Fazeer Mohammed stands by comments

Mohammed Fazeer
Mohammed Fazeer

Prominent Caribbean cricket commentator, Fazeer Mohammed, is standing by comments in made in a controversial article published in a Trinidadian newspapers where he referred to Dominican spin sensation, Shane Shillingford, as “a pelter.”

In the article, he ridiculed the omission of Sunil Narine on the West Indies team. “When jokers like Shane Shillingford and Veerasammy Permaul” he wrote, “go be in Barbados getting ready for the first Test against Zimbabwe….”

Questioned by reporters on the matter at the end of the second West Indies/Zimbabwe Test at the Windsor Park on Friday, he labeled his comments as “satirical” and said he was standing by what he wrote.

“I have heard a lot of opinion and comments about the piece that I wrote, but it’s a satirical piece but people are entitled to their opinion … I leave it for the public to judge and I don’t think that there is anything to apologize for as a satirical piece,” the outspoken Mohammed said.

In literature satire uses wit as a weapon to ridicule or expose vice and shortcomings with the intent of shaming individuals and society into improvement.   Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism.

Mohammed had high praise for Shillingford who was named Man of the Match for the second consecutive time and Man of the Series for grabbing a record 19 wickets in the two-Test series.

“Shane Shillingford’s  19 wickets in two Test matches has eclipsed the record of Courtney Walsh’s 16 in 1995, he has bowled well and you have to give him credit along with Otis Gibson, Sammy and all those associated with the team for such a splendid performance,” he said.

In the just concluded second Test Shillingford bagged 10 wickets and helped secure a major victory for the Windies. The team has experimented with five specialist batsmen during the series and the renowned Caribbean journalist and sports writer says it is one which needs revisiting as the Caribbean side gears up to face “tougher opposition.”

“He (Shillingford) has collected 10 wickets in a match in Dominica twice, last year and this year it tells you that the West Indies are improving but they need to face tougher opposition … they have to test themselves against tougher opposition,” the commentator stated in cautioning against complacency.

The West Indies team led by Darren Sammy defeated the lowly placed Zimbabwe team inside three days at the Windsor Park to win the two-Test series 2-nil.

 

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69 Comments

  1. John.pierre
    March 30, 2013

    I thought Dominica was a democratic island.Have a look at his action(shilling ford) it suspected.You could also add Samuels in the mix.He (Fazeer) is entitle to his opinion.Move on!

  2. Anthony P. Ismael
    March 25, 2013

    Frazer still talking foolishness. Didn’t Shane prove himself twice during this series? The proof of the pudding is in the eating. :lol:

  3. biggs
    March 25, 2013

    shane just bowl out barbados

  4. STUPES!!!
    March 25, 2013

    custom let mr through? smh lol a hot mess … I’m using satire! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  5. De Caribbean Change
    March 25, 2013

    Fazeer must have been having too much Calallo and Mauby for lunch in Elsikoro. First time he has eaten agouti, and manicou, and mountain chicken, and some soursop juice in his entire life, the man is beside himself. Fazeer just does not get it. Dem trini spinners can only spin at the Oval and nowhere else. Inshan Ali, Imtiaz Ali, Rangie Nannan, and Rafick Jumadeen – they only decimated opposing teams only at the Oval, except when Irvine Shillingford held them all at bay at the Oval in the seventies and scored 111 runs, assisted by Alfred Corriette of Montserrat where he scored 113 not out. Fazeer just does not get it. It was umpire Lalla of Trinidad who destroyed Kaleb Laurent’s bid for Test selection when he called Laurent for throwing three times at the Oval. Fazeer needs to spend more time in FAISABAD before coming to Dominica.

  6. Anonymous
    March 25, 2013

    the best revenge is massive success well done shane

  7. Red-Antz
    March 25, 2013

    Its ppl with the mentality of Mr. Mohammed that are the root causes of the great demise of the Windies team. for them it would seem that the larger Islands are the ones with the rights and privileges to the team and as such they have denied talent from the smaller islands the opportunity to shine and make a name, as well as lead the potential successes of the west indies.

