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Bajans celebrate regional 'double'

April 16, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados head coach Hendy Springer has praised his players for their professionalism and commitment, following their capture of the WICB Regional 4-Day League. The Bajans were crowned regional first-class champions for the 22nd time on Monday.

Football assistance could be forthcoming for the Caribbean

April 12, 2014
Football assistance could be forthcoming for the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Caribbean countries could soon receive technical assistance from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). UEFA president, Michel Platini, met on Monday with Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley and other officials.

Caribbean sailing association secretariats join forces

April 10, 2014
Caribbean sailing association secretariats join forces ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua Sailing Week (ASW), the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA) and the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) have joined forces to open a year-round office in Antigua to serve the yachting communities of Antigua and the wider Caribbean.

Cuban and Bahamian tennis players share training

April 9, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Young tennis players from Cuba and The Bahamas, of both sexes, participated on Monday in joint training sessions at the 19 de Noviembre Court Complex, east of the capital Havana. Taking part in this first bilateral exchange are 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-year-old players.

Winners awarded at 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

April 8, 2014
Winners awarded at 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival NANNY CAY, BVI -- Sunshine and 20-plus knot breeze welcomed participants to the final day of the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival in Tortola. Three consecutive days of great racing made for an exciting weekend for competitors and the week-long festival drew more than 3,500 visitors to Nanny Cay.

Wet and wild on Day 1 of racing in the BVI Spring Regatta

April 7, 2014
Wet and wild on Day 1 of racing in the BVI Spring Regatta NANNY CAY, BVI -- Friday marked the first day of racing at the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival as 82 boats were set for one of the three courses. Waves of rain squalls and winds gusting over 20 knots kept racing interesting and fun for the participants.  "It was all sorts of conditions...

Top adventure racers unite for Dominica's Annual Nature Island Challenge

April 5, 2014
Top adventure racers unite for Dominica's Annual Nature Island Challenge ROSEAU, Dominica -- Adventure racers are set to descend on the Caribbean Island of Dominica this month for the second Annual Nature Island Challenge. Scheduled for April 7-11, four teams will compete in the four-day stage hiking race that covers more than 50 miles along the renowned...

The Darren Sammy seal of authority

April 3, 2014
DHAKA, Bangladesh (ICC) -- Darren Sammy has often been perceived as a captain of convenience, a man to be rewarded for his loyalty because he stood by West Indies cricket in its time of crisis. The first cricketer from St Lucia to represent West Indies...

Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean to perform official anthem at soccer world cup final

April 3, 2014
Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean to perform official anthem at soccer world cup final NEW YORK, USA (HCNN) -- World renowned Haitian hip-hop superstar, Wyclef Jean, alongside other global stars including music legend, Carlos Santana, will perform the 2014 Soccer World Cup official anthem at the closing ceremony of a competition that is arguably the most watched live sporting event in the world.

West Indies beat Pakistan to reach World T20 semis

April 2, 2014
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- World Champions West Indies took a giant step towards retaining their title when their beat Pakistan on Tuesday night to reach the semi-finals of ICC World T20 2014. Dwayne Bravo led the charge with a brilliant Man of the Match performance.

Most Green Boat Award for BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

April 2, 2014
Most Green Boat Award for BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival NANNY CAY, BVI -- In keeping with best practices for the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta program, the regatta committee has added a Most Green Boat Award to the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival honours. The award joins to a long list of sustainability efforts incorporated throughout the event.

World champions West Indies ready for big game against Pakistan

April 1, 2014
World champions West Indies ready for big game against Pakistan DHAKA, Bangladesh -- For West Indies captain Darren Sammy the equation is simple. As he told reporters on Monday, it is “go big or go home” as they looked forward to their match against Pakistan in the ICC World T20 2014 tournament. The two teams both have four points from three matches.

West Indies coach preaches calm ahead of showdown with Pakistan

April 1, 2014
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has backed his team to conquer Pakistan in the upcoming all-important ICC World T20 match on Tuesday night at the Sher-e-Bangla. Both teams are on four points from three matches – two wins and one defeat...

