16th February 2016
The Caribbean cricket podcast
Welcome to edition no. 21 of The Willow in the WIndies.
This week Reds and I gathered to discuss the following:
The triumph of West Indies’ U19 side in lifting the World Cup against all expectations – which of course we focused upon and reviewed in some depth. We looked into what the success means to WIndies cricket, and how the WICB can build upon this for the future.
The victory came in the same week that the senior T20 players were in the latest contract dispute with the Board over their decreased fees for appearing in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Reds was also able to reveal that Johnson Charles has been included in the squad to replace Darren Bravo who has withdrawn to focus on first-class cricket. This followed the previous withdrawal of the injured Kieron Pollard (replaced by Carlos Brathwaite) and Sunil Narine (for Ashley Nurse) because of the continuing concerns about his bowling action.
We looked back at the latest round of matches in the 4-day regional competition; and ahead to the upcoming crunch match between Barbados & Guyana at Kensington Oval – which I was travelling to Bridgetown to watch.
And finally discussed the incident involving Adam Voges in which he was bowled by an erroneously called no-ball, and whether no-balls should be left entirely with the third umpire.