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Jamaica cricket maps strategic course as COVID-19 stumps competitions

THE absence of competition and preparation activities provides the opportunity to focus on enhancing development plans, says the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Courtney Francis. Read More

Harper praises Blackwood maturity after prolific season
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies chief selector Roger Harper believes Jermaine Blackwood's heavy scoring in the recent domestic first-class championship is a signal the player has taken a matured approach to his career.... Read More

Working capital among financial challenges, says Skerritt
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt has painted a challenging portrait of the governing body's finances, pointing to a shortage of working capital as a continued problem while underscoring the need to secure sustainable revenue...... Read More

Rankings movement will be gradual, warns Skerritt
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has warned that the regional side's climb up the rankings ladder will be a gradual one, noting he did not anticipate significant change during his first tenure.... Read More

Indian cricketers face backlash for supporting Pakistan virus fund

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have unleashed a social media storm by backing former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Test skipper Holder urges fans to stay 'patient and safe'

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies players took to social media on Monday to brighten the spirits of regional fans and also reassure them of their commitment amidst the challenges posed by the dreaded novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Buttler auctions World Cup final shirt for hospital appeal

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — England's Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore in last year's dramatic World Cup final win in support of hospitals treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

Term limits to be addressed soon in Wehby report — Skerritt

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Ricky Skerritt has assured the region that presidential term limits are still on the cards and will be addressed once the Wehby Governance report is submitted within the next month. Read More

ECB launches 61-m aid package for English cricket in response to virus

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced yesterday a 61-million (US$76 million) aid package in response to the “once in a generation” challenge of the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. Read More


BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THE Jamaica Scorpions camp has reasons to smile thanks mostly to a number of outstanding performances in the batting department as the team ended joint third in the abbreviated regional four-day tournament. Read More

Smith faces competition for Australia captaincy — Paine

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Sydney, Australia (AFP) — A rising crop of young talent will compete with Steve Smith to be Australia's next captain, current skipper Tim Paine said yesterday. Read More

Bishoo eyeing international comeback

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Discarded West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is still harbouring dreams of making a return to international cricket. Read More

Pakistan's Umar Akmal could face lifetime ban over corruption charges

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Karachi , Pakistan (AFP) — Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal could face a lifetime ban if convicted of match-fixing charges unveiled Friday by the country's cricket authorities. Read More

World Cup cricket win was nothing, says Sharma as he polices virus curfew

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

New Delhi, India (AFP) — Joginder Sharma bowled the key final over when India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the first Twenty20 World Cup cricket final in 2007, but says he faces more pressure as a police officer making sure people stay home during the novel... Read More

Blackwood set to curb aggressive approach

Monday, March, 30 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Jermaine Blackwood says the region can expect a new and improved player when he eventually returns to international cricket. Read More


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