Leg-spinner Bishoo eager to get cracking

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) — Legspinner Devendra Bishoo says he is looking forward to his first taste of Test cricket on Sri Lankan soil, after undergoing his first practice session here yesterday. The 29-year-old toured here last year with West Indies A but says the thrill of playing the long ... Read More

New focus for HPC as player development shifts to PCL
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) --Emphasis will shift from the Barbados-based High Performance Centre (HP ... Read More

HYATT...the St Catherine CC captain has
provided impetus at the top-order. St Catherine hunt 'quarters' spot at expense of Manchester
REIGNING champions St Catherine CC will try to force their way into the quarter-finals of the Jamaic ... Read More

ROWLEY... says he’s
disappointed how Windies
cricket has been ruined. No need for political intervention in WI cricket, says Rowley
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says there is a need for "modern, se ... Read More

Baugh blasts fifty as trial match ends in draw

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Former St Elizabeth Technical schoolboy cricket standouts Marquino Mindley (left) and Ramaal Lewis talk after the
Jamaica Scorpions trial match at Kensington Park, yesterday. (PHOTO: SANJAY MYERS)

WICKETKEEPER/BATSMAN Carlton Baugh struck 56 not out as the Jamaica Scorpions two-day trial match between Paul Palmer's XI and Brandon King's XI ended in a draw yesterday at Kensington Park. When play was called off just after 4pm, Palmer's XI were 183-7 in their second innings with Baugh left unbeaten. Scores: Palmer's XI 159 (49 overs) and 183-7 (50.3 overs); King's XI 238 (66.4 overs). Earlier, King's XI resumed their first innings from an overnight score of 126-3 and were dismissed for 2 ... Read More

Baptiste prepares for first session in charge of Windies

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

BAPTISTE (right)... was a last-minute replacement for Phil

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) — Interim head coach Eldine Baptiste will oversee West Indies training for the first time today when the regional side undergo their first practice session since arriving here on Thursday. The 15-man squad will train at the Singalese Sports Club in the capital here as they begin final preparation for their two-Test series against Sri Lanka. Baptiste, a current West Indies selector, was a last-minute replacement for Phil Simmons who was suspended for the tour foll ... Read More

Rowley says WI cricket suffering from lack of management

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Prime Minister Keith Rowley (file photo)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Recently elected Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley believes West Indies cricket is being badly hampered by a lack of management, and says there was no adequate system in place to ensure the region produced a successful cricketing product. Taking aim at the West Indies Cricket Board, Rowley said Windies players were often not sufficiently equipped by regional authorities to compete against the best on the international scene. "The problem i ... Read More

Gordon wants suspended Simmons part of Sri Lanka tour

Saturday, October 03, 2015    

Suspended head coach of  West Indies, Phil Simmons (file photo)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former West Indies Cricket Board president, Ken Gordon, believes suspending head coach Phil Simmons was the right thing to do, but says he should still be allowed to join the squad in Sri Lanka in some capacity. The 85-year-old Gordon, who led the troubled entity between 2005 and 2007, said Simmons's appointment as head coach had been a positive development, and since he had now apologised for his actions, the WICB needed to find a way of incorporating him. ... Read More

Sidelined Windies player Thomas to show for St Thomas

Saturday, October 03, 2015 play for St Thomas versus Kensington
on Sunday

LEEWARD Islands wicketkeeper/batsman Devon Thomas is set to play for St Thomas CA in the ongoing Jamaica Cricket Association 50-over competition. St Thomas CA President Dennis Gordon confirmed that the out-of-favour West Indies player is registered and has made himself available for Sunday's fifth-round encounter against visitors Kensington CC at Good Year Oval. "I can confirm that he arrives here tomorrow [Friday] and he will be suited up on Sunday," Gordon said. He said the move was initiated by St ... Read More

Miller, Brown put King's XI in charge

Friday, October 02, 2015    

BROWN... captured 4-30 off nine overs
and five balls (PHOTO: SANJAY MYERS).
MILLER... snared 5-24 off 12 overs (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

SPINNER Nikita Miller and seamer Gavon Brown were devastating with the ball as Brandon King's XI took control against Paul Palmer's XI on day one of the Jamaica Scorpion two-day trial match at Kensington Park yesterday. Miller, the West Indies left-arm finger spinner, snared 5-24 off 12 overs, while left-armer Gavon Brown captured 4-30 off nine overs and five balls as Palmer's XI were dismissed for 159 on a grass-covered surface. Veteran Carlton Baugh made 47, while Andre McCarthy contribu ... Read More

Windies lie fifth in as ICC launch women's rankings

Friday, October 02, 2015    

West Indies Women pose with the winners’ trophy after defeating New Zealand in the fourth One-Day International
yesterday, to sweep the series 4-0 at Warner Park. (PHOTO: WICB MEDIA/ASHLEY ALLEN)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Cricket's world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), yesterday launched its official women's team rankings, with West Indies installed at number five in the table. The rankings will be based on a multi-format system, incorporating results from all three forms of the game. According to the ICC, Tests, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20s will be treated equally, with rankings points available from every international game. Rankings w ... Read More

Pakistan spin their way to Zimbabwe win

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Pakistani bowler Yasir Shah (right) delivers a ball during the first in a series of three One Day International (ODI) cricket
matches against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, in Harare yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

Harare, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Legspinner Yasir Shah returned career-best figures as Pakistan spun their way to a crushing 131-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first of three One-Day Internationals at Harare Sports Club yesterday. In dry conditions reminiscent of some of their slower venues back home, Pakistan dug themselves out of a hole to post 259 for six, before routing Zimbabwe for 128 in 37 overs with all 10 wickets going to the spinners. Shah claimed the lion's share of the wickets in t ... Read More

Selectors should support Simmons' pick, says Benjamin

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Phil Simmons

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Former West Indies seamer Kenny Benjamin believes once head coach Phil Simmons was in favour of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, the selection panel should have given him their support. Benjamin, who grabbed 92 wickets in 26 Tests between 1992 and 1998, also said a clear policy on the two players needed to be established and communicated to selectors. "If Pollard and Bravo should not be selected there should be a memo passed on to the selectors saying these guy ... Read More

Deonarine hoping to inspire Red Force to PCL title

Friday, October 02, 2015    

DEONARINE… was one of
the Jaguars’ leading scorers
with 514 runs at an average
of 42 with two hundreds

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — After helping Guyana Jaguars to the first-class title last season, left-hander Narsingh Deonarine is now anxious to inspire Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to similar success in the upcoming WICB Professional Cricket League. The 32-year-old Deonarine was one of the Jaguars' leading scorers with 514 runs at an average of 42 with two hundreds, a performance that saw the Georgetown-based franchise run away with the inaugural title. He will suit up for Red Force ... Read More



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