Butcher even has a UEFA Coaching License, perhaps the only one cricketer who has, and MyKhel spoke to him over a variety of topics. Excerpts: 1. How did your migration from Barbados to England happened? Ans: My parents had travelled to England in 1950s and settled there I was living with my grand mom back in Barbados and 1967, they decided that it was time the family joined them in England. I was on a flight to England that year to join them and started a new life there. 2. And for someone who grew up in the West Indies, how different an experience it was living and playing cricket in England? Ans: It was vastly different. The Caribbean were sunny and people were a lot more outdoor. But the way of living in England was different, it was cold and gloomy most days and got dark in the blink of an eye. Initially, as a boy who grew up in the Caribbean it was difficult for me to adjust but then it became a part. And I have seen a lot of boys playing football than cricket where as in the Caribbean it was all about cricket. 3. In… Read full this story
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