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The Harris Files:  by David Harris 

May 11, 2022


A tough task for 'Nicholas Pooran' ,the new captain of the West Indies white-ball teams


Nicholas Pooran has a tough task as the captain of the West Indies white-ball teams, the 26-year-old left-handed wicketkeeper/batsman was appointed captain of the regional white-ball teams following

Keiron Pollard's retirement from international cricket.

The 26-year-old left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper has played 37 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and scored1121 runs including one century and eight half-centuries since making his ODI debut against England at Kensington Oval in 2019.

In the shortest format of the game, Pooran who made his T20 International (T20I) debut against Pakistan in 2016 has compiled 1193 runs including eight half-centuries. Pooran has been the vice-captain of the Twenty20 team for the last 18 months

He led the West Indies to a 4-1 victory against Australia in a five-match T20 I series at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium last year when he filled in for Pollard who was injured.

Last December he captained the West Indies in a three-match series against Pakistan on the Asian subcontinent after Pollard failed to recover from an injury he picked up during the T20 World Cup.

Even though the West Indies were badly beaten by Pakistan, Pooran was praised by several journalists and commentators for the manner he led the team.

The West Indies' performances in ODI and T20 cricket have been woeful for several years; they are rated at number nine on the International Cricket Council (ICC) latest ODI rankings, and number seven on the T20 rankings.

Last year at the ICC T20 World Cup, the West Indies who were the defending champions, won two matches. It's against this background that Pooran takes over the leadership of the white-ball teams.

Captaining the West Indies is not an easy task, in addition to the woeful performance of the team, there is constant bickering between those who are in charge of administrating the game throughout the region and insularity is always raising its ugly head.

The role of captain has become a poisoned chalice throughout the years. In the past three years, Jason Holder was fired from the post as captain of the Test and ODI teams, and Carlos Brathwaite was dismissed from the post as the skipper of the T20 team.

Even though the post of captain of the West Indies team is an extremely difficult task, the job is considered to be one of the most important positions in the region and Pooran said he was truly honored to be appointed to the post

" I am following the footsteps of several giants of the game who have created an amazing legacy for West Indies cricket. This is indeed a prestigious role, a pivotal position in the West Indian society, as cricket is the force that brings us all West Indians together. To be named captain is indeed the highlight of my career so far and I want to drive the team forward to accomplish great things on the field for our fans and loyal supporters", Pooran said.

His first outing as captain will be the three away ODIs against The Netherlands in Amstelveen starting May 31 which form part of the ICC World Cup Super League.


David Harris is a freelance journalist based in Barbados.


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Shadowless Biz: by Michael AW Callender

March 2, 2022


THE CARIBBEAN CRUISE INDUSTRY


The Cruise Industry is projected to continue to grow throughout 2019 with an estimated 30 million travelers, with an increase by 6% from 28.2 million in 2018. In the coming year 18 new ships are on order from 'Caribbean Lines International Association' CLIA Cruise lines. A total of 272 CLIA-member Cruise ships are projected to be in operation by June 2019.

In addition, the industry is the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market. The industry has experienced an average annual passenger growth rate of approximately 7% per annum, beginning In 1980. As for cruising, an increase of 62% was achieved between 2005 and 2015. Is the Caribbean benefiting?

In recent months, many Tourism Ministers and representatives of the Caribbean Islands are monitoring this market very closely, with some overlooking it in detail, through indept discussion, data and analyst . Many I suppose is wondering why, but as for me, I am fully aware of the

reason. It is because the benefits to cruise Tourism lies in the pockets of the Industry owners and operators and not the Governments or business Entrepreneurs at the destinations.

One might wonder how is the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association/FCCA really representing the various Governments, knowing of the one sided Industry.

When would this be fully reconized by Government Officials.

(MAWC)


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Michael A W Callender is the Marketing & Media Consultant /Tourism & Culture - SMAC Productions, NY USA


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