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Open letter on West Indies cricket and selection of players

February 8, 2016
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” It would be presumptuous on my part to expect things to change, if the agents of the mistakes remain in their positions. However, as a lover of West Indies cricket...

Final report completed on West Indies selection interference

February 8, 2016
Final report completed on West Indies selection interference ST JOHN’S, Antigua - The report of the findings from the “alleged interference” in the selection process for the West Indies senior men’s team has been completed. The report also features a seven-point recommendation going forward. Interviews were conducted with nine West Indies Cricket...

No West Indies player was forced to retire, says WICB

February 3, 2016
No West Indies player was forced to retire, says WICB ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Last Tuesday (January 26), the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issued a statement regarding the issue of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for four players from the region regarding their participation in the new Masters Champion League. The NOCs were granted on...

Sammy wants West Indies to stay World Number One

February 1, 2016
Sammy wants West Indies to stay World Number One ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies captain Darren Sammy is backing his team to keep their T20 Number One ranking and also win this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament. The 32-year-old was on Friday named as West Indies captain for the tournament to be played in India.

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20

January 30, 2016
Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Darren Sammy will lead a strong West Indies team to this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament in India. The 32-year-old allrounder was named to captain as the West Indies Cricket Board announced the 15 players on Friday. The squad includes...

WIPA congratulates Chanderpaul on illustrious career

January 25, 2016
WIPA congratulates Chanderpaul on illustrious career KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has congratulated Shivnarine Chanderpaul on a prosperous and illustrious international career that spanned more than two decades.  Former West Indies captain Chanderpaul is the only player of the modern game...

West Indies' Chanderpaul retires from international cricket

January 23, 2016
West Indies' Chanderpaul retires from international cricket ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially retired from international cricket almost 22 years after making his debut. The durable left-handed batsman, affectionately known as “Tiger”, formally notified the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an email that he will no longer...

West Indies Women's squad announced

January 14, 2016
West Indies Women's squad announced ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced a 15-member squad for the tour of South Africa from February 12 to March 10, and the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament from March 15 to April 3 in India. “The team has worked hard...

West Indies ranked number one in T20 format

January 13, 2016
West Indies ranked number one in T20 format ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies cricket team has just been ranked number one in the T20 format of the game and with fewer than 60 days to go before the ICC World T20, CEO Michael Muirhead remarked that the ranking “will serve as a confidence booster going into the tournament.”

Shimron Hetmyer to captain West Indies at ICC Under-19 World Cup

January 1, 2016
Shimron Hetmyer to captain West Indies at ICC Under-19 World Cup ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Shimron Hetmyer has been named as captain of the West Indies team for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup 2016. The top-order batsman will play in the tournament for the second time. He was a member of the West Indies squad at the ICC...

West Indies lose second Test to Australia by 177 runs

December 30, 2015
West Indies lose second Test to Australia by 177 runs MELBOURNE, Australia -- West Indies captain Jason Holder top-scored with a fighting 68 and Denesh Ramdin made a determined 59 as they added 100 for the sixth wicket in the second innings of the second Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

West Indies Stafanie Taylor wins ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year award

December 24, 2015
West Indies Stafanie Taylor wins ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year award ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies women’s captain Stafanie Taylor has been named the International Cricket Council’s Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year, at the ICC Annual Awards announced for the period September 18, 2014, to September 13, 2015. This is the third time the 24-year-old...

Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts-Nevis to co-host 2016 Super50

December 23, 2015
Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts-Nevis to co-host 2016 Super50 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The 2016 NAGICO Super50 tournament will be co-hosted in Trinidad and Tobago and St Kitts and Nevis starting on Thursday, January 7, in the two countries. The tournament will have 27 matches over 18 days in the biggest, senior regional domestic 50-overs-a-side...

WICB has high performance program ready for roll out

December 19, 2015
WICB has high performance program ready for roll out ST JOHN’S, Antigua - Over the last two years, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has added more competitions to its regional calendar. Teams now have an opportunity to play ten first class four-day games; a compact one-day series at the start of the calendar year and a reformatted T20...

