Cricket

It was not safe to resume after rain interruption, says Brathwaite

West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite (right) greets his Indian counterpart MS Dhoni.

LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) – West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite says he does not believe that it was safe to resume the second of a two-match T20 international series between West Indies and India after a rain interruption on Sunday. Umpires called off the match early during India&rsquo ... Read More

South African batsman Stiaan van Zyl fends off a bouncer on the third day of the second Test match against New Zealand at the Supersport Cricket stadium in Centurion, South Africa, yesterday. (Photos: AFP) South Africa hold aces despite collapse
CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa held on to a strong position despite a top-order ... Read More

Evin Lewis of West Indies celebrates his century during the first T20 International against India at Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday. (Photo: AFP) Knowledge of pitch helped in hundred, says Lewis
LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) — West Indies opener Evin Lewis says his knowledge of the Central Br ... Read More

Newly appointed West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite shows off the Paytm trophy after his team copped the two-match series against India 1-0, after the second match at Central Broward Stadium yesterday ended in a no-result, as heavy rain forced the abandonment of play. West Indies had won the first game on Saturday by one run. (Photo: AFP) Cricket skippers bat for more matches on US soil
FORT LAUDERDALE, USA (AFP) — India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants more matches in the Unit ... Read More

Photo: Windies clinch series

Monday, August 29, 2016    

Newly appointed West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite shows off the Paytm trophy after his team copped the two-match series against India 1-0, after the second match at Central Broward Stadium yesterday ended in a no-result, as heavy rain forced the abandonment of play. West Indies had won the first game on Saturday by one run. (Photo: AFP)

Newly appointed West Indies T20 Captain Carlos Brathwaite shows off the Paytm trophy after his team copped the two-match series against India 1-0, after the second match at Central Broward Stadium yesterday ended in a no-result, as heavy rain forced the abandonment of play. West Indies had won the first game on Saturday by one run. (Photo: AFP) Read More

Australia seal tense chase against Sri Lanka

Monday, August 29, 2016    

Australian cricketer George Bailey celebrates his half-century during the third One-Day International  match against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket stadium in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Half-centurion George Bailey starred in Australia’s tense run chase as the visitors edged past Sri Lanka by two wickets in the third One Day international and took a 2-1 lead in Dambulla yesterday. Australia chased down 227 in 46 overs to deny Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan a winning farewell in his final ODI. Bowlers set up the win for the visitors after restricting Sri Lanka to 226 all out in 49.2 overs with Dinesh Chandimal top-scoring with 1 ... Read More

One-run thriller

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Evin Lewis of West Indies hits a six during the first T20 against India at Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday. West Indies won by one run. (Photos: AFP)

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (AFP) — West Indies defeated India by one run in a record run-laden Twenty20 clash yesterday after piling up the third-highest ever total in the game’s shortest format. Set 246 to win, India needed just eight off the last over and two off the final ball for a famous victory in the Florida sunshine. But skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni could only scoop a Dwayne Bravo delivery into the hands of Marlon Samuels at short third man to leave India agonisingly o ... Read More

Kingston retain Kingston Wharves Under-15 cricket title

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Grantley Stephenson (blue shirt, back row) CEO of Kingston Wharves Limited, presents the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition Trophy to Matthew Comrie, captain of the winning Kingston team after defeating St Elizabeth by 114 on Friday at Sabina Park.  Also sharing with the jubilant team are Glen Shields (back row left) of first-time sponsor NCB Foundation, Mark Williams (right), COO of Kingston Wharves, as well as Courtney Francis (pink shirt back row), CEO of Jamaica Cricket Association.

Kingston retained their championship trophy in the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition on Friday at Sabina Park after defeating last year’s runner-up St Elizabeth by 114 runs. Kingston, who won the toss and batted, made 179 runs for the loss of two wickets in their 30 overs (reduced from 40 because of the possibility of rain) on the back of dependable opener Daniel Beckford with 65 not out and number three batamsn Razaq Williams with 42. The two wickets to fall went to Romain ... Read More

The Jackie Hendriks story - Part 3

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Wicketkeper Jackie Hendriks completes a run-out dismissal. (Michael Gordon)

A large painting portraying a flowing Garfield Sobers extra cover drive is the backdrop when former West Indies wicketkeeper Jackie Hendriks takes his favourite chair by the living room window of his New Kingston apartment. It’s hardly surprising, since Hendriks, whose 20 Test matches were all played alongside Sobers in the 1960s, considers the great Barbadian left-hander the best batsman he has ever seen. “I can’t say enough about him (Sobers),” said a contemplative He ... Read More

Root stars as England beat Pakistan in 2nd ODI

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

England’s Joe Root (right) plays a shot and is closely watched by Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed during play in the second One Day International at Lord’s cricket ground in London, England, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Joe Root’s 89 saw England to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-day international at Lord’s yesterday. Victory put England 2-0 up in the five-match series after their 44-run rain-affected success at Southampton on Wednesday. Aggressive pace bowling, with Chris Woakes and Mark Wood taking three wickets apiece, left England chasing a modest target of 252. Pakistan had collapsed to two for three before Sarfraz Ahmed’s 105, the ... Read More

New captain leads powerful T20 army against India

Saturday, August 27, 2016    

BRATHWAITE... it is a very big honour to captain the West Indies

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CMC) — Newly appointed captain Carlos Brathwaite leads a powerful West Indies team against India in two Twenty20 Internationals in South Florida (T20Is) this weekend. “I am very excited. It is a very big honour to captain the West Indies,” said Brathwaite during a news conference yesterday. “I am Just excited to get on the park, start and lead a great bunch of guys into what we hope would be a series win.” The groundbreaking encounters b ... Read More

Windies to play Pakistan in first day-night Test

Saturday, August 27, 2016    

West Indies cricketers celebrate an Indian wicket on day four of the third Test at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia, recently. (Photo: WICB)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) —West Indies will play Pakistan in their first day-night Test with a pink ball in Dubai in October, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday. West Indies will also play a day-night tour match against PCB Patrons XI between October 7 and 9 in Sharjah to prepare for the day-night Test, the first in the three-match series. The first Tests starts October 13, while Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, will host the second and third Tests from October 21 and O ... Read More

Umpire Reifer Jr to make his international debut

Saturday, August 27, 2016    

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CMC) — Umpire Leslie Reifer Jnr is set to make his international debut when he stands in the second Paytm Twenty20 (T20)International between West Indies and India tomorrow. The 26-year-old from Barbados will become one of the youngest umpires in international cricket history during the Paytm T20 Series. Reifer Jr, who started his umpiring career as a teenager, will be the television umpire today and will stand in the middle in tomorrow’s second fixture. ... Read More

Bangladesh relieved after England confirms tour

Saturday, August 27, 2016    

Bangladesh’s Sarkar (File Photo)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh’s cricket authorities yesterday breathed a sigh of relief as England announced that their tour to the south Asian nation would go ahead as planned. The tour was thrown into doubt after an Islamist extremist attack on an upscale Dhaka cafe saw 20 — mostly foreign — hostages killed, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility. However, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the tour on Thursday, ending weeks of specula ... Read More



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