Category Archives: Sports

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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The Demise of West Indian Cricket?

The following Advocate Editorial is reproduced for the benefit of the few loyal cricket fans to be found lurking on Barbados Underground. Maybe to those of a certain age, popularly referred to as the millennial generation, sometimes as millennials, or frequently as the quizzically titled Generation Y, it may merely be classed as the stuff of legend, but there was

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$150 Million National Stadium Coming – "IS IT AN ALL FOOLS DAY JOKE"?

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Former President of the United Athletic Club (UAC) Surely the Nation Newspaper was cracking an early “all fools’ day joke” when it published a full colour drawing of a spanking new $150 Million National Stadium on the front page of last  Wednesday’s newspaper, and asserted that “plans are in the pipeline for the construction of a

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