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WICB stages historic coaches conference in Barbados

September 4, 2015
WICB stages historic coaches conference in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A historic gathering will take place on Friday in Barbados, when the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League Coaches Conference is convened featuring coaches from each of the six franchises. For the first time, regional coaches will meet with three...

Level playing field for Caribbean Motor Racing Championship in Barbados

August 28, 2015
Level playing field for Caribbean Motor Racing Championship in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- The 2015 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) is heading for Bushy Park, Barbados, next month with one of the most competitive line-ups ever assembled and, according to one former race-winner, the prospect of a level playing-field.

Dominica and hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy victories in Windwards cricket tournament

August 25, 2015
Dominica and hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy victories in Windwards cricket tournament PARKHILL, St Vincent -- The Windward Islands Goodwill Cricket Tournament continued on Sunday in St Vincent and the Grenadines with victories for the hosts over Saint Lucia at Park Hill, and for Dominica over Grenada at the Arnos Vale Grounds. At Park Hill, Saint Lucia, resuming from their overnight position...

Saint Lucia and Dominica gain upper hand in Windwards second round matches

August 24, 2015
Saint Lucia and Dominica gain upper hand in Windwards second round matches PARKHILL, St Vincent -- The Windward Islands Goodwill Cricket Tournament continued with crucial second round action that started at two venues on Saturday. St Vincent and the Grenadines clashed with Saint Lucia at Park Hill, while Dominica and Grenada faced off at Arnos Vale, with Dominica and....

WICB town hall meetings to continue across the region

August 24, 2015
WICB town hall meetings to continue across the region KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The series of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) town-hall meetings hosted by president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and vice president Emmanuel Nanthan are still to be hosted in two main territories: Trinidad and Tobago and the Leeward Islands. As announced after the on August 7...

Smith scores hundred in Windwards tournament opening day

August 22, 2015
Smith scores hundred in Windwards tournament opening day SION HILL, St Vincent -- A bossy hundred by Grenadian opener Devon Smith, aided by senior team debutant Emmanuel Stewart, propelled Grenada to 292 all out on the first day of the 2015 Windward Islands Senior Men Cricket Tournament being played in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Jason Mohammed disciplined under WICB code of conduct

August 22, 2015
Jason Mohammed disciplined under WICB code of conduct ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Disciplinary Tribunal of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has penalised Trinidad and Tobago batsman Jason Mohammed under the WICB’s Code of Conduct. Mohammed has been banned for the first two matches of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the...

Guyana fields crack team for Williams Digicel International in Barbados

August 18, 2015
Guyana fields crack team for Williams Digicel International in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The current Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) points-leaders on two and four wheels, reigning Champion Driver Kristian Jeffrey and double Superbike Champion Stephen Vieira, are leading a strong Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club...

Sol Rally Barbados 2016 dates announced

August 15, 2015
Sol Rally Barbados 2016 dates announced BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Buoyed by the record-breaking world-wide response to this year’s 25th Anniversary of the first running of its International All-Stage Rally in 1990, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) on Friday announced the dates for next year. Sol Rally Barbados 2016 will run from Friday to Sunday...

WICB president, vice president speak at town-hall meeting in Jamaica

August 10, 2015
WICB president, vice president speak at town-hall meeting in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The series of town-hall meetings hosted by the West Indies Cricket Board continued on Friday in Jamaica. President and vice president, Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan, were the two main speakers. The meeting was dominated by cricket aficionados mainly from the...

WICB town-hall meeting set for Friday in Jamaica

August 5, 2015
WICB town-hall meeting set for Friday in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and vice president Emmanuel Nanthan have been engaging stakeholders through a series of town-hall meetings around the region since May this year. So far, the top brass of the WICB have had dialogue with...

Grenada beat Saint Lucia in CONCACAF Women's U20

July 30, 2015
Grenada beat Saint Lucia in CONCACAF Women's U20 CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Grenada beat Saint Lucia 4-2 in the second game of the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Tournament, Caribbean Zone Group 2. Playing on Tuesday evening at Mindoo Phillip Park in Castries, Saint Lucia, the Grenadians were coming off a 0-5 loss to Jamaica.

St Lucia to host CONCACAF women's championship

July 20, 2015
St Lucia to host CONCACAF women's championship CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Football Association is set to host international football again this month. Mindoo Phillip Park will be the venue for the Caribbean Zone Group 2 of the 2015 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship. Grenada and Jamaica will be the other two participating teams.

