West INDIANS in West INDIAN cricket
In her article published recently in www.indo-caribbean.com, Shalima Mohammed wrote that West INDIAN love for cricket goes back to our colonial past, and is responsible for pastimes like cricket matches being played on the road, in front yards and on beaches.
Who were the mentors of brilliant batsman Nicholas Pooran, record-breaking keeper Dinesh Ramdhin, Guyanese finger-spinner Gudakesh Motie, and excellent international bowler Veerasammy Permaul? Were they Indians?
With the greats like Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan no longer actively playing, why is there no Indian at the executive level of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)?
Why is there such a nominal INDIAN representation on the West INDIAN team? Are Indians intentionally excluded from the regional side? To what extent is the perceived exclusion of Indians on the regional team a factor in the team’s perpetual disappointing performance?
These are some of the questions she expected to be raised in the Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre (ICC) ZOOM Public Meeting held recently (28/3/21)
There were three speakers:
RESA ABASALI, a Researcher, Writer, Broadcaster and a former Lecturer in West Indian Cricket History at the National Cricket Academy in Couva in Trinidad. In 2013, he was nominated the Best Electronic Sportscaster by the Sports Company of Trinidad & Tobago. In April 2016, he covered the World T20 tournament in India for the local station TAJ 92.3 FM.;
DR ALLEN SAMMY, a Former Director of Cricket West Indies, a Board Member T&T Cricket, and former General Secretary of the Secondary Schools Cricket Council. He received hisPh.D. in Regional Planning from the Department of Geography in Western Ontario in Canada.
DINESH MAHABIR, a Former T&T Cricket Board and West Indies Under-19 performance analyst, and a lecturer of Data Analysis in Sport. The course he teaches includes data collection, statistical reports, video and technique analysis, and biomechanics. Last February, Cricket Guy Incorporated enlisted his services as a performance analyst.
SEE edited VIDEO RECORDING of the ICC ZOOM Public Meeting. The Chairperson was Sharlene Maharaj and the Moderator was Bindu Deokinath Maharaj, both women of Trinidad.
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Please join us TOMORROW for a SPECIAL joint Sunday EVENING/NIGHT ICC (Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre) & AGI (Ameena Gafoor Institute) ZOOM public meeting on Sunday May 16, 2021 at 1.30 p.m. (Belize), 3.30 p.m. (New York/Eastern time), / 3.30 p.m. (Trinidad/Atlantic time), / 4.30 p.m. (Suriname time) / 8.30 p.m. (England) /and Mon 1 a.m. (India, ND).
The topic will be “Indo-Caribbean traditional, neo-traditional and Creole Music” with
Presenters Dr Peter Manuel (USA), Stephanie George (USA), and Madan Mc Coon (Trinidad).
Followed by Q+A
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