HEADLINE: 19 years on, Bangladesh bury hatchet with Greenidge

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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5/16/18 7:22:57 AM 

Dhaka, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh have finally buried the hatchet with West Indies batting great Gordon Greenidge — nearly two decades after unceremoniously sacking him as head coach in the middle of the 1999 World Cup.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board hosted a reception for Greenidge late Monday in Dhaka, reuniting the coach with his former players and the executives who dumped him.
Greenidge led Bangladesh to the ICC Trophy title in Malaysia in 1997 and also steered the cricket minnows to their first World Cup.
He was awarded honorary citizenship of Bangladesh in recognition of his achievements.
But his relationship with cricket officials soured after he opposed Bangladesh's bid for Test status, a move he considered premature.
Greenidge, who was sacked as Bangladesh prepared to play Pakistan in a World Cup fixture in England in 1999, had returned to Bangladesh just once since his sudden exit — until Monday's function.
“The parting was disappointing. I would have liked to spend more time with Bangladesh cricket, but it wasn't to be. I have no ills, but these things happen,” Greenidge told reporters at the reception.

Jamaica Observer has the report


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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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5/16/18 9:18:08 AM 
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"Parting is such sweet sorrow", as now arguably due to the foundation set by Greenidge, West Indies is on the verge of becoming Bangladesh's beating stick.

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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5/16/18 9:31:36 AM 
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But don't you forget the Dinas lead WIPA strike that allowed Bangla to win their 1st test series. In my opinion, that was the beginning of the end for West Indies.

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5/16/18 9:51:11 AM 
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Don't forget Andrew Richardson losing his dream of playing Test Cricket.

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5/16/18 9:56:33 AM 
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Don't forget Andrew Richardson losing his dream of playing Test Cricket.

No, I haven't. His friend and captain at the time was (is) also complicit.

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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5/16/18 3:05:00 PM 
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Hmmm interesting history lessons, if we don't learn from history, we are bound to repeat it.

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