, Yes, Minister style.

    As for protest we cannot all handle the Old Boy’s Club known as the BCA. Heck, I cannot even handle the Old Boy’s Club here on BU. How often do people attempt to “put us in our place” with talk about “ranting and raving” and “illogical women” and all other manner of stereotypical terms that test my patience beyond limits. I’m not about to let the BCA burst my blood vessels. I protest by speaking out and signing petitions and finally by boycotting cricket organized by the offenders.

    SSS is a special case. She has the empathy necessary to feel our pain. Let us not go there!

    Now, I dun wid dat!


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