    Thank you Mr. Mohammed for starving the west indies (our team) of true talent just because u feel superior to us in the smaller islands. Shane has however proved his salt and i do hope that his performance can keep your satirical mouth shut.

    • Anonymous
      March 25, 2013

      i couldn’t agree with you more…well said

  8. STAR
    March 25, 2013

    dominicans we love to dwell on petty issues too much. Shane had proven himself to be one of the the better test spinners in the west indies before he was dropped. Narine performances at the the test level further confirmed that fact. Now with shanes incredible performaces over the past two test matches, simply cements him at the top.

    • STAR
      March 25, 2013

      I think we need to read fazeers article with an open mind and not with the negativity inplanted by others.
      i see it as two trinis in conversation and it looks like one is on shanes side the other is not.

      fazeer is just reporting.

  9. I am Dominican
    March 25, 2013

    tell this jack ,and the west indies cricket board that this so called sports commentator do not need to be in dominica for any other cricket match ever again.to much curry he eating thats why is is getting on so.what has he done for west indies sports?tell him to answer me .i am waiting.tell him to hold his apology for himself..we dont need it

  10. Samantha
    March 25, 2013

    You are entitled to an opinion; a stupid opinion but nevertheless, you are entitled.

  11. vampire
    March 25, 2013

    i glad for the young man, but i am yet to be impress, he is young in his career lets see how he go, he might just be one of those short term wi players and never to be seen again, wait until we go to aus, pak, ind eng sri and the mighty SOUTH AFRICA, then i will rate him, otherwise he is just a bowler who turns his hands, i bowl off break myself and i bet i could bag five wickets against a popcorn batting line like zim on any given day.

  12. March 25, 2013

    ok he was being satire ….thats kool since everyone is subjected to his opinion ….but i find him bias and disrespectful when he talk abt Chavez our Godfather Die and abt TNT Prime minister will be ATM i dnt see the satire there ….he can hold his apology because he ashame

  13. princess
    March 25, 2013

    Thanks for your opinion Mr. fazeer but everyone deserve a chance on the west Indies team…………..

  14. daadgf
    March 25, 2013

    i would have jump on him if i had see him

  15. borjai
    March 25, 2013

    these cricketers & commentators get all their money, yet you Dominicans worry about them, smh, awa wi…doh watch them man, watch allu self n allu life :D

  16. bjr
    March 25, 2013

    frazeer or fazeer can’t write or speak proper english anyways , so what is the bigfuss @

    • vampire
      March 25, 2013

      so what if he cant write or speak proper English,there is freedom of press, the man expressing his freedom, all you fussing and look Shane never write a comment, mind all you business man. strupes.

  17. RightMind
    March 25, 2013

    Sorry is the hardest thing to say!

  18. supporter
    March 25, 2013

    satirical my big toe. The man meant everything he said.He even tried to belittle Caribbeann leaders about coming back to beg now that Chavez is dead.Right now the best thing is to put his comments behind us and encourage Shane as much as possible so that his fame will not be short lived.He must accept that he has strong competition

  19. Tell Me
    March 25, 2013

    Yea Faz, the 10fer against Oz last year should be against a stronger team?

  20. Bakes
    March 25, 2013

    This is not about freedom of speech. This man is not a very good commentator. If he were that good sky would have had him doing commentary abroad. A comms is not supposed to hold any bias. Shane did what he was asked to do in the team. If he is going to make comments about players then talk about all of them.

    Young Bravo has not been very consistent. Tino whilst he give his all should not be ahead of the like of Holder who is young and waiting for his opportunity. I could go on Sarwan should never have been brought back to this team and the list goes on

  21. Looking in
    March 25, 2013

    …..but it’s a satirical piece but people are entitled to their opinion …the outspoken Mohammed said. Even you too Mr Mohammed. Carry on

  22. riddim up
    March 24, 2013

    Yes I agree, shane should never have been on that team…all the man doing is just coming and take a set of wickets win the match early and then fly barbados and help windwards bowl out the bajns for 64 runs….
    Wah we doing with a man on the team breaking walsh record of 16 wickets for a two test series..

