Cricket

Windies have mocked Indian fans, says former Test skippper

West Indies during training at the Feroz Shah Kotla yesterday. (PHOTO: WICB Media)

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Former Test captain Dilip Vengsarkar believes the decision by West Indies players to abandon their one-day tour of India was an insult to Indian fans, and says the team should be made to answer for their actions. The outstanding former India batsman was one of several in ... Read More

GABRIEL…grabbed two wickets for 20 runs Windies A make inroads but rain dominates
MATARA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — West Indies A made breakthroughs at key intervals to limit Sri Lanka ... Read More

Quitting tour 'selfish and inconsiderate', says former Test batsman
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former West Indies Test batsman Bryan Davis has condemned the ... Read More

Chief selector Clive Lloyd makes a point to Test captain Denesh Ramdin during a training session in India last week.
(PHOTO: WICB MEDIA) Lloyd apologises for players' walk-out, brands move a 'mistake'
NEW DELHI, India (CMC) — West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has apologised for the One-Day ... Read More

Melbourne edge UWI by 3 runs to book semi-final spot

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Chrishna Graham from UWI plays the ball past Melbourne’s
wicketkeeper Shawn Lodge Jr during their quarter-final match of the
JCA All-island 50-overs competition at Kensington, yesterday.
(PHOTO: COURTESY OF LLOYD BROOKS)

MELBOURNE Cricket Club (CC) have booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-island 50-over competition after a three-run win over University of the West Indies (UWI) in their quarter-final encounter at Kensington yesterday. Sent in to bat, Melbourne were bowled out for a mere 185 runs in less than 42 overs. But visitors UWI, set a winning target of 186 runs from 50 overs, could not overhaul that modest total and were bowled out for 182. Scores: Melbourne ... Read More

IPL could consider ban on Windies players

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

BRAVO… represents the Chennai Super Kings

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Indian authorities are considering an Indian Premier League (IPL) ban on West Indies players after the Caribbean One-Day side walked out on the tour of India Friday, the Press Trust of India (PTI) has reported. Quoting a senior BCCI official, the PTI said the matter of sanctions could be discussed when the IPL governing council is convened. "The matter is likely to be raised at IPL governing council meeting where the issue will come up for serious discussions. Some ... Read More

Torturous days ahead for West Indies cricket

Saturday, October 18, 2014    

The circumstances that have led to yesterday's calamitous abandonment of the West Indies cricket tour of India are as puzzling as they are distressing. How could grown men, all claiming to have the best interest of West Indies cricket at heart, have allowed the situation to come to such a pass? That's a question, though, that has been repeatedly asked for many years. Sadly, as has happened repeatedly, long-suffering West Indian cricket fans are unlikely to get a satisfactory answer. More to ... Read More

Walsh urges diplomatic approach to WIPA-Windies impasse

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October 18, 2014    

Former regional team captain
Courtney Walsh

FORMER regional team captain Courtney Walsh said a more diplomatic approach should be taken in the handling of the "sad" impasse between players, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the West Indies were set to pull out of the tour of the Asian country immediately following yesterday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) because of a dispute regarding a new payment structure. One-Day captain Dw ... Read More

Bravo's game

Friday, October 17, 2014    

BRAVO... on the cusp
of two milestones

DHARAMSALA, India (CMC) — West Indies will attempt to re-ignite the brilliance which earned them a commanding opening win over India, when the two sides clash in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) today. A win for either side at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium will ensure a two-one lead in a series tied up one game apiece after the third game was called off due to inclement weather. West Indies demolished India in the opening ODI but lost the second when they implod ... Read More

WICB endorses WIPA as players' agent, urges peaceful resolution

Thursday, October 16, 2014    

CAMERON... the new MOU/CBA creates a clear, sustainable,
long-term compensation structure

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says it fully endorses WIPA as the sole body to negotiate on behalf of the region's players, and says it will only get involved in the ongoing impasse between the players' union and the West Indies squad in India, if invited to do so. This comes against the backdrop of pronouncements by the West Indies one-day squad currently in India, that the Wavell Hinds-led WIPA no longer had the authority to speak on their behalf. How ... Read More

Windies A suffer 10-wicket loss to Sri Lanka A

Wednesday, October 15, 2014    

SHILLINGFORD... made 63 runs

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — An impressive century stand for the eighth wicket between Shane Shillingford and Nikita Miller averted an innings defeat but offered little hope of a significant comeback as West Indies A suffered a humiliating 10 wicket loss to Sri Lanka A on the fourth day of their opening four-day "Test" yesterday. Shillingford and Miller spearheaded a tail-end rally to reverse a batting slump before Sri Lanka mopped up remaining resistance and coasted to an easy target ... Read More

Pakistan cricket chief blasts Afridi for being 'irresponsible'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014    

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi fields during the 4th
ODI against the West Indies at the
Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia
yesterday. (PHOTO: WICB/RANDY BROOKS)

KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) — Pakistan's cricket chief yersterday blasted an "irresponsible" Shahid Afridi for creating confusion around the team captaincy and said the popular big-hitting all-rounder could face disciplinary action. Afridi, who led Pakistan in the third and final one-day international against Australia after regular captain Misbah-ul Haq withdrew because of poor batting form, said a final decision should be made on who would lead the team. "Misbah or me, whoever is to lead P ... Read More

Injury puts Simmons out of India tour

Tuesday, October 14, 2014    

West Indies batsman Lendl
Simmons

NEW DELHI, India (CMC) -- Injured opener Lendl Simmons has been ruled out of the one-day tour of India with a back injury. The right-hander has yet to play a game on tour and will now return home to Trinidad and Tobago to continue his rehabilitation, the West Indies Cricket Board announced in a release. Simmons represented Mumbai Indians in the qualifying round of the recently held Champions League Twenty20 prior to joining the Windies squad. West Indies selectors are yet to name a replacemen ... Read More

Bravo, Windies punished for slow over rate

Monday, October 13, 2014    

Dwayne Bravo

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) -- Captain Dwayne Bravo will forfeit 40 per cent of his match fee after West Indies were fined for a slow over rate during the second One-Day International against India in New Delhi on Saturday. International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the fines after the Caribbean side were ruled to be two overs short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration. The Windies players, meanwhile, will part with 20 per cent of t ... Read More



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