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  West Indian cricket team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The West Indian cricket team, also known colloquially as The Windies, is a national cricket team representing a sporting confederation of English-speaking Caribbean countries.
During World Series Cricket and the early 1980's, the secondary colour of the West Indies cricket team's clothing was grey.
George is a prominent supporter of sport in the West Indies, and in particular in her native St Lucia, and in 2005 was made an MBE by HRH The Prince of Wales for services to sport.
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 History of the West Indian cricket team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Indians George Headley scored the most runs (703) in the rubber and Learie Constantine took the most wickets (18).
The West Indian sides of the time were always led by white men, and the touring party to Australia comprised seven whites and eleven "natives", and the West Indian Board of Control wrote to their Australian counterparts saying "that all should reside at the same hotels".
The Indian tour saw the debut of Vivian Richards, arguably the finest West Indian batsman ever, and Gordon Greenidge, who joined a strong batting line-up that already included Alvin Kallicharran and opener Roy Fredericks in addition to Rowe and Lloyd.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_West_Indian_cricket_team   (6968 words)

The game of cricket was exported from England to all of its colonies, including those in Asia and Africa, during the nineteenth century as a way to reinforce a hegemonic cultural order in the face of the emancipation of England's slave population.
Cricket was through and through a "gentleman's" game, and all others were excluded by their inability to demonstrate an understanding of cricket's image of the ideal Englishman.
Needless to say, West Indian planters, fearful of changing social structures in the islands, welcomed cricket in the West Indies and by 1840 many were staging cricket matches on their plantations (38).
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/Cricket.html   (2249 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Cricket in Caribbean
Prime ministers sit uneasily on their thrones lest the passions unleashed by the humiliation of their cricket team by the visiting English are turned against them.
May I remind you that the West Indians were bowled out for 47 runs on their way to an equally humiliating defeat in the first.
So West Indian cricket was formed and shaped in tiny places with the fresh and shining faces of young boys.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,3604,1177195,00.html   (1177 words)

 BBC - 1Xtra - TX Documentaries - Caribbean cricket
I guess every cricket team does but in the case of the Windies it just was remarkably evident.
West Indies is one of the best in world, they have produced the greatest ever players over the years, players like Viv Richards, Lara, Clive Llyod, Holding, Garner, Haynes are just few of them.
West Indies are very unpredictable, as they showed when touring England, losing all tests and then winning the ICC trophy.
www.bbc.co.uk /1xtra/tx/documentaries/caribbean_cricket.shtml   (1568 words)

 History of West Indian cricket - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
When the West Indies just started playing cricket they were the beating stick of Test Cricket but we improved and became the ones doing the beating from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Cricket was considered to be a gentleman's sport, therefore if fls were dominating the sport then we too were gentlemen.
Cricket has moved from a sport that every West Indian supported to a dying sport struggling to stay alive because it can't compare to other sports like basketball and football.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /magazines/TeenAge/html/20040809T190000-0500_64274_OBS_HISTORY_OF_WEST_INDIAN_CRICKET.asp   (295 words)

West Indies skipper Shivnarine Chanderpaul has confirmed that "instructions coming from inside" have interfered with his ability lead the team on the field.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) must also be more centrally involved in the administration of cricket in the Region in the areas which are of the greatest importance.
As the New Year begins, West Indian Cricket supporters and the region as a whole must be thinking what we can do to restore our team to the heights it once knew and rekindle the pride and dignity in the unifying unit which the West Indies Cricket Team represents.
www.caribbeancricket.com   (1233 words)

 LRB | David Runciman : Cricket’s Superpowers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Australian cricket team arrived in India that year having won a record 15 test matches in a row, and duly made it 16 by crushing India in Mumbai in the first test of a three-match series.
What makes it particularly absurd is that cricket, a game with genuinely multicultural appeal (unlike football, which despite its popularity in all sectors of society is now monocultural, the culture it celebrates being celebrity), should be the only sport whose national team harks back to the racial uniformity of the 1950s.
The beauty of test cricket is that unless one team is much better than the other (witness the facile encounters between England and Bangladesh earlier in the summer), it is very hard for either side to stay on top for the whole of a single day’s play, never mind all four or five.
www.lrb.co.uk /v27/n18/runc01_.html   (3273 words)

 West Indian cricket supporters shunning team - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
In the game of cricket, the West Indies is easily one of the leaders in terms of the technical know-how and experience of its retired players of recent vintage or of the long past.
It is painful to watch the West Indies team floundering from one Test series to another while we possess a body of knowledge and expertise that is the envy of our competitors but which is untapped.
The West Indies' competitive advantage in these areas is greater in cricket than in any other field, but these attributes lie dormant while we are being humiliated.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20050607T160000-0500_81918_OBS_WEST_INDIAN_CRICKET_SUPPORTERS_SHUNNING_TEAM.asp   (935 words)