    Two 10 wicket hauls at windsor park, nonsense shane doing man…..

    Mohammed take ur article and use it to wipe the mess coming out of mouth!!!!!

    wh

  23. manicou
    March 24, 2013

    I find it hard to reconcile satire with the political reference to ATM card in his article (And now that godfather Chavez gone, watch how all them prime minister go be asking Kamla to switch back on the Trinidad ATM and how they go give we all the work when the next hurricane clean them up). I think that reference (on such a sensitive matter) by itself betrays the ‘big island’ mentality that has impeded our progress over the years. his comments may have had limited satirical impact in a barroom among a few bar buddies but for a well known regional/international commentator to publish such stuff without thinking of the larger picture and still not being able to see a reason to apologize means he is either stupid or bigoted. and I do not think he is stupid.

    There’s no place for that in our game and region. In this day and age, remember we passed that stage. Ask the greatest calypsonian of all time. Oh, I almost forgot he is a damn Grenadian!

    • manicou
      March 25, 2013

      I find it hard to reconcile satire with the political reference to ATM card in his article (And now that godfather Chavez gone, watch how all them prime minister go be asking Kamla to switch back on the Trinidad ATM and how they go give we all the work when the next hurricane clean them up). I think that reference (on such a sensitive matter) by itself betrays the ‘big island’ mentality that has impeded our progress over the years. his comments may have had limited satirical impact in a barroom among a few bar buddies but for a well known regional/international commentator to publish such stuff without thinking of the larger picture and still not being able to see a reason to apologize means he is either stupid or bigoted. and I do not think he is stupid.

      There’s no place for that in our game and region. In this day and age, remember we passed that stage. Ask the greatest calypsonian of all time. Oh, I almost forgot he is a dan Grenadian!

  24. Justice and Truth
    March 24, 2013

    Fazeer Mohammed you are jealous that Shane was chosen over Sunil Narine. This is why you made those comments. You are an Indian. Do not hide behind your discriminatory statement and stated that it was satire. So much for you and your statement. It seems that is all you know, sports, and nothing else. How many people would believe you? You were downright envious and discriminatory. You need to wash your brains and mouth and with Holy Water if you know about that, that they may be purified and make you a humble person.
    For someone in your position, your words were unbecoming towards another fellow person. I do not think much of you. In fact, only low-down people who lack class, dignity and consideration would make such a statement. You have shown who and what you are, also a bad-mouthed person.
    In future, watch your words. Do not insult our fellowman Shane or any other. He showed you what he was capable of doing and will do in the future. In the meantime, keep your mouth shut and do not worry about if the other Test Matches will be difficult. How much of an expert are you anyway? You cannot see the future. Shane will handle them as he projected.
    You cannot deceive us. We know what you stated was not a joke. They were insults. Shane will not answer to you but some of us Dominicans who are bold enough, not whimps, feel obligated to do so for you insulted all of us Dominicans.
    Proud as you are, you refused to apologize. We also know why. Consider: “He (God) shall put down the mighty from their seat and exulteth the humble…”
    At the moment you must be eating your heart out to see how Shane excelled on the field. We are happy that he did. He worked hard and deserved it. Thank God!
    How I wish that you would see these comments. I should get a few signatures, protesting your words to Shane and send it to you and the T & T PM. :twisted: :mrgreen:
    Taking it higher up, we should also complain to the T & T PM about you and emphatically request that you apologize to Shane. I do think you have also made Trinidadians feel ashamed.
    I would also like to mention that some of us Dominicans have relatives and also friends who are residing in T & T. The more you should be careful of your words towards our fellowman. I am certain that if they heard and read your comments they would not be pleased with you.
    Fazeer, your deserve chastisement. In future, count more than once and also your words prior to insulting another. In other words, “Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear.” Keep this in yur warped mind. Take it, smoke it in your pipe and swallow it. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  25. LABOR
    March 24, 2013

    fazeer should have told the dominican public to have their prime minister to apologise for cursing them publicly and for being an illegal prime minister. without fazeer and andrew mason, cricket commentaries are dead. shane is a good off spinners and he will not allow peoples’ opinion either wrong or right to negatively have any impact on him. fazeer is so smart that he ignored 100% the placards and comments that were baseless. there are many who still believe shane’s does not have a complete turn. i do think its good enough but many still think he pelts.

