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Guyana Amazon War-
riors captain DENESH
RAMDIN blasted an
unbeaten 54 off 35 balls
in his side s seven-wicket
win over St Kitts and
Nevis Patriots on Friday.
"She s my sister
today, she s my sister
next week and she s my
sister next year... When
it s done, we ll go back
to regular life."
World number one
SERENA WILLIAMS on
her upcoming Wimble-
don match-up against
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He has travelled the world covering
West Indies cricket on radio, television
and print and is a part of West Indies
cricket, just like the players.
Today he is hurting and Joseph "Reds"
Perriera told all to the T&T Guardian.
A veteran of 150 Test matches in terms
of covering them, Reds, a native of
Guyana, now lives in St Lucia, where
he has made home for the past 20 years.
He started off his career in radio broad-
casting with his close friend Tony Cozier
and they were the voice of West Indies
cricket for over 40 years.
Today, he still does some radio and
television work in St Lucia. He has a
weekly television sports show and is
also on radio most of the times speaking
on all sports. He has not been involved
in mainstream commentary for a while
now on the regional circuit and he s not
"I am not sure why I am not being
used at this present time. I have all my
faculties intact and still love and has the
desire to be involved in commentary. I
am not sure if I have been banned from
commentary but I did nothing wrong.
In the meantime, I continue to do my
work here in St Lucia and is open and
available once called to duty."
What has Reds upset, though, is the
degree of foreign involvement in the
Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
"I am disappointed with what has
obtained at the CPL. We have so many
competent administrators and workers
in the sport industry in the Caribbean
and I am not seeing good enough rep-
resentation of this at the CPL. I have
nothing against foreigners coming here
but when you look around there are so
many of them involved in the CPL. Are
the owners of the CPL telling us that
we are not good enough to stage events
in the Caribbean?
"We held a cricket World Cup here
in the region some years ago and I know
that a number of people were involved
in all aspects of it and would have gained
tremendous experience from the event.
Why not use them for the CPL and let
them build on what they already have,
so that we improve the skills set of our
people in terms of managing sport."
Reds is currently 76 years of age and
still loves to assist and develop young
sportsmen and women.
"I have done a lot in my life. I have
lived a full life and I must say that I
have been able to touch the lives of
many people. We must as a people look
to invest in others and help in order to
He is hoping that the West Indies
team can bounce back soon and bring
glory to the Caribbean people. "I am
looking on at what is happening in
West Indies and hoping for a change
around soon. I see Clive Lloyd and the
selectors going for youth and while this
is good, they need to implement it on
a phased basis. When you look at the
young men that played against Australia
recently in the Caribbean, you see that
some of them are not yet ready. It is
a good idea to keep them in the side
and let them develop alongside the
"We have to understand that while
change is good we must manage it in
a way where we don t have players
turning away from the sport.
"We have the talent here in the
Caribbean but we need to work on
developing that talent. I like the idea
of having the old players involved in
the setup because they have served the
game well and they have a lot to offer
the new crop of players.
"The game has changed tremen-
dously over the years but the players
of old still have a major role to play. It
is still about using a bat and a ball, so
why not use them."
Perriera still has faith in the West
India society and is hoping for better-
ment in the years to come.
"The West Indian youth needs guid-
ance and we as senior people need to
be there for them and don t let them
down. We need to show them that we
believe in them and work together with
them in order to ensure their progres-
"This is not only about the West
Indian cricketers but all young people
in the Caribbean."
Perriera wants more local
involvement in CPL
Joseph 'Reds' Perriera
with West Indies T20
NASHVILLE---Clint Dempsey converted
a penalty in his return from a suspension
for a confrontation with a referee, helping
the United States beat Guatemala 4-0
on Friday night in a pre-Gold Cup friend-
ly in Tennessee.
Just after goalkeeper Paulo Motta saved
Jozy Altidore s penalty, the Americans
went ahead in the 19th minute when
Carlos Castrillo headed a cross into his
own goal. Timmy Chandler doubled the
lead with his first international goal in
the 58th minute.
Dempsey, replaced as captain by
Michael Bradley, converted the penalty
in the 72nd minute after Castrillo fouled
Bradley. Chris Wondolowski had a tap-
in in the 86th minute.
The US opens the defence of its Gold
Cup title on Tuesday. (AP)
Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0
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