Grenadian athletes honoured in Toronto

July 20, 2015
Grenadian athletes honoured in Toronto TORONTO, Canada -- Grenadian athletes competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto were congratulated and toasted on Friday evening by relatives, friends and other Grenadian nationals. The athletes, as well as coaches and Grenada sports officials, were the guests of honour at a reception...

WICB continues series of town-hall meetings to re-engage the public

July 17, 2015
WICB continues series of town-hall meetings to re-engage the public KINGSTON, Jamaica -- As part of continued efforts for the public to participate in the series of town-hall meetings, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will be in Saint Lucia and Guyana over the next two weeks. Fans in those two territories will get the chance to ask questions and make comments about the sport.

WICB discontinues disciplinary action against Gayle

July 17, 2015
WICB discontinues disciplinary action against Gayle ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has discontinued a disciplinary charge brought against West Indies opener Chris Gayle. On January 11 this year, Gayle made public comments during a post-match interview that were critical of the selection policy of the WICB, when Kieron Pollard...

Dominica Football Association spared from FIFA suspension

July 16, 2015
Dominica Football Association spared from FIFA suspension ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Dominica Football Association (DFA) can consider itself lucky after being spared a suspension by football’s world governing body FIFA, because of a lawsuit brought against the Association by former DFA president Dexter Francis. Francis, who alleged that Glen Etienne’s...

Sports Commentary: More accountability needed from Caribbean sports administrators

July 15, 2015
Sports Commentary: More accountability needed from Caribbean sports administrators The recent allegations of bribery and corruption that rocked football’s world governing body FIFA should be warning signs for regional sports administrators to take a critical look at its practices and procedures along with its organisational structure and begin to give urgent consideration to reforms.

Sports Commentary: The failure and potential of the Caribbean Games

July 10, 2015
Sports Commentary: The failure and potential of the Caribbean Games The heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) wrapped up their two-day caucus in Bridgetown, Barbados, and, as anticipated, the leaders failed to capitalise on the tremendous potential of sports as an economic vehicle. In the previous column I outlined some of the decisions taken...

CONCACAF announces reform framework

July 7, 2015
CONCACAF announces reform framework MIAMI, USA -- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has announced that its executive committee has approved an expansive reform framework that seeks to substantially strengthen the Confederation's governance, management, and operations.

Sports Commentary: CARICOM needs renewed attention to sports

July 4, 2015
Sports Commentary: CARICOM needs renewed attention to sports Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are meeting this week in Barbados for their annual conference, where they will discuss issues of regional importance, including addressing the economic challenges facing member countries. The leaders, representing 15 member states...

New Key West-Havana power boat race planned

July 1, 2015
New Key West-Havana power boat race planned HAVANA, Cuba -- A flotilla of power boats from Key West, Florida, will arrive in Cuba in November, after participating in the 35th edition of the Offshore Powerboat Racing of the Key West World Racing Championship, to be held on November 8-15. According to the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba...

Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes

June 30, 2015
Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes Kirani James continues to do us so proud! Moreover, I am pleased that the authorities – at every turn – do not allow his performances to go unnoticed. The prime minister, in his last national address, did so; as well as did minister of sport Emmalin Pierre, who has consistently applauded the efforts of Kirani.

WICB directors meet in Barbados

June 29, 2015
WICB directors meet in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) gathered for a regularly-scheduled, quarterly directors meeting on Friday and Saturday in Barbados. The following decisions were taken: Future Tours Programme The West Indies team will take part in a three-nation series...

ICC annual conference week starts in Barbados on Monday

June 22, 2015
ICC annual conference week starts in Barbados on Monday BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (ICC) -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference week will begin in Barbados on Monday, with the associate and affiliate members’ meeting, and will conclude with the IBC board meeting on 26 June. The conference is being hosted by the West Indies...

MVP title stolen in an arena full of eye witnesses

June 20, 2015
MVP title stolen in an arena full of eye witnesses WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Call the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security; this is a matter of national security, call President Obama to issue an executive order... Call Interpol, call the voodoo priest, call the Chinese witch doctor, call Jerry Springer, call Fidel Castro, call Sylvester Stallone, Rambo and the Expendables!

Warriors disarm and overthrow the king and king's men; the kingdom has fallen

June 18, 2015
Warriors disarm and overthrow the king and king's men; the kingdom has fallen WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Warriors won the opening tip off and quickly dropped behind by a handful, but by the end of the first quarter Cleveland was down by 13 points with 9 turnovers. Cleveland started off the second quarter with the "Russian Mason" Mozgov building a house from three blocks...

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