Cricket

Young Windies wary of opposition strengths in semi-final

Shimron Hetmyer (right) and Tevin Imlach during their 77-run partnership against Pakistan in the ICC Youth Cricket World Cup on Sunday.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — West Indies Under-19s coach Graeme West is hoping his players can use their knowledge of Bangladesh Under-19s to exploit them, when the two teams face off in the semi-final of the Youth Cricket World Cup here on Thursday (tonight Caribbean time). The Caribbean side e ... Read More

Members of the Domtar Sports Club team after their victory over Mico Masters in the 2014 Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket final at
the Kensington Cricket Club. (File Photo) Domtar are the 2015 JCA Masters Cricket Champion!
Domtar defeated St Ann by one run to win the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Masters Cricket compe ... Read More

Former Test captain Darren Sammy (File photo) Windies players object to pay cut ahead of World Cup
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (CMC) — Fresh controversy appears to be brewing between the ... Read More

West Indies batsman Tevin Imlach on the attack against Pakistan in the quarter-final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at KSOAS Fatullah yesterday. Hetmyer, Imlach see Windies into semi-finals
FATULLAH, Bangladesh (CMC) – Captain Shimron Hetmyer struck a half-century in a timely return ... Read More

Bennett urges batsmen to emulate McCarthy

Sanjay Myers | Tuesday, February 09, 2016    

(From left) Jamaica Scorpions fitness trainer David Bernard Snr, and players Kirk Edwards, Marquino Mindley and Andre McCarthy prepare to leave Sabina Park for the airport yesterday.

The Jamaica Scorpions batsmen are being urged to try to emulate middle-order player Andre McCarthy. Junior Bennett, the team’s head coach, said the batsman’s display so far in the 2015-16 domestic season should be a template for his teammates. “McCarthy has been really consistent this season. He has to continue in the same vein…keep scoring runs. He is our leading run-getter so far and we want him to continue getting good scores. The other batsmen need to take a page o ... Read More

Scorpions won’t take Hurricanes lightly – Bennett

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, February 09, 2016    

Jamaica Scorpions batsman Kirk Edwards makes his way to the team bus yesterday.

Jamaica Scorpions Head Coach Junior Bennett says his team will not be complacent when they oppose Leeward Islands Hurricanes upon the resumption of the Professional Cricket League four-day competition. The Scorpions, who departed the island for Antigua yesterday, are third in the six-team table with 53 points from five matches, while last-placed Leeward Islands Hurricanes have 13. The game is scheduled to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, starting on Friday. &ldquo ... Read More

Minor role for Chanderpaul as Arabians win

Monday, February 08, 2016    

CHANDERPAUL... got 12 from 11 deliveries

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul had little impact as his Gemini Arabians defeated Virgo Super Kings by 22 runs in the Masters Champions League on Saturday. Choosing to bat, Arabians racked up 144 for five from their 20 overs, with Chanderpaul getting 12 from 11 deliveries in his second game of the tournament. He entered at 70 for two in the 10th over and added 31 for the third wicket with Saqib Ali, who finished on 46 not out from 41 balls. Cha ... Read More

Bennett says there’s still a chance to catch Jaguars

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Monday, February 08, 2016    

BENNETT... it’s possible to catch them

Jamaica Scorpions Head Coach Junior Bennett says there is still an outside chance of catching up to runaway leaders Guyana Jaguars in the Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day tournament. The Jaguars, the defending regional four-day champions, lead the six-team table with 85 points from five matches. The Scorpions, third in the standing with 53 points, are scheduled to leave the island today to face last-placed Leeward Islands Hurricanes (13) in an away fixture. That round of matches, th ... Read More

Sammy cameo not enough as Zalmi falter

Monday, February 08, 2016    

SAMMY... hit an aggressive 48 off 31 balls for Peshawar Zalmi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy’s cameo innings for Peshawar Zalmi proved in vain as they crashed to a three-wicket defeat to Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League here yesterday. Slumping at 59 for five in the 12th over after being sent in at Dubai International Stadium, Zalmi were propelled by an aggressive 48 off 31 balls from Sammy to finish on 135 for seven off their 20 overs. Englishman Kevin Pietersen then top-scored wi ... Read More

Cameron, Nanthan did not have board approval — report

Monday, February 08, 2016    

CAMERON... WICB president

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — A report into alleged interference in the selection process has determined that the two highest-ranking officials of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) spoke without “approval” when they backed the retention of Shiv Chanderpaul for the Australia series. WICB president Dave Cameron and his vice president, Emmanuel Nanthan had supported Chanderpaul’s selection last May after the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel had decided to drop the vete ... Read More

Harris to challenge Heaven for JCA presidency

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Jamaica Cricket Association President Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven (left) and his honorary secretary, Fritz Harris (right), share a light moment after being on the winning team at the 2013 JCA elections. Then elected Vice-President Ambassador Courtney Walsh looks on.

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) honorary secretary Fritz Harris says the ailing state of the sport forced his decision to challenge incumbent Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven for the leadership position at the next annual general meeting (AGM) expected in a few weeks’ time. Harris, who has served as secretary throughout a number of different JCA administrations, confirmed yesterday that he will run for president at the association’s elections, which will coincide with the AGM. ... Read More

Fast bowler Holder to replace McCoy at ICC Under-19 World Cup

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

HOLDER…was impressive during the NAGICO Super50 Tournament last month

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Fast bowler Chemar Holder has replaced the injured Obed McCoy in the West Indies team at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. Holder, 17, arrived in Bangladesh ahead of the quarter-final match against Pakistan, to be played on Monday (Sunday night Caribbean Time). McCoy sustained a laceration of the webbing between his thumb and first finger on his left hand earlier on tour and is therefore unable to play. Holder was impressive during the NAGICO S ... Read More

First ball ‘duck’ for Gayle as Qalanders lose again

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Chistopher Gayle

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies opener Chris Gayle failed with a first-ball ‘duck’ as his Lahore Qalanders lost their second-straight game in the Pakistan Super League with a heavy nine-wicket defeat to Peshawar Zalmi here yesterday. The left-hander was bowled by left-arm seamer Junaid Khan off the first ball of the contest at Dubai International Stadium, and his dismissal set the tone for the innings which ambled to 117 for six off 20 overs. In fact, Qalander ... Read More

Russell cameo fails to save Islamabad

Saturday, February 06, 2016    

RUSSELL... blasted a quick-fire 35

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Andre Russell’s cameo was not enough to save Islamabad United as they plunged to a comprehensive eight-wicket defeat to Quetta Gladiators in the opening game of the inaugural Pakistan Super League here Thursday. Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gladiators finished on 128 for seven off their 20 overs with West Indies, all-rounder Russell blasting a quick-fire unbeaten 35. They were slumping at 63 for six in the 15th over when Russell jo ... Read More



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