2005

Tribute To Robert Christiani

Robert Christiani attended Saints in the mid to late 1930s, and went on to become the premier batsman for British Guiana until the mid-1950s. He also was selected to represent the West Indies against England, India, Australia, and New Zealand from 1947 to 1954, for which team he showed his skills not only as a batsman but, occasionally, as a spin bowler.

Chanders Put WI Near Win

Shivnarine Chanderpaul collected his 14th Test hundred, and was eyeing his first victory in the post of West Indies captain after three days of the first Test against Pakistan. The 30-year-old Chanderpaul was undefeated on 153 - his first Test hundred against Pakistan - that was the backbone of West Indies' second innings total of 371.

A House Divided

The first Test at Bourda was a breath of fresh air for West Indian fans as the home team, absent Lara, Sarwan and Gayle, nevertheless completely dominated South Africa through five days.

Your Cross To Bear

The WICB named Shivnarine Chanderpaul to lead the West Indies in the test series against South Africa starting at GCC Bourda on Thursday.

Cozier on Robert Christiani

Robert Christiani, who died in Toronto on January 4, aged 84, was a player who validated one of Mark Twain's many observations: there are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics.

The Chanderpaul Way

THE presence of West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul in Australia always sparks animated conversation along two lines. First, what the hell is going on with that splay-legged, front-on stance, in which he bears a remarkable resemblance to a crab? And second, what are those black sticker-things underneath his eyes?

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