Cricket

No magic for Holder, Narine as KKR knocked out

NARINE... finished on one not out

NEW DELHI, India (CMC) — Neither Jason Holder nor Sunil Narine could conjure up the magic required as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) produced a weak effort in a 22-run defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad to bow out of the Indian Premier League yesterday. Chasing a hardly imposing 163 for victory at t ... Read More

St George’s, STETHS clash for U-16 cricket title
URBAN champions St George’s College and rural championships St Elizabeth Technical High School ... Read More

Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli gives a hats off salute after the third umpire’s decision confirmed the catch dismissal of Gujarat Lions batsman Ekalvya Dwivedi during the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 first qualifiers at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP) Kohli declares De Villiers the best in world
BANGALORE, India (AFP) — Virat Kohli has declared AB de Villiers the best batsman in the world ... Read More

Plans in the pipeline to broadcast PCL matches
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Plans are in the pipeline for region-wide broadcasts of the WICB ... Read More

Nixon to coach Tallawahs in 2016 CPL

Wednesday, May 25, 2016    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jamaica Tallawahs have named Englishman Paul Nixon as their head coach for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League campaign. Nixon, who led Tallawahs to their capture of the inaugural title in 2013, replaces South African Mickey Arthur, who was earlier this month appointed Pakistan coach. “It’s great to be on board again. I’m very excited about the journey ahead. The squad that has been gathered ticks every box and now it’s time to cre ... Read More

Tridents look to home support to drive title bid

Tuesday, May 24, 2016    

DE VILLIERS... star player for Barbados Tridents

BRIDGETOWN, Barbado (CMC) — The Vijay Mallya-owned Barbados Tridents are banking on strong home support and the “feel-good factor” from West Indies’ T20 World Cup triumphs to drive their campaign in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. The 2014 champions open their June 29 to August 7 campaign on July 11 and host four matches at the historic Kensington Oval here. “Kensington Oval is one of world cricket’s most iconic grounds. To be there with a vocal home ... Read More

Raina ignored for Windies Test tour

Tuesday, May 24, 2016    

RAINA... has been in good form in the Indian Premier League

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Left-handed opener Suresh Raina has been overlooked for India’s four-Test tour of the Caribbean, starting in July. The 29-year-old was not among the 17-man squad announced yesterday for the series, the dates of which are yet to be announced by either the Indian Cricket Board or hosts, the West Indies Cricket Board. In his last Test — his first in nearly three years — against Australia last year January, Raina failed to score in either innings. Over ... Read More

We really didn’t support Mr Cozier

Monday, May 23, 2016    

Tony Cozier

Dear Editor, There is now a lot of waxing over the work(s) of the late cricket journalist Mr Tony Cozier. Most lean towards his commentary. But what about his writing(s)? It’s no secret that all, or mostly all of the cricket magazines started by Mr Cozier fell by the wayside. This was mainly due to lack of sponsorship from corporate entities around the Caribbean and lack of support from cricket fans in the region. In both cases we did not put our money where our mouths now are. Ray ... Read More

Somerset to speak with Gayle but contract safe

Monday, May 23, 2016    

Chris Gayle

LONDON, England (CMC) — Somerset will speak to West Indies star Chris Gayle about his latest sexism controversy when he arrives shortly for the NatWest T20 Blast, but has given the assurance the player’s contract is not in danger. However, the English county club said it took “conduct seriously” and was “disappointed” by the recent Times interview which features Gayle making several suggestive comments. In the article published by the Times magazine here, G ... Read More

Tony Cozier calls his last match

Sunday, May 22, 2016    

The body of the late Tony Cozier lies in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, Barbados, during the funeral service on Friday.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Cricket media titan Tony Cozier was laid to rest here Friday, following a service at the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens which was attended by several dignitaries and influential members of the regional cricket community. Barbados’ only living National Hero, Sir Garry Sobers, topped the list of mourners along with former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons, noted Caribbean jurist Sir Richard Cheltenham, West Indies batting great Sir Everton Weekes, and outstan ... Read More

It’s time to stop ‘dissing’ our heroes, and get rid of mediocrity

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May 22, 2016    

BRATHWAITE ... best of the young lot, but his average is still low

As ridiculous as it sounded, news came last week by way of a badly written news release issued by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) —something that has become common in the last seven months — that legendary retired fast bowler Curtly Ambrose had been sacked as bowling consultant to the West Indies team. Sprinting alongside that news release was the revelation that a training squad had been named to prepare for international assignments starting with India next month, and Pakista ... Read More

Ja’s cricket squads prepare for regional tourneys

Sunday, May 22, 2016    

Four of Jamaica’s national cricket squads are presently in preparation for West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) regional tournaments this summer. They are the senior women’s team, and the respective Under-19, Under-17 and Under-15 male sides. The squads are engaged in a series of trial matches that started May 19 and will end May 23. A press release from the Jamaica Cricket Association said the Under-17 and Under-19 squads, coached by Clive Ledgister and Ordelmo Peters, respectively, ... Read More

At it again!

Sunday, May 22, 2016    

Chris Gayle fanned the flames again yesterday in an interview touching on sex, women and equality.

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Chris Gayle, the big-hitting batsman who sparked a sexism scandal after flirting with a female broadcaster on live television, fanned the flames again yesterday in a reported interview touching on sex, women and equality. Gayle, one of the biggest stars in world cricket, boasted about his “very, very big bat” and asked journalist Charlotte Edwardes from British newspaper The Times if she had ever had a threesome. The interview is likely to provo ... Read More

Ten-wicket Anderson banishes painful Sri Lanka memories

Sunday, May 22, 2016    

England’s James Anderson (left) celebrates with teammates after bowling Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis (not pictured) on the third day of the first cricket Test match at Headingley in Leeds.Photos: AFP

LEEDS, United Kingdom (AFP) — James Anderson may have been in tears when Sri Lanka won their last Test at Headingley two years ago, but the England paceman was all smiles after a crushing victory over the islanders at Yorkshire’s headquarters yesterday. Anderson finished with match figures of 10 for 45 as England completed an innings and 88-run win over Sri Lanka inside three days to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series. It was all a far cry from events in Leeds in 2014 when England ... Read More



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