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Radical visitors give 'thumbs up' to Bushy Park Barbados

February 10, 2016
Radical visitors give 'thumbs up' to Bushy Park Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Bushy Park Barbados earned high praise from racing drivers from Britain, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States who travelled to the island last month for the inaugural Radical International, which hosted the first two rounds of the Suzuki Challenge...

Cuban baseball players defect in Dominican Republic

February 10, 2016
Cuban baseball players defect in Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ACN) -- Cuban baseball players, brothers Yuliesky and Lourdes Gurriel, defected in the Dominican Republic in the early hours of Monday morning. The two players left the hotel hosting the Cuban team that participated at the 58th Caribbean...

Final report completed on West Indies selection interference

February 8, 2016
Final report completed on West Indies selection interference ST JOHN’S, Antigua - The report of the findings from the “alleged interference” in the selection process for the West Indies senior men’s team has been completed. The report also features a seven-point recommendation going forward. Interviews were conducted with nine West Indies Cricket...

Friends reunited at Sol Rally Barbados 2016

February 6, 2016
Friends reunited at Sol Rally Barbados 2016 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Four British friends who last rallied together on one of the world’s toughest events almost a decade ago will be reunited in competition for the first time since then on Sol Rally Barbados 2016. They are among more than 50 overseas entries so far posted on the...

Nikata's Mike Broughton walks the RORC Caribbean 600 course

February 5, 2016
Nikata's Mike Broughton walks the RORC Caribbean 600 course ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- "The RORC Caribbean 600 is attracting some of the world's best yachts. Top professionals who have done the race before have often found it a tougher race than they had anticipated," commented Mike Broughton, navigator for the eighth edition of the RORC Caribbean...

No West Indies player was forced to retire, says WICB

February 3, 2016
No West Indies player was forced to retire, says WICB ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Last Tuesday (January 26), the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issued a statement regarding the issue of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for four players from the region regarding their participation in the new Masters Champion League. The NOCs were granted on...

FIFA cuts off cash to football in the Americas

February 3, 2016
FIFA cuts off cash to football in the Americas GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS): With both the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) at the heart of the global football corruption scandal, FIFA announced on Monday...

Caribbean Baseball Series kicks off in Dominican Republic

February 2, 2016
Caribbean Baseball Series kicks off in Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ACN) -- Puerto Rico were due to face Venezuela on Monday and Mexico were to challenge the hosts Dominican Republic at the beginning of the 2016 Santo Domingo Caribbean Baseball Series, which continues until February 7.

Sammy wants West Indies to stay World Number One

February 1, 2016
Sammy wants West Indies to stay World Number One ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies captain Darren Sammy is backing his team to keep their T20 Number One ranking and also win this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament. The 32-year-old was on Friday named as West Indies captain for the tournament to be played in India.

Superyacht Challenge gets underway in Antigua

February 1, 2016
Superyacht Challenge gets underway in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- They say you make your own luck and in Friday’s opening encounter of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, yachts that maximised their performance in highly changeable conditions won the day. A course of just over 25 miles was set with a windward start to Nelson's.

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20

January 30, 2016
Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Darren Sammy will lead a strong West Indies team to this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament in India. The 32-year-old allrounder was named to captain as the West Indies Cricket Board announced the 15 players on Friday. The squad includes...

Repeat visitors prepare for Sol Rally Barbados

January 30, 2016
Repeat visitors prepare for Sol Rally Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- With three months to go before their cars are due to be shipped from Portsmouth, rally teams across the United Kingdom are making preparations for their annual trip to the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International, Sol Rally Barbados 2016. Among more...

Records tumble at Bushy Park Barbados

January 27, 2016
Records tumble at Bushy Park Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Records tumbled at Bushy Park Barbados over the weekend (January 23/24) as newcomers Suleman Esuf and Guyana’s Calvin Ming shook up the established order in the Suzuki Challenge Series SR3 Cup. Drivers from the UK, United States, Guyana, and Trinidad...

WIPA congratulates Chanderpaul on illustrious career

January 25, 2016
WIPA congratulates Chanderpaul on illustrious career KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has congratulated Shivnarine Chanderpaul on a prosperous and illustrious international career that spanned more than two decades.  Former West Indies captain Chanderpaul is the only player of the modern game...

