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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.

Yacht charter company signs three-year sponsorship agreement with Antigua Sailing Week

September 23, 2016
Yacht charter company signs three-year sponsorship agreement with Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua Sailing Week has announced a new three-year agreement with Dream Yacht Charter to become the official exclusive bareboat and by the cabin charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week through May 2019. The Dream Yacht Charter fleet consists of 850 yachts.

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...

Former FIFA vice president banned for life from football

September 12, 2016
Former FIFA vice president banned for life from football GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- FIFA has banned its former vice president, Cayman Islander Jeffrey Webb, from football for life and will be issuing a fine in excess of US$1 million to the former president of both CIFA and CONCACAF. In a statement on Friday from the scandal...

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...

Swiss open new football probe on Germany's 2006 World Cup

September 2, 2016
Swiss open new football probe on Germany's 2006 World Cup GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The FIFA corruption scandal that has shaken the entire football world has moved to Germany. Swiss authorities have now launched an investigation into the German Football Association and four officials, including veteran international football...

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...

Sports Commentary: A gold medal for Rio staff and volunteers

August 23, 2016
Sports Commentary: A gold medal for Rio staff and volunteers The International Olympic Committee needs to award one more gold medal. This gold needs to go to the volunteers and staff who made Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games a success. I do not remember any organizing committee ever faced with so many crises – a nearly bankrupt government...

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...

Bahamas Shaunae Miller wins Olympic title in women's 400 meters

August 17, 2016
Bahamas Shaunae Miller wins Olympic title in women's 400 meters RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- One plunge across the finish line on Monday brought pure gold to the islands of The Bahamas as Shaunae Miller claimed the crown as the fastest female quarter-miler in the world! Miller won The Bahamas’ 13th Olympic medal on Monday night and sixth gold.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt flies into the history books

August 16, 2016
Jamaica's Usain Bolt flies into the history books RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Jamaica’s Usain Bolt flew into the history books on Sunday evening winning, for the third consecutive time, the men’s 100m at the Olympic Games. And, of course, he did it in fine style, clocking 9.81 seconds, coming from behind to beat the USA’s Justin Gatlin.

Grenada Olympians represent proudest moment, says PM

August 16, 2016
Grenada Olympians represent proudest moment, says PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has described the success of Kirani James and Bralon Taplin in reaching the finals of the Olympics 400m as one of the proudest moments in the history of Grenadian life. Mitchell, who was attending several...

'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...

Jamaicans excited about their athletes and a little nervous about Rio

August 6, 2016
Jamaicans excited about their athletes and a little nervous about Rio KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Excited anticipation is at its peak in Jamaica on the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio. Patriotic fervour, with support for Jamaican track athletes in particular, is expected to grow. However, inadequate accommodation arrangements and security concerns are putting...

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