Sir Viv Richards interview
Date December 25, 2005 Compliments of the Nation
News by PHILIP SPOONER
SIR EVERTON WEEKES wants to see Brian Lara go back to
the top and leading the
West Indies cricket team, but Sir Vivian Richards isn't sure who should
get the job.
When Sir Everton, a West Indies cricket legend, made this disclosure last
week in Trinidad, it stunned some observers.
Sir Viv Richards, another West Indies cricket legend, does not necessarily
with Sir Everton, but he's not as positive that Lara's return to the helm
would solve the problems facing the Windies.
In an interview from Antigua, Sir Viv said the situation was so dire he
was not sure which member of the team he would pick.
"I don't know. I don't know . . . It's a really tough one . . . I
just don't know," was Sir Viv's initial reply.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul has struggled in the job since he took it up earlier
He replaced Lara who was sacked by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
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Sir Viv Richards
WITH A KISS. West Indies captain Brian Lara kissing the ground in celebration
of his record-breaking score on the third day of the fourth and final
Test against England at the Antigua Recreation Ground.. (Picture by Brooks
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Vivian Richards, the pride of Antigua, in his prime was probably the
most awesome batsman of his generation. A sense of anticipation rippled
through the stands when "Smokin' Joe" swaggering up to the crease striking
fear into the heart of the waiting bowler! Always determined to dominate
the field, Viv was indeed awesome! With a keen sharp eye, tiger-like reflexes
and an athletic body Vivian was a power house.
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Richards has received an honorary knighthood for his services to cricket,
and was named in Wisden 2000 as one of the Five Cricketers of the Century.
In the good company of Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Jack Hobbs, Shane Warne and
Sir Garfield Sobers.
Viv is deservedly adulated on his island home Antigua, his bat has been
placed in the Museum and Richards himself remains involved in the Antiguan,
West Indian, and International cricket scene. Spinnakers Beach Bar and Restaurant
in Dickenson Bay is the home of the Vivian Richards Cricketeer Club. Here
he can be found relaxing with friends.
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Curtly Ambrose was the most lethal pace bowler of his generation.
Ambrose when bowling in tandem with his friend Courtney Walsh, formed
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