News from the Caribbean:
December 17, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A new era for cricket in schools across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region is about to begin with an innovative initiative from the CARICOM Secretariat called the “Pitch in Schools Project”. The project will pioneer fresh innings for primary and secondary schools...
December 15, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The board of directors of the West Indies Cricket Board met in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Saturday. The board deliberated on a number of matters including cricketing, governance, developmental, commercial and scheduling. Notably the board received the task force.
December 10, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board Selection Panel has named a 30-man provisional squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand in February and March, 2015. The squad includes several players who are yet to play at the One-Day International level.
November 28, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Thursday it was extremely sad to hear of the passing of young Australian batsman Philip Hughes, following an injury he suffered during a first-class match on Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia.
November 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Committee has named Assad Fudadin to the West Indies Test tour to South Africa. Darren Bravo, who had been offered a contract for the series, wrote to the Chairman of Selectors, Clive Lloyd, and citing personal reasons...
November 21, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Sir Wes Hall and Sir Richard Cheltenham held its initial meeting in Barbados on Monday, November 17. The task force will continue its work and present its report...
November 19, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed late on Tuesday that 14 of the 15 players offered match/tour contracts for the upcoming Test tour of South Africa have signed and returned the contracts. Darren Bravo wrote to chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd and requested not to be considered.
November 14, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has provided a general update on the following matters: 1. The WICB reported that the parties are making progress with regard to the premature end to the tour of India. President Dave Cameron met and had preliminary talks with officials from the BCCI.
November 13, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board Selection Panel on Wednesday announced the West Indies Test Squad for the tour of South Africa, which includes three Test matches. Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd commented, “Of course at all times the Selection Panel aims to select...
November 11, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) and all of its member boards on Sunday noted with deep disappointment the recent decision of the West Indies players to abandon an international tour without fulfilling the contractually agreed playing obligations between the West Indies...
November 7, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Following a meeting of the board of directors by teleconference on Thursday to discuss the upcoming West Indies tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will, next week, provide dates on which the West Indies Test and Limited Overs squads will be announced.
November 3, 2014
In an institution that has been swimming in mess for some time, this present mess seems to be the mother of all messes. Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson had this to say of it: “What happened in India is a final act of the humiliation for the people of our Caribbean…I have a feeling of shame and anger...”
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.