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Cricket: Rohan Kanhai – An Appreciation – By Albert Baldeo

Rohan Kanhai – An Appreciation

By Albert Baldeo

Rohan Kanhai

“The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“His life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, and say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN!” -William Shakespeare

“To see Kanhai flat on his back – with the ball among the crowd beyond the square-leg boundary – after making one of his outrageous sweeps to a good length ball, is to watch a man capable of playing shots fit to lay before an audience of emperors”-James Scott, May 1966, on the occasion of Guyana’s Independence“

“Kanhai discovered, created a new dimension in batting…He had found his way into regions Bradman never knew.”-CLR James     Continue reading

West Indian Cricket: A Tribute to Alvin Kallicharran + video

West Indian Cricket: A Tribute to Alvin Kallicharran 

LONDON – JULY 28, 1973: Alvin Kallicharran hooks Geoff Arnold for 4, Alan Knott is the wicket-keeper, 1st Test England v West Indies The Oval July 1973.

Professionalism Personified!

By Albert Baldeo

“Kallicharran is one of the best players of spin bowling I have seen…This is not to say that he was inadequate against pace, and, at his best, is the complete player.”  -Clive Lloyd

Once we walk out to bat, there is no rich or poor and there is no black or white. It is just me and you. So I was brought up in that culture of being a street-fighter – that you don’t see danger, you don’t see anxiety. All you are looking at is tomorrow – how will you fight again. So Lillee bowling to me is, just… I’m going to bat again tomorrow. Not that I don’t respect him. I respect what opposition we are playing against, but if you say that you are going to walk out and feel intimidated, what are we going out there for? Why did they select me if I am not going to fight?”   -Alvin Kallicharran        Continue reading

Motoring History: 24 Classic Vintage Motor Cars – photos

24 Classic Vintage Motor Cars – photos
If you’ve ever felt that your car is too old, and you wish you had a newer one, then perhaps you haven’t had a good look at these vintage motors. These cars start from the very first official automobile in the 19th Century, and proceed into the 20th. Looking at these, it’s hard not to appreciate the workmanship and class that went into the first motor vehicles. They were, after all, the height of technology at the time:
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1888 Benz
* The Benz Patent Motor Car is considered to be the world’s first automobile.

Cricket: England lose to West Indies in T20 – Alex Hales’ efforts not enough

Alex Hales’ efforts not enough as England lose to West Indies in T20

Only T20: West Indies 176-9; England 155
Hales top scores with 43 but England fall 21 runs short
West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match.
West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

There could not possibly be another extraordinary climax approaching the incredible. Could there? Indeed there could not. The winners, however, were the same.     Continue reading

Sloane Stephens surges past Madison Keys to win US Open title

Sloane Stephens surges past Madison Keys to win US Open title

Stephens beats fellow American Madison Keys  6-3, 6-0 to claim first grand slam crown
Victory completes remarkable comeback from injury for world No83

With a hurricane advancing on Florida and the social fabric of the country intermittently fraying at the edges, Sloane Stephens (24), gave the United States something to smile about here on Saturday, the sort of uplifting story that induces involuntary smiles and tears in tough times, a tale only sport or Hollywood could deliver.     Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies’ Shai Hope makes history in thrilling Test win over England

West Indies’ Shai Hope makes history in thrilling Test win over England

England 258 & 490-8 dec, West Indies 427 & 322-5 .  West Indies won the second Test by five wickets
Shai Hope
Photo: Shai Hope turns the ball to fine-leg on the way to his second century of the Test at Headingley in which West Indies beat England by five wickets. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

Hope triumphed over expectation in an enthralling final day on the magical, capricious turf of Headingley. West Indies brilliantly cruised past their victory target of 322, set by Joe Root on Monday, with five wickets and 28 balls to spare.    Continue reading

‘I’m black so I look mean?’ Serena Williams discusses race and pregnancy

‘I’m black so I look mean?’ Serena Williams discusses race and pregnancy

  • Former world No1 says she wants to return for Australian Open
  • 23-time grand slam champion says she has been judged due to race
Serena Williams won the Australian Open earlier this year
Serena Williams won the Australian Open earlier this year. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams has spoken about pregnancy, race and body image in a wide-ranging interview with Vogue.     

Williams and her fiance, the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are due to welcome their first child at the end of the year, but she says she wants to return as early as January to defend her Australian Open title. “It’s the most outrageous plan,” she said. “I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense.”    Continue reading

Track and Field -The end of Caribbean athletic dominance

The end of Caribbean athletic dominance

IAAFThe IAAF World Championships 2017 which concluded in London yesterday may have marked the decline of Caribbean Track and Field performance. The failure of the Jamaicans, in particular, in track events which they had previously dominated is a sure signal that fortunes of the Caribbean in international athletics are on downward curve.

The spotlight was naturally on the farewell performance of Usain Bolt, arguably the world’s greatest athlete ever. He showed why it is important for athletes to know when to leave the world stage. He went to races beyond what he should have gone and was soundly defeated, to the point, by his own standards, of being humiliated.    Continue reading

Cricket Council USA – T20 Tournament – Central Broward Regional Park – October 25-29. 2017

US OPEN CRICKET Starts on October 25th, 2017     Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies CPL Twenty/20 Is Coming To South Florida This August

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The cheerleaders are ready for The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) .

News Americas, FORT-LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. July 21, 2017:

Cricket – A popular Caribbean sport’s tourney is returning to South Florida this August.

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty/20 cricket will be back in Lauderhill, Florida, for the second successive year, for four matches on August 5 and 6.

The matches will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.   Continue reading

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