The Best of Weekes for Barbados

27th February 2014

Picking the Spin from the Rough – stuff well worth reading

A selection of items I’ve recently come across I think you might enjoy.

In the wake of Barbados’ triumph in the Nagico Super50 it was perhaps understandable that a few pen portraits were published in response. Worth a read, nonetheless are Harold Eastmond’s admiration of the excellent Sulieman Benn; and Ezra Stuart’s profile of Tino Best, who failed to be selected for any of Barbados’ matches in the tournament.

One of Barbados & West Indies’ great 3Ws, Sir Everton Weekes has turned 89, and my good friend, Mike King has penned an affectionate tribute. And while we’re in Barbados, here’s Mac Fingall’s apology to Sir Garfield Sobers.

The ICC recently gained the support of the WICB in its internal rejigging, much to many commentators distaste, distrust and disagreement. Orville Higgins, however in the Jamaica Gleaner can see the positive side. In the Trinidad Guardian, Alvin Corneal does not agree.

Looking back, the Jamaica Observer recalls the famous ‘mound’ at Sabina Park; the Times of India recalls when Sachin Tendulkar nearly sent Sourav Ganguly home from the 1997 tour of the Caribbean; while Cricket Country recalls when West Indies conceded 68 extras in an innings.

Still with the Indian press, the Indian Express profiles Tagenarine Chanderpaul; and finally, here is the latest subject of a pen pic by Cricket Country: Robin Bynoe.

David Oram


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