Fast, Furious and the ‘tash that Won the Ashes

19th January 2014

Military Mediums – audio/visual highlights

Clips to the on-side.

The Caribbean Super50 gets underway at the end of this month, sponsored by Nagico, and on Thursday of this week the tournament was launched in Trinidad & Tobago. CEO of the WICB, Michael Muirhead in heralding the competition, called upon the region’s batsmen to score heavily and display their prowess. You can listen to his appeal here.

One of those players he was calling upon for runs doesn’t think he’ll be fit. Kieron Pollard was interviewed by Sky Sports in the UK. He looked nervous and uncomfortable when asked about alleged disharmony in the dressing room, and whether the captain’s position had become untenable: until he realised he was being asked about England and Alastair Cook. He also said the Caribbean had lost a talent to England in Chris Jordan. “We could do with him right now!” Watch the interview here.

Sticking with Sky Sports and Chris Jordan, he once again had the microphone pointed in his direction – though this time the interviewer forgot to ask about Rihanna. Hear him talk to Nick Knight about his transition from Barbados to the UK here. And while we’re catching up with Chris, take a look at this if you haven’t already caught it. And here’s how not to do it – Dwayne Bravo dropped in the Big Bash yesterday.

This week we recalled the occasion 21 years ago that Dean Jones insisted Curtley Ambrose take off his sweat bands. Relive the moment here. While we’re on the subject of angry fast bowlers removing items, watch Mitchell Johnson shave off his moustache. And listen to Denis Carnahan’s amusing paean to the ‘tash that won the Ashes here. On the same page have a listen to his comedy pre-Ashes song, That’s in England.

And finally, one last irate paceman dispensing – justice: Brett Lee to Piers Morgan.

To finish up on a far more sensible note, you can listen here to an interesting interview of Alvin Kallicharran by Subash Jayaram from December. And of course you can still watch Roland Butcher’s interview of John Holder here.

David Oram


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