Tag Archives: ICC

  1. Stanford 20/20 series has two new teams – Cuba plus Turks & Caicos Islands!

    The preparations for the highly anticipated Stanford 20/20 2008 Tournament kicked up another gear this week with the filming of television advertisements in Antigua, home of the world?s richest domestic cricket tournament. Plus the series has a new Media and Communications Manager, Imran Khan, of erstwhile Windies‘ ICC Twenty20 fame! This as twenty-one young men, […]

    October 9, 2007Cricket, Sports2 comments
  2. Legacy of CWC 2007 in Basseterre – FORT STREET REVIEW REKINDLES DEBATE

    The planned six-month review of the no-parking policy on St Kitts‘ Fort Street has provided government with important information which will be used to guide traffic regulations for the area. The decision to restrict vehicular traffic on Fort Street, which is a popular ?hang out? spot, was made in March during the ICC Cricket World […]

    October 5, 2007Cricket, EditorialNo comments
  3. Bangladesh Put “WI” to the blade – Sarwan admits they were superior (PG-13)

    Twenty20, where cow-swipes at a fastball can either make or break a test and even pelting may be, um, misinterpreted or misconstrued. Maybe what is different is the fact there were no massive incentives like other similar games? Well, the sad fact is the LOSE-dies (as opposed to them being WIN-dies) have been sent packing […]

    September 14, 2007Controversy, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Barbadian Bowler says “WI” Have To Fight Harder

    West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards spoke with the media after the team’s practice session at Wanderers. Following are excerpts from his responses to various issues raised with him by journalists. On what the dominant emotion is after losing the opening game: We’re obviously disappointed. We know where we went wrong, we didn’t bowl as […]

    September 13, 2007Cricket, NewsNo comments

    Phase one of the Warner Park redevelopment project is now complete, signaling an end to mass construction at St Kitts? premiere sporting facility. The completion of the football stadium was the final activity under this Phase, which also saw the transformation of the cricket field to a world class multipurpose complex where major international events […]

    September 12, 2007Sports, TechnologyNo comments
  6. Pitiful Excuse from WI Captain: Heartbreaking To Lose

    Unfortunately, many folk this side of the world are not even sighing about the string of West Indies defeats now, it’s just like “Oh, again?” Yup, we’re talking about today’s dismal performance of the LOSE-dies in the ICC‘s Twenty20 that some call the Windies, their Media Manager has been making sure they don’t mess up […]

    September 12, 2007Controversy, CricketNo comments
  7. W.I. Captain shows more spark – Urges Team To To Be Flexible

    Good to see that Shiv The Tiger‘s pep talk is finally rubbing off on Sarwan, as we discover in this Imran Khan update – West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan sees flexibility and all round depth as the key ingredients to success in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. “You have to be flexible and leave options […]

    September 11, 2007Cricket, SportsNo comments
  8. “WI” Are Looking To Win – Chanderpaul steps up where Windies Captain has not

    “The Tiger” Chanderpaul roars what Sarwan should have been saying the other day, and not the drivel the Captain fed journalists at Johannesburg recently – West Indies senior batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul says that despite his team not being favourites to take the ICC World Twenty20 Championship they will be focussed on taking the title even […]

    September 6, 2007Cricket, SportsNo comments
  9. Captain of West Indies Cricket team makes brave statement that ICC South African Twenty is open for any team’s victory

    Recently Chris Gayle was in hot water with the WICB’s Ken Gordon for saying things which management approved but embarrassed Gordon as it painted an all too real picture of the WI Cricket Scene… Now, the on-again/off-again Captain – Ramnaresh Sarwan is also expressing some candidness which can be construed as disloyalty… When he was […]

    September 5, 2007Cricket, SportsNo comments
  10. Inquest at Jamaica into Woolmer’s death begins mid-October

    Over in Jamaica, a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of the former Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, is scheduled to begin October 16. More than 50 witnesses are expected to be called at the inquest that will seek to determine the circumstances under which Woolmer died. Woolmer was pronounced dead at the University Hospital a […]

    August 30, 2007Controversy, Crime, SportsNo comments

    ICC President Percy Sonn while claiming to be somewhat dissatisfied with the new claims that Bob Woolmer merely died of a heart attack {Ed’s Note: HELLOOOoooOOO??? WTF caused it baby? Was it stress that Ireland got thru, or fright at drinking weird-tasting champagne or maybe it was getting scared at the tightly-wrapped fingers on his […]

    May 15, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  12. The Night the lights went out in Fontabelle: What the Barbadian LOC did not say on Clearly Wasted Cricket 2007

    Dr Allyson Leacock, after her stint at CBC, switched initials and became part of the LOC – Local Organising Committee, the ppl who enforced what the ICC wanted for traffic rules, water bottles, sponsorship, music & food for the Clearly Wasted Cricket or CWC 2007… Now, she has come forward to attempt to shed light […]

    May 3, 2007Controversy, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  13. AFTERMATH – A shot in the dark? Clearly Wasted Cricket: CWC 2007, OITC!

