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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.

Chess Carnival opens in Port of Spain

August 8, 2014
Chess Carnival opens in Port of Spain PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Over 75 chess players are vying for top honours in the 12th edition of Caribbean Chess Carnival, which got off to an exciting start on Thursday at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port of Spain. The annual contest, sponsored by First Citizens...

Final race produces thrilling finish at Nevis Culturama meet

August 7, 2014
Final race produces thrilling finish at Nevis Culturama meet INDIAN CASTLE, Nevis -- It was the final race of the day in the very exciting Culturama 40 horse race meet on Sunday August 3rd at the Indian Castle race track in Nevis and race number three was initially expected to be the race of the day, even without Mr Big Pepe who passed away recently.

WICB hails Guyana youth cricket success

August 4, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron hailed the double success for Guyana in regional youth competitions over the past three days and praised the country’s cricket authorities for their resilience. The Guyanese won the Regional ...

Regional Women's Super50 starts Thursday

August 4, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Sunday that this year’s Regional Women’s Super50 Tournament opens this coming Thursday, August 7 in Dominica. Eight teams – including last year’s double crown champions Jamaica – will take part.

USVI's Julius Jackson wins title bout in Argentina

August 4, 2014
CORDOBA, Argentina -- The US Virgin Islands’ 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson has won his title bout against Crispulo Javier Andino in Argentina. When Jackson returned to the territory on Saturday, he brought back the same World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol title belt...

Sports Commentary: Athletes behaving badly

August 4, 2014
Sports Commentary: Athletes behaving badly Several times a week there are media reports of college and professional athletes being arrested for any of a wide range of offences that include DUI, domestic violence, sexual assault, illegal use of drugs, rape, assault and battery, robbery, gun violence and even murder. And unless a local prosecutor...

West Indies Cricket World Cup memories

August 1, 2014
DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- To understand more about this golden era of West Indies cricket, we spoke to Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board members Azim Bassarath and Baldath Mahabir about their memories of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1975 and 1979.

Guyana claim Regional Under-15 title

August 1, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Guyana secured the 2014 Regional Under-15 title with an 11-run victory over Jamaica on Wednesday at Melbourne. There were also wins for the Windwards and Barbados in the final round of matches. AT MELBOURNE: Guyana saw off Jamaica fairly easily in the end.

Regional Under-19 Tournament opens in Guyana

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Double-crown champions Jamaica will face long-standing rivals Barbados at Everest in the opening round of the 3-Day competition in the Regional Under-19 Tournament which opens Tuesday in Guyana. Hosts Guyana meet Leeward Islands at the...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts in Jamaica

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games

July 21, 2014
Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games LONDON, England -- With Germany winning the 2014 World Cup, the world's attention now turns to next big sporting event, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, which officially starts on Wednesday, 23rd July. And of the 71 nations participating, 17 will be from the Caribbean region.

Sports Commentary: Debilitating effect of racism on football in Brazil and elsewhere

July 21, 2014
Sports Commentary: Debilitating effect of racism on football in Brazil and elsewhere I’ve now removed myself officially from the Brazilian football bandwagon. Like most of the young fellas of my time, I grew up as a huge Brazilian fan. We even named ourselves after Brazilian players; or others would christen us with the nicknames of Brazilian players. Our affection for Brazil was spurred by three things.

Nevis cars rule at Grenada drag meet

July 18, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- There was a hive of activity at the Long Point Port in Nevis on Wednesday, as many of the individuals who were conducting business on that day, took time out to witness at first hand the return of several drag racing vehicles from Grenada.

Belizeans pay last respects to national football legend Gene Guild

July 12, 2014
Belizeans pay last respects to national football legend Gene Guild NEW YORK, USA -- On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, word began to spread in New York City about the sudden death of one of Belize’s best football players Maurice Guild, better known as ‘Gene’ Guild and ‘Japanese Bomber’. When people heard the news they refused to believe that it was true.

Regional Under-19 Tournament will remain in Guyana

July 11, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the Regional Under-19 Tournament will be played in Guyana as originally scheduled. “We are confident that all matters pertaining to cricket in Guyana will be suitably resolved to the satisfaction of...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts July 22 in Jamaica

July 10, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday, July 22, in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

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