  26. Dominican
    March 24, 2013

    Fazeer Mohammed
    read and understand this
    WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT IN YOUR DRIVE WAY,
    THAT YOU WILL SEE UNDER YOUR BED.

  27. Enuff
    March 24, 2013

    Mister needs to see Dr. Sharma…Foreal!!!!!!!

  28. hmmm
    March 24, 2013

    I cringe at the thought of Fazeer going back to trinidad and laughing at all you nincompoops. And it would be well deserved. Much ado about Nothing/narine. I am assuming not many of you fake cricket fans studied literature. Pathetic!

  29. As I see it
    March 24, 2013

    If I were a Trini I would probably have felt like Fazeer Mohammed because we all prefer to see our home boy on the Windies team than someone else. To be honest with you, I like both Shane and Narine, and I would have been ok with the anyone selected. I find it was very harsh when Shane was dropped for Narine last year especially one match after his 10 wkt haul. Narine came in and had a very good home series against the Kiwies but looked very ordinary in Bangladesh.
    When you compare their test record, both players are very good at home and below average away. Shane in his 10 test matches has taken 48 wkts, whereas Narine has taken 15 wkts in 5 matches. At home Shane has played 7 games and has taken 42 wkts at an ave. of 25.86. Away he has played 3 games and has taken 6 wkts at an ave. of 68.83. At home Narine has played 2 tests and taken 12 wkts at ave. of 25.66, but on the road he has a very bad average. Away from home he has played 3 matches, took 3 wkts. at an ave. of 137.66. Frazeer needs to look at the stats and see which one is better.
    As a West Indian, I feel very offended to hear Frazeer Mohammed refer to Shane as “a pelter”. In cricket a pelter is one who does not turn his arm and may be called for noball by the umpire. We know Shane had that problem and had to adjust his bowling action. The ICC approved his action and therefore Frazeer is out of place to call him a pelter. Frazeer is not an umpire and even if he prefers Narine, he should not call Shane pelter. I believe the Windward Island cricket Board should take that to the WICBC and see to it that Frazeer is banned from doing commentary because by calling Shane a Pelter after he has been cleared by the ICC is in effect saying ICC, which is the cricket governing body of the world, cannot do their job. Frazeer Mohammed has crossed the line and though I believe in freedom of speech, we have to be careful with how we use this freedom.

  30. Opinion
    March 24, 2013

    I agree with Fazeer …….. Don’t get me wrong, am not against Shane …. I just think he has a lot more work to do in getting a permanent place on the side ….

    He also needs to play on different surfaces around world with tougher opponents….

    Work on his game and he will be among the best cricketers …

    Just an opinion

    • Just Looking On
      March 26, 2013

      Such a foolish comment! How is he going to play on different surfaces around the world if he is not picked on the Windies team… think before you make silly comments!

  31. Anonymous
    March 24, 2013

    Fazeer is right ……. Am happy for Shane but he needs to continue to prove himself especially with the type of selectors on the West Indies side.

    Shane has to continue working hard so he can soilfy a permanent place on the test side. Plus he has to try other surfaces around to the world with tougher oppentents…. Have a proper average and then and only then he well get world recognition…..

    Only my opinion

  32. Girly
    March 24, 2013

    Fazeer u just can’t keep a good man down congratulation to u Shane

  33. Doc. Love
    March 24, 2013

    Wether Fazeer is right or wrong is not my issue,my problem is the double standard which is also common among politicians in Dominica. Fazeer forgot to mention that Narine was once called for pelting.

