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West Indies celebrate special 500th Test match in St Lucia

September 13, 2014
West Indies celebrate special 500th Test match in St Lucia GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- West Indies cricket will mark a special milestone on Saturday when the West Indies team plays its 500th Test match. The landmark will be celebrated when they take on Bangladesh in the second and final Dhaka Bank Test match at Beausejour Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia.

Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November

September 13, 2014
Nevis hosts 14th international triathlon in November CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- As the 2014 multisport season draws to a close, the Nevis Triathlon, an international Half Iron, Olympic and sprint distance competition played out on the glorious and challenging terrain of the Caribbean island of Nevis will be staged on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

West Indies Women all set for ICC Women's Championship opener

September 12, 2014
West Indies Women all set for ICC Women's Championship opener BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira said her side was eager to start their participation in the ICC Women’s Championship strongly against New Zealand Women. The two sides will play the first of four One-day Internationals on Friday.

West Indies players achieve best ICC rankings

September 11, 2014
West Indies players achieve best ICC rankings DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- Kemar Roach has broken into the top ten of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers for the first time in his career after steering the West Indies to a 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Kingstown on Tuesday. Roach has earned 17 rating points for his match figures.

Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go

September 11, 2014
Nevis Independence Day drag racing meet set to go CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- CJ Bartlette of the Nevis Drag Racing Unit indicated on Tuesday that plans for the upcoming Independence drag race meet are virtually finalized. The drag racers and related officials were set to meet with minister of sports Mark Brantley on Tuesday afternoon.

West Indies and Bangladesh each seek Test improvement

September 4, 2014
West Indies and Bangladesh each seek Test improvement DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- The West Indies will take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-Test series on 5 September in Kingstown, St Vincent. The two teams are currently ranked eighth and tenth respectively on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table. The West Indies, who are currently...

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...

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