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WICB appoints chief operating officer

February 1, 2017
WICB appoints chief operating officer ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has made another strategic appointment to its executive team. This time it is the appointment of Verlyn Faustin as chief operating officer (COO). Faustin, who is the current corporate secretary, will be responsible for the day to day...

Stuart Law is the new West Indies head coach

January 30, 2017
Stuart Law is the new West Indies head coach ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Australian, Stuart Law as head coach for the West Indies Senior Men’s Team. In a career spanning almost 30 years as a professional coach and player, Law was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team.

Sports Commentary: West Indies cricket - no one cares anymore

January 30, 2017
Sports Commentary: West Indies cricket - no one cares anymore There was a time, long ago when the West Indies cricket team really mattered to me. As a youngster growing up in Nottingham, there wasn’t much we had to shout about. In any discussion, arena, sporting forum long before the internet took off, the Windies were a source of immense pride.

Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua brings the vibes to Super50 Tournament

January 28, 2017
Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua brings the vibes to Super50 Tournament ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Regional cricket made a successful return to the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua, when the venue hosted its first West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Super50 match on Wednesday afternoon. The newly-renovated facility staged the Zone A first round fixture...

Attention on Antigua and Barbados for regional and international cricket

January 24, 2017
Attention on Antigua and Barbados for regional and international cricket ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados will become the centre of attention over the next six weeks as they get ready to host the Regional Super50 and the three One-Day-Internationals (ODI) – West Indies vs England. This all from January 25 to March 9.

West Indies to host Pakistan

January 12, 2017
West Indies to host Pakistan ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Boards have agreed to play three Tests, three One-Day-Internationals and two Twenty20 matches in the Caribbean from Monday, March 27 to Monday, May 15.  The series is scheduled to start in the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago.

WICB appoints new director of cricket

January 11, 2017
WICB appoints new director of cricket ST JOHN’s, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed James ‘Jimmy’ Adams as its new director of cricket. The former head coach of the Kent County Cricket Club (2012 – 2016) officially took over the position on Tuesday. He has a three-year contract.

West Indies Women to have World Cup preparation camp in England

January 10, 2017
West Indies Women to have World Cup preparation camp in England ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies Women’s team will have a two-week camp in England as part of their preparation for the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World Cup later this year. The Windies are the most improved team in women’s cricket and will look to add the...

WICB appoints new CEO

January 10, 2017
WICB appoints new CEO ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Johnny Grave as its new chief executive officer, following a rigorous recruitment process led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barbados. Grave joins the organisation with a wealth of experience from both the...

World Cup winners West Indies Under-19s to tour South Africa

January 9, 2017
World Cup winners West Indies Under-19s to tour South Africa ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Under-19 team will have a seven-match tour of South Africa in mid-year as they continue preparation for the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 World Cup. West Indies won their first Under-19 World Cup in February 2016 in Bangladesh, under the....

Did the Trinidad cricket board knowingly put a pedophile in charge of Under-19 cricket team?

December 7, 2016
Did the Trinidad cricket board knowingly put a pedophile in charge of Under-19 cricket team? KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A few weeks ago, a call was received regarding a management official of the 2016 Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 cricket team that participated in the 2016 Regional Under-19 Three-Day and One-Day tournaments respectively, which were held in St Vincent.

Dispute over new levy on West Indies cricketers

November 9, 2016
Dispute over new levy on West Indies cricketers ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A new levy announced by the West Indies Cricket Board for granting of no objection certificates (NOCs) for West Indian cricketers seeking a release to participate in leagues outside the West Indies has prompted criticism from the West Indies Players' Association.

West Indies announce Women's squad for first three ODIs against England Women

October 4, 2016
West Indies announce Women's squad for first three ODIs against England Women ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board has announced a 13-member Women’s team for the first three One-day Internationals against England Women. The series between West Indies Women and England Women comprises five ODIs and is scheduled...

