News from the Caribbean:
September 24, 2016
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.
September 22, 2016
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.
September 22, 2016
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...
September 21, 2016
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.
September 17, 2016
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.
September 16, 2016
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.
September 16, 2016
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...
September 14, 2016
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...
September 12, 2016
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.
September 7, 2016
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...
September 6, 2016
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...
September 6, 2016
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...
September 3, 2016
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...
September 2, 2016
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...
August 29, 2016
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.
August 26, 2016
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...
August 26, 2016
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...
August 20, 2016
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...
August 13, 2016
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...
July 18, 2016
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...
July 13, 2016
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.
July 12, 2016
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.
July 9, 2016
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...
July 8, 2016
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...
June 20, 2016
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...
June 13, 2016
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.
June 4, 2016
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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