The final podcast before the start of the three-match #raisethebat series between England and West Indies.

@nikuttam joins us again to assess the state of the play after the two West Indies intra-squad warm up games. We dissect then select our XI for the first test.

We also take time to pay tribute to the great Everton Weekes and critique the furore over Conde Riley's attempts to get Phil Simmons sacked.

We even have time to review Chris Gayle's dancehall debut¬†ūüėä.

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Episode 15 comes hot on the heels of Episode 14 and our guest on this one is rising star Joshua Da Silva.

The Trinidad & West Indian wicketkeeper batsman has been rewarded for a run-filled domestic year with a call up to the reserve squad for the England tour.

We have been singing his praises on the Podcast for quite some time and it was a pleasure to speak to Josh, in between the warmup games, ahead of the first test.

This is probably one of our best pods we've done, it's a genuine laugh a minute but also a serious insight into Joshua's rise to the cusp of West Indian selection.

Trust us he is going to go far in the game.

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On the eve of the CPL draft we sat down with Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) to talk T20 franchise cricket.

This isn't a death by stats talk rather an irreverent look behind the scenes of running a CPL team. We look at why teams win, lose and everything in between.

Want to know why St Lucia picked 5 openers in 2018 but still only made 69 all out then this is the pod for you.

Make it your business to follow Jarrod, if you dont already do so, after listening to this pod. No one produces better cricket content than him.

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With the England-West Indies series ratified and set to bowl off on July 8th. 

Our Bajan correspondent Nikhil Uttamchandani (@nikuttam) joined us to run the rule over the announced 14 man squad and 11 reserves. 

There are several names included that are unfamiliar to non-Caribbean cricket fans so we did our best to discuss all the pertinent talking points about the squad ahead of the tour.

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Some things are indelible in West Indian cricket history and not all of it positive. Between 1982 and 1984, 20 West Indian cricketers broke the Gleneagles agreement and decided to tour apartheid South Africa.

Author and Sports Writer Ashley Gray (@AshG66) took it upon himself to meet with as many of those cricketers as possible to unpick the real story behind each individual. Did they deserve the global condemnation they received that forced many to flee their homelands or into destitution?

We dived deep into the history of the rebel tours with Ashley and looked at it from all angles.

This episode is about more than just cricket this is a bit of a Caribbean history lesson also.

You can buy your copy of Ashley's book on Amazon or Waterstones, but check if you local independent bookstore has it and support them first. 

Once heralded as the next great West Indian opening batsmen. Leeward Islands star turn Kieran Powell has had a topsy-turvy career in and out of the West Indies side. 

Fresh off a record breaking 2019 Super 50 tournament where he led the run charts and a second very productive stint playing for Tamil Union in Sri Lanka. Kieran was very disappointed to see his name missing not only from the ODI tour of Sri Lanka but the subsequent 30 man provisional squad announced for the upcoming tour of England.

Caribbean Cricket Podcast sat with Kieran to discuss his career to date, his foray and flirtation with Major League baseball and his plans to once again don the maroon in order to make up for lost time. 

Treat your ears right, listen in and share with your friends. 

When we started the Caribbean Cricket Podcast one of the aims was to be a trusted media platform for West Indies cricketers past and present.

It's an honour that as we drop Episode 10 - West Indies and Guyana great Ramnaresh Sarwan was on hand to bless us with his presence. 

As 'luck' would have it Ronnie is also in the news as a result of a few choice words from Chris Gayle, an interesting outcome given Ronnie named Gayle as one of his top 3 cricketers hes played the game with.

We broke down everything with Ronnie from his early career to his premature end and all that happened in between. He left West Indies cricket at the age of 33 with a Test and ODI average over 40+. We havent seen those kind of stats in WI cricket in a long time. 

Tell all your friends, share the link, grab a drink and sit back...

We're back with Episode 9 of the Caribbean Cricket Podcast

T20 is the hottest thing in cricket with franchise leagues a plenty but there is no league (not even the IPL) that has the vibes of the Caribbean Premier League.

It's called the Biggest party in sport for a reason. We sat with the COO of the Caribbean Premier League, Pete Russell, to unpick everything CPL. 

In the episode we discuss. 

The initial inception of the CPL. The plans for this summer's tournament in light of the COVID pandemic. The target audience for CPL. The expansion of the franchise abroad and at home. The financial state of CPL and T20 cricket. The relationship between the CPL and CWI. Will Guyana Amazon Warriors ever win a CPL title?

Wash your hands, grab a drink and listen in.

We're back and bigger than ever.

This is without doubt our biggest episode yet as Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave joined us to talk everything West Indies cricket. In the episode we discuss.

  • The state of the West Indies tour to England.
  • The summer programme of cricket in the Caribbean.
  • Youth development in the Caribbean.
  • The USA market.¬†
  • The financial state of CWI.
  • Cricket and the Olympics.

and so much more.

Wash your hands, grab a drink and listen in.

 

March 29, 2020

Mo Corona Mo problems

Back Again!

We return with episode 7 of the Caribbean Cricket Podcast. 

Tasneem-Summer Khan joins Machel and Santokie to discuss all things coronavirus and cricket.

How will it effect Caribbean cricket and beyond?

Will we ever see the beautiful game again in 2020?

We break down the likelihood of it all. 

 

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