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West Indies Cricket Board pleased with crowd attendance in Grenada

August 28, 2014
West Indies Cricket Board pleased with crowd attendance in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is pleased with the large turnout of spectators to the National Stadium in Grenada for the first and second One-Day International (ODI) matches between West Indies and Bangladesh. “We were indeed delighted with the turn out”...

WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract

August 21, 2014
WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies coach Ottis Gibson have mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect. The WICB expressed its gratitude to Gibson for his unwavering commitment and professionalism during his tenure.

WICB praises Guyana's Under-19 double success

August 19, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- All round praises are in store for Guyana as two weeks after winning their 3-Day title, they were just crowned Regional Under-19 One-Day winners.  President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dave Cameron is urging every member of the winning team...

England to play first ever Test in Grenada

August 15, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- England will play their first-ever Test match at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada as part of their three-Test tour to the Caribbean in April – May 2015. Minister for sports, Emmalin Pierre, stated that Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique...

Five-star Jamaica are Women's Super50 champions

August 14, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- The invincible women of Caribbean Women's cricket, Jamaica, nailed their fifth Regional Women's Super50 title by blowing away Guyana by 218 runs in the final of the tournament at Windsor Park on Wednesday. Guyana finished as runners-up in the competition.

Lloyd to head new West Indies selection panel

August 11, 2014
Lloyd to head new West Indies selection panel ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Legendary former captain Clive Lloyd has been appointed the new convener of the West Indies selection panel. This follows a decision of the West Indies Cricket Board not to renew the contracts of members of the current West Indies selection panel.

WICB hails Guyana youth cricket success

August 4, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron hailed the double success for Guyana in regional youth competitions over the past three days and praised the country’s cricket authorities for their resilience. The Guyanese won the Regional ...

Regional Women's Super50 starts Thursday

August 4, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Sunday that this year’s Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament opens this coming Thursday, August 7 in Dominica. Eight teams – including last year’s double crown champions Jamaica – will take part.

West Indies Cricket World Cup memories

August 1, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- To understand more about this golden era of West Indies cricket, we spoke to Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board members Azim Bassarath and Baldath Mahabir about their memories of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1975 and 1979.

Guyana claim Regional Under-15 title

August 1, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Guyana secured the 2014 Regional Under-15 title with an 11-run victory over Jamaica on Wednesday at Melbourne. There were also wins for the Windwards and Barbados in the final round of matches. AT MELBOURNE: Guyana saw off Jamaica fairly easily in the end.

Regional Under-19 Tournament opens in Guyana

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Double-crown champions Jamaica will face long-standing rivals Barbados at Everest in the opening round of the 3-Day competition in the Regional Under-19 Tournament which opens Tuesday in Guyana. Hosts Guyana meet Leeward Islands at the...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts in Jamaica

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

Regional Under-19 Tournament will remain in Guyana

July 11, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the Regional Under-19 Tournament will be played in Guyana as originally scheduled. “We are confident that all matters pertaining to cricket in Guyana will be suitably resolved to the satisfaction of...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts July 22 in Jamaica

July 10, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday, July 22, in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

New Zealand vs West Indies record turnout at Twenty20 Game 2 in Dominica

July 9, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- There was a record turnout at the Windsor Park Stadium this past weekend when the West Indies cricket team played against the New Zealand cricket team in Dominica. Of course, in Game 1, New Zealand dominated the West Indies by 12 runs.

Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title

July 7, 2014
Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- With a victory target of 102 runs to get in a minimum of 23 overs, hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines reached 105 for the loss of seven wickets, to pull off a last day three-wicket victory over Saint Lucia at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground. Gideon Pope started the assault ...

ICC Women's Championship kicks off in August

July 7, 2014
DUBAI, UAE -- The inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Championship kicks off in August and will see the top eight sides in the game lock horns in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition that will lead into the pinnacle event in women’s cricket, the ICC Women’s World Cup.

Grenada and Saint Lucia take full points in Windwards Under-19 tournament

July 3, 2014
ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- Both Saint Lucia and Grenada took full match points against opponents as the second round of matches in the 2014 Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament ended on Wednesday at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, and Arnos Vale Two...

Batsmen struggle in Windwards opening matches

July 1, 2014
ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- Batsmen struggled in seamer-friendly conditions at the Parkhill Playing Field, and the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, as matches in the 2014 Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament opened. Over at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, the match started a day late.

Stakeholders reach consensus on cricket situation in Guyana

June 30, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A West Indies Cricket Board delegation has concluded a series of high level meetings with various stakeholders in Guyana. The meetings took place on June 23 and 24. The WICB delegation met with representatives of the government of Guyana...

Brathwaite makes strong statement with stroke-filled 68 for West Indies

June 28, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Rain brought an early end to the second day of the third Test between West Indies and New Zealand but not before Kraigg Brathwaite made a statement with his bat at Kensington Oval. He played a number of attractive shots...

West Indies take upper hand on first day against New Zealand

June 27, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Sulieman Benn took five wickets on the opening day as West Indies took the upper hand over New Zealand on a good batting pitch as Kensington Oval hosted its 50th Test match. The left-arm spinner thrilled the local fans.

We have momentum, we have confidence, says West Indies coach

June 26, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Having achieved a hard-fought, series-levelling win in the second Test match, West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson is urging his team continue the good work against New Zealand in the third and final match. Gibson said it was pleasing to see the...

Taylor puts his best foot forward for West Indies

June 26, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Jerome Taylor has been the most impressive bowler in the ongoing Test series between West Indies and the fast bowler is looking to continue in the upcoming third match at Kensington Oval, starting on Thursday. Taylor, who turned 30 on Sunday...

Impressive rankings gains by West Indies players after beating New Zealand

June 23, 2014
DUBAI, UAE -- West Indies’ players are on the march in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after the conclusion of the second Test in which the West Indies beat New Zealand by ten wickets to level the series 1-1 in Port-of-Spain. While Shivnarine Chanderpaul has remained...

West Indies looking to finish job on Friday and level series

June 20, 2014
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- West Indies have completed four days of outstanding work so far and head coach Ottis Gibson expects his team to finish off the job with a comprehensive victory over New Zealand on Friday’s final day. After being beaten in the opening match in Jamaica...

West Indies stay in control against New Zealand

June 19, 2014
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Jermaine Blackwood scored a high-quality half-century in his first Test Match innings as West Indies kept control after the third day of the second Test against New Zealand on Wednesday. The 22-year-old made 63 in 2½ hours off 110 balls with six crisp boundaries.

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