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Cage cricket enjoys the unique charm of the Caribbean sport

September 24, 2014
Cage cricket enjoys the unique charm of the Caribbean sport 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.

Professional first class franchise system will revolutionize West Indies cricket, says WICB director

September 22, 2014
Professional first class franchise system will revolutionize West Indies cricket, says WICB director 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...

WICB president congratulates West Indies men and women

September 20, 2014
WICB president congratulates West Indies men and women 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.

WICB and WIPA sign new agreements

September 19, 2014
WICB and WIPA sign new agreements 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...

West Indies Chanderpaul climbs to third on batting table

September 18, 2014
West Indies Chanderpaul climbs to third on batting table 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.

West Indies Darren Bravo guilty of Level 1 ICC offence

September 18, 2014
West Indies Darren Bravo guilty of Level 1 ICC offence 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...

West Indies celebrate special 500th Test match in St Lucia

September 13, 2014
West Indies celebrate special 500th Test match in St Lucia 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.

West Indies Women all set for ICC Women's Championship opener

September 12, 2014
West Indies Women all set for ICC Women's Championship opener 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.

West Indies players achieve best ICC rankings

September 11, 2014
West Indies players achieve best ICC rankings 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.

West Indies and Bangladesh each seek Test improvement

September 4, 2014
West Indies and Bangladesh each seek Test improvement 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...

West Indies Cricket Board pleased with crowd attendance in Grenada

August 28, 2014
West Indies Cricket Board pleased with crowd attendance in Grenada 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”...

WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract

August 21, 2014
WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract 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.

WICB praises Guyana's Under-19 double success

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...

England to play first ever Test in Grenada

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...

Five-star Jamaica are Women's Super50 champions

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.

Lloyd to head new West Indies selection panel

August 11, 2014
Lloyd to head new West Indies selection panel ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Legendary former captain Clive Lloyd has been appointed the new convener of the West Indies selection panel. This follows a decision of the West Indies Cricket Board not to renew the contracts of members of the current West Indies selection panel.

WICB hails Guyana youth cricket success

August 4, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron hailed the double success for Guyana in regional youth competitions over the past three days and praised the country’s cricket authorities for their resilience. The Guyanese won the Regional ...

Regional Women's Super50 starts Thursday

August 4, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Sunday that this year’s Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament opens this coming Thursday, August 7 in Dominica. Eight teams – including last year’s double crown champions Jamaica – will take part.

West Indies Cricket World Cup memories

August 1, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- To understand more about this golden era of West Indies cricket, we spoke to Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board members Azim Bassarath and Baldath Mahabir about their memories of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1975 and 1979.

Guyana claim Regional Under-15 title

August 1, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Guyana secured the 2014 Regional Under-15 title with an 11-run victory over Jamaica on Wednesday at Melbourne. There were also wins for the Windwards and Barbados in the final round of matches. AT MELBOURNE: Guyana saw off Jamaica fairly easily in the end.

Regional Under-19 Tournament opens in Guyana

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Double-crown champions Jamaica will face long-standing rivals Barbados at Everest in the opening round of the 3-Day competition in the Regional Under-19 Tournament which opens Tuesday in Guyana. Hosts Guyana meet Leeward Islands at the...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts in Jamaica

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

Regional Under-19 Tournament will remain in Guyana

July 11, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the Regional Under-19 Tournament will be played in Guyana as originally scheduled. “We are confident that all matters pertaining to cricket in Guyana will be suitably resolved to the satisfaction of...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts July 22 in Jamaica

July 10, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday, July 22, in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

New Zealand vs West Indies record turnout at Twenty20 Game 2 in Dominica

July 9, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- There was a record turnout at the Windsor Park Stadium this past weekend when the West Indies cricket team played against the New Zealand cricket team in Dominica. Of course, in Game 1, New Zealand dominated the West Indies by 12 runs.

Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title

July 7, 2014
Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- With a victory target of 102 runs to get in a minimum of 23 overs, hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines reached 105 for the loss of seven wickets, to pull off a last day three-wicket victory over Saint Lucia at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground. Gideon Pope started the assault ...

ICC Women's Championship kicks off in August

July 7, 2014
DUBAI, UAE -- The inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Championship kicks off in August and will see the top eight sides in the game lock horns in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition that will lead into the pinnacle event in women’s cricket, the ICC Women’s World Cup.

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