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Mixed feelings on Windies World Cup performance

Tony Cozier, [email protected]

Mixed feelings on Windies World Cup performance

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THE WEST INDIES all-round cricket in the World Cup has drawn universal and justifiable condemnation.

In contrast, their conduct on and off the field has been acclaimed by several of those on the spot in Australia and New Zealand rather than judging purely through television coverage.

They have also been impressed by the leadership of Jason Holder, at 23 the youngest and least experienced captain in the tournament.

Ralph Moore, a Barbadian resident in Auckland for nearly 50 overs, bowled fast for YMPC in the 1950s. He remains a staunch devotee of West Indies cricket.

“I would like to say that the whole Caribbean can hold their heads high and be proud of the way the West Indies team played their cricket in the current World Cup,” he e-mailed after their heavy loss to New Zealand in Saturday’s quarter-final. (TC)

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