Cricket

Gibson returns as England bowling coach

England bowler Ryan Sidebottom
(left) takes tips from bowling
coach Otis Gibson during a
practice session at the Braboune
stadium in Mumbai on November
7, 2008. (PHOTO: AFP)

LONDON, England (CMC) — Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head co ... Read More

Andy Roberts Former fast bowler Roberts against WICB task force
ST JOHNS, Antigua (CMC) — Former West Indies fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts says he is not in ag ... Read More

Bermuda at bottom of ICC World Cricket League
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) — Bermuda remained stuck at the bottom of the standings of the IC ... Read More

West Indies bowler
Ravi Rampaul during
the third One Day
International between
the West Indies and
Bangladesh at the
Warner Park cricket
ground in Basseterre,
Saint Kitts and Nevis,
on August 25, 2014.
(PHOTO: AFP) Windies A lose series to Sri Lanka A after drawn 3rd 'Test'
MORATUWA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — West Indies A lost their three-match unofficial 'Test' series agai ... Read More

Progress!

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

WEHBY… I’m hoping
there’ll be a resolution
around the corner

Don Wehby, an independent director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), says progress has been made as various parties push for a resolution to the dispute which led to the regional team recently pulling out from the tour of India. Wehby was part of an emergency meeting held at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. In attendance were WICB representatives, executives from the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) and regional players. "I was very pleased with the meeting. I think progress has be ... Read More

Players involved in pay dispute off to SA league

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

West Indies captain Darren Sammy (left)
celebrates with teammate Dwayne Bravo
after winning the match against Pakistan
during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament
at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket
Stadium in Dhaka. (PHOTOS: AFP)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CMC) — Four of the players who controversially quit the recent tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa's Ram Slam Twenty20 League. ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, Windies T20 skipper Darren Sammy, along with Kieron Pollard, and Andre Russell have all been announced by Cricket South Africa to play in the tournament which bowls off next Sunday and finishes on December 12. International T20 star Chris Gayle, who did not tour India because of injury, ... Read More

Stubborn Carter holds up Sri Lanka A

Tuesday, October 28, 2014    

CARTER… faced 149 balls and
struck five fours in his unbeaten 69

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — A patient, unbeaten half-century by Jonathan Carter helped pull West Indies A out of trouble on the penultimate day of the third and final four-day 'Test' against Sri Lanka A here yesterday. In a spot of bother at 97 for three, Carter crafted a purposeful 69 not out to help steer West Indies A to 183 for three at the close at the Tyronne Fernando Stadium. The tourists lead by 166 runs overall, with the final day looming today. Carter faced 149 balls and struc ... Read More

St Catherine defeat GC Foster College in 50-over semi-final game

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF WRITER | Monday, October 27, 2014    

DESPITE a brilliant century from captain Gavin Wallace, GC Foster College went down to St Catherine Cricket Club (CC) by four wickets in their semi-final encounter of the 2014 Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-island 50-over competition at Chedwin Park, on Saturday. Batting first, Wallace smashed 121 not out as GC Foster College amassed 253-5 from their allotted 50 overs on a batting pitch that offered a lot of bounce. Set a winning target of 254 runs from 50 overs, St Catherine CC got hom ... Read More

Brathwaite, Bishoo strike to halt Sri Lanka advance

Monday, October 27, 2014    

BRATHWAITE...
picked up two for 20
from eight tight overs

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka (CMC) - Captain Carlos Brathwaite and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo engineered a West Indies A fightback with two wickets apiece, as the honours were shared evenly on the second day of the third and final four-day 'Test' here yesterday. At the close, Sri Lanka A were 248 for six in reply to West Indies A's first innings of 282 all out at the Tyronne Fernando Stadium, only 34 runs behind. Seamer Brathwaite picked up two for 20 from eight tight overs, while Bishoo grabbed two f ... Read More

Samuels opts out as players retain lawyers for CBA battle

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

SAMUELS... has opted
not to pursue this course
of action along with his
teammates

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies players who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed by their union, WIPA. But while several other players who did not tour India were also seeking legal advice on the issue, batsman Marlon Samuels has opted not to pursue this course of action along with his teammates. This was confirmed in a release on Friday by One-D ... Read More

Crisis in Caribbean sports governance, argues Sir Hilary

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

BECKLES... in
our Caribbean
world we
have reason
to be
concerned

BRIDGETOWN, BArbados (CMC) — Principal of the UWI Cave Hill Campus, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, says there is a crisis in sports governance in the Caribbean which has the potential to detract from the quality performances being exhibited by regional athletes. While not making specific reference to any sport, Sir Hilary said that such crises also served to portray the Caribbean negatively, and pointed to the need for administrators to be as fully equipped as the athletes they governed. ... Read More

Ganga: Decision to abandon tour needs explanation

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

GANGA... what I must say is a crisis doesn’t happen overnight

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former Trinidad and Tobago captain Daren Ganga maintains the current controversy surrounding the West Indies team is primarily a players' issue, and says the team's decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be explained fully. The One-Day team quit their scheduled five-match tour last week after failing to resolve a contracts and pay dispute with players' union, WIPA. "We also need to realise this is a players' issue, not a WICB issue," Ganga told th ... Read More

Champs Melbourne, St Elizabeth hunt 50-over final spot

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

DEFENDING cham-pions Melbourne Cricket Club (CC) and St Elizabeth CC will battle for a spot in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-island 50-over competition when they meet in the semi-final at Manley Horne Park today. St Catherine CC and GC Foster will meet in a St Catherine derby in the other semi-final fixture at Chedwin Park. Both games are scheduled to commence at 9:30 am. Following their narrow three-run win over the University of the West Indies (UWI), Melbourne's all ... Read More

Regional cricketers buoyed by new franchise system

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

DEONARINE... this franchise system allows everyone to make a
living from cricket

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana players have praised the new regional first-class format, which will see a professional franchise system instituted for the first time in the annual competition. Under the new franchise system, players will be paid a monthly salary as professionals, instead of the match fees paid in the past under the old format. Out-of-favour Test player Narsingh Deonarine said the idea was one which would benefit players not only financially but in improving their gam ... Read More



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