What ?West Indies? means*

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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11/13/17 12:15:09 AM 
What ‘West Indies’ means*

What’s in a name?

In the matter of the West Indies, it means both nothing and everything. No, this isn’t some rambling philosophical foolishness on a Monday morning but a simple acknowledgement of the status of a name which is an obvious geographical misrepresentation at the same time that it has become, after more than a hundred years of usage, a unique cricketing identity that has left an indelible mark on the global game.

There’s no point beating around the bush on this one: this decision by Cricket West Indies to identify all regional teams as the “Windies” is not one that can be easily accepted.


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link Halliwell Joined: May 14, 2005
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11/13/17 4:44:15 AM 
In reply to sgtdjones

Could not read the full story because the website requires log in

But

If Company Man “it’s the players’ fault” Fazeer criticises a Board decision then it’s worth a read

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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11/13/17 8:07:17 AM 
In reply to sgtdjones

I am of the opinion that the name should always be West Indies , The Big
Idiots fail to understand that renaming the Team WINDIES is making the Region a Laughing Stock in the Commonwealth .

TO RENAME THE TEAM WINDIES WHEN IN

FACT IN 2 OF THE THREE FORMATS OF THE

GAME WE ARE NOT WINNING MATCHES IN

THE LONGER VERSIONS OF THE GAME IS

CLEARLY A GROSS ACT OF STUPIDITY .

Calling the team WINDIES , with emphasis on the first 3 letters WIN
is a Travesty , due to the fact as I
have stated , in the longer format of the game our Teams & Players performances cannot be described as Stellar .

Windies is a catchy phrase ,however it is a millstone around Our Players necks & the Region as a whole for the
reason I have stated above .

Obviously if the Big Idiots were to
put in place very serious measures to ensure that our Players & Teams would be very competitive in the ALL versions of the game , then WINDIES
could be appropriate .

Unfortunately that aint the Freaking case .I am reminded of the adage :

" FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE

WISE MEN FEAR TO TREAD "

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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11/13/17 8:52:46 AM 
In reply to POINT... maybe with the name change we can live up to the name, they must be hoping, and see we win a series.

lol lol lol

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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11/13/17 1:44:10 PM 
The name was changed from WICBC - WICB-CWI
They took the board out of the name

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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11/13/17 2:59:29 PM 
In reply to openning

The name was changed from WICBC - WICB-CWI
They took the board out of the name

And that's after first taking Control out of the name. wink

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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11/13/17 3:26:18 PM 
In reply to Drapsey... so are they saying it is no longer a controlling board?

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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11/13/17 6:54:10 PM 
In reply to Drapsey

Cricket West Indies, a softer name, without control board

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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11/13/17 7:51:50 PM 
It is my firm believe that the Members
of the Worst International Cricket
Board in the Commonwealth , aka the
WICBC/CWI changed the name because
the Greatness of Our Players & Teams
are akin to being a Millstone around
their Individual & Collective Necks .

I do not believe that they intend to
make our Players fully Competitive in
the International Cricket Arena . So
they changed the name , with the belief that there will not be a comparison between current Players and those who brought Honour & Glory
to the Region .

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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11/14/17 2:29:56 PM 
In reply to sgtdjones

About 20 years ago this name change would have provoked outrage. But this name change has been met with indifference in the region. That's the biggest indictment of all.

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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11/14/17 5:39:21 PM 
In reply to mikesiva

Well said. I am worried it is an indictment of how people feel about West Indies Cricket.
In addition, the media has almost remained muted.

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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11/14/17 7:34:29 PM 
In reply to natty_forever

If what You stated is true then They
needed to call the Team Winless , because in the longer versions f the game , we are Floundering at or near the Bottom of International Cricket .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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11/14/17 7:40:54 PM 
The Media in the Region , are currently BootLickers of those in the
governance of Cricket in the Region .

It should be quite evident to All &
Sundry that the WICBC/CWI Sycophants
in the Media have Aided & Abetted their Masters in the WICBC/CWI in
their wilful destruction of Our Players Competitiveness in the International Cricket Arena .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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11/14/17 7:44:06 PM 
In reply to mikesiva

You have made a very telling & insightful Comment . In two words , that is what is known as Wilful Indifference .

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