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Players should not imitate my stance, says Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Players should not imitate my stance, says Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Chanderpaul’s wide open stance made him look unorthodox at the crease.Recently-retired West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul has advised young batsmen not to imitate his batting stance although it served him well throughout a stellar career.For most of his 22-years in international cricket, the Guyanese left-hander eschewed the traditional side-on stance in favour of a more unconventional open one which angled towards mid-off

Feb 5 2016
WICB refutes Chanderpaul's claim of forcing him to retire
WICB refutes Chanderpaul's claim of forcing him to retire

WICB was quick to brush-off the allegations that Chanderpaul had laid on them of forcing the cricketer to retire from international cricket.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has stated that it has not forced anyone to retire.The declaration was made against the background of statements made by Shivnarine Chanderpaul that WICB forced him to retire or else he would not be granted a No Objection Certificate (NOC) that would allow him to participa

Feb 3 2016
Shivnarine Chanderpaul:
Shivnarine Chanderpaul: "My treatment a bad sign for younger players"

The legend said that he was treated like an ordinary school boy towards the fag end of his career.Retired veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul believes his recent shabby treatment at the hands of selectors is a worrying sign for the younger generation of West Indies' cricketers.The prolific 41-year-old was sacked last May ahead of Australia's two-Test tour of the Caribbean, with selectors contending he had suffered a "rapid" dec

Feb 3 2016
Chanderpaul will be honoured, says West Indies Cricket Board president
Chanderpaul will be honoured, says West Indies Cricket Board president

Chanderpaul retired with 11,867 Test runs to his name.Recently retired veteran cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be honoured by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), board president Dave Cameron has said.Cameron has also shot down claims that the regional board has no plans to honour the former captain who recently announced his retirement from international cricket."There is a plan to honour Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the best way possib

Jan 31 2016
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Four West Indies cricketers including the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul have been given permission to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) T20 scheduled to start on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Tuesday that so far No Objection Certificates (NOCs) have been granted to Chanderpaul, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards and Krishmar Santokie, reports CMC.All four players ha

Shivnarine Chanderpaul - A man of very few words but lots of runs
Shivnarine Chanderpaul - A man of very few words but lots of runs

The second on the list of most runs scored for West Indies.The first thought that came to my mind when I heard about Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s retirement was that was he the last West Indian batsman to score 10000 test runs. My concern may seem to be far-fetched to many but seeing the present state of affairs in West Indies cricket this certainly looks more and more apparent.Chanderpaul made his debut in 1994 against England and announced hi

Jan 27 2016
ICC praises Shivnarine Chanderpaul; calls him a role model
ICC praises Shivnarine Chanderpaul; calls him a role model

The veteran of 164 Tests, Chanderpaul hung his boots finally after playing for over two decades.The International Cricket Council (ICC), has praised recently retired West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul as "a role model for millions".The 41-year-old Guyanese called time on his international career last week, after playing 164 Tests and finishing as just one of 11 players to score in excess of 10,100 Test runs, reports CMC."Sh

Jan 26 2016
Brian Lara believes Shivnarine Chanderpaul should have been given a 'proper send-off'
Brian Lara believes Shivnarine Chanderpaul should have been given a 'proper send-off'

‘He was one of the giants of West Indies cricket’Batting legend Brian Lara believes that the recently retired West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul should have been afforded the time to make a graceful exit from the game.Hailing Chanderpaul as one of the "giants of West Indies cricket", Lara said he was disappointed the 41-year-old had been axed from the Test team without giving him the opportunity to have a "

Jan 26 2016
West Indies Players Union hail Shivnarine Chanderpaul for his contribution to the sport
West Indies Players Union hail Shivnarine Chanderpaul for his contribution to the sport

Chanderpaul scored 11867 runs in 164 test matchesThe West Indies Players Union (WIPA) has hailed retiring Shivnarine Chanderpaul as a "consummate professional" who made a "priceless" contribution to the sport.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Saturday the 41-year-old Chanderpaul had called time on his 22-year international career after he wrote to indicate he would no longer be available for selection, reports

Jan 24 2016
Shivnarine Chanderpaul- A West Indian legend bids adieu
Shivnarine Chanderpaul- A West Indian legend bids adieu

Chanderpaul was a legend that the West Indies needed, but the one they didn’t recognize.Some are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them and some achieve it through tremendous hard work and resoluteness. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the West Indian cricketer, who has had his last hurrah in international cricket recently, certainly belongs to the last category. He never had the swagger of a Vivian Richards or the gifted talent of a Brian

Jan 23 2016
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement

Chanderpaul scored over 20,000 international runsAfter 22 years of international cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul finally hung up his boots. He is one of only two modern players, aside from Sachin Tendulkar to have played in two decades. He ends his career as the second-highest West Indian Test run-maker, only 86 behind Brian Lara.Chanderpaul played over 160 Tests for West Indies but hadn't played since May 2015, when he was dropped for home T

Jan 23 2016
WI legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul retires from international cricket
WI legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul retires from international cricket

The 41-year-old retired from all forms of international cricketWest Indies legend, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has retired from all forms of international cricket, after having made his debut in 1994. One of West Indies’ batting maestros, Chanderpaul called it a day after not having featured for the national side for nearly a year.Chanderpaul's career, that spanned over 22 years, saw him score 11867 runs in 164 Test matches at an impressive

Jan 23 2016
Darren Sammy and Andre Russell dropped from WICB contract list for the year 2015-16
Darren Sammy and Andre Russell dropped from WICB contract list for the year 2015-16

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are also missing from the list.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has shocked the cricketing world with their decision of not signing annual contracts with their T20 captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Andre Russell for the 2015-16 international season. Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn has also been left out from the West Indies side.Previously, Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine had turned down WICB’s contracts.

Jan 9 2016
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket

Cricket in its very first form of Test matches was a game of patience and classical stoke making. Cricketers used to spend hours on the pitch without bothering to score at a healthy rate. Then came the One Day format which brought rush in the game. Results were produced at the end of every match rather than the Tests where most of the times players had to walk out without having a winner. The ODI Cricket introduced several advancements in the ga

Jan 5 2016
Cricketers who own sports teams
Cricketers who own sports teams

Inception is one of the greatest movies ever made. The plot is one hell of an intriguing one which focuses on multiple layers of dreams or, in other words, dream(s) within a dream. Dreams in itself are a bit of a debatable phenomenon, so layered dreaming is even more interesting. So when sportsmen own sports team(s), it feels like inception--sportsperson owner of a sports team. The thing with a sportsperson owning a sports team is that they are

Dec 14 2015
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