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West Indies cricket stakeholders to meet on Friday

October 31, 2014
West Indies cricket stakeholders to meet on Friday PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Through the facilitation of Dr Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, "Dave" Cameron, president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and Dwayne Bravo, representing the overwhelming majority of the top West Indies cricketers...

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field in Barbados

October 25, 2014
NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- American NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch has happily accepted the invitation to participate in the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Busch has been a major force in America’s most popular racing series ever...

Susie Wolff to compete at ROC 2014 in Barbados

October 23, 2014
Susie Wolff to compete at ROC 2014 in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- The Race of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Susie Wolff has signed up for ROC 2014 at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany’s DTM touring car series.

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer sets open water record in Bahamas

October 23, 2014
Australian ultra-marathon swimmer sets open water record in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel on Wednesday became the first person to swim 126km unassisted in open water under Marathon Swimmers Federation international rules. Taking 42.5 hours, the 29-year-old swam from Lighthouse Beach on the...

WICB 'deeply embarrassed' by premature end to West Indies tour of India

October 22, 2014
WICB 'deeply embarrassed' by premature end to West Indies tour of India BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In a statement following a board meeting on Tuesday, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it regrets, and is deeply embarrassed by the premature and unfortunate end to the recent tour of India. “The WICB once again expresses to the BCCI and...

Sports Commentary: Sports need independent oversight

October 22, 2014
Sports Commentary: Sports need independent oversight If sports organizations, leagues and teams want to insure equal disciplinary justice when athletes, coaches and administrators behave badly they need to create independent committees to take this responsibility. Sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, DUI and other violent and disreputable acts...

CARICOM chair 'disappointed' at current state of affairs of West Indian cricket

October 21, 2014
CARICOM chair 'disappointed' at current state of affairs of West Indian cricket ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) and prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has expressed “profound disappointment over the current state of affairs of West Indian cricket.” In a statement on Monday, Browne said the abrupt termination...

Belizean women motivating other women to join their team in domino tournament

October 21, 2014
Belizean women motivating other women to join their team in domino tournament BROOKLYN, USA -- Normally when most people hear about a domino tournament they mostly think of teams of men competing against each other. The launching of a new female domino team -- the “Iron Ladies” -- within the Belizean/Brooklyn community came about when Claudette Ramos-McKoy...

West Indies players pull out of India tour

October 18, 2014
West Indies players pull out of India tour ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The board of directors of the West Indies Cricket Board held an emergency meeting by teleconference on Friday to discuss the developments with regard to the West Indies tour of India. The board of directors was briefed of the latest developments and...

Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity

October 16, 2014
Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenadians Jerry Bascombe, Dennis Mason and Anderson Simon will have the experience of a lifetime when they take part in the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014. They will navigate the 26.2 mile run, through five boroughs and over five bridges.

West Indies lose second ODI to India

October 13, 2014
West Indies lose second ODI to India NEW DELHI, India -- Dwayne Smith made a career-best 97 off 97 balls but finished on the losing end as West Indies went under by 48 runs to India in the second One-Day International on Saturday night. The powerful opener punished the Indian bowlers to all parts of the Ferozshah Kotla field.

Rare treat for motor sports fans in Barbados

October 13, 2014
Rare treat for motor sports fans in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- More than 17 hours of on-track action, including the first stage of Suzuki Rocks! -- the quest for the best in the island – will be packed into the BMF Club Meet on October 18/19 at Bushy Park Circuit, St Philip. With dragsters, karts and race and rally cars in action.

West Indies beat India by 124 runs in first ODI despite possible player disruption

October 9, 2014
West Indies beat India by 124 runs in first ODI despite possible player disruption KOCHI, India –Marlon Samuels made a magnificent unbeaten century and then took two quick wickets as West Indies beat India by 124 runs on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match One-Day International Series. The 33-year-old made a stroke filled 126 not out – off just 116 balls.

World record attempt by Australian ultra-marathon swimmer in Bahamas

October 9, 2014
World record attempt by Australian ultra-marathon swimmer in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- Australian ultra-marathon swimmer 29 year old Chloë McCardel has confirmed her intention to attempt a world record breaking 128 kilometres (79 miles) open water swim in The Bahamas during late October. Taking up to 48 hours to complete, the swim will start...

2014 World Rallycross champion to compete in Barbados

October 8, 2014
2014 World Rallycross champion to compete in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Newly-crowned FIA World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg is the latest driver to sign up for the 2014 Race of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Solberg has taken four wins already in this year’s inaugural championship.

Sports Photo Feature: Jamaican National Women's Team beat Florida Kraze/Krush

October 8, 2014
Sports Photo Feature: Jamaican National Women's Team beat Florida Kraze/Krush WINTER SPRINGS, USA -- The Florida Kraze/Krush women’s football team hosted the Jamaican National Women’s Team at Central Winds Park, Winter Springs, near Orlando, on Monday. The Reggae Girlz, who are preparing to qualify for the World Cup in Canada next summer...

Franchise squads finalised for WICB Professional Cricket League

October 7, 2014
Franchise squads finalised for WICB Professional Cricket League BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Ramnaresh Sarwan will play for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force during the upcoming regional season, after he was selected in the second round of the player draft of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League. The inaugural player draft...

Benn in, Narine out of West Indies tour of India

October 6, 2014
Benn in, Narine out of West Indies tour of India MUMBAI, India -- Sulieman Benn will join the West Indies team for the upcoming five-match One-Day International series against India in India, while Sunil Narine has been withdrawn from the touring party. According to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the withdrawal from the upcoming tour...

New agreement signals positive financial change for West Indies players

October 4, 2014
New agreement signals positive financial change for West Indies players KINGSTON, Jamaica -- More members of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) will benefit financially from the new collective bargaining agreement signed with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on September 18 in Barbados. This was the view expressed by the Player Association’s secretary...

West Indies starts search for new head coach

October 4, 2014
West Indies starts search for new head coach ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A demonstrated track record as a world-class coach. Sound practical experience in developing elite players and teams. At least five years experience as a head coach. International or first-class coaching credentials. These are just some of the attributes that candidates for head coach of...

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.

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