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All yuh retiring players at 34 now?

Barry 2023-11-21 12:29:03 

Younger and younger for some
While you can’t even qualify….

Barry 2023-11-21 13:10:19 

Remember Devon Smith

FORMER West Indies batsman, Bryan Davis, said the selection of 36 year old Devon Smith on the West Indies 13-man squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against Sri Lanka is a backward step because the opener has repeatedly failed at international level.

Smith last played a Test match for West Indies in 2015 when England toured the Caribbean. Smith has played 38 Test matches, scoring 1,593 runs at a mediocre average of 24.50. He has scored just one century and six fifties.

“You bringing a man with an average of 24 at 36 years of age? He is older than his average,” he said.

The West Indies selectors, led by Courtney Browne, said they were left with no choice but to select Smith after a brilliant Regional Four-Day season last year. Smith amassed a record breaking 1,095 runs at an average of 84 with six hundreds for the Windward Islands Hurricanes.

Davis said he would have preferred to give a younger player a chance, as Smith did not achieve enough during his career

Bravo have two more years

Barry 2023-11-21 14:19:22 

Justifying sin by saying he diss corrupt Dave…

WICFan 2023-11-21 14:37:46 

In reply to Barry

Meanwhile South Africa A has a 33 year-old spinner and a 31 year old pacer playing against West Indies A.

Barry 2023-11-21 14:49:11 

In reply to WICFan

Thank you for the ammo… I mean info…big grin

Brerzerk 2023-11-21 16:40:19 

In reply to Barry


Barry 2023-11-21 17:01:46 

Dowrich will be playing then?

Shane Omari Dowrich (born 30 October 1991) is a Barbadian international cricketer who plays as a wicket-keeper. He has featured for the West Indies, Barbados along with CPL teams St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Barbados Tridents in his cricketing career.

Barry 2023-11-21 17:19:51 

Persistent Slavery News, Barbados ruled by Social Justice Advocate Mia 2023
Daren Bravo Declared useless by Haynes

In his 1839 compendium American Slavery As It Is, abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld indicates that slaveholders used the term “unprofitable” to describe disabled human chattel (pp. 132-33). However, “useless” could also denote a failure to live up to expected duties for a particular social role; in the case of slaves, this might be their ability to perform manual labor, to reproduce and add to a master’s labor force, or to be disciplined and controlled (Hackford, 2004). On a more personal level, slaveholders could have used the term to describe a slave who did not meet a master’s individual expectations for behavior, physical appearance, and performance. Tensions between goals of profit, production, control, and the individual desires of planters created a number of contradictions in the ways planters assessed disability and “uselessness” in their laborers.

“Useless”: Disability, Slave Labor, and Contradiction on Antebellum Southern Plantations
Dea H. Boster, Ph.D.
Columbus State Community College

Barry 2023-11-21 17:30:34 

You don't even know when you are using slavery perspectives

ray 2023-11-21 17:43:15 

In reply to Barry

Lara days over

Brerzerk 2023-11-21 18:07:59 

In reply to Barry

In reply to Barry

Hmmmmmmmmmm, a post very relevant to Caribbean post slavery and indentureship society.

Barry 2023-11-21 18:33:04 

In reply to Brerzerk

Thanks ....

Barry 2023-11-21 18:34:02 

Uncle Yadi, I mean Tom

Poggy 2023-11-21 18:36:00 

Desmond Haynes has selected Amnesia

Yet he was 5 years older

StumpCam 2023-11-21 19:13:28 

In reply to Barry

All yuh retiring players at 34 now?

That means Hety got 2 WCs and 8 years more before he retires!lol lol

Barry 2023-11-21 19:17:58 

In reply to Poggy

Poggy, you the man

Desmond Haynes, the former West Indies opening batsman, is seeking pounds 66,000 in damages after being left out of the home series against Australia earlier this year.

Haynes is suing the President of the West Indies Board of Control and the Barbados Association for loss of earnings after being ruled ineligible for selection. His lawyers have filed an affidavit at the Barbados High Court in Bridgetown, detailing his case.

Haynes is also seeking compensation after his contract with Western Province in South Africa was aborted. He claims he also lost earnings with Middlesex and that his reputation was damaged.

The 39-year-old was not considered to face Australia after he opted to play for Western Province instead of touring India with the West Indies last October and then returned home from South Africa too late to play in all five Red Stripe Cup matches. The WICBC had ruled he should play in those domestic games to be eligible for the Australian series. Haynes returned two days late after asking for "exceptional circumstances" to be taken into account. The WICBC refused his request.

Barry 2023-11-21 19:18:31 

Where that sudden lawyer B!tchrazz

Barry 2023-11-21 19:19:36 

You know the man didn't even play regionals like Michaelcool

PalsofMine 2023-11-21 19:42:48 

CS Haynes is telling us that all you need to be in young and turn up (or not even turn up, like King) and you are considered part of the WI future. Performance is entirely optional. I always thought that development was done at the List A and A team level and international series were played to win. I learn every day

XDFIX 2023-11-21 19:47:55 

In reply to Barry

Wutliss selectors, fighting against Bravo, using 2027 as an excuse! The youth should be in the squad by any metrics!

pooranian 2023-11-21 20:45:25 

He is older than average


Barry 2023-11-22 01:23:57 

Haynes is a hypocrite- that is why Ritchie didn’t like him….

Barry 2023-11-22 10:26:02 

Haynes wanted to play at 39 but spiting bravo at 34

Barry 2023-11-22 14:28:49 

Misbah didn’t even start then…

Barry 2023-11-22 15:18:12 

Man livelihood taken away and Dottie squeezing milk from tits as if theirs have milk powder….how old was cutie….

Barry 2023-11-22 15:31:03 

They say St Lucians put a spell on you…