Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Cricket, Lovely Cricket

Cricket fever is all over us.

Starting with the match between West Indies and Pakistan on Tuesday, which was amazing, the place is buzzing.

I imagine that anyone living in North America is hardly seeing any of the effects, but this tournament is not only uniting the region, but breathing life back into the game of choice in my youth.

Pride is the word that is on the street, and the feeling that is in the air.

I have a feeling that pride was one of the unspoken reasons that Jamaica decided to be a host -- after all if St. Kitts, Antigua, Guyana et. al. can be hosts, obviously we can, can't we?

Pride brought us here, and is now fueled as we are, thus far, almost flawlessly executing this huge endeavor.

Now, if only those hoped for tourists would start showing up, along with those cricket fans who are also supposed to be multi-million dollar investors.


At 3/19/2007 10:23 PM, Blogger Yamfoot said...

of course everything has been overshadowed by Bob Woolmer's tragic passing.

At 3/20/2007 6:36 PM, Blogger Mushtaq said...

You are right, being in the States means`we don't quite feel the unity that you speak about. But I do try to stay in tuned scouring all the websites that offer coverage. I don't think that the fact that the visitor traffic is proving to be less than expected should create any anxiety just yet. I beleive the true effect of the tournament will be felt long after the event is over.



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