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Nevis hosts annual independence drag race meet

September 24, 2014
Nevis hosts annual independence drag race meet CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Kareem Walters smoked his way to victory and in the process forced Gavin Clarke’s King of Calle into second place in the Outlaw class, as the Nevis Drag Racing Unit hosted its annual Independence race meet on Sunday at the St James’ Raceway.

Cage cricket enjoys the unique charm of the Caribbean sport

September 24, 2014
Cage cricket enjoys the unique charm of the Caribbean sport LONDON, England -- Whether it is the sight of Brian Lara crashing a shot through the covers, Courtney Walsh terrorising batsmen with short-pitched bowling or Chris Gayle launching the ball way beyond the boundary rope, there is something very special about cricket in the Caribbean.

Professional first class franchise system will revolutionize West Indies cricket, says WICB director

September 22, 2014
Professional first class franchise system will revolutionize West Indies cricket, says WICB director BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Regional business executive and director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Don Wehby said on Saturday that the professionalization of First Class cricket in the West Indies will revolutionize the game in the region. The WICB is about to roll out...

WICB president congratulates West Indies men and women

September 20, 2014
WICB president congratulates West Indies men and women BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron sent congratulations to the West Indies men’s and women’s team on their recent outstanding performances at home. The Windies men dominated Bangladesh 3-0 in the One-Day International Series.

Grenada PM wants greater utilisation of sporting talent in the Caribbean

September 20, 2014
Grenada PM wants greater utilisation of sporting talent in the Caribbean ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GrenadaSports) --- Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell wants Caribbean countries to maximise the use of their sporting talents in the furtherance of regional unity. In an interview with GrenadaSports, Mitchell said that there is tremendous potential for the region.

WICB and WIPA sign new agreements

September 19, 2014
WICB and WIPA sign new agreements BRIDGETOWN, Barbados --The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) during a ceremony on Thursday. Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron, president of the WICB...

West Indies Chanderpaul climbs to third on batting table

September 18, 2014
West Indies Chanderpaul climbs to third on batting table DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul has returned to the top three of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in St Lucia, which finished on Tuesday. The West Indies won the Test by 296 runs.

West Indies Darren Bravo guilty of Level 1 ICC offence

September 18, 2014
West Indies Darren Bravo guilty of Level 1 ICC offence GROS ISLET, St Lucia (ICC) -- West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day’s play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St Lucia on Tuesday.  Bravo was found to have breached Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code...

FIFA suspends Cayman Islands businessman pending outcome of corruption probe

September 18, 2014
FIFA suspends Cayman Islands businessman pending outcome of corruption probe GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The head of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee on Monday announced the temporary suspension of Cayman Islands businessman Canover Watson from FIFA’s financial monitoring panel in the North and Central American and Caribbean region...

Nevis horse race meet marred by false starts

September 18, 2014
Nevis horse race meet marred by false starts CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the action climaxed at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis on Tuesday -- National Heroes Day in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and a public holiday -- jockey of the day, Navid Persaud, sat proudly astride Wild Candy with the prestigious Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes trophy.

West Indies celebrate special 500th Test match in St Lucia

September 13, 2014
West Indies celebrate special 500th Test match in St Lucia GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- West Indies cricket will mark a special milestone on Saturday when the West Indies team plays its 500th Test match. The landmark will be celebrated when they take on Bangladesh in the second and final Dhaka Bank Test match at Beausejour Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia.

Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November

September 13, 2014
Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the 2014 multisport season draws to a close, the Nevis Triathlon, an international Half Iron, Olympic and sprint distance competition played out on the glorious and challenging terrain of the Caribbean island of Nevis will be staged on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

West Indies Women all set for ICC Women's Championship opener

September 12, 2014
West Indies Women all set for ICC Women's Championship opener BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira said her side was eager to start their participation in the ICC Women’s Championship strongly against New Zealand Women. The two sides will play the first of four One-day Internationals on Friday.

West Indies players achieve best ICC rankings

September 11, 2014
West Indies players achieve best ICC rankings DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- Kemar Roach has broken into the top ten of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers for the first time in his career after steering the West Indies to a 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Kingstown on Tuesday. Roach has earned 17 rating points for his match figures.

Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go

September 11, 2014
Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- CJ Bartlette of the Nevis Drag Racing Unit indicated on Tuesday that plans for the upcoming Independence drag race meet are virtually finalized. The drag racers and related officials were set to meet with minister of sports Mark Brantley on Tuesday afternoon.

West Indies and Bangladesh each seek Test improvement

September 4, 2014
West Indies and Bangladesh each seek Test improvement DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- The West Indies will take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-Test series on 5 September in Kingstown, St Vincent. The two teams are currently ranked eighth and tenth respectively on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table. The West Indies, who are currently...

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”...

Suriname claims triple jump gold at Youth Olympics

August 26, 2014
Suriname claims triple jump gold at Youth Olympics NANJING, China -- Suriname athlete Miquel van Assen claimed gold in the men’s triple jump on Monday at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. On Friday, the Surinamese youngster became the favourite to cop the gold medal when he qualified for the finals with a 16.29 meters jump.

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.

Nevis Race Week to feature three world class sporting events

August 20, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- September 19 is celebrated as Independence Day on Nevis and, at that time, sports enthusiasts are expected to descend on the Caribbean island over the one-week period from September 15 to September 22 for three world class sporting events.

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...

Feasibility of proposed Bahamas motorsports track questioned

August 15, 2014
Feasibility of proposed Bahamas motorsports track questioned NASSAU, Bahamas -- Political and private sector officials in The Bahamas have questioned the feasibility of a recently proposed $10 million “world-class” race track and motorsports complex in New Providence, arguing that the government cannot afford to “go on another spending spree”.

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.

Plans unveiled for world-class motorsports track in Bahamas

August 14, 2014
Plans unveiled for world-class motorsports track in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas government has unveiled plans for a $10 million “world-class” motorsports track and complex in New Providence through a partnership with auto racing’s global governing body, in a bid to further promote the country’s sports tourism economy.

Saint Lucian-born footballer signs two-year deal with English Premier League club

August 13, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, England -- Saint Lucian-born footballer Janoi Donacien, who turns 21 in November 2014, signed a new two-year deal in July with the Premier League club Aston Villa that he joined in 2009. Donacien had moved to Luton in the United Kingdom with his parents in 2001.

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.

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