Cricket

Melbourne, St Thomas hold edge in Senior Cup semis

UWI batsman Javaughn Buchanan sets off for a run during his knock of 53 runs against Melbourne during yesterday’s Senior Cup semi-final action at Mona Bowl.Bryan Cummings

Melbourne CC held a strong hand at the end of the opening day of their Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) two-day Senior Cup semi-final match against University of the West Indies (UWI) at Mona Bowl yesterday. Melbourne CC closed on 145-1 in reply to UWI’s 242 all out. The not out batsmen for ... Read More

BRATHWAITE... belted a whirlwind 34 from 11 deliveries and took 3-47WICB Brathwaite shines as Delhi down Narine’s KKR
NEW DELHI, India (CMC) — Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite once again put his all-roun ... Read More

CAMERON... we are extremely delighted that concerns which arose due to the incomplete tour have been addressed Cameron welcomes BCCI announcement on resumption of ties
MUMBAI, India (CMC) — West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron has hailed the resumpti ... Read More

UWI Captain Paul Palmer in action against Kensington CC in last week’s quarter-final match at Mona Bowl.Bryan Cummings              Senior Cup semis bowl off today
The finalists of the 2016 Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) two-day Senior Cup will be decided this ... Read More

Pollard scares opposition sides, says coach

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Mumbai Indians Kieron Pollard plays a shot during the 2016 Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on April 23, 2016.CHANDAN KHANNA

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Mumbai Indians Assistant Coach Robin Singh has praised Kieron Pollard following his match-wining half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, and says the West Indies all-rounder’s power-hitting “sends jitters to the opposition”. The right-handed Pollard blasted an unbeaten 53 from 17 balls — the joint fastest half-century of the IPL this season — as Mumbai chased down 175 at the Wankhede to win by six wickets. “What is ... Read More

Tallawahs sign Steyn as Malinga replacement

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Gujarat Lions Dale Steyn (left) looks on as Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain David Warner (centre) and Shikhar Dhawan take a run during the 2016 Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on April 21.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Jamaica Tallawahs have named South African speedster Dale Steyn to replace Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) through injury. The 32-year-old Steyn is one of the world’s leading Test bowlers, but has already made his mark in the shortest form of the game, claiming 58 wickets from 42 Twenty20 Internationals at an economy rate of 6.71 runs per over. He was a member of the South Africa ... Read More

Race ruling leaves Kallis ‘embarrassed’ to be South African

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

KALLIS…says there is no place for politics in sportShaun Botterill

New Delhi, India (AFP) — Cricketing great Jacques Kallis has said he is “embarrassed” to be South African after the Government banned four sports federations from bidding for international tournaments for failing to pick enough black players. South Africa’s sports minister announced Monday he would veto any bid by the cricket, rugby, netball and athletics bodies to host multinational events, as they had missed racial “transformation targets” designed to redre ... Read More

Donald eyes full-time Australia job

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — South Africa great Allan Donald yesterday said he had his eye on a full-time job with Australia after he was named as temporary bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka. The former pace spearhead nicknamed “White Lightning” is filling in after Craig McDermott stepped down as bowling coach at the end of the World Twenty20 in India. Head Coach Darren Lehmann said it was a massive coup to secure Donald’s services for the Test, One-Day and T20 tou ... Read More

Powell eyeing return to international game

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

Kieran Powell (file photo)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Enigmatic opener Kieran Powell has once again made himself available for West Indies duty and hopes he can force his way back into the Caribbean side. The 26-year-old returned from a mysterious self-imposed break from the regional game last month, playing two games for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the just concluded regional first-class championship. During his time away, Powell flirted with baseball, undergoing a couple of trials for Major League Baseba ... Read More

Get used to pink-ball Tests, says Kiwi boss

Saturday, April 30, 2016    

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AFP) — Players and traditionalists need to accept pink-ball Tests or the five-day format will not survive, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive David White warned yesterday. Australia and New Zealand played the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide last year, attracting huge crowds to rival those at limited-overs versions of the game. But players from both sides complained about the pink ball, intended to be more visible under floodlights, and some conservat ... Read More

WICB to consider PCB night Test proposal

Friday, April 29, 2016    

Guyana Amazon Warriors Ronsford Beaton reacts after dismissing Tallawahs’ Daniel Vettori at
Sabina Park under lights. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are mulling over a proposal from the Pakistan Cricket Board, to play a Test under lights during the Caribbean side’s scheduled tour later this year. West Indies are set to play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting in October, and the PCB have proposed that one of the Tests be played as a day-night affair. CMC Sports understands the proposal wil ... Read More

Pollard whirlwind knock cripples Narine’s KKR

Friday, April 29, 2016    

Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard (left) plays a shot during the 2016 Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match against Kolkata Knight Riders yesterday. (Photo: AFP)PUNIT PARANJPE

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Kieron Pollard equalled the fastest half-century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season and became only the sixth player in history to eclipse 6,000 Twenty20 (T20) runs, as he propelled Mumbai Indians to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here yesterday. Set 175 for victory at the Wankhede Stadium, the hosts romped to their target with two overs remaining, with Pollard blasting an unbeaten 51 from a mere 17 deliveries. He arrived ... Read More

Sir Viv knocks ICC for criticism of T20 champs

Friday, April 29, 2016    

Sir Vivian Richards

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Legendary former captain Sir Vivian Richards has chided cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), for its reprimand of the West Indies following their capture of the Twenty20 (T20) World Cup in India earlier this month. Sir Viv, who never lost a Test series as West Indies captain during his tenure, accused the ICC of holding its members to different standards, noting that financial powerhouse, India had been given a fre ... Read More

Disgraced Bangladesh cricketer seeks comeback

Friday, April 29, 2016    

Shahadat Hossain was arrested on charges of torture last year. Photo: AP 

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — A Bangladeshi Test cricketer banned from the game after he was charged with torturing an 11-year-old girl he employed as a maid apologised yesterday and appealed to be allowed to return to the game. Shahadat Hossain, who has denied abusing the girl in the past, apologised for what he called his “misdeed” and said he had made a mistake. “I regret the unwarranted incident I was involved in and apologise to the whole nation,” he said in a st ... Read More



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