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Injury sidelines de Grandhomme for Test series

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CMC) — A foot injury has ruled New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme out of the forthcoming two-Test series against West Indies. Read More

Quarantined Windies group tests negative for COVID-19, again
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CMC) — A third test on a group of West Indies players and support staff — including Test Captain Jason Holder and Twenty20 International Captain Kieron Pollard — currently enduring managed isolation for the coronavirus on the Tour of New...... Read More

Time to start winning, says Pollard
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CMC) — West Indies Twenty20 International Captain Kieron Pollard said his side should use their three-match series against New Zealand, starting on Friday (2:00 am – East Caribbean Time) at Eden Park, to improve their results in the...... Read More

Thompson-Herah on shortlist for Female Athlete of the Year
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, the world's fastest woman for 2020, is on course to win her first Female World Athlete of the Year award after she was included in the final five athletes for the announcement to be made in just under two weeks'...... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 26 2020    

The late legendary Argentine football player and coach Diego Armando Maradona, who passed yesterday, has been described by Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore as a different kind of player. Read More

Gayle, Taylor and Dottin nominated for Player of the Decade awards

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Talismanic West Indies batsman Chris Gayle as well as West Indies Women's Captain Stafanie Taylor and her teammate Deandra Dottin have been nominated for International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards of the Decade. Read More

CB Group UWI virtual 5K extended to November 30

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

The ninth annual CB Group UWI 5K virtual event has been extended to November 30 due to recent torrential rain and popular demand by participants needing more time to further build on their best times as they walk, run and wheelchair in their neighbourhoods, on their... Read More

JaBA rues Jamaica Classic NCCA Men's Division cancellation

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 26 2020    

ROSE HALL, St James - President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, has described this year's cancellation of the Jamaica Classic NCAA Men's Division as a setback for the growth of the sport in Jamaica. Read More

Gordon named Student Athlete of the Week at UTRGV

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Former Cornwall College sprinter Ackeem Gordon was named Student Athlete of the Week at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), despite the absence of sporting events at the university due to the coronavirus... Read More

Inaugural Caribbean Games postponed, again

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The seemingly ill-fated inaugural edition of the Caribbean Games has been delayed again.Organisers have decided to move the Games from 2021 to 2022 because of the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Bravo believes Head Coach Simmons can transform Windies fortunes

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

WEST INDIES batsman Darren Bravo says Head Coach Phil Simmons is capable of providing the guiding hand which could reinstate the regional side as a powerful force in world cricket. Read More

Wilson plans to conquer Suncorp Super Netball League

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

The Adelaide Thunderbirds, one of the eight teams that plays in the Suncorp Super Netball League in Australia, have added one of Jamaica's most promising young defenders to their roster with the signing of Latanya Wilson. Read More

CWI sending two officials on fact-finding mission to Bangladesh

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC)—Cricket West Indies (CWI) will be sending independent board director, Dr Akshai Mansingh, and security manager Paul Slowe to Bangladesh to conduct a detailed assessment of the country's COVID-19 response protocols ahead of a scheduled tour next... Read More

It's time to take up mantle and lead JAAA, says Gayle

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Long-serving track and field official Garth Gayle says he thinks after four decades of service and having served under several outstanding leaders, it is his time to take up the mantle and lead the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). Read More

Dacres plans to bridge gap between athletes, JAAA as committee member

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.co | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Commonwealth record holder Fedrick Dacres has taken the step to getting into the administrative side of track and field and says that given his experience in leadership positions throughout his life, he would be a good advocate for his fellow athletes at the highest... Read More


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