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Road Tennis is an indigenous sport to Barbados

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  1. Donna July 10, 2016 at 2:51 AM #

    Hants,

    Score two for the “apes”. All the haters were quiet on MSN today!

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  2. Hants July 10, 2016 at 1:45 PM #

    @ David,

    Good win for Lewis. Now 1 point behind Nico.

    http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2016/7/f1-rosberg-third-after-penalty-silverstone.html

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  3. Artax July 12, 2016 at 4:05 AM #

    Ramdin is very upset with his non-selection for the upcoming home series against India. He vented his full anger against new chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne.

    He used Twitter to inform his fans about his non-selection for the upcoming home series against India and blamed new chairman of selectors Courtney Browne for the decision.

    “What a rainy day, lil heads up for shotta 80 fans wouldn’t be playin in test series vs india. new chairman says my avg isn’t Gud,” he tweeted.

    “Last 2 innings over 60 vs Australia down under but not good to play anymore.”

    “Life goes on man God is great, what I haven’t done in my test career for sure was dropping any batsman to score double hundred vs WI.”

    “Man who’s telling my average is bad with 25.87 but his is 16 telling me about batting an has never scored international hundred shameless.”

    Perhaps Ramdin is also implying that WI coach Phil Simmons’ test average of 22.26 does not qualify him to coach the team, especially Darren Bravo [41.50]; Marlon Samuels [33.53] or even Kraigg Brathwaite [34.40].

    As usual, many of those commenting on Cricinfo have accused Browne of dropping Ramdin in favour of mediocre Barbadian cricketers, trying to rid the team of Trinidadians and insularity, while alluding to his test average.

    Similar sentiments were also expressed when former coach Ottis Gibson dared to say the senior players did not perform during Cricket World Cup 2011. He was subsequently verbally abused publicly by Gayle and Sarwan.

    Gibson’s critics also took issue with the fact that after playing only two tests for the WI, he had no right to criticize Gayle, Sarwan and Chanderpaul.

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  4. Hants July 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM #

    Why do West Indies groundsmen prepare flat tracks ?

    India 302 / 4 on day one.

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  5. David July 21, 2016 at 5:39 PM #

    @Hants

    Are they able to do better? Is it about the soil?

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  6. Hants July 21, 2016 at 6:04 PM #

    @ David…..lol

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  7. Hants July 22, 2016 at 12:02 PM #

    West Indies are a very generous cricket team.India 404 for 4 wickets. Kohli is 200 no at lunch.

    Will he get to 300……or more?

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  8. David July 22, 2016 at 7:03 PM #

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  9. Hants July 23, 2016 at 11:49 AM #

    @ David,

    Nico on pole Lewis unlucky to be second.

    “The world championship leader says he isn’t expecting to run into any problems with the stewards despite setting the fastest time of any driver during the second sector of the Hungaroring circuit despite passing warning flags for the stricken McLaren of Fernando Alonso in the process.”

    Should be a good race tomorrow.

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  10. David July 23, 2016 at 11:53 AM #

    @Hants

    Yes, LH was unlucky on the last lap when yellow appeared. NS gained the advantage from behind.

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  11. Hants July 23, 2016 at 1:53 PM #

    This is sad.

    “Sada Williams of Barbados, the world leader at 22.61 an medal favourite, tumbled to track just beyond the bend’s halfway point, and didn’t finish.”

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  12. Exclaimer July 26, 2016 at 3:16 PM #

    Live programme on the BBC – RIGHT NOW – on Sir Garfield Sobers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live

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  13. Hants July 28, 2016 at 12:04 PM #

    Rather, National Hero Rt Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers argues that many of the people holding cricket coaching certificates “know very little about the game”.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/83698/sir-garry-coaching-papers-overrated#sthash.dUCw8PZC.dpuf

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  14. David July 30, 2016 at 8:34 AM #

    @Hants

    LH looking good so far through Q 1 and 2.

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  15. Hants July 31, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    @ David,

    Lewis wins.

    Great start, well managed race. Definitely one of the best F1 drivers ever.

    Nico ?

