Sir Sir Wes slams Cameron tweet as ‘torrentially tasteless’

Mon, Mar 2, '15


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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Ex-West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) head, Sir Wes Hall, has described as “torrentially tasteless” current board president Dave Cameron’s controversial tweet regarding champion batsman Chris Gayle.Delivering the feature address at the Barbados Cricket Association’s 2014 Awards Ceremony last Friday, the legendary former West Indies fast bowler said Cameron’s actions had fallen “short of the diplomatic niceties”.

“I am an ex-West Indies player and I have an unconditional love for cricket and for all people especially those who have been privileged to wear the maroon,” the Barbados Today online newspaper quoted Sir Wes as saying.
“I want to warn our president of the West Indies Board as he tweets his language falls short of the diplomatic niceties. His re-tweet about Chris Gayle was torrentially tasteless. Oh, what a privilege and honour it would have been for a president as in the past, (to) congratulate Chris Gayle on the greatest double-century in a one-day international.”
Cameron sparked a firestorm last week when he re-tweeted a message critical of Gayle’s poor form, via online social networking service, Twitter.

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Death of West Indies cricket

Sun, Mar 1, '15



I have listened to the many arguments circulating about the governance of West Indies cricket in recent time.

It is now well known that incumbent Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, a Jamaican, will be challenged for the presidency of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) by the legendary former Barbados and West Indies cricketer Joel 'Big Bird' Garner, when 12 delegates are shown the way to the voting station in Kingston on March 7.

The winner will lead the administrative charge of West Indies cricket for the next two years.

From the look of things, Cameron remains the frontrunner to confirm a second two-term reign, based on how the politics of West Indies cricket works. But even if he wins, the challenges of West Indies cricket will remain, as he does not have the capability or the approach to deal with them.


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Bravo ruled out of rest of World Cup

Sat, Feb 28, '15


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SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup yesterday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the squad's players' association said.

"Darren Bravo has been ruled out of the World Cup and will be replaced in the West Indies squad. Get well soon DMBravo46cwc15," tweeted the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).


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AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir Subject West Indies to Massive Defeat

Fri, Feb 27, '15


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Sydney: Skipper AB de Villiers hammered the fastest 150 in ODI history as he led South Africa to a record-equalling 257-run win over the West Indies in a Pool B cricket World Cup match, here on Friday.
Thanks to a sensational 66-ball 162 from de Villiers, South Africa posted World Cup's second-highest total of 408 for five and then inflicted further humiliation on the Caribbean side by skittling them out for a measly 151 in 33.1 overs.(Scorecard | Highlights)
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir returned career-best figures of five for 45 to add insult to the West Indies injury.

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Ninety years of Everton Weekes

Thu, Feb 26, '15



Of all the numbers stacked against the name Everton de Courcy Weekes in scorebooks the world over, 90 carries an unfortunate significance.

It was his score in West Indies' first innings of the fourth Test against India in Chepauk, Madras, now Chennai, in January 1949. Ten more runs would have extended his overall record of five successive Test hundreds that has never been surpassed; he was cut short by a run-out decision by the square-leg umpire that Weekes now euphemistically describes as "rather doubtful".

Sixty-six years on, the figure 90 carries an altogether happier connotation for a celebrated cricketer, now Sir Everton Weekes, Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG), holder of Barbados' Gold Crown of Merit (GCM), who enters the tenth decade of a fulfilling life on Thursday.

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