We asked former players, umpires, fans, super-fans, and cricket enthusiasts what the Spirit of Caribbean Cricket meant to them personally. One thing stood out: Across the Caribbean, cricket is much more than a game. It’s a progressive idea about Caribbean identity itself.
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There is a belief that “The future is female” so when CPL introduced the Women’s T10 Tournament the success will be inevitable.
The Spirit of Caribbean Cricket means showcasing excellent talent such as Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd, George Headley, Lawrence Rowe…
I have fond childhood memories of listening to matches where Jimmy Adams or Carl Hooper were at bat for the West Indies against England or Australia.
It still remains the sport that best represents us as a people. It is that thing that hasn’t failed us in the way that the West Indies Federation did.
When I think of the Spirit of Caribbean Cricket I think of excellence. I think of passion. I think of the field of play where the players are giving their all.
Darren Bravo’s last-ball six to win the game. The night Andre Russell had that incredible innings against TKR. Those memories will be etched in my mind forever.
I love going into that Oval with my flag—with my big Trinidad flag—representing my country. I like the vibes. I like the rum. I like the lime.
Look at cricket in England and you see the people there in their blazers and jackets and ties, and they clap a boundary or a six. That cannot happen in the Caribbean.