Cummins to replace Gabriel on West Indies tour of Australia

December 16, 2015
Cummins to replace Gabriel on West Indies tour of Australia MELBOURNE, Australia -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel on Tuesday named fast bowler Miguel Cummins as the replacement for pacer Shannon Gabriel on the ongoing Test Series against Australia in Australia. Cummins, 25, has taken 99 wickets at an average of 22.83...

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels suspended from bowling in international cricket

December 15, 2015
West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels suspended from bowling in international cricket DUBAI, UAE -- West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action, which took place at the ICC’s accredited testing centre in Brisbane earlier this month. The 34-year-old was assessed...

WICB to set up committee to look at suspended bowlers

December 15, 2015
WICB to set up committee to look at suspended bowlers GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- The Board of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Sunday approved a bowling review committee to look closely at the players who have been reported and/or suspended for illegal bowling actions in international games. The committee will review...

West Indies crash to innings and 212 runs defeat in first Test in Australia

December 14, 2015
West Indies crash to innings and 212 runs defeat in first Test in Australia HOBART, Tasmania -- West Indies lost the opening Test match to Australia at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart on Saturday by an innings and 212 runs. Scores: Australia 583-4 declared; West Indies 223 and 148. For West Indies Darren Bravo scored a well-compiled century in the first innings.

WICB retains legal advisor to review CARICOM recommendations

December 14, 2015
WICB retains legal advisor to review CARICOM recommendations RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), which hosted its regular quarterly meeting with its directors over the weekend, has retained the services of noted counsel, Anthony Astaphan SC, as an advisor to look at the recommendations of the Caribbean Community...

ICC announces schedule of U19 Cricket World Cup 2016

December 8, 2015
ICC announces schedule of U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 DUBAI, UAE -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which will be held across eight venues in four Bangladesh cities from 27 January to 14 February 2016. Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Sylhet will share...

West Indies off-spinner Narine's bowling action found to be illegal

November 30, 2015
West Indies off-spinner Narine's bowling action found to be illegal DUBAI, UAE -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Sunday that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of West Indies’ Sunil Narine to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

Windsor Park pitch in Dominica under investigation

November 24, 2015
Windsor Park pitch in Dominica under investigation ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed on Monday that the pitch used for the third round match between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament in Dominica will be investigated.

Grenada PM reiterates frustration with WICB

November 20, 2015
Grenada PM reiterates frustration with WICB ROSEAU, Dominica (WINN) -- Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell used his turn at the podium at the opening ceremony of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting in Dominica to reiterate his frustration with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) response to the...

Letter: The UWI and West Indian cricket

November 16, 2015
Letter: The UWI and West Indian cricket The University of the West Indies (The UWI), as a sister regional institution, recognises and respects the long and mostly effective service of the West Indies Cricket Board since its establishment in 1927. It gave oversight to our greatest cultural global achievement as a people in which we all...

West Indies end Sri Lanka tour with T20 victory

November 12, 2015
West Indies end Sri Lanka tour with T20 victory COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- West Indies ended their tour on a high with a well-crafted victory over Sri Lanka in the final T20 International on Wednesday night at the Premadasa Stadium. Led by allrounder Dwayne Bravo, the Windies won by 23 runs. They batted first and made 162-6 off 20 overs and then...

West Indies reinstate head coach

November 11, 2015
West Indies reinstate head coach ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Tuesday reinstated Phil Simmons to his duties as head coach of the West Indies Senior Men’s Team. Simmons was suspended from his duties as head coach after inappropriately commenting on and disclosing the specific voting of individual selectors.

Former WICB governance committee chair calls on St Kitts-Nevis board members to resign

November 10, 2015
Former WICB governance committee chair calls on St Kitts-Nevis board members to resign BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former Chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board's Governance Committee, Charles Wilkin QC, believes that St Kitts and Nevis members of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) should resign immediately in the wake of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) appointed expert panel's...

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