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Letter: Cricket, politics and the IMF

May 2, 2016
Letter: Cricket, politics and the IMF Paul Keens Douglas once said that West Indian politicians don't know when to "out” themselves. In the sport of cricket, it is the norm for a cricketer to resign from the sport once he realises that his contribution to their team's success is no longer worthwhile or appreciated. Caribbean politicians...

WICB issues statement on restructuring

April 22, 2016
WICB issues statement on restructuring ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The board of directors and the executive of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding ongoing discussions about restructuring of West Indies cricket: Restructuring in today’s sporting world simply means choosing...

Professional cricketers regarded as not having a job by Barbados banks

April 22, 2016
Professional cricketers regarded as not having a job by Barbados banks BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Concern has been raised over challenges faced by Barbadian cricketers who have applied to financial institutions for loans. In a recent meeting with minister of sports, Stephen Lashley, the Barbadian members of the Under-19, Men’s and Women’s...

There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM

April 5, 2016
There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime minister of Grenada and chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sub-committee on Cricket Governance, Dr Keith Mitchell, has reiterated that there are no personal issues between regional leaders and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Letter: The business of cricket

April 4, 2016
Letter: The business of cricket The business of cricket and many other team sports must by now be recognized, by all regional governments and other policymakers, as an economic driver. As I promoted back in 2009 and again in 2013, not simply as an annual event, but to develop local and international audiences...

West Indies achieve extraordinary four-wicket victory over England to win World T20

April 4, 2016
West Indies achieve extraordinary four-wicket victory over England to win World T20 KOLKATA, India -- Carlos Brathwaite calmly belted four astonishing sixes off the first four deliveries of the final over to catapult West Indies to an extraordinary four-wicket victory over England, as the Caribbean made history by sweeping both the men’s and women’s titles at the ICC...

West Indies Women win first-ever global title

April 4, 2016
West Indies Women win first-ever global title KOLKATA, India -- The West Indies Women won their first-ever global title with an impressive eight-wicket victory that denied the Australian Women a fourth successive ICC Women’s World T20 title. Half-centuries from Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning lifted the Aussie Southern Stars...

West Indies stun India in ICC World T20 semi-final

April 1, 2016
West Indies stun India in ICC World T20 semi-final MUMBAI, India -- Lendl Simmons played the innings of his life as West Indies stunned India to win their ICC World T20 semi-final on Thursday night at the Wankhede Stadium. The 31-year-old, in his first match after being called up as a replacement, made a career-best 82 not out.

West Indies Women reach final of Women's World T20 for first time

April 1, 2016
West Indies Women reach final of Women's World T20 for first time MUMBAI, India -- Player-of-the-Match Britney Cooper smashed 61 off 48 balls to lift the West Indies Women to 143 for six, after they were put in to bat in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament against New Zealand Women at the Wankhede Stadium.

West Indies lose to Afghanistan but move on to World T20 semi-finals

March 28, 2016
West Indies lose to Afghanistan but move on to World T20 semi-finals NAGPUR, India -- West Indies ended the preliminary round at the top of Group 1 with three wins and one defeat to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 2016. In Sunday’s match, the West Indies lost to Afghanistan by six runs.  The Afghans made 123-7 off 20 overs, with leg-spinner...

West Indies Women advance to Women's World T20 semis with win over India Women

March 28, 2016
West Indies Women advance to Women's World T20 semis with win over India Women MOHALI, India -- A strong all-round performance by Deandra Dottin carried West Indies Women to a thrilling, three-run victory over India Women in their final group match and into the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament. Dottin made 45 and Stafanie Taylor...

West Indies beat South Africa to qualify for World T20 semi-finals

March 26, 2016
West Indies beat South Africa to qualify for World T20 semi-finals NAGPUR, India -- West Indies overcame South Africa by three wickets to record their third consecutive win and qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 tournament. Marlon Samuels, showed great skill with the bat to score a match-winning 43 off 44 balls to see the Windies to 123-7.

West Indies Women lose by one wicket to England in Women's World T20

March 25, 2016
West Indies Women lose by one wicket to England in Women's World T20 DHARAMSALA, India -- West Indies Women suffered a heart-breaking, one-wicket defeat against England Women in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament on Thursday. Leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne and fellow leg-spinner Afy Fletcher equally shared six wickets.

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Sunday in World T20

March 21, 2016
West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Sunday in World T20 BANGALORE, India -- Opening batsman Andre Fletcher produced his best knock at international level to guide West Indies to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament. The 28-year-old made 84 not out off 64 balls as the Windies...