    Even on the last day of this ICC fiasco, they had to mess it up! From the time rain delayed the final match yesterday, it should have been shunted to the next venue in Grenada, was that not why they had the last match on Saturday? To use Sunday as a just-in-case? The senior personnel […]

    April 29, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Painting The Town: Poet shows art at Barbadian Greek Restaurant & Rare Opportunity to speak with famous Trinidadian batsman

    Every other Friday or so from 2005 to now – I have trekked to Hastings. Specifically opposite the Carmax outlet. There is a Greek Restaurant called Opa! which is a Grecian phrase usually accompanied by smashing plates, it can be equated with “Wahoo” or “Yahoo” or similar cries of elation. The drawing card for me […]

    April 28, 2007Cricket, Entertainment, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Lament for Lara, Sticky Wickets and Sticky Tickets – what’s left with CWC 2007

    Now the rush is nearly through, you believe all of the once-expensive gear (such as a shirt for $84.00 or a drawstring bag for $40.00?) is now at 50%?? Full page ads for Cave Shepherd ran in the newspaper both Wednesday and today! Those volunteers were damn lucky, huh? Freeness galore! Chaa… PLUS: Can you […]

    April 27, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Featured1 comment
  16. Tanti Merle Was Let Back in De (Kensington) Oval – Why the West Indies performed better in last two days

    For me, Thursday 19th April 2007 was the West Indies real Last Day with Lara – even if he did make 33 and not 156* like at the ARG/Antigua Recreation Ground back in 2003 or so, he was under the gun then too and put the bowling to his (still, for me) mighty blade of […]

    April 23, 2007Cricket, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Cops closing in on CWC 2007 murderer – BREAKING NEWS

    The plain and simple reality is… It is more than likely Scotland Yard, IMPACs and Jamaican officers have a higher than average scoop on whodunit re: former Pakistan coach, HOWEVER – this would not be CRICKET to release the identity before the current Tournament’s conclusion! Nevertheless, the closed circuit TVs at the Pegasus Resort played […]

    April 22, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  18. BREAKING NEWS / SHAMELESS PLUG? 2nite is Ur chance to air your questions!

    You know how Barbados Free Press is demanding accountability and transparency? Tonight is the night for your chance to demand the same and to air your concerns over murder, match-fixing, water-bottles, food, gate restrictions, traffic & everything else that has resulted from this circus which rivals Barnum and Bailey – ICC CWC 2007 Managing Director […]

    April 9, 2007Controversy, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments

    Napoleon once said to the effect that History is written by the victors, but for CWC 2007 it was written by the victims – the Caribbean was put to ransom by the ICC and we obeyed, in obeying though, we had a silent rebellion and it is the ICC who lost as fans stayed away… […]

    April 7, 2007Controversy, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments

    Now I may be wrong like how Smokey Burke usually is, but I think one of the main turn-offs for this CWC has been that West Indians cannot make noise like how they usually do during a match – no conch shells nor drums and trumpets! Dehring & Co are refuting claims this is partially […]

    April 1, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Featured1 comment
  21. Barbados and Caribbean get lashes for CWC 2007 – aka – Don’t Quote Me!

    There are different perspectives but similar conclusions coming from Scottish and New Zealand bloggers on not only the CWC 2007, but the way forward for not only sports and cricket in the Caribbean but Barbadian challenges too – in a nutshell? More Bajan roadsigns, fix the roads here and stop giving ppl time off to […]

    March 25, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Caricom Multi-National Security Forces shut barn door way past the Clydesdale searching for Clover – Reaction to Pakistani Coach’s Murder (Follow-Up)

    Caricom allegedly has an agency for handling security matters, it’s known as IMPACS: The Implementation Agency for Crime and Security {Ed’s Note: With IMPACS breakdown of its acronym, instead of FOR I’d’ve used AGAINST, as I would not want some sarcastic wag like yours truly sallying forth some pithy comments in light of Woolmer‘s strangulation}the […]

    March 24, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  23. CWC 2007’s Security in hands of Foreigners: Where were they for poor Bob Woolmer?

    There was a special release sent by Caricom’s agency for Security during CWC 2007 which gives overseas officers powers to operate in terms of security here, but nevertheless ensures they follow proper guidelines so we do not have a land version of the Shiprider Accord that nearly ruptured the Caribbean almost ten years ago… HOST […]

    March 22, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Pakistan licked out of CWC 2007: Coach found in Hotel Room, dies today!

    Well, be careful of what you want, you may very well get it! Subsequent to being defeated by Ireland at Sabina Park on St Patrick’s Day 2007, Pakistan no longer have any chance of qualification for the Super 8 stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup, as the team all came under fire after the […]

    March 18, 2007Controversy, Cricket, Featured, OddityNo comments
  25. Indian reporter who used Hudson Husbands to gain false entry writes Barbadian Science fiction

    The Indian journalist who is a Melbourne editor, yup, the one who pulled a fast one on a former Tourism Authority exec to send a story by any means, now is getting into fantasy tales using the Caribbean as a base… In his latest yarn, since it seems he is stuck here in Barbados until […]

    March 16, 2007Controversy, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments