HEADLINE: Truly deserved, Dr Shiv Chanderpaul

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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8/9/18 8:02:35 AM 

Guyanese cricket legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a former captain of the West Indies team, will be awarded the Honorary Doctors of Law later this year by the University of the West Indies (UWI). It is a deserving appreciation for an unsung hero who was denied the chance to become the leading test scorer in West Indies cricket, and “forced to retire.” His career was unceremoniously derailed by Dave Cameron’s and the WICB’s whimsical and spiteful actions. The left-handed batsman scored 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 centuries in an illustrious career of 164 Tests to end at the second place in the list of all-time West Indies run-scorers, 86 runs short of legendary Brian Lara with 11,953 runs.

After all, this was the man who personified longevity and tenacity, and survived while 519 Test batsmen perished at the other end, and sharing a record 771 different partnerships in Tests, worthy world records that speak volumes about his durability and dependability. Rahul Dravid, the Indian Wall, is next, but quite some distance behind at 453 Test dismissals at the other wicket, and 738 partnerships. Yet, Chanderpaul has rarely been given deserving accolades, like Dravid and Tendulkar. “That guy with the most Test matches for the West Indies, playing for over 20 years, I don't think people in the West Indies understand exactly his contribution,” the great Brian Lara acknowledges, reminding us that Shiv was instrumental in his many batting feats, and felt his compatriot deserved to go past his record for the most Test runs by a West Indian.


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link Norm Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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8/9/18 8:23:45 AM 
Except for the bit about "was denied the chance to become the leading test scorer in West Indies cricket":

Hear! Hear!

Shiv was scoring very few runs when his career ended. Even if he was explicitly allowed a farewell Test, it was unlikely he would have surpassed Lara's tally. Nevertheless, Shiv richly deserved a formal farewell Test.

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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8/9/18 8:36:46 AM 
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Bro Shiv would have busted a ton in his last match. Close case. Story done. Opportunity denied. Windian magga minds at work. And then they wonder why.

The doctor of hitting fat, and blocking fine!!!

Yeah, allyuh talk nah!!!

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8/9/18 9:27:52 AM 
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The Seawall Doctor! lol

link Baje Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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8/9/18 9:53:24 AM 
Why de article blaming Dave. Browne and coach Simmonds were the ones who dropped him.

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8/9/18 9:55:26 AM 
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He also deliver 'shots' in the dark...just ask the police who tried to peep on him!!!!

lol lol lol

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8/9/18 10:09:32 AM 
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Why de article blaming Dave. Browne and coach Simmonds were the ones who dropped him.
maybe di Russians hacking cc.com

link Cleg Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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8/9/18 10:21:12 AM 
They should get Chrissy aka Dr C C to present the award! lol lol

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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8/9/18 10:23:52 AM 
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lol lol lol

You are a trouble maker!!!

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8/9/18 10:27:25 AM 
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Can you imagine? lol lol lol

link Ninetenjack Joined: Dec 10, 2002
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8/9/18 10:57:24 AM 
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Well deserved....

link JOJO Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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8/9/18 11:42:45 AM 
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Well deserved. But I hope he doesn’t go around calling himself “Dr.”, like another “Dr.” of Caribbean cricket!

link Halliwell Joined: May 14, 2005
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8/9/18 12:02:37 PM 
Imagine hearing someone say “well deserved” for an honourary doctorate
lol lol lol

link JOJO Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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8/9/18 1:28:34 PM 
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Imagine hearing someone say “well deserved” for an honourary doctorate


He is receiving an honorary doctorate. Isn’t that considered an honor? Isn’t it customary to congratulate people for receiving an honor? Isn’t it considered well-deserved when received?

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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8/9/18 1:49:22 PM 
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Well deserved. But I hope he doesn’t go around calling himself “Dr.”, like another “Dr.” of Caribbean cricket!

Julian Hunte?

link Seechy Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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8/9/18 7:06:13 PM 
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Was Clive Lloyd actually.

link Seechy Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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8/9/18 7:11:24 PM 
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I saw the great man crack 182 against Surrey at the Oval last year. He looked majestic as ever.

Would easily have passed 13,000 test runs had he continued playing.

link goofballs Joined: May 8, 2007
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8/9/18 7:34:53 PM 
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will be awarded the Honorary Doctors of Law later this year by the University of the West Indies (UWI).


How did Chrissy let dis happen? cool cool
Ain't she the Profess of cricket or something like dat?

I would have thought she wouldda say "over my dead body" or words to such effect.

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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8/10/18 2:16:03 PM 
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Nice tribute and recognition to a dedicated servant of West Indies cricket.

Congrats!

link Halliwell Joined: May 14, 2005
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8/10/18 2:19:51 PM 
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It IS considered an honour
I am questioning the fundamental philosophy of awarding an essentially fake academic qualification instead of a statue or something

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8/10/18 3:40:42 PM 
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I would have thought she wouldda say "over my dead body" or words to such effect.


u kno, I haven't seen her post in a while. Maybe she died on the inside

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