I agree with the Principal of the Cave Hill Campus, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles when he compared the “money-seeking” Chris Gayle to drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, for the simple reason that Gayle has chosen money over service to country and honour. I wonder how does Gayle feel to be blasting centuries and half-centuries in the IPL when our WI Team is reeling under “poor batting performance” in Guyana.
While West Indies bowled a weak Pakistan Team for a 152 all out after scoring 226 in their first innings, they suffered a major collapse in the second innings scoring a paltry 154 all out, with Pakistan at 80/3 at stumps on the third day. Pakistan require another 139 runs with 7 wickets remaining. Do you believe West Indies will bowl Pakistan and win the match?
Professor Sir Hilary - who is a WICB director and is involved with several cricket-related activities within the University, including responsibility for the High-Performance Centre and the Combined Campuses and Colleges Cricket team - made the following statement:
“Frank Worrell is the Father of the Nation, Sobers is the King of Cricket, Clive Lloyd is the Statesman, Richards is the General of the Army, Brian Lara is the Prince, and Chris Gayle is the Don. And these are very interesting images indeed because the movement from the father to the Don and, and those who follow him and his cohort in the team do relate to him as their Don, and he has brought it is said, the Don-manship into how ‘tings’ operate in the team, and what the West Indies Board is trying to do at the moment is to uproot this Don-manship out of the culture in much the same way that the Jamaican people are trying to uproot Dudus from their politics…this West Indies Under-19 team is some interesting collection of very smart and bright young men and there is a different quality of personality at the moment. They do not wish to be like Chris Gayle, they do not wish to be like am, ah, Marlon Samuels.”