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HEADLINE: Emrit stranded after explosion

 
CaribbeanCricket.com 2017-09-14 06:31:28 

T&T cricketer and Guyana Amazon Warriors captain Rayad Emrit was on the cricket field in Kabul, when the suicide bomber blew himself up outside the ground in Afghanistan yesterday.

Emrit is the only West Indian cricketer taking part in the Afghanistan T20 league called the Shpageeza. He is playing for the Boost Defenders and was on the field when the action occurred. Speaking to Guardian Media Sports the former T&T captain said: “We were in the field bowling when the situation occurred. It was the second over of the innings and we heard a loud explosion go off on the outside. I felt the stadium shake, such was the force of this explosion. When I looked outside I saw a tall building shaking and broken glass all over. The entire area of the building was in smoke. We were told by officials that it was a gas cylinder that went off.”

read more at Trinidad Guardian

 


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Emir 2017-09-14 07:34:57 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Misleading headline from the Trinidad Guardian, perhaps they are competing with the Express to see who is more sensational.

A More Accurate and Honest Headline here from the Newsday

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I Wish Emrit a safe flight back home.

 
DirtyDan 2017-09-14 08:19:51 

WTF is he doing there?

 
Narper 2017-09-14 08:23:01 

Money can't buy life....Emrit should get de fcuk out of there

 
positiveg 2017-09-14 08:23:12 

In reply to DirtyDan

That's the exact same thought that went through my head

 
doosra 2017-09-14 08:25:46 

making a lil hustle

people do that man

same can be said of Badree and Sammy in Pakistan?

go safely Riyad

Riyad desperately wants to play T20 for the WI and he is doing all he can to get a look in...that's how i see it

 
oldcar 2017-09-14 09:02:24 

In reply to doosra

agreed. family to take care of.

 
black 2017-09-14 09:24:21 

He will be fine, there are lots of foreigners in Kabul. He has to be smart and stay away from areas, known to be dangerous.

 
sgtdjones 2017-09-14 09:42:18 

In reply to Emir

Emrit, a resident of El Dorado continued: “We were still very shaken and we just went through the motions. We ended up winning the game but still it was not the same. It is only when the match ended, we heard the true story of what occurred.

It was not a nice situation.” The Alescon Comets player said he decided to stay in the stadium and finish the game because it was safer inside there. Emrit added that he wants to come home (T&T), but is unable to, as the next available flight is on Friday.


If you read the report what is misleading?

They didn't tell the players the truth till after the game


twisted twisted twisted

 
tc1 2017-09-14 09:43:31 

In reply to black

u were there

 
tc1 2017-09-14 09:45:18 

In reply to oldcar
he is going to leave now, so your logic is weak

 
sgtdjones 2017-09-14 10:02:41 

The other overseas players at the ground were Emrit’s teammates Cameron Delport (South Africa) and Morne van Wyk (South Africa). Delport was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the CPL in the past. The Zimbabwean trio of Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl were representing Knights. The match was stopped briefly, but once the Afghanistan government-appointed security gave the clearance, it resumed.

 
Narper 2017-09-14 12:32:50 

In reply to oldcar

agreed. family to take care of.


Unless he has a massive life insurance...dead man can't take care of family

 
JOJO 2017-09-14 12:40:33 

In reply to doosra

Pakistan and Afghanistan are very different both in terms of the level of safety and the ability of the authorities to provide security. I understand the guys going to Pakistan--it is for a very limited number of games that are being organized at the highest level. But Afghanistan?

 
granite 2017-09-14 13:03:11 

3 kilometres away.

 
Priapus 2017-09-14 13:20:15 

Is he that strapped for cash that he is willing to put his life at risk for a payday? No amount of security guarantees can compensate for going to volatile areas like Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 
Halliwell 2017-09-14 15:58:22 

In reply to Priapus

Tell that to hundreds of normal engineers and oilmen working Iraq and Nigeria
Or the many sailors passing through the Somali coast

 
doosra 2017-09-14 17:14:42 

In reply to JOJO

sometimes we don't know a people circumstances. from the outside it is easy to say yay or nay...

i can tell you first hand that if you have certain things to take care of you have no choice but to take risks...and i mean legitimate things to take care of

 
Priapus 2017-09-14 17:24:42 

In reply to doosra

sometimes we don't know a people circumstances. from the outside it is easy to say yay or nay...

i can tell you first hand that if you have certain things to take care of you have no choice but to take risks...and i mean legitimate things to take care of


That may be true. But there are also times when it is all about chasing the dollar regardless of the threat to one's personal security.

 
Baje 2017-09-14 19:23:19 

Is Afghanistan any more dangerous than Caribbean countries or Lain American countries? We have some of the highest murder rates in the world. Yes thee are terrorists, but there are also security to protect you.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-14 19:59:06 

In reply to doosra

Crazy - nuff easier hustles available

 
imusic 2017-09-14 20:00:38 

In reply to Baje

Great question

 
bravos 2017-09-14 22:28:45 

In reply to Halliwell

Dey ain go see dat post..but I believe a lot of goodwill was involved in Emrit's decision also..of course he would've gotten a stipend,but this wasn't about no cash reward,this was more than that..how much friggin Afghan league paying anyway?


