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West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series

May 20, 2016
West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series 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...

Hetmyer, Joseph in WICB President's XI squad to face South Africa

May 19, 2016
Hetmyer, Joseph in WICB President's XI squad to face South Africa 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.

West Indies test hopefuls assemble for high performance camp

May 17, 2016
West Indies test hopefuls assemble for high performance camp 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...

Tri-nation ODI series to be played under lights

May 16, 2016
Tri-nation ODI series to be played under lights 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...

New bowling coach for West Indies ahead of tri-nation series

May 14, 2016
New bowling coach for West Indies ahead of tri-nation series 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...

Sports Commentary: Leicester a reminder of Windies of old

May 12, 2016
Sports Commentary: Leicester a reminder of Windies of old Leicester City: A football team that cost about 44 million pounds (about US$68 million) to assemble, much cheaper than the cost of a top individual football player these days. For instance, the market value, which includes club salary for Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona is estimated...

Guyana ready for round one of tri-nation series

May 11, 2016
Guyana ready for round one of tri-nation series 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...

WICB coaches complete workshop on bowling actions

May 10, 2016
WICB coaches complete workshop on bowling actions 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...

West Indies women to host England in five-match ODI series in October

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.

Outcomes from regular meeting of WICB executive committee

May 7, 2016
Outcomes from regular meeting of WICB executive committee 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...

Former West Indies players participate in Level III coaching programme

May 6, 2016
Former West Indies players participate in Level III coaching programme 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.

Letter: Cricket, politics and the IMF

May 2, 2016
Letter: Cricket, politics and the IMF 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...

WICB issues statement on restructuring

April 22, 2016
WICB issues statement on restructuring 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...

Professional cricketers regarded as not having a job by Barbados banks

April 22, 2016
Professional cricketers regarded as not having a job by Barbados banks 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...

There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM

April 5, 2016
There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM 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).

Letter: The business of cricket

April 4, 2016
Letter: The business of cricket 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...

West Indies achieve extraordinary four-wicket victory over England to win World T20

April 4, 2016
West Indies achieve extraordinary four-wicket victory over England to win World T20 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...

West Indies Women win first-ever global title

April 4, 2016
West Indies Women win first-ever global title 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...

West Indies stun India in ICC World T20 semi-final

April 1, 2016
West Indies stun India in ICC World T20 semi-final 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.

West Indies Women reach final of Women's World T20 for first time

April 1, 2016
West Indies Women reach final of Women's World T20 for first time 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.

West Indies lose to Afghanistan but move on to World T20 semi-finals

March 28, 2016
West Indies lose to Afghanistan but move on to World T20 semi-finals 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...

West Indies Women advance to Women's World T20 semis with win over India Women

March 28, 2016
West Indies Women advance to Women's World T20 semis with win over India Women 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...

West Indies beat South Africa to qualify for World T20 semi-finals

March 26, 2016
West Indies beat South Africa to qualify for World T20 semi-finals 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.

West Indies Women lose by one wicket to England in Women's World T20

March 25, 2016
West Indies Women lose by one wicket to England in Women's World T20 DHARAMSALA, India -- West Indies Women suffered a heart-breaking, one-wicket defeat against England Women in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament on Thursday. Leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne and fellow leg-spinner Afy Fletcher equally shared six wickets.

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Sunday in World T20

March 21, 2016
West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Sunday in World T20 BANGALORE, India -- Opening batsman Andre Fletcher produced his best knock at international level to guide West Indies to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament. The 28-year-old made 84 not out off 64 balls as the Windies...

West Indies Women secure second victory in Women's World T20 against Bangladesh

March 21, 2016
West Indies Women secure second victory in Women's World T20 against Bangladesh CHENNAI, India -- All-rounder Hayley Matthews played a key role in the West Indies Women securing their second victory in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament against Bangladesh Women at the Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. Matthews hit the top score of 41.

West Indies Women earn hard-fought, four-run victory over Pakistan Women

March 18, 2016
West Indies Women earn hard-fought, four-run victory over Pakistan Women CHENNAI, India -- Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed etched her name in the record books, as West Indies Women earned a hard-fought, four-run victory over Pakistan Women in their opening match of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament. Mohammed grabbed 3-25 from her allotted four overs.

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