Time To Go It Alone

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link nitro Joined: Apr 9, 2003
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11/24/21, 1:27:35 PM 
To save cricket in the Caribbean. Failure to do this will see youngsters turn to other sports.

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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11/24/21, 1:30:48 PM 
In reply to nitro It would be more embarassssment!

razz

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/24/21, 1:44:26 PM 
In reply to nitro

in which sport has any individual territories done consistently well?

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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11/24/21, 1:47:13 PM 
In reply to sudden

Track and Field.

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/24/21, 1:57:17 PM 
In reply to Drapsey

true. that is one. but mostly an individual type sport.

i was thinking along the lines of a sport that can be referred to as a game

jockeys from the Caribbean also do well

Ja has a v competitive netball team

and if one can consider Draughts/checkers a sport/game Bim once had a world champion

link nitro Joined: Apr 9, 2003
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11/24/21, 2:07:01 PM 
In reply to sudden

It will widen the talent pool. Cricket is losing potential stars to basketball, soccer, track & field.

Barbados and Trinidad right now are probably capable of fielding stronger teams than this combined WI thing. The quota system is a failure.

link mikelegend Joined: Nov 27, 2009
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11/24/21, 2:37:37 PM 
There are FC teams in the WI that can compete internationally at least in T20 and ODIs as effectively as the currently comprised WI team. In some cases, such as against this Lankan attack, there may be one or two teams that would fear no worse than the current team in tests.

link mikelegend Joined: Nov 27, 2009
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11/24/21, 2:42:32 PM 
In reply to nitro


Barbados and Trinidad right now are probably capable of fielding stronger teams than this combined WI thing. The quota system is a failure.


Name a Barbados T20, ODI and ‘Test’ team better than the combined WI. Do the same for T&T in ODI and Test cricket…I can see T&T having a pretty strong T20 side.

link Windiesfan78 Joined: Oct 19, 2021
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11/24/21, 2:48:12 PM 
I say leave it as it is. No man is an island. It is about finding the right combination of players from different Caribbean countries. Let me know when it happens.

link nitro Joined: Apr 9, 2003
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11/24/21, 5:02:14 PM 
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change - Monica Lewinsky's Buddy.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 10, 2004
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11/24/21, 5:06:28 PM 
It would make future ICC Americas qualifiers more action-packed, certainly big grin

link JamMack Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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11/24/21, 6:37:00 PM 
Rally round the West Indies. Gimme a break rolleyes

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/24/21, 7:02:33 PM 
I think Ja should give it a try and see how it works

link mikelegend Joined: Nov 27, 2009
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11/24/21, 7:26:16 PM 
In reply to sudden

If Guyana can get full sponsorship from EXXON, they may be able to do it as well. cool cool

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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11/24/21, 7:47:37 PM 
In reply to mikelegend

I can see T&T having a pretty strong T20 side.


Polly dazzled you in the World Cup?

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/24/21, 7:48:19 PM 
In reply to mikelegend

That would be good too.

Would be interesting if not instructive to see Guyana playing Ja in a test match in a new 59k oval in Backdam

link mikelegend Joined: Nov 27, 2009
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11/25/21, 4:13:03 AM 
In reply to nick2020

Polly dazzled you in the World Cup?


No West Indian ‘dazzled’ me in the T20 World Cup. However, in the context of this discussion, I opine that T&T could have fielded a side that would not have done any worse than the selected WI team.

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 5, 2020
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11/25/21, 4:28:05 AM 
In reply to nitro

Would end up playing 4th division ICC....

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 10, 2004
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11/25/21, 9:10:02 AM 
In reply to Onionman0

If it's what people want then don't let that stop them. Work their way up the ladder, if they can.

link nitro Joined: Apr 9, 2003
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11/25/21, 1:14:17 PM 
In reply to Onionman0

That is where we are headed right now.

link nitro Joined: Apr 9, 2003
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11/27/21, 3:21:39 PM 
We need more players being showcased across the region so more of the youths can earn a living from the sport.

Test cricket is dead. Focus on T2O. Mo Money for players.

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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11/27/21, 3:49:06 PM 
In reply to mikelegend

I opine that T&T could have fielded a side that would not have done any worse than the selected WI team.


BANGLA would have not come last. big grin

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/27/21, 5:14:50 PM 
In reply to openning

Powen made the squad

link openning Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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11/27/21, 5:29:58 PM 
In reply to sudden
If his name is Peewee, he did not make the squad


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