Wednesday, February 21, 2018

‘Ra-Ra’ times*


If you managed to read this far, let me assure you that the “printer’s devil” was not at work here. Just for clarification, Geoffrey Chaucer was a 15th century—Middle Ages—poet, considered the Father of ENGLISH literature. Yes, dear reader, that was English. But if you were like me, reading those lines must have felt like reading a foreign language: Same language, and yet, quite a different tongue.
But I draw upon Chaucer here because a language problem exists in West Indies cricket. The English-speaking Cricket West Indies directors and their staff are speaking one language, while the English-speaking West Indies cricketers are speaking quite another. It’s been a week of words, the last five days or so. 

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