News from the Caribbean:
October 31, 2014
In a letter to the president of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (WICB), Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron, the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves made a compelling statement about the existential threat to West Indian cricket. He said “I do not think this huge, complicated...
October 31, 2014
I have been following carefully in the public media the current travails of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies cricket consequent upon the peremptory and premature termination of the West Indies cricketing tour of India. I have read the Media Release of the recent Board Meeting...
October 31, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Through the facilitation of Dr Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, "Dave" Cameron, president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and Dwayne Bravo, representing the overwhelming majority of the top West Indies cricketers...
October 22, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In a statement following a board meeting on Tuesday, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it regrets, and is deeply embarrassed by the premature and unfortunate end to the recent tour of India. “The WICB once again expresses to the BCCI and...
October 21, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) and prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has expressed “profound disappointment over the current state of affairs of West Indian cricket.” In a statement on Monday, Browne said the abrupt termination...
October 18, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The board of directors of the West Indies Cricket Board held an emergency meeting by teleconference on Friday to discuss the developments with regard to the West Indies tour of India. The board of directors was briefed of the latest developments and...
October 13, 2014
NEW DELHI, India -- Dwayne Smith made a career-best 97 off 97 balls but finished on the losing end as West Indies went under by 48 runs to India in the second One-Day International on Saturday night. The powerful opener punished the Indian bowlers to all parts of the Ferozshah Kotla field.
October 9, 2014
KOCHI, India –Marlon Samuels made a magnificent unbeaten century and then took two quick wickets as West Indies beat India by 124 runs on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match One-Day International Series. The 33-year-old made a stroke filled 126 not out – off just 116 balls.
October 7, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Ramnaresh Sarwan will play for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force during the upcoming regional season, after he was selected in the second round of the player draft of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League. The inaugural player draft...
October 6, 2014
MUMBAI, India -- Sulieman Benn will join the West Indies team for the upcoming five-match One-Day International series against India in India, while Sunil Narine has been withdrawn from the touring party. According to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the withdrawal from the upcoming tour...
October 4, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- More members of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) will benefit financially from the new collective bargaining agreement signed with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on September 18 in Barbados. This was the view expressed by the Player Association’s secretary...
October 4, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A demonstrated track record as a world-class coach. Sound practical experience in developing elite players and teams. At least five years experience as a head coach. International or first-class coaching credentials. These are just some of the attributes that candidates for head coach of...
September 24, 2014
LONDON, England -- Whether it is the sight of Brian Lara crashing a shot through the covers, Courtney Walsh terrorising batsmen with short-pitched bowling or Chris Gayle launching the ball way beyond the boundary rope, there is something very special about cricket in the Caribbean.
September 22, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Regional business executive and director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Don Wehby said on Saturday that the professionalization of First Class cricket in the West Indies will revolutionize the game in the region. The WICB is about to roll out...
September 20, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron sent congratulations to the West Indies men’s and women’s team on their recent outstanding performances at home. The Windies men dominated Bangladesh 3-0 in the One-Day International Series.
September 19, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados --The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) during a ceremony on Thursday. Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron, president of the WICB...
September 18, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul has returned to the top three of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in St Lucia, which finished on Tuesday. The West Indies won the Test by 296 runs.
September 18, 2014
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (ICC) -- West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day’s play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St Lucia on Tuesday. Bravo was found to have breached Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code...
September 13, 2014
GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- West Indies cricket will mark a special milestone on Saturday when the West Indies team plays its 500th Test match. The landmark will be celebrated when they take on Bangladesh in the second and final Dhaka Bank Test match at Beausejour Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia.
September 12, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira said her side was eager to start their participation in the ICC Women’s Championship strongly against New Zealand Women. The two sides will play the first of four One-day Internationals on Friday.
September 11, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- Kemar Roach has broken into the top ten of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers for the first time in his career after steering the West Indies to a 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Kingstown on Tuesday. Roach has earned 17 rating points for his match figures.
September 4, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- The West Indies will take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-Test series on 5 September in Kingstown, St Vincent. The two teams are currently ranked eighth and tenth respectively on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table. The West Indies, who are currently...
August 28, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is pleased with the large turnout of spectators to the National Stadium in Grenada for the first and second One-Day International (ODI) matches between West Indies and Bangladesh. “We were indeed delighted with the turn out”...
August 21, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies coach Ottis Gibson have mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect. The WICB expressed its gratitude to Gibson for his unwavering commitment and professionalism during his tenure.
August 19, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- All round praises are in store for Guyana as two weeks after winning their 3-Day title, they were just crowned Regional Under-19 One-Day winners. President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dave Cameron is urging every member of the winning team...
August 15, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- England will play their first-ever Test match at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada as part of their three-Test tour to the Caribbean in April – May 2015. Minister for sports, Emmalin Pierre, stated that Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique...
August 14, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- The invincible women of Caribbean Women's cricket, Jamaica, nailed their fifth Regional Women's Super50 title by blowing away Guyana by 218 runs in the final of the tournament at Windsor Park on Wednesday. Guyana finished as runners-up in the competition.