Between a rock and a hard place

 By Tony Cozier

AFTER the West Indies were routed by an innings in less than three days in their two Tendulkar farewell Tests in India last November, Clive Lloyd said they “looked drunk” on an overindulgence of Twenty20 cricket.

Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier

“I personally believe that Twenty20 is something that brings people to the game, brings money to players and, if it’s doing that, then you have to stick with it. However, a diet of too much Twenty20 can be very harmful,” the West Indies captain through their supremacy in the 1980s told an Indian newspaper.

It is an addiction not easily overcome.

It has been intensified by the triumph in the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in 2012 that, in the words of the Trinidad Express, “lifted the spirit …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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