Protest against Pollard
A STREET PROTEST?against Trinidadian T20 superstar cricketer Kieron Pollard leading the Barbados Tridents in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL)?competition took place yesterday.
Designer Wayne Cadogan, now retired, took to Broad Street, The City, with a placard to signal his opposition to Pollard leading the squad.
Pollard was chosen as the West Indian franchise cricketer for the Barbados-based team to be coached by former West Indies opening batsman Desmond Haynes.
Cadogan, who also visited the DAILY?NATION, said that he was against the Trinidadian captaining a team carrying the name Barbados Tridents and preferred Barbadian Dwayne Smith to do the job.
His complaint followed that of retired Member of Parliament and former Government minister Hamilton Lashley.
Lashley favours all-rounder Smith, Barbados’ captain in this year’s Caribbean Twenty20, or Kirk Edwards, captain of Barbados for the four-day and 50-over teams, to head the Tridents.
Cadogan said his case for Smith was based on the fact that he had a successful run in the Indian Premier League, just as Pollard did.
“I am no Pollard or Smith fan, but I am looking at the principle of the matter,” he said.
Here, Cadogan displaying his placard on Fontabelle yesterday.(JS) (Picture by Reco Moore.)