 West Indian cricket team - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Administered by the West Indies Cricket Board ("WICB")See, for example, the official website of the West Indies Cricket Board (http://www.windiescricket.com/), and known colloquially as The Windies, the West Indies cricket team represents a sporting confederation of English-speaking Caribbean countries.
By the 1970s, the West Indies had a side recognised as unofficial world champions, a title they retained throughout the 1980sUntil June 2001 there was no official ranking of Test nations, with the unofficial epithet of "World champions" being decided by acclaim based on recent results.
A team from Trinidad and Tobago and a team from Jamaica played in the first women's World Cup in 1973, with both sides faring poorly, finishing fifth and sixth respectively out of a field of sevenCricketArchive shows the 1973 women's World Cup table.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/West_Indian_cricket_team   (1883 words)

 Indian cricket team’s West Indies tour from April 2 : Cricket News : IndiaExpress.Com
Indian cricket team’s West Indies tour from April 2
The Indian team will then leave for Trinidad to play the second Test from April 19 to 23, according to the itinerary released by the Indian Board (BCCI) in Mumbai on Monday.
Younis Khan — the thorn in the Indian flesh
www.indiaexpress.com /news/sports/cricket/20020121-3.html   (357 words)

 CNS: April 19, 2004: Cricket anyone? U.S. team makes history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cricket, that oft-jeered English cousin of America's favorite bat-and-ball game and the sport famously described by actor Robin Williams as "baseball on Valium," was always something that other countries had been good at.
The cricket clubs in the New York area, home to many members of the national team, are populated with immigrants from nearly every major Caribbean island, with Jamaica and Guyana making up the two largest donors to the cricket pool.
The New York Cricket Region, host to 10 of the country's 26 cricket leagues, has proclaimed its mission as "promoting the world's best game." However, there is very little evidence to suggest that they are on their way toward achieving that goal.
www.jrn.columbia.edu /studentwork/cns/2004-04-19/739.asp   (1898 words)

 CRICKETNEXT.COM NEWS ::: Tough challenge for Hooper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The West Indies were thrashed 5-0 in Australia recently and lost by the same clean sweep margin in South Africa two seasons ago.
One of the biggest problems the West Indies had in Australia was at the top of the batting order and the selectors have opted for the left-handed opening combination of Chris Gayle and Wavell Hinds to try to give the side better starts.
South Africa are rated the second best team in the world behind Australia and skipper Shaun Pollock is keen to notch a series win in the Caribbean to consolidate his teams standing in the newly-established world Test championship.
www.cricketnext.com /news/afp/afp1937.htm   (764 words)

 Andy Roberts cricket hero from the victorious 1975 Prudential World Cup West Indian cricket team promoting Caribbean ...
The former West Indies fast bowling great has suggested that the West Indies are lacking quality bowling for the VB Series in Australia and they could suffer as a result.
According to Roger Brathwaite, chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board, the team is expected to be named early next week as arbiter Justice Mr Adrian Saunders rules on the impasse between the WICB and the West Indies Players’ Association.
Cricket tour packages are customized to suit your needs and are available in a wide range of disciplines, year round.
www.caribzones.com /andyroberts.html   (753 words)

 Fan The Flame by Leonard Tim Hector
Cricket, pits the races against each other in intense rivalry when it is the West Indies, and allows for all sorts of vicarious resolutions in the mind, in victory or defeat.
Cricket too, by its sheer length, over five days, is a particular and peculiar drama, unequalled by any other 90 minute sport.
If even you are not a cricket follower, everybody knows the official efforts that have been made to "disarm" the West Indies fast bowlers, one bouncer per over, 15 overs per hour, and all sorts of interpretations as to what constitute intimidatory bowling.
www.candw.ag /~jardinea/ffhtm/ff981106.htm   (2494 words)

 And Still I Rise: Viv Richards
Richards was really the first true leader from the working class, the first leader to emerge from among the plebs to captain a West Indian Cricket Team conceived and shaped by the rich and powerful class, the landed class and the gentry, and the educated and the cultural elites.
West Indies cricket was established as an institution.
Adrien here defines Viv hero status as regards the average West Indian as being derived mostly b/c he was educated beyond barely primary school and the fact that he came from strictly working class.
hairoun.blogspot.com /2004/09/viv-richards.html   (1060 words)

 West Indies Cricket Blog
Mike King: “West Indies are a weak team, but it has to be said that King has looked more like a trainer and not a coach.
I want to tell Denesh and all the other youth who are interested in cricket as a profession, and who want to do well, it is as important to learn about the game from those who went before you as it is for a doctor to study medicine.
West Indies team media officer Imran Khan is brutal in his criticism of the Stabroek News for ‘killing’ off Ron Legall, prompting an apology from the newspaper of record in Guyana.
caribbeancricket.com /weblog   (1149 words)

 Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Sri Lankan Cricketers on the other hand comparatively, have a problem of a lesser degree, in that they are virtually on the threshold of playing under a new management.
The cricketers therefore will be sandwiched with feelings between the old and new officials and, the question of the players individual loyalties will necessarily arise.
Apart from cricketing ability, there will be the additional stress and strain, brought about by the irksome circumstances that prevail in the administration of the game in both countries.
www.dailynews.lk /2005/07/14/spo06.htm   (495 words)

 Indian Team Profile @Cricket Fever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He is the most consistent Indian opener in test matches- and the only one in the current squad to have a double century to his credit in tests.
After not having played in the team for almost a year, Kambli made a comeback during the Pepsi Triangular Cup in April 1998, but smashed his ankle while fielding, and was sadly out again, only to return after a year in the Pepsi Tri-Series involving India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in March-April 1999.
Still his selection to the Indian team for the Asia Cup and the Sri Lanka tour was quite controversial.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/Stadium/6820/teamprofil.html   (1584 words)

 West Indian Dating Cricket
The League would like to thank all the teams that participated in the tournament for the summer and the knockout.
It has come down the teams that are in 1st Place and 2nd Place for the League Standings and well as 1st Place and 2nd Place for the Big 4 should only seem fit to play in the Final for the Knockout.
The team has continue it remarkable run of going undefeated for this tournament of 13 games straight and this will game 14.
www.widcricket.com   (286 words)

 India - Sports - We Are No Good If We Don’t Thump India, Says Waugh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Australian tempers began to rise as three of the West Indians crossed half-century marks, pushing the match into fifth day and setting Australians a not-too-easy winning target of 173 runs.
What made matters worse for Australian cricketers was the fact that their spin duo failed to make any impact on the West Indians for the most of the day.
Fittingly, the resistance was led by two young West Indians of Indian origin, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Nagamootoo.
www3.estart.com /india/sports/waughindia.html   (617 words)

 Dancing Brave - RICHARDS SAYS WICB JEALOUS OF LARA 16th May 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Former West Indies Captain and coach Vivian Richards is certainly sensitive to the plight of returning West Indies batsman Brian Lara, a man he describes in his soon-to-be-published autobiography, Sir Vivian, as "crying out for help".
They won't be jealous of the little bread-and-butter players in the team, but they would be jealous of Lara.
His six-week reign as West Indian coach ended in recrimination and a brutal statistic.
www.cornelis-associates.com /dancing-brave/dbarticles/cricket/1606002c.html   (464 words)

 West Indian cricket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Frank Worrell Trophy is awarded for the winner of the West Indian cricket team - Australian cricket team test match series in cricket.
The trophy is named after the former West Indies captain Sir Frank Worrell, and was first awarded at the end of the 1960-61 series.
The cricket Board of Control and Sir Donald Bradman commissioned former Test Cricketer and professional jeweller, Ernie McCormick, to create a perpetual trophy.
read-and-go.hopto.org /West-Indian-cricket   (306 words)

 Panama gets back into international cricket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cricket has been played in an organized fashion in Panama for some 85 years now, and the sport’s future here might be well judged from in front of The Panama News office --- where Perejil’s Indian Muslim boys often play cricket in the street.
An even more tangible indication of cricket’s presence here was the recent ICC Americas Affiliates Championship, played on two large fields at Howard, in which Panama qualified for the 2005 ICC Trophy tournament in Ireland, where a good performance could advance this country to the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
The Belizean team was probably not the strongest one the country could have fielded, as a feud between rival national cricket associations kept some of the country’s best cricketers out of the tournament.
www.thepanamanews.com /pn/v_10/issue_07/sports_02.html   (821 words)

 The Hindu : Opinion / Letters to the Editor : Lara's magic
At a time when the West Indian cricket team was losing ground, Brian Lara's stupendous batting has given it hope.
Sir, — At a time when West Indian cricket is at its lowest ebb, Lara has revived memories of past glory with a record breaking 400 not out.
He not only silenced his own critics but also those who were disappointed with the way the West Indies cricket was going from bad to worse.
www.hindu.com /2004/04/19/stories/2004041901331006.htm   (147 words)

 Chowrasia draws inspiration from Windies win
Diminutive Kolkata golfer Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia, inspired by the West Indian cricket team's win over hosts and favourites South Africans at the cricket World Cup's inaugural match, aims to upstage Mukesh Kumar in the Sir Padampat Singhania Open 2003.
With a new-found confidence after winning the Hero Honda Golf Open West in Pune last week, he is all set to take on the challenge of Mukesh in the tournament, to be held at the Noida Golf Course from February 12 to 15.
"The way the West Indians held their game together, both mentally and physically, to beat the mighty South Africans on their home territory, inspired me to believe that nobody is invincible," said the 23-year old, who pocketed the second title of his career at the Hero Honda Open West at Pune last week.
inhome.rediff.com /sports/2003/feb/11golf.htm   (407 words)

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