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R.I.P. Pat Rousseau

newdread 2019-04-17 13:23:43 

A good man.....and a friend.

Chrissy 2019-04-17 13:28:37 

In reply to newdread

We had our disagreements but we had a cordial relationship and shared platforms more than once.

Emir 2019-04-17 13:36:07 

In reply to Chrissy

Yes. And he lived to see Cameron removed from office. He saw the cancerous Cameron long long ago and he stood up against him.


mikesiva 2019-04-17 13:56:39 

In reply to Chrissy



anandgb 2019-04-17 14:06:34 

In reply to newdread


positiveg 2019-04-17 14:07:23 


Read of you many times over.
Rest In Peace.

Logic 2019-04-17 14:14:38 

RIP Pat. A new era has arisen in WI cricket and guys like Pat who had achieved in his own right before ascending to WI presidency will be a thing of the past. From now it will be bare small 'p' politicians. It took another politician to to beat the ultimate little politician Cameron and will take another to succeed Skerritt.

Same thing at BCA level. No more Stephen Alleynes or Marshalls, the guy that usurps the politician Conde will be another little politician who achieved nothing in his own right, but who has canvassed and promised his way to the chair. HOpe I am wrong but that is what is on the horizon.

Jumpstart 2019-04-17 14:30:00 

In reply to Logic

RIP Pat.....but in my opinion, pat was the first WICB Politician

Logic 2019-04-17 14:40:20 

In reply to Jumpstart

Pat, like many of our past presidents had his flaws, but at least he came to the position having achieved something outside of cricket admin.

hubert 2019-04-17 14:43:05 

In reply to newdread
Sorry to hear. A very good man that I knew from way back when.The passing of noble and good men..
Cozier,Becca and now Pat .has really put WI cricket in a new era.
Glad you lived to see the end of Cameron's 'reign'.as logic pointed out
RIP Pat.

imusic 2019-04-17 15:09:51 

Condolences to his loved ones.

StumpCam 2019-04-17 15:17:12 


Admin 2019-04-17 16:12:00 

He was such a force of nature. Presided over an incredibly interesting time in WI cricket.

He left his mark.


russean76 2019-04-17 17:06:56 


What did Rousseau do for West Indies cricket,he like Hunt,Hillaire,Skerritt and others were involved in West Indies cricket during the decline. This is not about what they achieved before,but what they did during their involvement.

newdread 2019-04-17 17:10:39 

In reply to russean76

I assume your question is genuine, but it beggars belief that you ask it.

When I have time..... shock

Jumpstart 2019-04-17 17:11:17 

In reply to russean76

I was about to say the same thing. The SA debacle in 98 started as a pay dispute between the WI players( not Brian Lara) and the board about fees which were promised before the England series that year. Yes lara haneed the situation immaturely but Rousseau was the cause. As i said, I'm sad he died but to try and rose paint his tenure whicy resulted in an embarrassing resignation is highly irresponsible. Pat' S tenure was as bad as Cameron's. Pat published a protracted memoir in the Observer paper a few years ago and stated some serious falsehoods about that your which the Observer was forced to issue an apology to Lara for

brians_da_best 2019-04-17 18:43:02 

Sincerest condolences to his family

newdread 2019-04-17 18:53:54 

In reply to Jumpstart

Maaan....that is fucked up ....the man has barely left earth and all you can do is bad mouth him??

Whatever his faults may have been, now is not the time.

Have some fucking respect dawg.

shock shock

camos 2019-04-17 18:56:18 

In reply to russean76
Dude! this man got us the 2007 World Cup, when a lot of people thought we were not ready.

Larr Pullo 2019-04-17 21:15:10 

RIP Pat Rousseau. Indeed a strong leader

Narper 2019-04-17 21:17:15 

R.I.P. Pat Rousseau

condolences to the family

FuzzyWuzzy 2019-04-17 21:35:44 

In reply to newdread

You think the trinis and a certain professor forget his handling of Lara?

Ewart 2019-04-17 22:02:37 

RIP Pat Rousseau. Condolences to the family and Peter.


TheTrail 2019-04-17 22:34:29 

They have done the same to Becca and Cozier.

Some of these uncouth on this MB will stop at nothing to get their stupidity across.

tc1 2019-04-18 00:07:53 

In reply to newdread

RIP Pat.

I am assuming that 18 yo in the photo is you.

lol lol

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 00:47:12 

In reply to newdread

Dude......i already said RIP. Surely though you must unsweet and any retrospective on his life will inevitably bring up his legacy in WI cricket which is far from positive. Just like any retrospective on day Hansie Cronje's li've will always bring up match fixing. Beside the question was asked what he did good for WI cricket and i was simply responding

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 01:14:32 

In reply to camos

And that world cup turned out to be a complete disaster bro. And ended in a fiasco

Chrissy 2019-04-18 01:39:17 

In reply to Jumpstart

Well that would be historically inaccurate - there have been several politicians who were WICB Board Presidents

Chrissy 2019-04-18 01:41:03 

In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

No but we can discuss these things after di funeral

camos 2019-04-18 01:56:11 

In reply to Jumpstart

And that world cup turned out to be a complete disaster bro. And ended in a fiasco

maybe or maybe not, but it left a lasting legacy mainly

improved and expanded facilities

which enable us to host other events.

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 02:27:50 

In reply to Chrissy

That's true.....Ken Gordon was a minister in the NAR government in Trinidad. But Ken Gordon was already a household name in Caribbean broadcasting before that. I meant really in behavior. Camacho and Stollmeyer we're dictators, Allan Rae was a saint, a man who kept WI on top through a lot of his own funds. I made a mistake. Penter Short and Clyde Walcott were also "politicians". Short campaigned for Marshall to be cappo when Supercat retired and Walcott offered the team £50 as remuneration........something that Lloyd said nearly moved(brought not not a good thing) him to years. And truth be told, Pat Rosseau was arrogant, but i never got the impression that he was a dishonest man or could face scrutiny. Jamaicans in general at the administrative level are very honest characters which is why Cameron's term was so odd

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 02:28:13 

In reply to camos

I definitely agree on that

Yadi 2019-04-18 21:09:20 

In reply to newdread


Commie 2019-04-20 18:09:22 

RIP Chairman Pat.

Certainly a dramatic era.

Chrissy 2019-04-20 19:54:34 

In reply to Jumpstart

If you go through the list of WICBC Presidents from 1927, many were politicians. Can't bother to dig it up but I have a chart with all of them. I have it on a thumb drive as well - next week. I'm busy reading the Mueller report.

Runs 2019-04-20 20:08:51 

RIP Mr Rousseau.