  34. March 24, 2013

    the man has his right to speck so let us respect it,and
    only hope shane will contiune to do well for him self

  35. CaraW
    March 24, 2013

    Agree Faz, don’t apologize for satire. Let them go to school! Lol

  36. zammy
    March 24, 2013

    Satire; the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc! So having understood the piece of writing its nothing against Shane its more about trying to understand the way the board and selectors operate in West Indies Cricket! Reading satirical piece at face value and not understand the true meaning can be missing leading. So please dont blame MR Mohamed. Congrates Shane good job, well done mate!

  37. bee
    March 24, 2013

    Fazeer can’t take back his comment because Shane prove him wrong. This is why you can’t judge people to what they can and cannot do.

  38. fil
    March 24, 2013

    Well he underestimated Shane, he should put his hands between his legs.

  39. LEGIT
    March 24, 2013

    No one is laughing Fazeer>>>we Dominicans want to talk and don’t want people to talk…stupes

  40. lateron....
    March 24, 2013

    wait for it, wait for it….it is cominig. Don’t say you didn’t know.

  41. Satire
    March 24, 2013

    Well, one thing is clear now that Mr. Mohammed has decided to explain what his satirical piece was supposed to do, “In literature satire uses wit as a weapon to ridicule or expose vice and shortcomings with the intent of shaming individuals and society into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism.” Sometimes, I believe reporters need to really dig in with follow up questions like, “What provoked your satirical piece to include Shane bowling action?” Further questioning like, “What do you make of lowly Bangladesh stats for Narine of 300+ runs for 3 wickets?” We really allowed this gentleman to get off easy. I am a former youth and national cricketer, and of late I am not impressed with some of the language coming from commentators, like, “the discarded West Indies fast bowler Nelon Pascale” which a commentator referred to the young man in the current match WWI vs. Barbados. There are more uplifting words that can be used to describe a player, “Their descriptions are too colorful particularly when you look at the individuals who repeat them, some of whom have never gotten to the level of these players. In short, I am not happy with the cannibalization of our sports men and women; believe me it is really easier to play on the outside with one’s mouth than the actual ball and bat. Moving forward, I trust we can bring our players up, and yes we can criticize them but in a manner that does not pull them down, else the song, “We are the West Indies” does not serve as a unifying song which I think the writer meant it to be. Thanks DNO for posting.

  42. %
    March 24, 2013

    We are spinning top in mud here man. Everyone will never be for you.Let’s accept that and stop the insult.. Satire or not i too did not like the commentary by Fazeer. However Shane is Dominican, so let’s encourage him to push ahead…He has just started you know. He has not done the magic that we are hoping that he will do yet.
    Fazeer you are entitled to your opinion.Time will tell.
    SHANE KEEP YOUR HEAD STRAIGHT. YOU HAVE A LOT OF HARD WORK AHEAD OF YOU TO SOLIDIFY YOUR PICK AS THE TEST SPINNER OF CHOICE.

  43. Anonymous
    March 24, 2013

    congrats Shane!!!! Keep doing well. If I were Trinidian I too would talk on behalf of Sunil. By the way, I love him too. It is just too bad only one can be selected to play.

  44. March 24, 2013

    I live it for the public to judge and I don’t think that there is anything to apologize for as a satirical piece,”. His deep feelings about Shillingford on the West Indies team ahead of Narine is revealed in his satirical piece. Is that what he is saying?

    • CaraW
      March 24, 2013

      Exactly! Finally, we get it

    • Justice and Truth
      March 24, 2013

      For God’s sake the games had not yet commenced and were not underway when this lowly man, Fazeer made such a comment about Shane. You call this a satire, a joke? Could you not see through his comments? It all depends on the type of mentality you have. Some people take matters seriously; others lightly. This one should not be taken lightly.
      I do not think Dominican sports-broadcasters would have made such a derogatory statement if a Dominican was not chosen. They would have expressed their disappointment but not what this man, Fazeer stated. Fazeer who is full of pride will not apologize. He does not deserve the position he has.
      Shane deserves an apology. In fact, Fazeer should apologize to Dominican nationals. Think again.

