West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo in action at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/
Hamad I Mohammed
Caribbean Life, N 42 OVEMBER 19-25, 2021
By Azad Ali
The West Indies cricket team
arrived in Sri Lanka for two Test
matches starting this weekend.
Both Tests will be played at the
Galle International Stadium in
The West Indies will play a warmup
match from Nov. 14-17 followed by
the first Test on Nov. 21-25 and the
second Test from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.
Originally scheduled to be played
in October and November 2022,
the tour was brought forward to be
played after the 2021 ICC Men’s T20
The series is the second of six
series, three at home and three away,
West Indies will play in the 2021-2023
ICC World Test Championship.
By Nelson A. King
Two-time double Olympic champion
over 100 and 200 meters, and Jamaica’s
national record holder over both distances,
Elaine Thompson-Herah, says
she outgrew the celebrated MVP Track
Club, resulting in hence severing ties
with the Papine, St. Andrew, Jamaicabased
outfit last month, reports the
The publication said Thompson-Herah,
who now works out at the Mico University
in St. Andrew at the Cameron
Blazers Track Club “under the watchful
eyes” of her husband, Derron Herah,
who is a coach, made the comment
while speaking on Miss Kitty Live on
nationwide radio last Wednesday.
“I’ve outgrown the environment (at
MVP) pretty much enuh,” the Observer
quoted Thompson-Herah as saying.
“What I want for myself and to better
myself that was not provided. So, I have
to find ways to get it.
“What I wanted for myself and, based
on the path that I’m heading, MVP
could not provide that anymore for me,
and I think that doing it on my own,”
she added. “It will be more (much) better
While at the Stephen Francis-headed
MVP, the Observer said Thompson-Herah
won both the 100 and 200 meters
at the 2016 Rio Olympics, as well as
bronze in the 4×100 meter relay.
The Observer also noted that Thompson
Herah successfully defended her
titles at Tokyo 2020 and added the
4×100 meter gold.
“Between the Tokyo Olympics and
the subsequent Diamond League circuit,
Thompson-Herah crowned herself
the second fastest woman of all time
over the 100 meters behind the legendary
Florence Griffith-Joyner,” the
“She stopped the clock in 10.54 seconds
at the Diamond League Prefontaine
Classic in Eugene, Oregon, not too
far off Griffith-Joyner’s world record of
10.49 seconds done in 1988,” it added.
Although she raised eyebrows by
leaving the club that brought her to
unprecedented heights, and she denied
initial media reports that she was on
her way out, Thompson-Herah said she
is appreciative of what the club has done
for her, according to the Observer.
“I appreciate everything that they
have done in giving me that platform,
but, sometimes, you have to just move
on,” Thompson-Herah said.
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Williamson, dropped by Josh
Hazlewood at fine leg, cut loose
Mitchell Starc, who returned 0-60 in
his four overs — the most expensive
figures in a T20 World Cup.
Like in that contest in Melbourne
four years ago, Australia triumphed
again this time with seven balls to
Reigning world Test champion
New Zealand finished runners-up to
hosts England in the 2019 ODI World
Cup as well.
Australia have not lost to New Zealand
in a knockout game over the last
Warner was voted Player of the
Tournament, while Marsh got the
Player of the Tournament trophy.
ment in Australia.
“Obviously we have to place a lot
of emphasis on that. There’s nothing
much we can do about it now,” Pollard
said following West Indies’ defeat
to Australia a week ago.
A cut-off date of Nov. 15 had been
set for the qualification process,
meaning West Indies will remain
outside the top eight teams by the
end of the T20 World Cup tournament.
Pollard, who took over the reins
of the white-ball side two years
ago, said it was now important that
the West Indies team overhauled its
strategic approach to the shortest
whose tenure Bravo returned in 2019
following a 15-month retirement stint,
said the former One-Day captain had
also “added value to all levels of West
Geoff Alkardice, acting chief executive
of cricket’s world governing body,
the International Cricket Council, said
“Dwayne has been an outstanding
cricketer of his generation, who has
been popular with fans the world over.”
Bravo finished with 78 wickets from
91 T20 Internationals, while taking 553
wickets and scoring 6,627 runs from
512 matches overall.
Bravo won three ICC tournaments
with the West Indies team — 50 Over
Champions Trophy (2004) and two T20
World Cups (2012) and (2016).
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WI TRAILBLAZING CRICKETER
Thompson-Herah outgrows MVP Track Club
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah.
WI to play