‘I will cherish this moment!’

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second right) and Ambassador Courtney Walsh (centre) present the 2016 Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence trophy to Tamar Lambert
(second left) at the award ceremony held at the Terra Nova Hotel on Wednesday night. Also pictured are ‘Billy’ Heaven (left), chief executive officer for CHASE Fund and
Phillip Henriques, chairman for CHASE Fund. See story on Page 54 (Photo: Collin Reid)

Former Jamaica cricketer and captain of the national senior team Tamar Lambert walked away with the prestigious Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence at the awards ceremony held at the Terra Nova Hotel on Wednesday night. The all-rounder, who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm offspin, was chosen ... Read More

Jamaica Scorpions’ Andre McCarthy plays a shot during day one of the regional four-day match against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park yesterday. McCarthy, King spur Scorpions on day one
Andre McCarthy and Brandon King both struck half-centuries versus Trinidad & Tobago Red Force ye ... Read More

MILLER... I expect a very good game because I think they are a very good team Scorpions face Red Force in fourth round at Bina’
The hunt for points is on in earnest as fourth-placed Jamaica Scorpions host fifth-placed Trinidad & ... Read More

MCC committee recommends football-style sending-offs
MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Umpires would be allowed to send off players for serious disciplinary br ... Read More

Sammy’s Kings to contest final after easy semi-final win

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Guyana Amazon Warriors fielder Jason Mohammed drops a chance to dismiss St Lucia Zouks batsman Johnson Charles during the Hero Caribbean Premier League at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet on Sunday.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings booked their spot in tomorrow’s final of the Bangladesh Premier League when they produced a clinical performance to beat Khulna Titans by seven wickets in the semi-final here yesterday. In a lopsided affair at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Kings easily chased down a modest target of 126 to win their second game in two days following their emphatic three-wicket win over Chris Gayle’s Chittagong Vikings on Tuesda ... Read More

Regional economies get boost from CPL — impact study

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — This year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) poured just over over US$90 million into the Caribbean region, according to an Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) released by organisers on Tuesday. In a study carried out by United Kingdom-based research firm SMG Insight/YouGov, the tournament — staged from June 29 to August 7 — generated US$102 million across all seven host venues. Florida’s Central Broward Stadium was the only non-Caribbean ven ... Read More

T&T to bid for CPL opening at new Brian Lara stadium

Wednesday, December 07, 2016    

Brian Lara (file photo)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government is planning to bid for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to be staged at the long-awaited Brian Lara Stadium which is nearing completion, according to media reports here. Work on the stadium was restarted a year ago after a delay in construction that ran for several years, but now officials are looking to finish work by January 2017. The Guardian newspaper has quoted government sources as s ... Read More

Ottley confident recharged Red Force can topple Scorpions

Wednesday, December 07, 2016    

OTTLEY... we are like a family and we just need to keep supporting each other (File)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Captain Yannick Ottley says despite Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s lacklustre start to the new Regional Four-Day season, they are still confident of beating Jamaica Scorpions in the fourth round of the tournament which bowls off next weekend. Red Force lie one from bottom in the six-team championship on 27 points after a win, a defeat and a draw in their opening three matches. Ottley said the recent short break following the end of the third round h ... Read More

Front-runners Jaguars hoping to exploit home turf against Pride to stay ahead

Wednesday, December 07, 2016    

Kraigg Brathwaite to captain the Pride versus the Jaguars. (Photo: WICB Media)

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Front-runners Guyana Jaguars are hoping to exploit home advantage against rivals Barbados Pride in a top-of-the-table clash when the Regional Four-Day Competition enters its fourth round here this weekend. Jaguars, the reigning champions, are facing a reinforced Pride in a day/night encounter at the Guyana National stadium from Friday, following a short break in the tournament. Despite a below par performance so far, Jaguars are leading the points table on 33.6 ... Read More

Lara set to headline Festival of Cricket again

Tuesday, December 06, 2016    

Brian Lara (file photo)

PERTH, Australia (CMC) — Former West Indies captain Brian Lara will headline Western Australia’s Festival of Cricket for a third-straight year when he turns out in the Twenty20 exhibition match on December 13. The iconic left-hander will line up alongside several former stars like Australians Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting, in the game against Perth Scorchers. Former South Africa stroke-maker Herschelle Gibbs is also expected to fly in for the event. “The F ... Read More

Dottin confident of better season for Heat

Tuesday, December 06, 2016    

BRISBANE, Australia (CMC) — West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin is backing herself to hit the straps for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League starting later this month. The all-rounder turned out for Perth Scorchers in the inaugural season last year, but failed to make an impression in six outings, scoring just 75 runs and taking five wickets. However, Dottin believes she can be a major asset in all departments for the Heat in the upcoming campaign, which runs fro ... Read More

Pacer Joseph in line for first game of new season

Tuesday, December 06, 2016    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Test fast bowler Alzarri Joseph is set to make his first appearance in the Regional Four-Day championship, after being named in the Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ 13-man squad for next weekend’s fourth-round game against Windward Islands Volcanoes. The 20-year-old has replaced seamer Quinton Boatswain and is the only change to the squad from the last round against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. Joseph, who has played two Tests and two One-Day Interna ... Read More

Smith record century leads Aussies to ODI win

Monday, December 05, 2016    

Australia’s batsman Steve Smith celebrates his 150 runs during the first game of the One-Day International series against New Zealand in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Steve Smith hit a record-breaking century and took two superb catches as Australia beat New Zealand by 68 runs in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day series opener in Sydney yesterday. The Australia skipper smashed 164 off 157 balls, the highest One-Day International (ODI) score at the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground, to lead Australia to 324 for eight. Man of the match Smith struck 14 fours and four sixes in his seventh ODI century after winning the toss to giv ... Read More

Sydney Thunder sweat as Russell awaits fate

Monday, December 05, 2016    

RUSSELL... a big-hitting, lower order batsman and a lively seamer who is also brilliant in the field (Photo Bryan Cummings)

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Sydney Thunder have been left sweating regarding the availability of Andre Russell for this season’s Big Bash campaign, as the explosive West Indies all-rounder awaits his fate from the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel. The Thunder training camp bowls off on Saturday but there is no indication yet whether Russell will be able to suit up or if he will be slapped with a two-year ban for committing an anti-doping whereabouts violation. He missed three d ... Read More



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