Emrit is a T&T and WI ambassador and I'm very proud of him for supporting the real people of Afghanistan and that region.

We've heard about 'mercenaries' but Emrit is a true soldier here..

 
Baje 2017-09-14 22:46:39 

In reply to imusic
Afghanistan reported murder rate is half that of Barbados

 
Emir 2017-09-14 22:52:10 

In reply to bravos

Emrit is a T&T and WI ambassador and I'm very proud of him for supporting the real people of Afghanistan and that region.


Well said.

Some of the comments in here just have me shaking my head.

 
tc1 2017-09-14 22:59:35 

In reply to bravos

It's the same good will/ WI ambassadors that the rebels during their tour of SA

 
che 2017-09-14 23:06:22 

In reply to Baje

Maaan quit de fcukery...yuh sayin dem gats 10-12 homicides a year rolleyes...Afgahnistan is a war zone...Kabul is most dangerous city pon earth

 
Judgement 2017-09-15 06:23:14 

In reply to che

Exactly, the stupidity on this MB never ceases to amaze me! How the fack can you compare Barbados to Afghanistan that is considered one of the highest risk countries in the world by almost every foreign embassy in the world? It is war ravaged and is the top breeding ground for terrorist activity next to Pakistan. Take a visit and see for yourself you bunch of numbskulls (and hopefully you make it out alive and hopefully other countries won't then look at your passport and wonder what you been doing there in the first place!).

 
Emir 2017-09-15 06:59:16 

In reply to tc1

It's the same good will/ WI ambassadors that the rebels during their tour of SA


Yuh serious? rolleyes

 
Narper 2017-09-15 09:26:52 

In reply to bravos

Emrit is a T&T and WI ambassador and I'm very proud of him for supporting the real people of Afghanistan and that region.


Would you go there to do private work?

 
Narper 2017-09-15 09:28:38 

In reply to Baje

but there are also security to protect you.


Really?

The security can't even protect themselves

 
bravos 2017-09-15 09:35:58 

In reply to Narper

Maybe if I became friends with a couple of them after working together when they visited my country and others..

This was a personal investment.

 
bravos 2017-09-15 09:38:45 

In reply to tc1

It's the same good will/ WI ambassadors that the rebels during their tour of SA


WICB or WICB sanctioned events do not hold the monopoly on regional goodwill.

You like a doubles with no pepper bruh,buh doh worry ah have it here,ah have hot kuchela too..

 
bravos 2017-09-15 09:39:31 

In reply to Emir

Dey slight bad..

 
Narper 2017-09-15 09:50:23 

In reply to bravos

Maybe if I became friends with a couple of them after working together when they visited my country and others..


Believe me...you don't want to go there...help from where you are...but going there is extremely high risk

Very very nice people....My neighbor is from there...a co worker is from there...I have students who are from there....they don't want to go back there ....

 
bravos 2017-09-15 09:59:12 

In reply to Narper

I know..but on the other hand there are people who still go,so there's really no argument here,it's all subjective opinion.

Would he necessarily have been 100% safer on the Tube.London Bridge or Paris on the wrong day?

This scourge that affects us all and needs to be wiped out,and a major step in attaining that is the validation and recognition of the good people caught up in the middle,else there's no hope.

 
sgtdjones 2017-09-15 10:02:25 

In reply to bravos


You like a doubles with no pepper bruh,buh doh worry ah have it here,ah have hot kuchela too..


hahahaha

be easy on Limestone tc1, he is good peeps.

lol lol lol

 
bravos 2017-09-15 10:09:44 

In reply to sgtdjones

Ah know meh lil sheltered Lilliputians mean no harm,and not capable of administering any either,most are men of esteem,few may be inclined to batty terrorism though,fewer than in the past. smile smile smile smile

 
tc1 2017-09-15 10:17:15 

In reply to Emir

good will was to 'make money'

 
sgtdjones 2017-09-15 10:19:25 

‘Not good for cricket’


PRESIDENT of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB), Azim Bassarath, has described the bombing close to Wednesday’s T20 cricket match in Afghanistan involving TT’s Rayad Emrit as “unfortunate”.

Bassarath, however, praised the bravery of players from top cricket nations for taking part in the Afghanistan T20 league.



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tc1 2017-09-15 10:42:22 

In reply to bravos

even if a person is your brother, you should always try to have an honest discussion.

Describing Emmrit action as a goodwill ambassador is your way of defending the young man, for going to Afghan.if Afghanistan was not at war, the story would be different.

By the way, Emrit played for my home team Maple with Kemar a couple years ago.

 
tc1 2017-09-15 10:47:52 

In reply to sgtdjones

lol lol lol lol

 
Khaga 2017-09-15 11:00:28 

Emrit thinks Kabul safer than Port of Spain..