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Embattled Cayman Islands Football Association elects new president

May 30, 2016
Embattled Cayman Islands Football Association elects new president GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Local footballer Lee Ramoon has been elected as the new Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president and has promised to regain the trust of the members, sponsors, the public and government, but he said it would take time to turn...

Mayers takes Sol Rally Barbados two by two

May 23, 2016
Mayers takes Sol Rally Barbados two by two BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Friday night’s launch of a spectacular new rear-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta to be campaigned in the SuperModified 2 category in Sol Rally Barbados 2016 (June 3-5) by local ace Barry Mayers means all bets are off on the outcome of the much-anticipated two-wheel-drive...

West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series

May 20, 2016
West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Selection Panel has named the 14-man squad for the first four matches of the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series. The squad includes two players who are yet to play in ODIs for the West Indies. These are: off-spinner Ashley Nurse...

Martinique test run for possible international jet ski race in St Lucia

May 20, 2016
Martinique test run for possible international jet ski race in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A team of jet ski enthusiasts from Martinique spent the past weekend in Saint Lucia exploring logistical arrangements for Saint Lucia’s possible involvement in an international jet ski race in 2017. Martinique recently hosted the first round of Jetracer World...

Hetmyer, Joseph in WICB President's XI squad to face South Africa

May 19, 2016
Hetmyer, Joseph in WICB President's XI squad to face South Africa ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies Under-19 players Shimron Hetmyer and fast bowler Alzarri Joseph have been named in the 13-man WICB President’s XI squad, announced by the WICB Selection Panel. The team will face South Africa in a day/night 50-over match at Queen’s Park Oval.

West Indies test hopefuls assemble for high performance camp

May 17, 2016
West Indies test hopefuls assemble for high performance camp BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons has assembled a group of 14 players in a one-week high performance camp focusing on batting and spin bowling. The players, some of whom have played at the international level, have been invited to attend as...

Powerboat rally from Florida to arrive on Tuesday in Havana

May 17, 2016
Powerboat rally from Florida to arrive on Tuesday in Havana HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The first powerboat rally from Florida to Cuba in 58 years will arrive on Tuesday in Havana Bay, which will represent the revival of this event between the United States and the Caribbean island. About 90 American crews will participate in an event that had its...

Tri-nation ODI series to be played under lights

May 16, 2016
Tri-nation ODI series to be played under lights BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- History will be created in the Caribbean when all ten matches in the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series will be day/night matches. This is the first time all matches in a series will be contested under lights. The West Indies Cricket Board...

New bowling coach for West Indies ahead of tri-nation series

May 14, 2016
New bowling coach for West Indies ahead of tri-nation series ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Roderick Estwick will join the technical team for the West Indies for the upcoming 2016 Tri-Nation one-day international series. Estwick is the bowling coach for the Barbados Pride Franchise and replaces bowling consultant, Sir Curtly Ambrose. Estwick has to his credit...

Canadian football chief elected CONCACAF president

May 13, 2016
Canadian football chief elected CONCACAF president MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNS) -- With the last three of the regional football association’s presidents having been charged with corruption offences in the massive global FIFA scandal, the president of the Canadian Soccer Association has been elected as the new head of the Confederation...

Sports Commentary: Leicester a reminder of Windies of old

May 12, 2016
Sports Commentary: Leicester a reminder of Windies of old Leicester City: A football team that cost about 44 million pounds (about US$68 million) to assemble, much cheaper than the cost of a top individual football player these days. For instance, the market value, which includes club salary for Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona is estimated...

Abbott, Catwell, Husbands join Suzuki Challenge Series winners in Barbados

May 11, 2016
Abbott, Catwell, Husbands join Suzuki Challenge Series winners in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- James Abbott, son of the co-founder of Radical Sportscars, and local racers Kyle Catwell and Kenrick ‘Snappa’ Husbands all entered winners row for the first time in the Suzuki Challenge Series on Sunday, when the action was fought out in front of a huge crowd.

Guyana ready for round one of tri-nation series

May 11, 2016
Guyana ready for round one of tri-nation series GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- In fewer than four weeks, the Providence Stadium in Guyana will be the venue for the first round of the upcoming 2016 One Day International Tri-Nation series with Australia, South Africa and home team, West Indies. Three matches have been scheduled...

