HEADLINE: Pollard not good enough to play Test cricket: David Gower

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link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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9/17/20, 7:06:21 PM 
Pollard at 24
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Of all your accolades, prizes and awards which do you rate as extremely special?

There have been a number but I must rate being named Sportsman of the Year 2006 for Queen's Park Cricket Club as very special.

What goals and/or ambitions do you still have?

I would want to make my Test debut, win a World Cup, score my first international 100 and own several successful businesses.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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9/17/20, 7:09:18 PM 
Kieron Pollard announced his decision to take an “indefinite break” from first class cricket yesterday after the T&T Red Force lost to the Windward Islands in their round 8 Regional Professional Cricket League game at the Cricket Centre in Couva.
His decision comes after he took five for 36 on the last day of the match which Windward won by 175 runs.
He joins a growing list of local plays who opted for retirement in the longer format

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link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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9/17/20, 11:19:46 PM 
In reply to Trex

So Trex, are hope and brathwaite any sort of test batsmen? Look at their averages. Hope and Brathwaite are going to finish at best with averages under 40. Simple facts. You know how difficult it is to raise your average by two percentage points? Brian lara needed 600+ runs to get his average over 50 again in the SL series of 2001. Well he did it. Hope and Brathwsite are not going to finish with good averages at all. Their only hope is to become super consistent in their last years so people will forget the part of their careers post headingly. And David Gower has nothing to say about them. Two batsmen that have been shown to be woefully inadequate at the highest level- bajan quota picks( time for that is running out by the way)- and Gower has nothing to say about them.....rubbish

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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9/18/20, 3:51:47 AM 
In reply to Jumpstart

Listen to the interviews that you get from:
Gower
Pringle
Lamb
Willis

Contrast that with:
Botham
Atherton

They all got licks but some took it harder than others. WI made lots of people not achieve their personal dreams in cricket...

link Cole Joined: Jun 28, 2004
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9/18/20, 7:42:03 AM 
In reply to VIX

What shit you talk. Test Cricket is the highest form cricket.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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9/18/20, 8:11:17 AM 
In reply to Cole

Reference for that, bitch? cool

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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9/18/20, 11:15:35 AM 
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What do you mean highest
Would like to understand your thinking

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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9/18/20, 3:56:43 PM 
In reply to Halliwell
I blame the media. They always gave the impression, the english media,that somehow England could beat the WI and that bad performances were down to poor sessions of play. When the truth is the side that could beat the West Indies in 1984 has not been born yet.

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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9/18/20, 11:57:30 PM 
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Test Cricket is the highest form cricket
lol
You're entitled to your opinion.
Paying spectators don't support that view though. When last have you been to a test match?

link conman Joined: Oct 11, 2011
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9/19/20, 2:27:12 PM 
In reply to VIX

Wait so we basing the value of something on the money it generates?

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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9/19/20, 2:41:27 PM 
In reply to conman

No we are basing it upon the words of your masters. Slaves you are just as your coward ancestors. Grow some balls and resist. confused

link conman Joined: Oct 11, 2011
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9/19/20, 3:19:15 PM 
In reply to Barry

confused

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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9/19/20, 3:56:41 PM 
In reply to conman
cowards always get enslaved.

confused

link conman Joined: Oct 11, 2011
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9/19/20, 5:02:27 PM 
In reply to Barry

confused confused

U gonna talk cricket anytime soon?

link Cricket_101 Joined: Feb 14, 2011
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9/19/20, 10:07:42 PM 
Every cricket fan other that his supporters knows Pollard is a T20 slugger... and is not fitted for ODI and Test cricket...

link Trex Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/20/20, 5:33:42 AM 
In reply to Jumpstart


So Trex, are hope and brathwaite any sort of test batsmen? Look at their averages. Hope and Brathwaite are going to finish at best with averages under 40



I will not engage in a conversation about 3 mediocre test batsmen. If you want to talk about Pollard, we can talk t20.

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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9/20/20, 8:44:03 AM 
In reply to Trex

Pollard is not even good in international t20s.. so yuh gonna just have to stick to club t20s lol

Don't go too hard on that judgement fella, yuh might force him to run from this thread again and probably create a next handle lol

link Verstehen Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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9/20/20, 9:32:27 AM 
In reply to Jumpstart

. Secondly, David Gower is the same dude who once equated the rebel tours to racist south africa to the packer guys. his opinions are ridiculous


Now I've heard it all.

First Gower was a stand up guy who did not tour South Africa- your confusing analogy is irrelevant.

Second, even if someone's opinion is ridiculous once, does it have to be for all time on all issues? What utter nonsense.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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9/20/20, 9:38:09 AM 
In reply to Verstehen

Allyuh doh read so I will educate you
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The former England captain — speaking in the Sky studio following the airing of a documentary about England’s 1980-81 West Indies tour when fast bowler Robin Jackman had his entry visa to Guyana revoked because of his South African links — caused outrage on social media for initially refusing to acknowledge apartheid was worse than the 1970s Kerry Packer series, when asked by fellow commentator Michael Holding.



Asked by the former West Indies fast bowler which was worse out of apartheid or Packer, Gower simply responded ‘you tell me’, leaving Holding to point out the bloody brutality of an apartheid regime, widely acknowledged as one of the cruellest political systems of the 20th Century.



Take advice from a guy who said this






A feature had been shown in the lunch interval on England's 1981 tour of West Indies - famed for Robin Jackman's visa being revoked for his links with apartheid South Africa.


Apartheid, which literally translates to "separateness", was a system of racial segregation implemented in South Africa for 46 years between 1948 and 1994, during which time the white minority ruled and black inhabitants were seen as
After several seconds of awkward silence, Holding said: "I would have to say apartheid. I don't think Packer caused any problems for everyone in Australia. I don't think there were people being shot at or being bullied in Australia."

Twitter users slammed Gower for his remarks, as one wrote: "Oh my god. David Gower has just asked Michael Holding if Kerry Packer was worse than apartheid South Africa."

Another added: "The whole segment was incredible but Gower responding to 'Which one was worse, Apartheid or Packer?' with 'You tell me' is unbelievable."

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