New face


Added 14 October 2012


VEERASAMMY PERMAUL has found a place in West Indies’ Test squad, unlike Fidel Edwards. The selectors have once again left out the side’s most experienced fast bowler and current highest wicket-taker when they announced a 15-member squad – that included the debutant Permaul – for next month’s two-Test tour of Bangladesh. It’s the second successive series that the 30-year-old Edwards – a veteran of 54 Tests with 158 wickets – has failed to gain a place in the Test team after being dropped for July’s home series against New Zealand which the Windies won 2-0. His exclusion comes after Edwards struggled in England back in May when he took just one wicket in the first Test at Lord’s before he was replaced by Ravi Rampaul for the final two Tests. Edwards played in just three games in the just-concluded ICC Twenty20 World Cup. But his namesake and fellow Bajan Kirk Edwards has been recalled to the squad after losing his place for the third Test of the England series following a run of low scores.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus




Show able-bodied people be fined for using parking spots intended for disabled people?

Don't know