articles by Colin Benjamin

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Chris Gayle will be considered for World Cup despite prolonged absence from West Indies squad, says chief selector Courtney Browne

Ahead of the Bangladesh tour, the Windies final bilateral series for 2018, chairman of selectors Courtney Browne spoke to Firstpost about events on the India tour along with plans for the team ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

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India vs West Indies: Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer deserve praise, but failure to win from positions of strength still plagues Windies

While Hetmyer and Hope deserve praise, don’t let them off the hook for mistakes that the now-banished senior West Indies players made in the 50-over cricket

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India vs West Indies: What led to fall of Windies cricket and the players who can steady the ship

Windies cricket has been on a downward spiral for quite sometime and it's now imperative for Cricket West Indies to take decisive steps including removing Jason Holder as Test captain to revive things

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India vs West Indies: Will Jason Holder suffer the Darren Sammy fate or solidify talk of team progress?

The only thing left to happen in the script is Holder having his Sammy moment before CWI is forced to remove him. Or can the Windies somehow produce a modern sporting miracle and leave India without losing the series?

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Andre Russell interview: All-rounder rubbishes claims he turned his back on West Indies by opting out of World Cup qualifiers

Russell told Firstpost: "I've seen the comments bashing me, saying that I am not interested in playing for West Indies and (had) turned my back on the team. I would never do that."

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New Zealand vs West Indies: Rayad Emrit, Nikita Miller's call-ups highlight Windies' retreat from youth-centric policy

Experience, for now, is the modus operandi for the powers in Cricket West Indies. Hence the recalls for stalwart domestic veterans Rayad Emrit and Nikita Miller for limited-overs leg of ongoing New Zealand tour.

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Nicholas Pooran interview: Young Windies 'keeper-batsman on 10-month ban, IPL experience and competition

While unable to play in domestic competitions in the West Indies, Pooran got rich experience being involved most notably with IPL champions Mumbai Indians, with Khulna Titans in the BPL and a T20 tournament in Hong Kong.

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Darren Sammy feels proposed amnesty a step in right direction; Board looking to improve player relations

Darren Sammy, double World T20 winning West Indies captain hopes the proposed amnesty by Cricket West Indies towards the players will be a step in the right direction for Caribbean cricket.