Cricket

Coach Nixon looks to maintain winning ways at CPL outing in Florida

Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Andre Russell on the go against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Hero CPL game at Sabina Park on July 16. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

Jamaica Tallawahs Head Coach Paul Nixon is pleased with the form of his team heading into their two Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games in the United States. The Tallawahs, who currently lead the preliminary standing with 13 points from eight games, are scheduled to play third-place St Lucia ... Read More

West Indies Captain Jason Holder bowls during the first Test match against India at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John’s, Antigua on July 21. (Photo: AFP) WI must fight like tigers at Sabina
For me it wasn’t so much that the West Indies lost the first Test by an innings. My greatest ... Read More

Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Andre Russell on the go against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Hero CPL game at Sabina Park on July 16. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Photo: Florida quest
Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Andre Russell on the go against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the H ... Read More

Jamaica Captain Stafanie Taylor carved out 68 off 49 deliveries with seven fours and a six in the win over Barbados. (Ashley Allen) Jamaica edge Barbados to remain unbeaten
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Jamaica remained unbeaten, but inflicted Barbados with their first ... Read More

Windies to host Afghanistan in historic series

Tuesday, July 26, 2016    

KABUL, Afghanistan (CMC) — Afghanistan will tour West Indies for an eight-match limited overs series next June, marking the first time the International Cricket Association (ICC) associate nation will face the Caribbean side in a full series. The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced yesterday that the Asian side would play the Windies in five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals starting mid-June, but revealed no specific dates. For the Afghans, it will be only ... Read More

Plenty of excitement ahead of US leg – CPL boss

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July 26, 2016    

O’DONOHOE... There is this huge Jamaican Diaspora in the US, so it will be great.

Damien O’Donohoe, the chief executive officer of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), says the first half of the 2016 season has set the stage for the historic hosting of games in the United States. This year’s Hero CPL Twenty20 cricket tournament — the fourth edition — has seen games held in Trinidad & Tobago, St Kitts & Nevis, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and St Lucia. Fans have been clamouring to see the action, with most venues either sold out or filled close t ... Read More

Imperious Charles makes it three straight for Zouks

Tuesday, July 26, 2016    

Guyana Amazon Warriors fielder Jason Mohammed drops a chance to dismiss St Lucia Zouks batsman Johnson Charles during the Hero Caribbean Premier League at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet on Sunday.

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — West Indies opener Johnson Charles produced an imperious innings as St Lucia Zouks clobbered Guyana Amazon Warriors by nine wickets here Sunday night, to march to third spot in the Caribbean Premier League. Chasing 160 for victory at the Darren Sammy National Stadium, Zouks sped to their target off the first ball of the 16th over, with the right-hander Charles striking a whirlwind unbeaten 94 off 52 deliveries. He lost Andre Fletcher in the third over for thr ... Read More

Anderson in the wickets as England rout Pakistan

Tuesday, July 26, 2016    

England’s Alastair Cook (centre) leads his players from the pitch after their 330-run win against Pakistan on the fourth day of the second Test  at Old Trafford in Manchester, yesterday. (Photos: AFP)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — James Anderson marked his return to international duty with three wickets as England beat Pakistan by a massive 330 runs to win the second Test at his Old Trafford home ground yesterday. Pakistan, set a mammoth 565 for victory, were bowled out for 234 in their second innings after tea on the fourth day. This was England’s fifth-biggest Test win in terms of runs. But England’s joy in levelling the four-match series at 1-1 was tempered by the ... Read More

Scoreboard

Tuesday, July 26, 2016    

Completed scoreboard on the fourth day of the second Test between England and Pakistan: England 1st Innings 589-8 dec (J Root 254, A Cook 105, C Woakes 58, J Bairstow 58; Wahab Riaz 3-106) Pakistan 1st Innings 198 (Misbah-ul-Haq 52; C Woakes 4-67) England 2nd Innings (overnight: 98-1) A. Cook not out 76 A. Hales c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 24 J. Root not out 71 Extras (lb2) 2 Total (1 wkt dec, 30 overs, 126 mins) 173 Did not bat: J Vince, G Ballance, C Woakes, B St ... Read More

Ashwin spins India to crushing defeat of Windies

Monday, July 25, 2016    

India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowls during day four of the cricket Test match versus West Indies yesterday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John’s, Antigua. (Photos: AFP)

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Ravichandran Ashwin completed a magnificent all-round performance with seven wickets to bowl India to a crushing victory by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua yesterday. His haul of seven for 83 off 25 overs followed his third Test hundred — 113 — in India’s massive first-innings total of 566 for eight declared at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Resuming their second inn ... Read More

Cook piles on the runs against Pakistan

Monday, July 25, 2016    

England’s bowler James Anderson (left) celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan’s Shan Masood on yesterday’s third day of the second Test cricket match at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England. (Photo: AFP)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — England Captain Alastair Cook left Pakistan needing to rewrite the record books if they were to win the second Test at Old Trafford, after opting against enforcing the follow-on on yesterday’s third day. At stumps, England, looking to level the four-Test series at 1-1, were 98 for one in their second innings. That gave them a lead of 489 runs, with no side having made more in the fourth innings to win a Test than the West Indies’ 418 for sev ... Read More

India push wilting Windies to verge of heavy defeat

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

West Indies cricketer Shannon Gabriel (right) is bowled by India spinner Amit Mishra during day three of the cricket Test match yesterday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John’s, Antigua. (Photos: AFP)

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — West Indies were facing the prospect of another huge series-opening defeat at 21 for one in their second innings at stumps, a deficit of 302 runs, after being forced to followon on the third day of the first Test against India yesterday. Fast-medium bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami took four wickets each to wreck the home side’s first innings, dismissing them for 243 in the final session of the day with half-centuries by opener Kraigg B ... Read More

Jamaica, Barbados remain unbeaten as T&T rebound

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Stafanie Taylor struck 35 not out in Jamaica’s win over Leeward Islands.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Jamaica and Barbados both posted their second wins on the trot, while Trinidad and Tobago rebounded from an opening round defeat to also find the winning touch in the second round of the Twenty20 phase of the Regional Women’s Championship here Friday. In matches played at the Guyana National Stadium, Jamaica brushed aside Leeward Islands by eight wickets, Barbados easily knocked over hosts Guyana by 49 runs, while T&T clobbered Windward Islands by 73 r ... Read More

Zouks maintain winning feeling against Tridents in Hero CPL

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

St Lucia Zouks Captain Darren Sammy (third left) celebrates with his teammates after the fall of a wicket against
the Barbados Tridents. (FILE PHOTO: CPL T20 LTD.2015)

St Lucia Zouks have made it two wins at home in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a seven-wicket victory over Barbados Tridents in a rain-affected contest at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. Scores: St Lucia Zouks 131-3 (17.3 overs); Barbados Tridents 137-8 (20 overs) Chasing just 138 runs to win, Charles and Fletcher got the home side off to the best possible start with an 88-run, first-wicket stand before the latter fell for a top score of 45. A short rain delay shorten ... Read More



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