The record of West Indies international cricket is extraordinary. At one time they dominated all three formats of international cricket and seemed invincible.

Then it all fell apart and the collapse of such a great cricketing nation has been considered a mystery in the annals of modern sport and popular performance culture.

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BFUWI and the Ramphal Institute are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Cricket without a Cause’ by Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies who is himself a cricketer and former Director of the West Indies Cricket Board.  He is the founder and director of the Centre for Cricket Research at the UWI. In this work he analyses the sources of this dramatic fall from grace and argues that the process of re-building has begun.

The event is kindly sponsored by Jamaica National Bank.

Sir Hilary will speak about his book and take questions from the audience. The book launch will be followed by a reception.

This event is free but you can also make a donation and support a UWI hardship fund for students from islands which have been ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Barbuda particularly.