News from the Caribbean:
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
July 7, 2014
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
June 18, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo both scored outstanding centuries as West Indies took full control over New Zealand after the second day of the second Test match at Queen’s Park Oval. The 21-year-old Brathwaite was unflappable.
June 14, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Having decided to remove the upcoming Guyana-New Zealand test match from Guyana, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has issued another threat, this time to exclude the country’s under-19 team from the regional games.
June 13, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s minister of culture, youth and sport, Dr Frank Anthony, has described the removal of the Guyana-New Zealand match by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that was initially slated for the Guyana National Stadium, as regrettable and spiteful.
June 9, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- President Donald Ramotar has stated that, by moving the third Test match between the West Indies and New Zealand from Guyana, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is threatening regional integration by their actions. The match, which was scheduled to have been...
June 5, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) member of parliament in Guyana, Dr Rupert Roopnarine said the recent action of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (WICB) is ridiculous and that he is not surprised by the behaviour of the board.
June 3, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has advised that the Third Test between West Indies and New Zealand will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The dates of the Test – June 26 to 30 – remain. The Test will be a bonus for cricket fans in Barbados.
June 3, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The government of Guyana said it notes with deep regret the decision of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to relocate the Third Test between West Indies and New Zealand, from Guyana. “We observe with even greater concern, certain assertions made by...
June 2, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board on Sunday advised that following engagement with the government of Guyana on matters pertaining to the Cricket Administration Bill in Guyana, the parties have not been able to find a mutually agreeable resolution.
May 31, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Off spinner Sunil Narine has advised the West Indies Cricket Board that he has opted to remain in India to participate in the final of the Indian Premier League and consequently will not join the West Indies Training Camp in preparation for the Test Series...
May 28, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Head coach of the West Indies team Ottis Gibson says he is happy to have West Indies cricket legends Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Curtly Ambrose on board with the team as they continue their preparation camp ahead of the upcoming Test Series against New Zealand.