  45. yes i
    March 24, 2013

    He to shame to take back the comment . B ut thats ok because Shane has proved him wrong.All the way with Shane ,

  46. Peeping Tom
    March 24, 2013

    I agree with you, Mr. Mohammed, do not apologize. Apologize for what? Even if you were not being satirical, you are entitled to your opinions as much as all the other many thin-skinned and aggressive Dominicans who believe that only they have a right to “freedom of speech”.

    It is hypocritical of Dominicans to scream for democracy blah, blah, blah, yet, they are quick to shut up someone when that person exercises his or her right to speak. ALL of us are entitled to the freedoms associated with democracy. We will not always like what we hear, but such is the fact of life. We cannot all share the same views. Let freedom reign as long as it does not injure.

    Absolutely no need to retract your comments or apologize sir. Let those who can read and understand do so and those who cannot, then ask them to eat rocks.

    • De W
      March 24, 2013

      i wonder if you understand fazer comments. dumb!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 24, 2013

      The saying: “Words are like atom bombs. Be careful how you use them.” What we do not want for ourselves, we should not do to others.
      There are some people as you who will insinuate/state, “What is wrong with that? I do not see anything wrong in that.” It all depends on their mentality. People hurt the feelings of others and because it is not them, this is their casual attitude and downplaying what was stated. Everyone is not one and the same and it has nothing to do with being sensitive as a few like you will be quick to state. Caste that aside and review the words of Fazeer Mohammed. The man is rude and out of place.
      I do not take such comments and language lightly. There is some meaning to Fazeer Mohammed’s words which are not complimentary.
      You stated, let freedom reign as long as it does not injure. Sarcastic comments and criticisms do injure. They hurt the feelings even though some people may not show it. If it were directed at you or someone close to you I wonder what would you say?
      I recall reading a Dear Abby column which is an old one pertaining to her response: “Jokes made at the expense of others are not worth the hurt that is inflicted.” I usually clip out such copies and cannot help but memorize them. They do come in handy for future reference as also this one.
      Granted, Fazeer’s comments may not hurt Shane (we do not know) in the sense that it did not affect his abilities on the field. Consider as a human being, it probably did hurt him.
      Dominicans have a right to inform Fazeer Mohammed in no uncertain way about his derogatory words. I have stated in another article, only in Trinidad or the West Indies he could make such comments and get away with them.
      If he had made such comments in especially Canada or the U.S., he would have to eat his words in humiliation and apologize. Even then, he could have been fired from his position. I can cite a few occasions when certain men of all were asked to resign or fired immediately due to their derogatory/ discriminatory words directed towards others, be it that those who they offended are people of color or not. Fazeer would get so much pressure from the general public, of all nationalities and color that he would have to apologize and he could still have been fired.
      Let Fazeer remain where he is. He will die one day (who knows, sooner than he expects) and will experience the effect of what his demeaning words did to others and to him for all eternity, even while he is on earth. Little do some people on their high horse not know what is in store for them. Pride comes before the fall. God has taken note. This should always be our consolation. Patience!

    • Me Camem
      March 24, 2013

      Man pee-ping Tom is a Trini who just cannot stand a small islander working wonders on the West Indies Team. I hope Shane’s performance has finally opened the shameless eyes of the selectors who should begin to restore the pride of West Indies Cricket and select a real West Indies team to represent us. I am so tired with the recycle-able crap they have given to us.

      I think the real problem is the Dominican media does not advocate on behalf of Dominicans. So Shane was left to fend on his own. Thanks much Shane… Nuf tributes to the dedication of the Dublance players. Maybe the Dominican selectors will take notice and stop doing in Dominica what the West Indies team is doing to small islander players.

    • Lougaoo Mem
      March 25, 2013

      @ P.T.
      I’m not one who usually agree with your comments, but I must confess that this is one of the few moments I fully concur with you. The key words are “Satirical & Freedom of Speech.”