West Indies Women secure second victory in Women's World T20 against Bangladesh

March 21, 2016
West Indies Women secure second victory in Women's World T20 against Bangladesh CHENNAI, India -- All-rounder Hayley Matthews played a key role in the West Indies Women securing their second victory in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament against Bangladesh Women at the Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. Matthews hit the top score of 41.

West Indies Women earn hard-fought, four-run victory over Pakistan Women

March 18, 2016
West Indies Women earn hard-fought, four-run victory over Pakistan Women CHENNAI, India -- Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed etched her name in the record books, as West Indies Women earned a hard-fought, four-run victory over Pakistan Women in their opening match of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament. Mohammed grabbed 3-25 from her allotted four overs.

Gayle makes history as West Indies beat England

March 17, 2016
Gayle makes history as West Indies beat England MUMBAI, India -- Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in ICC World T20 tournament history as West Indies started their campaign with a sensational six-wicket win over England on Wednesday night. The powerful left-hander reached triple figures off just 47 balls in a brilliant display of...

West Indies beat Australia in second T20 warm-up match

March 14, 2016
West Indies beat Australia in second T20 warm-up match KOLKATA, India -- Captain Darren Sammy led from the front with a brilliant half century as West Indies beat Australia by three wickets in their second official warm-up match at Eden Gardens on Sunday. The 31-year-old scored 50 not out off 28 balls with six fours and a tremendous straight six.

Evin Lewis to replace Lendl Simmons in West Indies ICC World T20 squad

March 9, 2016
Evin Lewis to replace Lendl Simmons in West Indies ICC World T20 squad KOLKATA, India -- Evin Lewis has been named as the replacement for Lendl Simmons in the West Indies squad for the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament. The 24-year-old left-handed batsman will join the team ahead of the start of the global event.

West Indies Lendl Simmons to miss ICC World T20

March 7, 2016
West Indies Lendl Simmons to miss ICC World T20 DUBAI, UAE -- West Indies’ Lendl Simmons has been ruled out of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament due to a back injury. The 31-year-old right-handed top-order batsman will remain in Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation. A replacement player will be named...

Sports Commentary: Let's transition U-19 champs to excellent senior pros

March 7, 2016
Sports Commentary: Let's transition U-19 champs to excellent senior pros I consoled myself a few months ago with a sigh, and promised myself that I will never write anything about West Indies cricket ever again. That subject is too depressing; not good for my health. There must be more interesting and satisfying things to muse about. On Saturday, February 13...

West Indies to face Zimbabwe and Warwickshire in T20 warm-ups

February 25, 2016
West Indies to face Zimbabwe and Warwickshire in T20 warm-ups ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies will face Zimbabwe and English County team Warwickshire in a series of Twenty20 matches as they prepare for the ICC World T20 Championship. The Windies are presently in United Arab Emirates for a camp before heading to India.

Johnson Charles to replace Darren Bravo in West Indies World T20 squad

February 22, 2016
Johnson Charles to replace Darren Bravo in West Indies World T20 squad ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Johnson Charles has been named to replace Darren Bravo in the West Indies squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. The tournament will be played in India from March 8 to April 3. The 27-year-old Charles is a top order batsman who can also keep wicket.

Shake-up needed for West Indies cricket, say CARICOM heads

February 22, 2016
Shake-up needed for West Indies cricket, say CARICOM heads PLACENCIA, Belize (BGIS) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are so concerned about the problems facing West Indies cricket, including its governance, that they intend to approach the International Cricket Council (ICC). This was disclosed by Barbados Prime Minister...

WICB calls on corporate Caribbean and governments to support cricket development

February 18, 2016
WICB calls on corporate Caribbean and governments to support cricket development ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Caribbean will have an additional set of activities within the next year from cricket as the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) gets set to host a number of regional and international tours. These tours will include the visits of South Africa and Australia for a...

West Indies win maiden ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

February 15, 2016
West Indies win maiden ICC U19 Cricket World Cup MIRPUR, Bangladesh -- West Indies rode on their fast-bowling arsenal to win the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time with a tense five-wicket victory over three-time winner India in the final in Mirpur on Sunday. The pace trio of Alzarri Joseph, Ryan John and Chemar Holder shone...

Two West Indies players withdraw from World Twenty20 squad

February 13, 2016
Two West Indies players withdraw from World Twenty20 squad ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Two of the 15-member West Indies squad selected to participate in the ICC World Twenty20 in India in March to April have withdrawn. According to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the players and reasons are: 1) On Tuesday, February 9, Kieron Pollard...

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