West Indies deliver early Christmas gift

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Shai Hope sealed the T20I series for the Windies vs England. Source: Getty Images.

What another year in West Indies Cricket. After the regional team failed to qualify for the 2023 50 over World Cup in India a few months ago, they somehow managed to put back smiles on the faces of West Indian fans. For the first time ever having International Cricket at home in the Caribbean before Christmas, the West Indies achieved the double by claiming the ODI and T20I series against the England men’s team. The one consistent factor in both series was the sensational batting by Shai Hope. He ended the series in similar fashion to how it started, smashing a six in the fifth T20I. Continue reading “West Indies deliver early Christmas gift”

The importance of coaches at the grassroot level

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Participants of the CWI Coaching Level 1 Course at Inshan Ali Park, Preysal. Source: Rachael Ann Dookhoo

There is no doubt that Cricket in the West Indies is the only sport that is represented under a chain of these lovely Caribbean islands. The rich Cricketing history that has seen the West Indies men’s team dominant in the late 1970’s to 1990’s. Unfortunately that proud winning record has dwindled significantly over the last two decades or so. One has to ponder why so? Although there maybe many contributing factors to the decline of West Indies Cricket, let’s focus on what can be achieved propelling forward. Continue reading “The importance of coaches at the grassroot level”