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Rihanna Could Literally Make Cricket A Cool Ass Sport, By International Standards.

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Cricket’s an Englishman’s sport. Americans don’t mess with Cricket. They’re baseball lovers, no doubt, but cricket- nah. In the West Indies however, Cricket’s a big deal, especially for those who were privy to the likes of Richie Richardson, Courtney Walsh, Brian Lara, Curtly Ambrose and the lot of the 90’s. In recent time, Dwayne Bravo’s given the sport a little cool factor but for the most part, Cricket’s appeal is nowhere close to say, basketball. On Monday, Barbados-born, international superstar, Rihanna, may have changed all that though.

Perception is a hell of a thing. One appearance by the ‘Man Down’ singer at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and the world’s already buzzing. Rihanna showed up and showed out in all white gear, throwing her support behind the West Indies. The team played Sri Lanka and despite the fact that they succumbed to defeat, Rih’s appearance at the game may actually bring some much needed publicity to a sport that seems to have fallen in youth appeal, over the years. West Indies Cricket coach, Roddy Estwick who taught Rihanna in school back in Barbados, met up with the superstar during her visit. He said her visit definitely boosted the team’s spirit.

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Newspaper Report Misleading. Mr. Killa Will Not Perform at International Soca Monarch In Trinidad.

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Despite reports yesterday that Trinidad and Tobago’s crowned 2019 International Soca Monarch King, Grenada’s Mr. Killa would be performing at the competition next week Friday, there is word today that this is totally untrue.

The artist whose real name is Hollice Mapp, officially withdrew from the competition last week, citing several issues that were left untreated by the organizing committee at ISM. To date, Ebuzztt understands that both parties have met, however sources close to Mr. Killa told us that the artist has no intention of performing at the competition.

On Thursday, the Newsday newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago, reported that the artist would in fact be performing. The Caribbean Prestige Foundation and ISM have since issued the following statement:

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Grenada Stands Firm with Mr. Killa. TalkShow Hosts on the Island, Weigh In.

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The news of Grenada’s Mr. Killa’s withdrawal from defending his title in this year’s International Soca Monarch competition has led to some fiery online debate on the matter of Trinidad and Tobago’s support of other Caribbean islands’ involvement in Carnival. Some social media critics and commentators from the Spice Isle have outright stated that there has been no support or promotion of the Grenadian artiste heading into the competition.

This morning, in Grenada, talkshow hosts on Power 95.1FM weighed in on the hot topic, going as far as to include Machel Montano in their banter, arguing that had Montano been the defending champion, complementaries would have been sent to Montano’s team with hopes of his attendance.

Here’s a look at the video clip of the on air discussion. Feel free to chime in on the issue and let us know how you feel about this situation in our comments section below.

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