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WICB responds to former president's call for forensic audit

September 24, 2016
WICB responds to former president's call for forensic audit ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In a letter dated September 21, 2016, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive officer, Michael Moorhead, has responded to statements by former WICB president (2005–2007), Ken Gordon, published on ESPN Cricinfo and in Britain’s Daily Express.

West Indies beat UAE XI by 22 runs in T20 warm-up match

September 22, 2016
West Indies beat UAE XI by 22 runs in T20 warm-up match DUBAI, UAE -- Opening batsman Johnson Charles scored a stroke-filled 42 off 32 balls to give the innings a brisk start as the West Indies beat the United Arab Emirates Board XI by 22 runs in their T20 warm-up match on Tuesday night. Windies posted 166-7 off 20 overs.

New compensation package for West Indies women cricketers

September 22, 2016
New compensation package for West Indies women cricketers ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Effective October 1, 2016, women’s cricketers on retainer from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will see an increase in their pay package. The number of women on retainer will also move from 11 to 15. An agreement between the WICB and the...

Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector

September 21, 2016
Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh. Sebastien brings a tremendous amount of experience to the new post.

Kesrick Williams to replace Andre Russell in West Indies squad for T20s vs Pakistan in UAE

September 17, 2016
Kesrick Williams to replace Andre Russell in West Indies squad for T20s vs Pakistan in UAE DUBAI, UAE -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel has announced that Kesrick Williams will replace Andre Russell in the West Indies team for the upcoming Twenty20 International Series. The World T20 champions will face Pakistan in three matches in the United Arab Emirates.

Grenada prime minister slams WICB over firing of head coach

September 16, 2016
Grenada prime minister slams WICB over firing of head coach ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In a statement on Wednesday, Grenada prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, slammed what he described as the bizarre action of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to fire coach Phillip Simmons, just over a year and a half after his initial appointment.

WICB rejects call for forensic audit

September 16, 2016
WICB rejects call for forensic audit ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it has taken note of the repeated “calls to conduct a forensic audit of the Board in order to save West Indies cricket from absolute and total downfall” made by former officials of the WICB. This call for a forensic audit...

Simmons fired as West Indies head coach

September 14, 2016
Simmons fired as West Indies head coach ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Effectively immediately, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Tuesday that it has separated from the head coach Phil Simmons. This decision was taken at a meeting of the board of directors on Saturday, September 10. “In recent times, based on...

WICB forecasts surplus for end of current financial year

September 12, 2016
WICB forecasts surplus for end of current financial year ROSEAU, Dominica -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is forecasting a surplus for the financial year ending September 30, 2016. Additionally, it is projecting to spend an estimated US$40 million on its development programmes for the year October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

ICC pitch consultant returns for workshop in the Caribbean

September 7, 2016
ICC pitch consultant returns for workshop in the Caribbean ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- International Cricket Council (ICC) pitch consultant, Andy Atkinson, is in Antigua at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium conducting an intensive two-day workshop for Caribbean curators on Tuesday and Wednesday. The workshop will take a comprehensive look at pitch...

West Indies T20 and ODI squads named for Pakistan tour

September 6, 2016
West Indies T20 and ODI squads named for Pakistan tour ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced two 15-man squads for the Twenty20 and One-Day-International series against Pakistan. The series will consist of three international matches in both formats from September 20...

International cricket changes on top of WICB agenda

September 6, 2016
International cricket changes on top of WICB agenda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Cricket and its place in the Summer Olympic Games, Test Cricket for four days, Two-tier system for Test playing nations and Women’s Cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games are just some of the topics to be discussed at the next meeting of the board of directors...

WICB CEO to quit in October

September 3, 2016
WICB CEO to quit in October ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that chief executive officer Michael Muirhead will not be renewing his contract and will officially demit office on October 14 this year.  Muirhead has held the post for four years. He described his time with...

Courtney Walsh takes on specialist bowling coach assignment for Bangladesh

September 2, 2016
Courtney Walsh takes on specialist bowling coach assignment for Bangladesh ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies fast bowling icon Courtney Walsh has accepted an offer to be the specialist bowling coach for the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for three years, beginning September 1 this year. Walsh, who is completing the Level III coaches course, will undertake...

West Indies win Twenty20 International Series against India 1-0

August 29, 2016
West Indies win Twenty20 International Series against India 1-0 FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- World twenty20 champions West Indies claimed the Paytm Twenty20 International Series against India 1-0, when rain ruined the second match on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. India had reached 15 without loss from two overs, chasing 144 for victory.

West Indies readying for Under-19 World Championship in 2018

August 26, 2016
West Indies readying for Under-19 World Championship in 2018 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Just about six months after the West Indies under-19 team won its first world championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh, all age-group tournaments have ended with the final of the under-19 held last Sunday in St Vincent and the Grenadines.  All the titles were won...

Reigning champions West Indies can leapfrog India in ICC T20I rankings

August 26, 2016
Reigning champions West Indies can leapfrog India in ICC T20I rankings DUBAI, UAE -- Two-time ICC World Twenty20 champions West Indies can leapfrog second-ranked India in the ICC team rankings when they go head-to-head in a two-match series in Lauderhill, Florida, USA, on 27 and 28 August. India is currently placed on 128 points, four points behind...

West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments

August 20, 2016
West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments ST JOHN’S, Antigua - Just about six months after the West Indies under-19 team won its first World Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a fresh round of preparation has begun with age group tournaments.  So far from July – August the under-15, under-17 and under-19...

'Shabby treatment' of Sammy unacceptable, says St Vincent PM

August 13, 2016
'Shabby treatment' of Sammy unacceptable, says St Vincent PM KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has written to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over what he described as its “shabby treatment” of cricketer Darren Sammy. Sammy was removed recently as captain and player...

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.

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