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Joel Garner appointed team manager for West Indies senior men's team

July 18, 2016
Joel Garner appointed team manager for West Indies senior men's team ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Joel Garner as team manager for the West Indies senior men’s team. He joined the team for the upcoming four-Test series against India, which starts this coming Thursday in Antigua. The contract will be for...

Miguel Cummins named in West Indies squad for first Test

July 13, 2016
Miguel Cummins named in West Indies squad for first Test ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has named fast bowler Miguel Cummins as replacement for Jerome Taylor in the 13-member squad to face India in the upcoming first Test match against India. Cummins, 25, has played 41 first-class matches.

New chairman of West Indies selectors wants to reinforce selection policy

July 12, 2016
New chairman of West Indies selectors wants to reinforce selection policy ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Newly appointed West Indies chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, wants consistent performance to be central to the selection process, with the aim of ensuring that players understand that outstanding performance in first class cricket will be rewarded.

Barbados cricket legends tour England

July 9, 2016
Barbados cricket legends tour England LONDON, England -- The Barbados High Commission to the UK recently hosted a cricket tour from Barbados that included a combined team of the cricket legends and members of the BCA national team. The tour, conceptualised by High Commissioner Guy Hewitt in conjunction with...

CARICOM to create new prime ministerial sub-committee on cricket

July 8, 2016
CARICOM to create new prime ministerial sub-committee on cricket GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Effective governance of Caribbean cricket has long been an issue under the radar of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and incoming CARICOM chairman, prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, told media operatives...

West Indies and England for three-match ODI series in early 2017

June 20, 2016
West Indies and England for three-match ODI series in early 2017 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...

St Kitts Warner Park gets EC$500,000 facelift for international cricket series

June 13, 2016
St Kitts Warner Park gets EC$500,000 facelift for international cricket series 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.

WICB and BCCI confirm seven week tour - West Indies vs India

June 4, 2016
WICB and BCCI confirm seven week tour - West Indies vs India 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.

Antigua-Barbuda government to make additional investment in West Indies cricket

June 1, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda government to make additional investment in West Indies cricket 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.”

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...

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