Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Cricket is less important now
Hurricane Irma is now forecast to be even more destructive than Harvey. It is bearing down on Antigua and Barbuda as I write, with storm surges in excess of three metres predicted. I feel for the members of the West Indies touring party, unable to help or comfort their families back home. The squad lists do not detail the players' island of origin (understandable in view of the desire for cohesion, and after heated inter-island rivalry in the past), but almost certainly Antigua is represented in the present squad. One feels for them.