WICB coaches complete workshop on bowling actions

May 10, 2016
WICB coaches complete workshop on bowling actions BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- As part of its continued efforts to enhance coaches’ education, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) hosted another key initiative with a two-day workshop to deal directly with the bowling actions of players across the region. Richard Done, the International...

West Indies women to host England in five-match ODI series in October

May 10, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that England women will travel to the West Indies in October 2016 to play a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. All five matches will be played in Jamaica.

Outcomes from regular meeting of WICB executive committee

May 7, 2016
Outcomes from regular meeting of WICB executive committee BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The executive committee of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) recently gathered for a regular meeting in Barbados. The following were the key reports received and decisions taken: Cricket Schedule The ExCo noted the working schedule of tours, tournaments...

Former West Indies players participate in Level III coaching programme

May 6, 2016
Former West Indies players participate in Level III coaching programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Over 20 regional coaches, including former West Indies players, have assembled in Barbados for a high-level coaching programme to be staged over ten days. Courtney Walsh, the legendary fast bowler and former Test captain, is one of the former players.

FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for former vice president

May 5, 2016
FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for former vice president GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is facing a lifetime ban from the sport as FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, opened formal proceedings against him this week. The ethics case is based...

Trinidad and Tobago sends a gymnast to the Olympics for the first time, but not who you think

May 4, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago sends a gymnast to the Olympics for the first time, but not who you think   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The controversy over which gymnast will eventually represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil has had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine. A quick recap: Trinidad-born gymnast Thema Williams, who was announced...

Guyana's Kristian Jeffrey joins Suzuki Challenge Series in Barbados

May 4, 2016
Guyana's Kristian Jeffrey joins Suzuki Challenge Series in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Double Caribbean motor racing champion, Kristian Jeffrey of Guyana, is joining the Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup for the balance of the season. Driving for Team Suzuki, his first outing will be in this Sunday’s (May 8) third round during the Barbados...

Antigua Sailing Week 2016 roundup

May 2, 2016
Antigua Sailing Week 2016 roundup ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was a very memorable one with superb conditions throughout the week and a fairy tale ending that showcased the secret to the success of this celebrated regatta. Over 1,000 sailors from more than 20 different countries raced.

Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 4

April 30, 2016
Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 4 ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua Sailing Week burst back into action after Presidente Lay Day with some terrific rock and roll action off the South Coast of Antigua on the Peters & May Race Day 4. The trade winds were back with 16 knots from the south-east, piping up to full-on foam up in 20 knot...

Escort epidemic strikes Sol Rally Barbados

April 30, 2016
Escort epidemic strikes Sol Rally Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Geest Line freighter Benguela Stream set sail from Portsmouth on the English south coast late on Tuesday (April 26) after two nights in port exchanging fruit and other produce from around the Caribbean for a record shipment of 32 rally cars bound for...

Leaders emerge at Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 3

April 28, 2016
Leaders emerge at Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 3 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The CSA Racing division enjoyed spectacular windward leeward courses on the south coast of Antigua for the third day of Antigua Sailing Week. The rush to gain the upwind advantage from lifting pressure along the rocky shoreline caused some spectacular...

Lewis Hamilton plans 'a brilliant day out' at Barbados Festival of Speed

April 28, 2016
Lewis Hamilton plans 'a brilliant day out' at Barbados Festival of Speed BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is looking forward to “a brilliant day out” at the inaugural Barbados Festival of Speed at Bushy Park on Sunday, May 8. He will be a busy man as he takes on challenges from former British Superbike Champion...

Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 2

April 27, 2016
Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 2 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua is without doubt one of the best sailing locations in the world and over 1,000 sailors from 20 countries enjoyed a racing sunsplash on the second day of Antigua Sailing Week. Stormy weather east of Bermuda has sucked some of the power out of the trade winds.

Fabulous start for 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week

April 25, 2016
Fabulous start for 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- There were near perfect conditions for the two stand-alone long distance races prior to Antigua Sailing Week. Following the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, a record fleet of 42 yachts took part in the Round Antigua Race and it turned out to be a race that one young...

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