News from the Caribbean:
June 20, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that West Indies will host England in a three-match one-day international series from February to March 2017. The teams will play the first two matches at the Sir Vivian...
June 13, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The Warner Park Cricket Stadium is ready to welcome players and fans as the West Indies Tri-Nation Series moved to St Kitts on Saturday. The series, being contested by teams from South Africa, Australia and hosts West Indies, began on June 3, 2016.
June 4, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to announce that India will travel to the West Indies for a total of seven weeks for a four-match test series and two practice matches from July 6 to August 23.
June 1, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, who is also chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sub-committee on cricket, has said that “West Indies Cricket can become the most exciting and most valuable cricket product in the world.”
May 20, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Selection Panel has named the 14-man squad for the first four matches of the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series. The squad includes two players who are yet to play in ODIs for the West Indies. These are: off-spinner Ashley Nurse...
May 19, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies Under-19 players Shimron Hetmyer and fast bowler Alzarri Joseph have been named in the 13-man WICB President’s XI squad, announced by the WICB Selection Panel. The team will face South Africa in a day/night 50-over match at Queen’s Park Oval.
May 17, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons has assembled a group of 14 players in a one-week high performance camp focusing on batting and spin bowling. The players, some of whom have played at the international level, have been invited to attend as...
May 16, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- History will be created in the Caribbean when all ten matches in the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series will be day/night matches. This is the first time all matches in a series will be contested under lights. The West Indies Cricket Board...
May 14, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Roderick Estwick will join the technical team for the West Indies for the upcoming 2016 Tri-Nation one-day international series. Estwick is the bowling coach for the Barbados Pride Franchise and replaces bowling consultant, Sir Curtly Ambrose. Estwick has to his credit...
May 12, 2016
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May 11, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- In fewer than four weeks, the Providence Stadium in Guyana will be the venue for the first round of the upcoming 2016 One Day International Tri-Nation series with Australia, South Africa and home team, West Indies. Three matches have been scheduled...
May 10, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- As part of its continued efforts to enhance coaches’ education, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) hosted another key initiative with a two-day workshop to deal directly with the bowling actions of players across the region. Richard Done, the International...
May 10, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that England women will travel to the West Indies in October 2016 to play a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. All five matches will be played in Jamaica.
May 7, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The executive committee of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) recently gathered for a regular meeting in Barbados. The following were the key reports received and decisions taken: Cricket Schedule The ExCo noted the working schedule of tours, tournaments...
May 6, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Over 20 regional coaches, including former West Indies players, have assembled in Barbados for a high-level coaching programme to be staged over ten days. Courtney Walsh, the legendary fast bowler and former Test captain, is one of the former players.
May 2, 2016
Paul Keens Douglas once said that West Indian politicians don't know when to "out” themselves. In the sport of cricket, it is the norm for a cricketer to resign from the sport once he realises that his contribution to their team's success is no longer worthwhile or appreciated. Caribbean politicians...
April 22, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The board of directors and the executive of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding ongoing discussions about restructuring of West Indies cricket: Restructuring in today’s sporting world simply means choosing...
April 22, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Concern has been raised over challenges faced by Barbadian cricketers who have applied to financial institutions for loans. In a recent meeting with minister of sports, Stephen Lashley, the Barbadian members of the Under-19, Men’s and Women’s...
April 5, 2016
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime minister of Grenada and chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sub-committee on Cricket Governance, Dr Keith Mitchell, has reiterated that there are no personal issues between regional leaders and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
April 4, 2016
The business of cricket and many other team sports must by now be recognized, by all regional governments and other policymakers, as an economic driver. As I promoted back in 2009 and again in 2013, not simply as an annual event, but to develop local and international audiences...
April 4, 2016
KOLKATA, India -- Carlos Brathwaite calmly belted four astonishing sixes off the first four deliveries of the final over to catapult West Indies to an extraordinary four-wicket victory over England, as the Caribbean made history by sweeping both the men’s and women’s titles at the ICC...
April 4, 2016
KOLKATA, India -- The West Indies Women won their first-ever global title with an impressive eight-wicket victory that denied the Australian Women a fourth successive ICC Women’s World T20 title. Half-centuries from Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning lifted the Aussie Southern Stars...
April 1, 2016
MUMBAI, India -- Lendl Simmons played the innings of his life as West Indies stunned India to win their ICC World T20 semi-final on Thursday night at the Wankhede Stadium. The 31-year-old, in his first match after being called up as a replacement, made a career-best 82 not out.
April 1, 2016
MUMBAI, India -- Player-of-the-Match Britney Cooper smashed 61 off 48 balls to lift the West Indies Women to 143 for six, after they were put in to bat in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament against New Zealand Women at the Wankhede Stadium.
March 28, 2016
NAGPUR, India -- West Indies ended the preliminary round at the top of Group 1 with three wins and one defeat to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 2016. In Sunday’s match, the West Indies lost to Afghanistan by six runs. The Afghans made 123-7 off 20 overs, with leg-spinner...
March 28, 2016
MOHALI, India -- A strong all-round performance by Deandra Dottin carried West Indies Women to a thrilling, three-run victory over India Women in their final group match and into the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament. Dottin made 45 and Stafanie Taylor...
March 26, 2016
NAGPUR, India -- West Indies overcame South Africa by three wickets to record their third consecutive win and qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 tournament. Marlon Samuels, showed great skill with the bat to score a match-winning 43 off 44 balls to see the Windies to 123-7.