10th September 2015
The Caribbean cricket podcast
Welcome to edition no.7 of The Willow in the WIndies.
Up for discussion this week in my weekly conversation with Reds were:
The Caribbean’s continuing reaction to Jason Holder’s appointment as West Indies’ captain;
The possibility that Brian Lara may become the Minister of Sport for the new government in Trinidad & Tobago;
Clive Lloyd’s interview with Simon Crosskill on The Zone on SportsMax TV, in which Simon suggested Lloyd has put his reputation on the line in backing Holder as captain; plus the implication that Denesh Ramdin may go up the batting order to no.6 (with Shane Dowrich ready to take his place); WIndies’ under-performing tail-end batsmen; plus Lloyd’s dissatisfaction with 2-Test series;
Phil Simmon’s interview on Keith Holder’s Midwicket radio show on CBC in Barbados, in which he called for improved pitches in the region;
The West Indies Women’s upcoming series v Pakistan in St Lucia;
This WICB’s weekend town-hall gathering and Quarterly Directors’ meetings in Antigua;
The apparent closure of the WACA in Perth, Australia as a major Test Match venue;
Issues arising from Rod Marsh’s recent MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s;
Some further memories of Arthur Morris;
And of course Reds’ opinion of the Ben Stokes ‘obstructing the field’ incident.