News from the Caribbean:
February 28, 2015
SYDNEY, Australia -- West Indies suffered a heavy defeat by 257 runs to South Africa, but remained in contention for a place in the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Proteas captain AB deVilliers made a superb 162 not out off just 66 balls as his team made 408-5 off 50 overs.
February 25, 2015
CANBERRA, Australia -- Chris Gayle played the greatest innings in Cricket World Cup history – slamming the tournament’s first double century – as West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs (Duckworth/Lewis Method) on Tuesday night. The powerful left-hander made 215 off just 147 balls.
February 23, 2015
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Andre Russell starred with bat and ball as West Indies beat Pakistan by a massive 150 runs to record a superb victory in their second ICC Cricket World Cup match on Saturday at Hagley Oval. Russell hit a blistering 42 not out off just 13 balls as West Indies rattled up 310-7.
February 23, 2015
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) on Sunday blasted West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron for retweeting a demand for opener Chris Gayle to be given "a retirement package". After Gayle was out for four during...
February 23, 2015
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International match”.
February 17, 2015
NELSON, New Zealand -- West Indies suffered a four-wicket defeat against Ireland in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Saxton Oval on Monday. The Windies were sent into bat and reached 304-7 off 50 overs. Ireland replied with 307-6 off 45.5 overs to record their first win...
February 16, 2015
NELSON, New Zealand -- West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin says the men from the Caribbean are ready for their first assignment in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The Windies start their Pool B campaign against Ireland on Monday at Saxton Oval. First ball is 11 am (6pm Sunday...
February 11, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will hold its annual general meeting on March 7, 2015, in Kingston Jamaica. As part of the AGM, elections will be held for the positions of president and vice president of the WICB. The deadline for nominations to be received...
January 28, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that off spinner Sunil Narine has withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015. Narine has undergone intense remedial work on his bowling action and preliminary tests have shown him bowling...
January 14, 2015
This tag team by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and their team selection body, headed by Clive Lloyd would have the audacity to question the basic commonsense and intelligence of the West Indies supporters. By stating that the highly controversial dropping of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard...
January 12, 2015
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An amazing batting display by West Indies saw them break several records as they beat South Africa by four wickets to win the second T20 International at the Wanderers, on Sunday evening. The Windies were set 232 for victory after the Proteas posted 231-7 off their 20 overs.
January 12, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has announced the West Indies squad to contest the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Chairman of the Selection Panel Clive Lloyd said he has high hopes for the squad which is a competitive mix of experienced players...
January 10, 2015
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Chris Gayle was at his power-hitting best as West Indies drew first blood over South Africa in the opening contest of the T20 International Series, on Friday night. The big left-hander slammed an incredible 77 off just 31 balls as West Indies made 168-6.
January 9, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The board of directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will hold its first meeting for 2015 on Saturday, January 10, in Antigua. High on the agenda of the meeting are matters relating to the governance of West Indies cricket. At the previous meeting of the board...
December 24, 2014
About two weeks ago, “mi pardna” Michael Bascombe sent me an audio copy of an interview he did with Dave – that’s Dave, as in Whycliffe Cameron – president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). I immediately responded to Bas, telling him there is a part of the interview in which...
December 20, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 begins on February 14 when New Zealand takes on Sri Lanka in the tournament opener in Christchurch. With less than two months to go, ICC has launched ‘Your Greatest XI’, which will allow fans a unique chance to pick their Greatest All-Time...
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.