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  16. David July 31, 2016 at 9:58 AM #

    Yes Hants, don’t forget he has the best engine under the hood.

    Nico was obviously tensed and it shows in his wheelspin at the start. Bottomline LH is the better driver, more instinctive.

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  17. David August 2, 2016 at 10:35 AM #

    WIPA@wiplayers Aug 1

    #OnThisDay in 1924, the legend Sir Frank Worrell was born.

    He scored 3860 Test runs at an average of 49.48.

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  18. David August 2, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    It is all about T20 stuff!

    westindies@westindies 2h2 hours ago Jamaica

    GAME ON! Our World Champions to face India in two T20s in USA August 27 and 28 in Fort Lauderdale #WIvIND

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  19. Hants August 2, 2016 at 3:43 PM #

    @ David,

    Should be a success. T20 takes about the same time as a Baseball game.

    The youngsters like this format.

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  20. Hants August 3, 2016 at 7:57 PM #

    Roston Chase 137 the first West Indian since Garry Sobers to score a hundred and take five wickets in the same Test.

    Jason Holder 64

    Well done West Indies to earn a draw.

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  21. David August 5, 2016 at 6:38 AM #

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  22. David August 8, 2016 at 9:55 AM #

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  23. Hants August 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM #

    India 98/4 (32.0 ov)
    West Indies bowling well this session.

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  24. Hants August 10, 2016 at 6:29 PM #

    Real real Test match in progress.

    India 353

    West Indies 107 for 1

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  25. David August 10, 2016 at 6:58 PM #

    @Hants

    A jolly good show. You can see the boys trying to be patient.

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  26. David August 10, 2016 at 7:13 PM #

    @Hants

    A jolly good show. You can see the boys trying to be patient.

    On Wednesday, 10 August 2016, Barbados

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  27. Hants August 13, 2016 at 3:47 PM #

    @ David,

    They flattered to deceive….. beat themselves again.

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  28. David August 13, 2016 at 3:49 PM #

    @Hants

    It is a below average side playing against a power house team.

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  29. Hants August 13, 2016 at 4:14 PM #

    At least we have someone to support. Akela Jones has done remarkably well so far.

    She is not likely to medal but she is a great athlete.

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  30. David August 13, 2016 at 4:19 PM #

    Yes Hants, she has done very well. There is a slim chance for a medal. We wish her well.

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  31. Hants August 14, 2016 at 9:03 PM #

    Canadian TriniBajan running next to Bolt in the 100m final.

    Good luck to Andre Degrasse.

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  32. Hants August 14, 2016 at 9:35 PM #

    Degrasse gets the bronze. Bolt the gold.

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  33. David August 14, 2016 at 9:38 PM #

    Fantastic race Hants. De Grasse did will to claim bronze.

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  34. Sargeant August 14, 2016 at 10:04 PM #

    DeGrasse is the heir apparent signed by Puma to replace Bolt, remarkable achievement for DeGrasse to win a bronze in his first Olympics and for an athlete who has only been running for a few years.

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  35. David August 14, 2016 at 10:13 PM #

    Does anybody know if PM Stuart watched the big race?

    Mia Amor Mottley

    16 mins ·

    Truly what’s next for Bolt? For me it is only one thing –‪#‎UsainBoltTheNextBond007‬

    Congratulations and blessings Usain for exploding centuries of dogma!!!

    And to Alex De Grasse you wore the flag of Canada but your Bajan and Trinidadian roots are filling our hearts with pride!!!

    To all the Caribbean athletes tonight you have us flying high – oh so high!!!

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  36. Sargeant August 14, 2016 at 10:29 PM #

    @David
    And to Alex De Grasse you wore the flag of Canada but your Bajan and Trinidadian roots are filling our hearts with pride!!!
    +++++++++
    Freudian slip? He is Andre DeGrasse, perhaps the writer was thinking of his pater Alex.

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  37. Sargeant August 14, 2016 at 10:33 PM #

    No love for Kirani James? My Grenadian friends may be disappointed but it took a world record to beat him.

