16th January 2014
WInding Back – video views of West Indian cricket
Back on November 19th Roland Butcher interviewed former international umpire John Holder after we’d all appeared on an edition of Mason & Guests (hence John’s references to comments ‘that evening’ by Andy Roberts, a fellow guest).
They discussed: the current state of West Indies cricket; the standard of cricket in the Caribbean; the impact of the Future Tours Programme; the importance of English County Cricket as a learning experience; the USA’s potential involvement in the upcoming Caribbean Super50 tournament (their place has since been taken by Combined Campuses & Colleges); his career as an international umpire; neutral umpires; the Decision Review System; ‘expert’ TV commentators; match-fixing; suspect actions; his removal from the TCCB’s Test Match umpires panel; and Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement. Continue reading