29th February 2016
The Caribbean cricket podcast
Welcome to edition no. 22 of The Willow in the WIndies.
This week Reds and I gathered to discuss the following:
The two most recent rounds of the regional 4-day competition, with particular attention to last week’s key encounter between Barbados & Guyana at Kensington Oval;
WIndies build-up to the World T20 competition, and their warm-up victory over Zimbabwe;
WIndies women’s successful ODI series v South Africa, and the development of Caribbean women’s cricket;
We touched briefly upon the queries surrounding Dr Vijay Mallya’s (the new owner of the Barbados Tridents) finances; the reported dissatisfaction of Sunil Narine with the TTCB regarding his troubles with his bowling action; the news that Chris Gayle is suing Fairfax Media over the reporting of his behaviour during the Big Bash in Australia; and the continuing war of words between the WICB and the Caricom heads of government, which have recently been commented upon by Tony Cozier.
We looked back at the recently concluded Test series between New Zealand and Australia, which saw the international retirement of Brendon McCullum, marked by his record-breaking fastest Test century, breaking Viv Richards’ record that has stood since 1986. We also commented upon the dissent shown by Josh Hazlewood towards an umpiring decision, and related this to the mooted introduction of red and yellow cards into cricket.
And finally, we noted the passing of Andy Ganteaume, WIndies’ oldest living Test cricketer; the 91st birthday of the now second oldest, Sir Everton Weekes; and discussed the now oldest living WI Test cricketer, Jamaica’s Roy Miller.