Ramdin and the poisoned chalice

DENESH RAMDIN has been at the core of West Indies cricket long enough to be aware of the complexities he must confront as the new Test captain.

History, ancient and modern, reveal that he is inheriting a potential poisoned chalice.

He has observed from close proximity the misgivings that were a constant companion, throughout his three-and-a-half years at the helm, of Darren Sammy who he now replaces. His own career has been a bemusing roller-coaster ride: first choice wicket-keeper and vice-captain at its peak, ignored on the downslides whenever his batting, not his keeping, fell away.

He was harshly criticized, by the players’ association and his  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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