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Narine withdraws from West Indies Cricket World Cup squad

January 28, 2015
Narine withdraws from West Indies Cricket World Cup squad ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that off spinner Sunil Narine has withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015.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...

Sports Commentary: West Indies team picked on merit? Clive Lloyd, you are destroying your legacy

January 14, 2015
Sports Commentary: West Indies team picked on merit? Clive Lloyd, you are destroying your legacy 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...

West Indies win second T20 against South Africa to take series

January 12, 2015
West Indies win second T20 against South Africa to take series 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.

West Indies announce ICC World Cup squad

January 12, 2015
West Indies announce ICC World Cup squad 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...

West Indies win 1st T20 against South Africa by four wickets

January 10, 2015
West Indies win 1st T20 against South Africa by four wickets 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.

WICB directors to discuss governance matters at Antigua meeting

January 9, 2015
WICB directors to discuss governance matters at Antigua meeting 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...

Sports Commentary: Media and the ills of West Indies cricket

December 24, 2014
Sports Commentary: Media and the ills of West Indies cricket 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...

ICC gives fans a chance to pick their Greatest World Cup XI

December 20, 2014
ICC gives fans a chance to pick their Greatest World Cup XI 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...

CARICOM to partner with WICB for 'Pitch in Schools Project'

December 17, 2014
CARICOM to partner with WICB for 'Pitch in Schools Project' 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...

WICB board of directors meets in Port of Spain

December 15, 2014
WICB board of directors meets in Port of Spain 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.

West Indies name 30-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

December 10, 2014
West Indies name 30-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 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.

West Indies Cricket Board and players express sadness on the death of Australian batsman

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.

Fudadin named by West Indies for South Africa Test tour

November 22, 2014
Fudadin named by West Indies for South Africa Test tour 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...

WICB task force commences work

November 21, 2014
WICB task force commences work 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...

Fourteen West Indies players sign contracts for South Africa tour

November 19, 2014
Fourteen West Indies players sign contracts for South Africa tour 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.

WICB provides update on critical issues

November 14, 2014
WICB provides update on critical issues 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.

West Indies Test squad to South Africa announced

November 13, 2014
West Indies Test squad to South Africa announced 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...

West Indies tour withdrawal unacceptable, says ICC

November 11, 2014
West Indies tour withdrawal unacceptable, says ICC 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...

WICB board of directors meets

November 7, 2014
WICB board of directors meets 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.

Sports Commentary: The Lara solution to the West Indies cricket crisis

November 3, 2014
Sports Commentary: The Lara solution to the West Indies cricket crisis 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...”

Commentary: Not only cricket but West Indian self-worth at stake

October 31, 2014
Commentary: Not only cricket but West Indian self-worth at stake 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...

Letter to WICB president from St Vincent prime minister

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...

West Indies cricket stakeholders to meet on Friday

October 31, 2014
West Indies cricket stakeholders to meet on Friday 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...

WICB 'deeply embarrassed' by premature end to West Indies tour of India

October 22, 2014
WICB 'deeply embarrassed' by premature end to West Indies tour of India 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...

CARICOM chair 'disappointed' at current state of affairs of West Indian cricket

October 21, 2014
CARICOM chair 'disappointed' at current state of affairs of West Indian cricket 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...

West Indies players pull out of India tour

October 18, 2014
West Indies players pull out of India tour 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...

West Indies lose second ODI to India

October 13, 2014
West Indies lose second ODI to India 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.

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