Cricket

Dottin set for Heat return following face surgery

DOTTIN... I am back from serious injury and looking forward to bringing the heat this Friday and Saturday (Photo: Observer file)

ADELAIDE, Australia (CMC) — Barbados and West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin is set to make a dramatic return for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League this weekend, three weeks after undergoing face surgery. The 25-year-old suffered multiple fractures to her cheekbones follow ... Read More

Windies blind cricketers for warm-up game
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — West Indies blind and visually impaired cricketers will play a practi ... Read More

SAMUELS... stylish Jamaican batsman Hurricanes warning
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ Reginald Benjamin has pushe ... Read More

POLLARD... big-hitting batsman slammed 47 off 22 deliveries Pollard’s best sends Brathwaite, Thunder tumbling out
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Kieron Pollard produced a season-best knock to hand Carlos Brathwait ... Read More

Brathwaite committed to Windies duty despite T20 lure

Wednesday, January 18, 2017    

BRATHWAITE... my priority is always the West Indies (Photo: WICB)

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite has reiterated his commitment to playing international cricket, despite the demand for his services in Twenty20 (T20) leagues across the globe. The 28-year-old has been an instant hit with Sydney Thunder in the ongoing Australia Big Bash, and already the franchise are weighing up the possibility of securing his services for next season. However, West Indies are scheduled to tour New Zealand from November 2017 to January 2018 fo ... Read More

Hope, Carter among runs as Super50 looms

Wednesday, January 18, 2017    

CARTER... hit five fours and three sixes

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies players Shai Hope and Jonathan Carter warmed up nicely for Barbados Pride’s upcoming campaign in the Regional Super50, with half-centuries in the final practice game here Monday. Hope top-scored with 70 off 67 balls while the left-handed Carter struck 56 off 54 as Jason Holder’s XI, chasing a revised target of 281, got home off the first ball of the final over with four wickets remaining. The right-handed Hope, who has played seven Tes ... Read More

Samuels named in Hurricanes’ Super50 squad

Tuesday, January 17, 2017    

Jamaican Marlon Samuels named in Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad (WICB Media)

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Test star Marlon Samuels headlines a 14-man Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad announced on Sunday for this month’s Regional Super50 in Antigua and Barbados. The veteran right-hander, who has not turned out in the tournament in three seasons, will be joined by the Trinidad and Tobago pair of Kevon Cooper and Akeal Hosein for the January 24 to February 18 campaign. Test fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has also been named in the unit which will be led by out-of- ... Read More

Thunder hoping Brathwaite stays if semi-finals

Tuesday, January 17, 2017    

Carlos Brathwaite has committed to playing for Barbados Pride in the Regional Super50.Photo: WICB Media

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Carlos Brathwaite is set to fly home to Barbados following Sydney Thunder’s clash with Adelaide Strikers tomorrow, but the reigning champions are hoping they can persuade the West Indies all-rounder to remain, if they manage to reach the Big Bash League play-offs. The 28-year-old arrived two weeks ago as a replacement for Windies teammate Andre Russell, who was forced out of the tournament with an injured hamstring, and has quickly become a fan favourite in ... Read More

Cameron focused on keeping WICB relevant, profitable

Monday, January 16, 2017    

CAMERON... we continue to explore ways to take West Indies cricket forward

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Dave Cameron, has renewed his commitment to making the embattled regional body profitable, even as he announced a name change of the organisation to Cricket West Indies. While no formal announcement of the name change has been made, Cameron told the Guardian newspaper here that the WICB would now be known as Cricket West Indies and that an entity named Windies had also been created to deal with the commercial aspe ... Read More

Cricket gift!

Monday, January 16, 2017    

Photo: Ainsley Clarke

Defending schoolboy cricket champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) last week received an assortment of new and used cricket gear from benefactors in England. The gift, which was presented to the STETHS cricket fraternity by Glendon Newsome of the STETHS p ast s tudents a ssociation, came from Jamaican Vincent Lindo, who has lived in England for more than 50 years, and his friend, sports goods supplier, Gary Stanyer. From left are: Newsome; principal of STETHS Keith Wellington; ST ... Read More

Kohli, Jadhav centuries help India beat England

Monday, January 16, 2017    

India captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during the first One-Day International against England at The MCA International Cricket Stadium in Pune, India, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

PUNE, India (AFP) — Skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit blistering centuries to help India chase down 350 and stun England by three wickets in the first one-day international in Pune yesterday. Kohli (122), who was leading the limited overs side for the first time, and Jadhav (120) put on 200 runs for the fifth wicket as India achieved the target with 11 balls to spare. All-rounder Hardik Pandya kept his nerves to take India home with his unbeaten 40 off 37 deliveries. Ravichandran ... Read More

Taylor half-century helps Thunder to dramatic win

Sunday, January 15, 2017    

Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 68 off 51 balls. (Contributed)

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Stafanie Taylor’s season-best half-century was nearly in vain but somehow Sydney Thunder managed to hang on and beat city rivals Sydney Sixers in a dramatic Women’s Big Bash League encounter here Saturday. Set 139 for victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Thunder were propelled by Taylor’s top score of 68 off 51 balls, but once she departed to the second ball of the penultimate over with 11 runs required, Sixers hit back to ensure scores were le ... Read More

Sammy signs for Jaguars in Hong Kong Blitz

Sunday, January 15, 2017    

Darren Sammy to represent Hung Hom JD Jaguars in the second edition of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz in March..

HONG KONG, Hong Kong (CMC) — Two-time Twenty20 (T20) World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy, will turn out for Hung Hom JD Jaguars in the second edition of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz in March. Jaguars team coach Afzaal Haider confirmed Sammy’s participation, pointing out that he was expected to be a major drawing card for the Twenty20 showpiece. “Darren Sammy is a stalwart of the game. His celebrations with the pacifier and champion dances have won him countless fans across the ... Read More

Crushing defeat my worst moment, says Sri Lanka skipper

Sunday, January 15, 2017    

South African bowler Duanne Olivier (right) runs past Sri Lanka batsman and skipper Angelo Mathews after dismissing him during the third Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg yesterday. (AFP)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Sri Lanka Captain Angelo Mathews said after his team crashed to an innings defeat inside three days that their 3-0 series whitewash by South Africa was the worst loss of his captaincy career. Sri Lanka lost 16 wickets in a day as South Africa’s fast bowlers sealed victory by an innings and 118 runs on the third day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium yesterday. The tourists were bowled out for 131 and 177 as South Africa’s f ... Read More



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