At the height of the all-night party at the West Indies team hotel in Kolkata a man with the cricketing world at his feet took time out to text some old team-mates in Dublin.
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National Cricket Centre, Clifford Roach Drive, Balmain, Couva
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West Indies’ captain has forged a team of champions by uniting some tricky characters from different nations
Late last year, the calls for cricket to regain its place as an Olympic sport became increasingly loud and as vociferous as they had ever been.
ESPN cricket columnist Mark Nicholas has apologised to West Indies men’s captain Darren Sammy and his side for his “no brains” comment before the start of the ICC T20 World Cup.
The ills of West Indies cricket may not be solved overnight, but the victorious teams - men, women and the U-19s - have brought much joy and no little flair