Date queries ‘Fire in Babylon’

The title, Fire in Babylon, promised much. But do you really think that Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards (KNH, OBE) and Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge (MBE) were in any way pioneering post-colonial heroes?

…batsmen before them had been the best in the world in their time. But those players played before the Age of Television, before the Age of Packer, before the age of handsome contracts in County Cricket.

I kept thinking back to Sobers. I wonder what he would say about Fire in Babylon.

– Kartikeya Date (Fire in Babylon and West Indian Cricket – A Cricketing View)

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