      Shane has proven his case and we must continue to support and wish him well for continued success.

    • Anonymous
      March 25, 2013

      That’s the first time you ever said something I agree with. It’s funny because the commentors on DNO right now acting exactly how Frazeer wrote his piece. Hypocrites

  47. March 24, 2013

    Mr.Fazeer….it’s all over now.

    • CaraW
      March 24, 2013

      Are we really dunce generally, that we don’t understand satire? Where are our literature teachers gone? Have mercy on your people, Lord

  48. March 24, 2013

    That idiot is just jealous of Shane’s success; he is one of those who yearns for the days when Trinidad were a dominant force in West Indies cricket; gone are the days when they had three spinners from Trinidad in a single game!

    Their performances were so poor, that every game they were picked to participate into, the West Indies lost!

    Meanwhile people like Caleb Laurent were over looked; simply because he was born in Dominica, where we are regarded as a small island to this day!

    When the spin twins as they called two of the Indians who had same last name, however not related to each other failed, the West Indies selectors were forced to select Willet, of St. Kitts, who contributed more to the game than the two waste of time “spin twins.”

    We remember when Willet was brought into the team they were reluctant to give the ball to him; the first time he was introduced to the world in his first test; it was under the captaincy of Roan Kanji of Guyana. ( I am not sure if I spelt his name correctly); however, when Roan decided to implement Willet, he handed him an old beat-up ball; saying: “hear son they say you can bowl.”

    However, with a ball that had no life left in it, Willet could hardly get any bounce from the ball, by the end of the day he broke through the wicket, which seems impossible all day ending with two valuable wickets by the close of play!

    I suppose the details are in the history books, and can be verified.

    So, one should not be surprised that this Indian has taken such a stupid position, which is caused by mere jealousy.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  49. pascal
    March 24, 2013

    every one is laughing u fazeer :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • CaraW
      March 24, 2013

      Aylas, boy we didn’t learn English at school!

    • Justice and Truth
      March 24, 2013

      He is pretending that he is not ashamed. He should hang his head in shame. I hope in future he thinks before he makes such comments. I reiterate that he is downright insulting. Are you aware that the majority of Indians are prejudice? Are you aware of the problems which exist among Indians and blacks in T & T? It may be quiet now.
      I know a few T & T family, Indians who are my friends for years. I cannot say that they are ever prejudice towards me. On the contrary they are like family. I love them as my family. I also know other T & T Indians and we get along well.
      However, know that there are many others, no exception, who reside in T & T who are prejudice and who discriminate. Do not put your hand in fire for Fazeer. Those with open and enlightened mind know that this man was downright discriminating.
      Some of them call us Dominicans and our island, small island. I have heard it, “You from small island?” I give them a lecture and inform them that Dominica is the third largest in the West Indian islands. Some of them do not know it because they may not have completed elementary school, if they ever attended and others did not receive this education in high school. Keep your mind opened about that.
      Fazeer’s attitude is that someone from a small island, a black person would never excel as Sunil and was not worthy of being chosen over sunil. This is what his satire meant, hiding his prejudice under the pretext of it.
      Both he and Sunil are disappointed that Shane was chosen. They were hoping that Shane would not shine as he did and are disappointed of his excellent feat. As T & T people would say, “Let him (Fazeer) grind.”

    • Anonymous
      March 25, 2013

      We will see about that. I am a West Indies supporter but the truth is Zimbabwe is a weak team so West Indies had their work cut out for them. WI ranks 7 in ODIs and Zimbabwe ranks 10. WI ranks 7 in test cricket and there is no ranking for Zimbabwe. So, let’s get real. It was a weak team beating a weaker team. On another note, Shane is yet to prove himself on grounds outside of the Caribbean. She what happened when he went to England. He hasn’t proven himself on grounds like Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, unlike Narine. He still has a long way to go but he has made a good start.

  50. pascal
    March 24, 2013

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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