Windies hoping to turn corner

JOSEPH…19-year-old fast bowler (WICB/Media)

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — On the heels of an embarrassing whitewash in the preceding Twenty20 series, West Indies’ three-match One-Day International series against Pakistan will take on new value when it bowls off here today. The reigning T20 World champions showed little of ... Read More

Pakistan’s batsmen Shoaib Malik (right) and Sarfraz Ahmed gesture to each other during the second T20I match between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 24, 2016.  (Photo: AFP)  
Wounded Windies remain dangerous, warns skipper Azhar
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – One-day captain Azhar Ali said yesterday Pakistan would ... Read More

Lackston Robinson, the lawyer representing Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, reacts ahead of the start of yesterday’s disciplinary hearing at Jamaica Conference Centre. (Joseph Wellington) On the attack
The legal team for cricketer Andre Russell was on the attack yesterday as the cross-examination of J ... Read More

St James CA/TEF T20 champs to be known Sunday
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The champions of the St James Cricket Association's Tourism Enhancemen ... Read More

‘I was always confident,’ says debutant Williams

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

West Indies’ Kesrick Williams (left) celebrates during the T20 match against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP) KARIM SAHIB

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Fast bowler Kesrick Williams said making his international debut in a series West Indies had already lost, had no bearing on his approach. Playing in the third and final Twenty20 International here Tuesday, the right-armer produced a superb spell, taking two for 15 from his four overs, as West Indies slumped to an eight-wicket defeat to suffer the embarrassment of a 3-0 whitewash in the series. The right-armer said, though West Indies had already s ... Read More

We were better than the Windies, says skipper Sarfraz

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed (left) celebrates as West Indies’ batsman Johnson Charles is bowled during the third T20I match at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said his side outplayed West Indies in every department during their 3-0 whitewash of the reigning World champions in the just concluded Twenty20 International series. “We never imagined that we would win the series 3-0. They are the world champions and they are a strong team, conditions wise,” Sarfraz told reporters. “So, I would like to praise my team for the way they worked hard. Despite the humid ... Read More

Pakistan thrash hapless Windies to sweep series

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Pakistan exposed West Indies weakness to spin bowling and large outfields by cantering to a comfortable eight-wicket win in their final match to complete a three-nil whitewash here yesterday. West Indies lost three front line batsmen to the ordinary left-arm spin of Imad Wasim before stumbling to 103 for five in their 20 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Shoaib Malik struck an unbeaten 43 to guide his side to victory with 29 balls remaining. Debutant ... Read More

Russell’s disciplinary hearing resumes today

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, September 28, 2016    

Cricketer Andre Russell (right) and Attorney-at-law Patrick Foster enter the Courtleigh Hotel ahead of a recent preliminary hearing. (Photo: Sanjay Myers)

The hearing convened by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel into the allegation that West Indies cricketer Andre Russell violated a whereabouts clause is scheduled to continue this morning at 10:00. It is to be held at Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. The disciplinary panel is set to comprise Chairman Hugh Faulkner, Dr Marjorie Vassell, and former Jamaica cricketer Dixeth Palmer. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) accuses Russell, 28, of failing to file his whereabou ... Read More

Sir Viv backs expansion, praises Sharjah

Monday, September 26, 2016    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Legendary former West Indies captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his support behind the expansion of cricket to non-traditional nations. The 64-year-old, the symbol of West Indies cricket supremacy during the late 1970s and 80s, said many Asians and West Indians were now residing in countries like the United States which does not have a rich cricket legacy, and it was therefore important that the game was pushed into such markets. “The influ ... Read More

New players fine-tune preparation for ODI series

Monday, September 26, 2016    

West Indies cricketer Darren Bravo hits a boundary off Australian bowler Adam Zampa during their One-Day International match of the Tri-nation Series at the Warner Park stadium in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, on Monday. West Indies won by four wickets. (Photos: AFP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies one-day players arriving here over the weekend trained with the full unit for the first time yesterday, as they fine-tuned their preparation for the start of the three-match series in Sharjah on Friday. The contingent of left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo and Jonathan Carter, along with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, off-spinner Ashley Nurse and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, arrived here Friday to link up with ... Read More

Akmal, Shafiq return to face Windies in ODIs

Monday, September 26, 2016    

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KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) — Selectors have recalled Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq to Pakistan’s One-Day International squad for the three-match series against West Indies starting Friday in Sharjah. The 26-year-old Akmal played the last of his 111 ODIs 18 months ago, while Shafiq, 30, has played 58 ODIs but has spent the last year in the wilderness. However, the experienced pair of Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Gul, with over 300 ODIs between them, have been left out after playing against En ... Read More

Second batting meltdown leaves Windies with series loss

Sunday, September 25, 2016    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies suffered their second batting meltdown in the space of 48 hours as they slumped to a 16-run defeat to Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International here yesterday to meekly surrender the three-match series. Asked to chase 161 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium, the Caribbean side looked anything but reigning world champions as they inexplicably collapsed to 144 for nine off their 20 overs to suffer their second-straight loss of t ... Read More

Imad Wasim leads Pakistan’s rout of West Indies

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

West Indies’ Andre Fletcher (left) is bowled by Pakistan’s Imad Wasim (out of picture) as wicketkeeper Sarfaz Ahmed reacts during the first T20I match yesterday. (AFP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim took a career-best five for 14 to help Pakistan defeat world Twenty20 champions West Indies by nine wickets in the first match in Dubai on Friday. Wasim’s spin assault routed the West Indies for a low score of 115 in 19.5 overs, which Pakistan surpassed in 14.2 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Dwayne Bravo hit a gritty half-century to avoid a total disaster, adding a new world record Twenty20 stand ... Read More

Rookies Ecclestone, Langston named for Windies series

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

LONDON, England (CMC) — England Women have named the uncapped Sophie Ecclestone and Beth Langston in a strong 15-member squad for next month’s One-Day International tour of the Caribbean. Ecclestone is a 17-year-old left-arm spinner with two Twenty20 Internationals to her name, while Langston, who has also played two T20Is, is a 24-year-old right-arm seamer. The pair has been included in a squad led by new captain Heather Knight and which boasts established players Jenny Gunn, Anya ... Read More



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