News from the Caribbean:
May 19, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron, will host a series of public town-hall meetings around the Caribbean over a period of three months, starting this Friday in Barbados. Cameron said it was part of the WICB’s plan to engage directly with...
May 14, 2015
It is rather interesting that whilst my suggestions in May 2003 were ignored, the suggestions of a foreigner were adopted and accepted by the administrators and even the players. I am fully aware that my suggestions were discussed by various local bodies and the West Indies Cricket Board but there...
May 12, 2015
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (ICC) -- Sri Lanka and West Indies will aim to boost their standings when they go head to head in round three of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Colombo on Wednesday. The series includes four ODIs but only the final three matches scheduled for...
May 8, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has praised the West Indies team for their show of determination and commitment during the just-concluded series against England – and especially for their impressive win in the third Test. West Indies won the third and final Test...
May 4, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A superb century stand between Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood piloted West Indies to an emphatic win over England in the third Test at Kensington Oval, on Sunday. Left-hander Bravo made a stroke-filled 82 while Blackwood made 47 not out, which included the winning runs.
May 4, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced a new sponsorship and partnership deal with JetBlue Airways. The New York-based airline is the official partner for the 2015 Series of International Cricket. The season of international cricket will feature three Tests...
May 1, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Thursday that left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul has been added to the Test squad for the third and final match against England. The West Indies will now have a 15-member squad for the third Test against England.
April 29, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Tuesday, a 14-member West Indies Women’s squad for their tour of Sri Lanka. The tour comprises four One-day Internationals, the last three of which will count towards the ICC Women’s Championship.
April 25, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Kraigg Brathwaite reached his fourth Test century late on the fourth day of the second Test match to lead an excellent fightback by West Indies against England at the Grenada National Stadium on Friday, in reply to the visitors’ first innings total of 464, a lead of 165 runs.
April 25, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has agreed with the request by a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Prime Ministerial Committee for a special committee to work with the board to examine its governance and to plot a way forward to reverse the negative trends in the sport.
April 24, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Shannon Gabriel took two wickets in seven balls and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo added two more as West Indies bowlers were made to work hard against England on the third day of the second Test match. Gabriel bowled quickly and took 2-60 while Bishoo had 2-124.
April 23, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel added a record last wicket stand as West Indies posted a respectable score on the second day of the second Test match at the Grenada National Stadium, on Wednesday. The pair came together with the home side on 247-9.
April 22, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Marlon Samuels made a well-constructed 94 not out as West Indies staged a recovery on a rain-hit opening day of the second Test match against England at the Grenada National Stadium. The experienced right-hander has so far batted for four hours.
April 21, 2015
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Tourism Authority welcomed the West Indies and England cricket teams on Saturday at the Maurice Bishop International Airport. The two teams will play the second test match of England’s tour of the West Indies at the Grenada National Stadium.
April 20, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced a 14-member squad on Saturday for the second Test against England, starting on Tuesday at the Grenada National Stadium. Commenting, head coach Phil Simmons said he was pleased with the fight-back on the final day...
April 18, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Jason Holder struck a superb maiden first-class and Test century to guide West Indies to a hard-fought draw in the first Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday. The 23-year-old six-footer played a match-saving innings under great pressure.
April 18, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has welcomed its meeting with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Committee on Cricket Governance this coming Monday in Grenada. All 18 directors of the WICB, including president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and...
April 17, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- West Indies will enter the final day of the first Test match against England needing 340 runs to win with eight second innings wickets in hand. The home side ended the fourth day on 98-2 – after being set a victory target of 438 when England declared their second innings at 333-7.
April 17, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne took time out on Wednesday, following his weekly Cabinet meeting, to join the local and international radio and television commentary of the first Test between England and the West Indies being played at the...
April 15, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- West Indies took three wickets in early stages of play but were made to toil in the in the afternoon and evening sessions on the opening day of the first Test match on Monday in Antigua. England were reduced to 34 runs for three wickets in the 17th over but recovered...
April 11, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) held a teleconference meeting on Thursday. The following decisions were taken: This year’s Regional Under-19 Tournament will be played in Jamaica between July 20 and August 3, and will be contested under a 50 overs...
April 9, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has declared a half-day public holiday on Monday, when the West Indies will battle England in the first of the four Test matches to be played in the Caribbean. The venue will be the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, and it will be the first Test match...
March 31, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, an international tournament for semi-professional and retired players. Local cricketing legends, Sir Garfield Sobers and Joel Garner, have joined a delegation led by Alvin Jemmott...
March 21, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday the appointment of Phil Simmons to the role of West Indies head coach on a three-year contract. The 51-year-old Simmons was one of seven people interviewed for the post and following his eight years of unparallelled...
March 21, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Friday that it has been made aware that concerns have been expressed about advance ticket-pricing for the upcoming International Home Series between West Indies and England through the Official Tour Operator programme.
March 18, 2015
And so here we go again, Dave Cameron has been re-elected president for a second term and in the process the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has again demonstrated its painful inability or interest in cleansing itself. There may be duplication in the structure of the WICB in some other part...
March 17, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) Annual Conference 2015 will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 22-26 June. This will be the first time the ICC’s annual meetings have taken place in the West Indies, with delegates from over 50 ICC members to attend.