HEADLINE: Three steps forward, three steps back

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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12/27/16 7:47:43 AM 

West Indies' year began brightly with a trio of world titles, but then predictable bad blood between players and administrators affected results

The brilliant and the mediocre made for another unpredictable and challenging year in West Indies cricket.

The unprecedented and unexpected capture of three global limited-overs titles in the first half of the year was tempered by more off-field controversy that affected performances in the latter half. What the West Indies' men's and women's sides and their Under-19 side achieved between February and April is a collective feat that might never be repeated. It was a reminder of what the Caribbean region can still offer to world cricket.

First, the Under-19s impressed with their intelligent play, culminating in Keemo Paul and Keacy Carty steering them to a five-wicket victory over India in the 50-over World Cup final in Bangladesh, after pace find Alzarri Joseph had helped to limit India to 145. It was West Indies' first triumph at this level.

That was on February 14. Then came April 3, in India, when the senior men and women completed the hat-trick. Through 18-year-old opener Hayley Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor, the women's side coolly chased 149 to beat Australia and capture their first World T20 title.

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link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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12/27/16 12:48:19 PM 

However, the decisions to remove Sammy as T20 captain, Simmons as coach, and the handling of Darren Bravo, for all the justification given, did nothing to promote harmony and stability.

This may yet prove to be three steps in the right direction..... smile

link WICFan Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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12/27/16 12:52:42 PM 
In reply to Kay

Big Idiot

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link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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12/27/16 3:40:16 PM 
My take is that the 3 steps backward
was caused by the WICBC and its
Imperialistic behaviour .

The WICBC is answerable to NO ONE ,
and has the Blessing of the International Cricket Cabal , to do
whatever it wants , including BAD governance in West Indies Cricket .

link rhatid Joined: Jun 20, 2013
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12/29/16 11:57:17 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com
Let's face it, we do not have people in the West Indies capable of running anything properly. And cricket is no exception. Yes, we have a few so-called cricketers who, occasionally, can throw a bat on a ball, but without the mental ability behind it, they can't go beyond a certain level.
Maybe we need to hire people from places like Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, New Zealand, Bangladesh or Pakistan to run things for us. Then, maybe they will be able to instill some pride in these bird-brained "cricketers" and get them to listen, resulting in them performing at a higher standard. This will never happen. Therefore, I think cricket in the West Indies as we knew it is dead!

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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12/30/16 8:23:01 PM 
In reply to rhatid

Maybe we need to hire people from places like Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, New Zealand, Bangladesh or Pakistan to run things for us. Then, maybe they will be able to instill some pride in these bird-brained "cricketers" and get them to listen, resulting in them performing at a higher standard. This will never happen.


Thankfully this will never happen. evil

link Tagwa1 Joined: Jan 24, 2003
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1/1/17 12:43:07 PM 
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West Indies' year began brightly with a trio of world titles, but then predictable bad blood between players and administrators affected results


It affected results POSITIVLEY as they won all three T20 W titles.


When we win its not Bad blood. But when we lose its bad blood.

Laughable.....

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