Category Archives: Sports

Youth Not a Priority – BDF Sports Program on the Brink

Charles Griffith

The news that the Barbados Defence Force Sports Program is again threatened with being shutdown should be a big concern for Barbadians. Full credit must be given to the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) for bankrolling the program when the threat first surfaced 2019.  For years the blogmaster has expressed concern about the lack of a comprehensive sports policy by successive

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Tokyo Olympics – Petty, Partisan, Political Behaviour Stunting Youth Development

Minister of Sports - Dwight Sutherland

Congratulations to the government of Tokyo and others for being able to execute one of the largest global events on the events calendar during a pandemic. It was an opportunity again for humankind to demonstrate what separates us from the rest. Man is the only animal that strives to be more than he is…it is the indomitable spirit within that

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – In re Gabriel: hard case…. bad law?

West Indies cricket supporters, both of the born-again and the true-blue variety, are naturally feeling aggrieved at the recent decisions of the match referee in the current Test series to impose varying match bans on the captain, Mr Jason Holder and fast bowler, Mr Shannon Gabriel, for their respective infringements of the playing regulations and the Code of Conduct of

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Cricket Lovely Cricket!

ONE thing West Indians can be certain is that on the eve of an international cricket Test series there will be at least ONE controversy to serve to distract the team from the job of winning. And to expose the failings of our regional institutions. The ICC Men’s Test Rankings support the view that #8 ranked West Indies out of

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Our West Indian Cricket Shame Only Deepens

How  shameful  it was to witness the gleeful rejoicing of the members of the West Indies cricket team in the wake of their fortuitous and totally undeserved victory over Scotland — a non- test status, associate member team of the International Cricket Council (ICC). These men — supposed heirs to the  great West Indian cricketing tradition of such immortals as

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Cricket: The Laws, “playing culture” and Ethical Conduct

“It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game that matters” –Gerry Richards in a postscript to his radio sports show in the 60’s For the second year in succession, the West Indies Under-19 cricket team at the International Cricket Council’s World Cup competition has been involved in the dismissal of an opposing player that while

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Rugby 7s Ready to Tackle US Tournaments

Submitted by  Amy Goulding, PR Consultant Bridgetown – Barbados’ male Rugby 7s team is heading off on a weeklong tour to the United States which will see them compete at an international level in two separate club tournaments in New York and New Jersey. In partnership with the Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU), the team will be called the ‘Barbados

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Darren Sammy Couldn’t be more Right about Cricket West Indies Dave Cameron

Submitted by  DAVID A. COMISSIONG, Citizen of the Caribbean, and Lover of West Indies Cricket In an article published in Barbados’ NATION Newspaper of Wednesday 21st June 2017 under the headline Sammy Slams CWI Over Decline, former West Indies cricket captain Darren Sammy stated as follows:- I am very scared for the future of West Indies cricket …………I am scared

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When A Chinaman Bowls a Googly

Submitted by Pachamama. In cricket, a googly has a deceptive bounce. Whereas the chinaman is delivered by a left-arm bowler to a right-arm batsman, spinning from the offside to the legside. The Chinese may only be playing cricket in Hong Kong and we are uncertain as to its mass appeal on continental China. However, soccer and cinema are areas of

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