WIPA boss says union has made good strides, though more needs to be done

WIPA President Wavell Hinds (second right) addresses staff in his office at Sabina Park recently.
Looking on are Rochelle Keane (right), WIPA communications manager, Jean Jordan (centre),
WIPA players’ resource officer, Gabrielle Nain (left), WIPA players’ resource officer, and Marla
Seedansingh, WIPA chief executive assistant. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY)

WAVELL Hinds, the president and chief executive officer of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), says the 42-year-old organisation has "made good strides" over the years in ensuring the welfare of regional cricketers. WIPA was heavily involved in the inauguration of the Professional Cricket ... Read More

(L) Shacoya Thomas pulls during his knock
of 72 not out for Brandon King’s XI
against John Campbell’s XI in the
exhibition T20 game under lights at
Sabina Park on Monday.
(R) Gavon Brown (on the ground), playing for
John Campbell’s XI, is run out by
wicketkeeper Kemar Marshall of Brandon
King’s XI during the exhibition T20 game
under lights at Sabina Park on Monday. Lambert stars for King's XI at Sabina exhibition T20 match
ANTHONY Walter, the facilities manager of Sabina Park, says a major purpose of Monday evening's Twen ... Read More

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Professional Cricket League will get WI back to top, says Hinds

Wednesday, July 01, 2015    

WIPA President Wavell Hinds makes a point during a recent
interview at the WIPA offices at Sabina Park. (PHOTO: KARL

According to West Indies Players Association (WIPA) boss Wavell Hinds, the Professional Cricket League four-day competition is in "its teething stages", but in time it will help the regional side back to the summit of world cricket. The professional set-up, which started last season, allows a total of 90 players across the six franchises to be contracted for a year where they are given access to consistent training. "It (the PCL) is in its teething stages. We saw players participating for the ... Read More

Brathwaite to stand in World Twenty20 qualifiers

Wednesday, July 01, 2015    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) -- Barbadian umpire Gregory Brathwaite has been named by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to stand in the World Twenty20 qualifiers set for Ireland and Scotland this month. The 45-year-old was the only Caribbean official among a 13-man list announced Monday by cricket's world governing body for the July 9-26 tournament. Brathwaite made his international umpiring debut four years ago when he stood in an ICC World Cricket League Championship match in Cana ... Read More

Retaining the Senior Cup shows dominance -- skipper Grey

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, June 30, 2015    

JDF skipper Damion Grey collects the winning cheque of $500,000 from Wayne Sutherland, JCA treasurer, after the soldiers
claimed the 2015 JCA Senior Cup title at Sabina Park on Sunday. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)

Damion Grey, the captain of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) cricket team, says winning the 2015 two-day Senior Cup title brings an even sweeter feeling than last season because the second victory is solid evidence of their dominance in the local club competition. The Up Park Camp-based contingent lifted the crown after taking first innings honours against St Catherine CC in the drawn encounter at Sabina Park on Saturday and Sunday. Before last season's success, JDF had previously won the Senio ... Read More

Best still to come from Patriots warns skipper Samuels

Tuesday, June 30, 2015    

back my three
spinners to come
up wonderful in
this tournament.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Skipper Marlon Samuels has promised there is more exciting cricket to come from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, following their first win of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) last weekend. Patriots, the new franchise in this year's competition, upset the previously unbeaten Barbados Tridents last Saturday at Kensington Oval when they bowled brilliantly to pull off a one-run victory. "There's still a lot of room to improve and this team hasn't played to their full po ... Read More

Tridents won't be daunted by defeat, says Drakes

Tuesday, June 30, 2015    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Barbados Tridents assistant coach Vasbert Drakes says the reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions can still be proud despite seeing their winning streak halted by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Playing at Kensington Oval last Saturday, Tridents plunged to their first defeat in four games in a thriller, losing to the previously winless Patriots by a single run off the last ball of the game. "I think it was a fantastic game of cricket. Obviously we're a litt ... Read More

Gayle plunders unbeaten 90 as Tallawahs crush St Lucia Zouks by 10 wickets

Monday, June 29, 2015    

Chris Gayle in action for the West Indies against New Zealand at Sabina Park on Saturday.
(Photo: Bryan Cummings)

GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- Chris Gayle hammered an outrageous unbeaten 90 off just 36 balls as the Appleton Estate Jamaica Tallawahs ended the St Lucia Zouks' unbeaten start to the 2015 Hero Caribbean Premier League with a thumping 10-wicket victory at the Beausejour Cricket Ground yesterday. The Zouks were looking for a third straight win in their final home game of the 2015 CPL, but were on the back foot throughout a one-sided encounter at Gros Islet. While yet another astonishing T20 innings fr ... Read More

Soldiers salute back-to-back Senior Cup titles

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Monday, June 29, 2015    

Members of the winning Jamaica Defence Force team pose with JCA Senior Cup Trophy and winning symbolic cheque at
the end of the final at Sabina Park yesterday. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)

Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) secured back-to-back Senior Cup titles after gaining first innings honours against St Catherine CC yesterday in the Jamaica Cricket Association-organised two-day final at Sabina Park. JDF continued in the morning on 80-4 and surpassed St Catherine's CC first innings score of 239, thanks to brave and disciplined batting from the soldiers' lower order batsmen. The last pair of Dennis Bulli and Reynard Leveridge added a vital 24 runs before JDF were eventually bowled o ... Read More

Patriots end Tridents winning streak despite Pollard fireworks

Monday, June 29, 2015    

POLLARD... man of the match for all-round display

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots survived a courageous counter-attack spearheaded by big-hitting Kieron Pollard to clinch a nail-biting one-run victory over Barbados Tridents in game seven of the Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval here on Saturday. Pollard unleashed a brutal half-century to resurrect a run chase which had collapsed under a fiery spell from Sheldon Cottrell to lead the Tridents within three runs of securing their fourth-straight win in the CPL. ... Read More

Honours even after first of two-day JCA Senior Cup final

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Sunday, June 28, 2015    

St Catherine’s CC skipper Odean Brown goes for another big hit during his 59 not out against Jamaica Defence Force yesterday
on the opening day of the Senior Cup final at Sabina Park. Looking on is wicketkeeper Rohan Chang. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)

Honours were just about even on day one of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) two-day Senior Cup final at Sabina Park after reigning champions Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) closed on 80-4 yesterday. They are seeking to surpass St Catherine CC's 239 to claim first-innings honours. JDF Captain Damion Grey is not out on 12, while Marlon Pinnock is on three. Play is scheduled to resume 10:00 am today. Scores: St Catherine 239 (64.4 overs); JDF 80-4 (32 overs). Early yesterday, JDF's decision t ... Read More

ICC suspends USA over concerns with governance, finance

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- The United States Cricket Association (USACA) has been suspended as a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), officials announced on Friday. The ICC's decision follows a meeting with USACA representatives during its annual conference which ended in Barbados on Friday, and based on the findings of a review group, it had constituted to look into the status and activities of the USACA. An ICC release says the review group had expressed significant concerns ... Read More



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