West Indies announce Test squad to face Pakistan in UAE

September 27, 2016
West Indies announce Test squad to face Pakistan in UAE DUBAI, UAE -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The series will consist of three Test matches. The opening match will be a day/night fixture at the...

WICB responds to former president's call for forensic audit

September 24, 2016
WICB responds to former president's call for forensic audit ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In a letter dated September 21, 2016, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive officer, Michael Moorhead, has responded to statements by former WICB president (2005–2007), Ken Gordon, published on ESPN Cricinfo and in Britain’s Daily Express.

West Indies beat UAE XI by 22 runs in T20 warm-up match

September 22, 2016
West Indies beat UAE XI by 22 runs in T20 warm-up match DUBAI, UAE -- Opening batsman Johnson Charles scored a stroke-filled 42 off 32 balls to give the innings a brisk start as the West Indies beat the United Arab Emirates Board XI by 22 runs in their T20 warm-up match on Tuesday night. Windies posted 166-7 off 20 overs.

New compensation package for West Indies women cricketers

September 22, 2016
New compensation package for West Indies women cricketers ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Effective October 1, 2016, women’s cricketers on retainer from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will see an increase in their pay package. The number of women on retainer will also move from 11 to 15. An agreement between the WICB and the...

Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector

September 21, 2016
Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh. Sebastien brings a tremendous amount of experience to the new post.

Kesrick Williams to replace Andre Russell in West Indies squad for T20s vs Pakistan in UAE

September 17, 2016
Kesrick Williams to replace Andre Russell in West Indies squad for T20s vs Pakistan in UAE DUBAI, UAE -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel has announced that Kesrick Williams will replace Andre Russell in the West Indies team for the upcoming Twenty20 International Series. The World T20 champions will face Pakistan in three matches in the United Arab Emirates.

Grenada prime minister slams WICB over firing of head coach

September 16, 2016
Grenada prime minister slams WICB over firing of head coach ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In a statement on Wednesday, Grenada prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, slammed what he described as the bizarre action of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to fire coach Phillip Simmons, just over a year and a half after his initial appointment.

WICB rejects call for forensic audit

September 16, 2016
WICB rejects call for forensic audit ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it has taken note of the repeated “calls to conduct a forensic audit of the Board in order to save West Indies cricket from absolute and total downfall” made by former officials of the WICB. This call for a forensic audit...

Simmons fired as West Indies head coach

September 14, 2016
Simmons fired as West Indies head coach ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Effectively immediately, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Tuesday that it has separated from the head coach Phil Simmons. This decision was taken at a meeting of the board of directors on Saturday, September 10. “In recent times, based on...

WICB forecasts surplus for end of current financial year

September 12, 2016
WICB forecasts surplus for end of current financial year ROSEAU, Dominica -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is forecasting a surplus for the financial year ending September 30, 2016. Additionally, it is projecting to spend an estimated US$40 million on its development programmes for the year October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

ICC pitch consultant returns for workshop in the Caribbean

September 7, 2016
ICC pitch consultant returns for workshop in the Caribbean ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- International Cricket Council (ICC) pitch consultant, Andy Atkinson, is in Antigua at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium conducting an intensive two-day workshop for Caribbean curators on Tuesday and Wednesday. The workshop will take a comprehensive look at pitch...

West Indies T20 and ODI squads named for Pakistan tour

September 6, 2016
West Indies T20 and ODI squads named for Pakistan tour ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced two 15-man squads for the Twenty20 and One-Day-International series against Pakistan. The series will consist of three international matches in both formats from September 20...

International cricket changes on top of WICB agenda

September 6, 2016
International cricket changes on top of WICB agenda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Cricket and its place in the Summer Olympic Games, Test Cricket for four days, Two-tier system for Test playing nations and Women’s Cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games are just some of the topics to be discussed at the next meeting of the board of directors...

WICB CEO to quit in October

September 3, 2016
WICB CEO to quit in October ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that chief executive officer Michael Muirhead will not be renewing his contract and will officially demit office on October 14 this year.  Muirhead has held the post for four years. He described his time with...

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