Fire in Babylon, a new documentary film that tells the story of how the West Indies cricket team dominated the international cricketing stage in the late seventies and eighties rolls back the covers this month. England captain Tony Greig’s announcement in ‘76 that he intended “to make them grovel” united a supremely talented West Indies team from a disparate collection of 15 Caribbean islands who swept away the English.
Against a background of apartheid in South Africa and a growing civil rights movement in America, the “Windies” made the game their own and following their 5-0 demolition of England in 1984, remained undefeated in any test series for ten years. The film plays out to a fantastic musical soundtrack including contributions from Bob Marley and Toots & the Maytals.
The cricket fanatics at Steppes Travel unashamedly jumped at this opportunity to mix up their passion for cricket and travel and in the process promote our new Caribbean program. Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, and Trinidad and Tobago will knock you for six. Let us introduce you to a collection of mountainous nations where any flat land will eventually attract a bunch of friends with bat and ball. These are countries with a fascinating historical heritage and wild, beautiful interiors that are crying out to be explored. Not to ignore the occasional perfect palm-fringed crescent of beach.