Windies wicket keeper skips ODI for wedding
By: JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH Monday, July 16 2012
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COMIC RELIEF: A relative of West Indies wicket keeper Dinesh holds up a piece of paper which read "Yeah Chris, Talk Nar, Jannelle Is Boss," at the cri...
WEDDING bells rang in the local cricketing fraternity yesterday when West Indies wicketkeeper Dinesh Ramdin tied the knot, opting out of play in the fourth One Day International (ODI) against New Zealand.
Ramdin yesterday wed Jennelle Mohess-Ramdin at a traditional Hindu ceremony held at the bride’s home in New Grant, Princes Town.
Ramdin was scheduled to play in the fourth ODI against the visitors in St Kitts, yesterday but opted out of the game to open a new page in his life.
To take the vows in which he promised to cherish and to love Jannelle, the seasoned cricketer draped himself in a sleek cream gold-trimmed kurta top.
The bride wore a resplendent red and gold sari at the wedding reception, which was held at her home.
Scores of family members and well wishers lined the streets of New Grant to welcome the newly married couple.
Absent from the ceremony were local or regional cricketers. At the end of the formal ceremony, one of Ramdin’s relatives provided a bit of comedy for the couple.
He held up a piece of paper which read “Yeah Cris, Talk Nar, Jannelle Is Boss,” in reference to Ramdin’s actions last month.
‘Cris’ is Ramdin’s nickname.
Ramdin smiled at being teased about his own display on the Warwickshire County Cricket ground in England when the West Indies played England in the Third Test. He was criticised for his actions when he took a jibe at Sir Vivian Richards with a similar note which read, “Yea Viv Talk Nah.”
There was a heavy police presence at the bride’s home where the wedding ceremony was held.