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Aug 3, 2012

A book for love of cricket

Dean Lindo is well known as an attorney. But in his spare time Lindo has always been an avid fan of cricket. The West Indian game is popular throughout the Caribbean and has a foot in Belize. The glory days of the sport are long gone in this country, but there is some hope by the cricket association to bolster it.  Lindo decided to pen some of the history of the sport in Belize by calling senior players who are now in their nineties. News Five spoke to Lindo this afternoon about his self published work called “Cricket Lovely Cricket.”

 

Dean Lindo, Author of “Cricket Lovely Cricket”

Dean Lindo

“Why write a book about cricket? The answer to that is why not. The truth is that my brother was doing the research, there was nothing written about cricket in Belize by a Belizean. There was only a one page article. But that’s why I wrote it. I wrote it simply because the president asked me to write it. We are simply trying to recapture a history of cricket; we are trying to recapture cricket from as far back as we can. We had some difficulty with that because much of the records taken by frequent hurricanes. So a lot of it, we had to go from people, the men. For example; fortunately C.F.S. Brown, the cricketer, features in the book is still alive. He is ninety-four years old. So I was able to interview him from Chicago and recount some incidents. So is Bertie Ellis, who will be ninety-six soon, and Charlie Hyde, who is eighty-nine. From memory they provided me with info on the early days of cricket. So in the first part of the book we were very lean on figures. So I am hoping that somebody will take it on now and do some research for those earlier years and see if they can come up with the records. The audience; I had to decide who is who, who would like to read it. Do I write for the aficionado, the people who understand cricket—because you know it is a complex game. Or do I right for people who are just interested or might become interested. So it was hard to know who was addressed. So many of the terms, when you read it you will see it is peculiar to the game.”

 

The book was made for the association, so no price has been set. However, you can reach Lindo at his law office in case you want to procure a copy.

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