West Indies' Chanderpaul retires from international cricket

January 23, 2016
West Indies' Chanderpaul retires from international cricket ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially retired from international cricket almost 22 years after making his debut. The durable left-handed batsman, affectionately known as “Tiger”, formally notified the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an email that he will no longer...

Suzuki Challenge Series returns to Barbados this weekend

January 23, 2016
Suzuki Challenge Series returns to Barbados this weekend BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Suzuki Challenge Summer Series winners Sean Maloney (SR3 Cup) and Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jnr (Swift Cup) head for Bushy Park Barbados this weekend determined to continue where they left off in October. Radical International 2016 plays host to...

Youth and experience expands grid for Radical SR3 Cup in Barbados

January 19, 2016
Youth and experience expands grid for Radical SR3 Cup in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- An expanded grid of Suzuki-powered Radical SR3 RS sports racers will contest the first two rounds of the Suzuki Challenge Series Winter Cup during Radical International at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend (January 23/24). Newcomers from the wider...

British crew seeking fun at Sol Rally Barbados, Turks Caicos 'promoting the brand'

January 16, 2016
British crew seeking fun at Sol Rally Barbados, Turks Caicos 'promoting the brand' BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- British couple Marcel Freling and Karen Robinson are seeking to revive the “fun factor” in their rallying by competing in Sol Rally Barbados 2016. The multiple award-winners in the hotly-contested British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Championship...

West Indies Women's squad announced

January 14, 2016
West Indies Women's squad announced ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced a 15-member squad for the tour of South Africa from February 12 to March 10, and the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament from March 15 to April 3 in India. “The team has worked hard...

Yachts from around the world converge for Round Barbados Race series

January 14, 2016
Yachts from around the world converge for Round Barbados Race series BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Some of the fastest yachts in the world will converge on Barbados over the next few days to participate in the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, minister of state in the ministry of tourism and...

West Indies ranked number one in T20 format

January 13, 2016
West Indies ranked number one in T20 format ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies cricket team has just been ranked number one in the T20 format of the game and with fewer than 60 days to go before the ICC World T20, CEO Michael Muirhead remarked that the ranking “will serve as a confidence booster going into the tournament.”

Radical International launches new Bushy Park season in Barbados

January 13, 2016
Radical International launches new Bushy Park season in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Bushy Park Barbados will launch the new motor sport season on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, with an innovative new fixture, Radical International 2016. The St Philip facility will host drivers from the wider Caribbean and further afield as part of its ongoing...

Procter returns for Sol Rally Barbados 2016

January 9, 2016
Procter returns for Sol Rally Barbados 2016 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Britain’s Kevin Procter will make his 11th appearance in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event this year, when he lines up for Sol Rally Barbados 2016 at the wheel of his familiar Subaru Impreza WRC S7. Procter confirmed his entry on Thursday.

Shimron Hetmyer to captain West Indies at ICC Under-19 World Cup

January 1, 2016
Shimron Hetmyer to captain West Indies at ICC Under-19 World Cup ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Shimron Hetmyer has been named as captain of the West Indies team for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup 2016. The top-order batsman will play in the tournament for the second time. He was a member of the West Indies squad at the ICC...

Bahamas 'Golden Girl' speaks out on doping documentary

December 31, 2015
Bahamas 'Golden Girl' speaks out on doping documentary NASSAU, Bahamas -- It is now no secret that the prime Bahamian sports group mentioned in an Al Jazeera documentary entitled “The Dark Side” that surfaced over the weekend is The Bahamas' beloved “Golden Girls”, and the anchor for that team in both 1999 in Seville and again in 2000...

West Indies lose second Test to Australia by 177 runs

December 30, 2015
West Indies lose second Test to Australia by 177 runs MELBOURNE, Australia -- West Indies captain Jason Holder top-scored with a fighting 68 and Denesh Ramdin made a determined 59 as they added 100 for the sixth wicket in the second innings of the second Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

Documentary raises doping concerns in Bahamas

December 30, 2015
Documentary raises doping concerns in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- An Al Jazeera documentary has raised concerns in the athletic community in The Bahamas about the possible involvement of two local doctors in the supply of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). A special report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, a 50-minute...

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