West Indies in my heart, says Pakistani spin coach

April 1, 2014
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Saqlain Mushtaq, the legendary Pakistani off-spinner, will face his own country when West Indies take on Pakistan in the ICC World T20 2014 on Tuesday. Saqlain is West Indies’ spin bowling coach and said that he wears the West Indies logo on his heart.

Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies progress to Women's World T20 semi-finals

April 1, 2014
SYLHET, Bangladesh (ICC) -- The four semi-finalists for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 have now been confirmed with a day remaining in the group stage matches, which are being played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Teenager storms to victory in St Kitts-Nevis cross-channel swim

April 1, 2014
Teenager storms to victory in St Kitts-Nevis cross-channel swim CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Teenager Marsden Christian stormed his way to victory on Sunday in just under an hour in the annual cross-channel swim between St Kitts and Nevis. His actual time was 59:20. Chief coordinator of the event, Winston Crooke, confirmed that it is not a new record but noted that...

West Indies women reach semis with easy win over Sri Lanka

March 31, 2014
SYLHET, Bangladesh -- West Indies Women easily beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets to record their third win in a row at the ICC Women’s World T20 Tournament at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, on Friday night. Led by a four-wicket haul from spinner Shanel Daley and an unbeaten...

Bigger battles still to come, says West Indies skipper

March 31, 2014
DHAKA, Bangladesh (ICC) -- In all the emotion surrounding the West Indies’ dramatic win over Australia on Friday night, and the flourish with which Darren Sammy took the side home, Dwayne Bravo’s contributions went largely unnoticed. Bravo, the West Indies One-Day International captain...

A pleasure to lead West Indies Women, says Aguilleira

March 31, 2014
SYLHET, Bangladesh (ICC) -- The West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka Women by eight wickets to qualify for the semifinals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 on Friday night, and just as the men's team celebrated with the Gangnam style after a thrilling victory over Australia earlier in the day...

Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados 'brilliant', says BTCC champion

March 31, 2014
Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados 'brilliant', says BTCC champion BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Multiple British saloon and sports car champion Tim Harvey has given the ‘thumbs up’ to the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados, which he described as “brilliant” when he toured the facility last week. During a short break before television commentary duties...

Sammy fires West Indies to win over Australia

March 29, 2014
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Darren Sammy celebrated a superb match-winning knock on Friday evening saying “it feels good” as he led West Indies to a superb victory against Australia in their ICC World T20 match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. With 12 to win in the final over...

West Indies looking for dominance against Aussies

March 28, 2014
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- World champions West Indies will look for a repeat of their ICC World T20 2012 semi-final performance when they meet Australia in Friday’s third match of the ongoing ICC World T20 2014 tournament. Two years ago, West Indies made over 200...

America's Cup trophy comes to Antigua

March 28, 2014
America's Cup trophy comes to Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In one month’s time, the oldest trophy in the history of sports will be coming to Antigua, coinciding with the official start of Antigua Sailing Week. Antigua is ideally located in the centre of the Eastern Caribbean, making it a natural attraction for visiting sailing professionals and amateurs alike.

St Maarten Golf Association to host 22nd annual Open

March 27, 2014
PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- The St Maarten Golf Association (SMGA) will host its 22nd St Maarten Open on April 26-27, 2014. This year's open expects more than 80 players in attendance hailing from St Maarten/St Martin and other Caribbean islands such as...

Dwayne Smith delivers big win for West Indies over Bangladesh

March 26, 2014
Dwayne Smith delivers big win for West Indies over Bangladesh DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Dwayne Smith scored a career-best T20 International half-century as he piloted West Indies to a massive victory over Bangladesh in their second match of the ICC World T20 Tournament. The defending champions needed a win after Sunday night’s defeat against India.

Strength in depth for the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

March 26, 2014
Strength in depth for the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival TORTOLA, BVI -- With less than a week to go until the 43rd edition of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, a truly international cast is making ready to take centre stage in the beautiful sailing grounds off Tortola, British Virgin Islands. With 87 yachts entered, not only is the number of entries larger...

Dottin inspires West Indies Women to victory over England

March 25, 2014
SYLHET, Bangladesh -- Deandra Dottin starred with the ball as West Indies Women beat England to make a winning start to the ICC Women’s World T20 tournament on Monday afternoon at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The 22-year-old seam bowler had the...

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