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  38. David August 14, 2016 at 10:43 PM #

    As usual the 100m and Bolt overshadows everything. To be beaten from lane 8 is tough but like you said, it took a WR to do it.

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  39. Hants August 14, 2016 at 10:50 PM #

    This has to be the biggest surprise of the games.

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  40. David August 14, 2016 at 10:58 PM #

    He trained in the land of wood and water!

    Van Niekerk to train with Bolt to boost Rio hopes

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  41. Hants August 27, 2016 at 9:10 AM #

    @ David,

    Should be exciting to watch Lewis tomorrow working his way through the field.

    He will have to be at his brilliant best since he is starting last.

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  42. David August 27, 2016 at 9:20 AM #

    @Hants

    His goal will be to limit the damage by achieving a podium finish. He will have Alonsa to push him at the back.

    There is Twenty/20 this morning as well.

    Have you read that the WICB will review the contracts of Holder as Captain and Simmons in the next days? Why don’t they give Holder and Simmons a chance to settle?

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  43. David August 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM #

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  44. Hants August 27, 2016 at 9:26 AM #

    @ David,

    The WICB is just continuing the pattern of mismanaging West Indies cricket.

    That is why some players are focused on playing for their own security in IPL, Big Bash T20.

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  45. David August 27, 2016 at 9:31 AM #

    @Hant

    Unfortunately with the demise of Test cricket with the rise of T20 there is a vicious cycle that will be hard to break. Coupled with WICB mismanagement…

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  46. Hants August 27, 2016 at 10:43 AM #

    @ David,

    Excellent swiping by windies openers in Florida.

    126 without loss in 9 overs.

    T20 baseball.

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  47. David August 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

    @Hants

    That is T20 on a good pitch.

    There is technique required to hitting those boundaries.

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  48. Hants August 27, 2016 at 1:44 PM #

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  49. Hants August 27, 2016 at 1:46 PM #

    West Indies win. What a match.

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  50. Hants August 28, 2016 at 10:11 AM #

    Last to 3rd. Great result for Lewis.

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  51. Exclaimer September 3, 2016 at 12:40 PM #

    Interesting “sport’s” story coming out from The States these last two weeks. It involves a black quarterback who refuses to stand to attention whilst the American anthem – the star and “bangles” is played. He is critical of both the police and the racial inequalities that exists within his home country. His stance has infuriated the police force who have threatened to boycott his home town stadium.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/sep/03/police-union-boycott-49ers-games-kaepernick-protest

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  52. David September 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM #

    @Exclaimer

    You should have also post this link. It should how the establishment is thinking.

    http://time.com/4478542/colin-kaepernick-police-union-boycott-games/ >

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  53. Donna September 3, 2016 at 1:11 PM #

    I’ve been following this on MSN. Guy is bi-racial.

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  54. David September 13, 2016 at 5:49 PM #

    @Hants

    Same BS, just another day. Appears Jason has survived fir now.

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  55. Hants September 17, 2016 at 7:21 AM #

    It is totally illogical for “management” to publicly reprimand the Captain of a Cricket team.
    It is disgusting. My opinion of the WICB is unprintable.

    “However, Holder has been reprimanded and given notice that he could be stripped of his position if he continues to underperform, a report in the Trinidad Guardian has suggested.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85910/notice#sthash.e1Z9OtBG.dpuf

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  56. David September 17, 2016 at 7:24 AM #

    @Hants

    Another captain who will soon bite the dust. So what is new.

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  57. Hants September 18, 2016 at 4:11 PM #

    @ David,

    Methinks the Black and red clothing was to ephasize a degree of seperation.lol

    http://www.formula1.com/en/latest/features/2016/9/f1-singapore-stats-rosberg-200.html

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  58. David September 18, 2016 at 4:24 PM #

    @Hants

    Six more races to go and you know LH will not go down without a fight.

    Of course the establishment is behind Nico.

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  59. David September 23, 2016 at 12:53 PM #

    @Hants

    WI 47/7 after 11 overs

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  60. Hants September 23, 2016 at 1:27 PM #

    @ David,

    Send for Simmons. lol

    100 for 8.

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