Cricket

Gayle hints at quitting the Test game

West Indies cricketer Chris
Gayle competes in a game of
football during a training in
Perth on Wednesday.
(PHOTO: AFP)

PERTH, Australia (CMC) — West Indies opener Chris Gayle has hinted at the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his recurring back problems cannot cope with a tight international schedule. Gayle says he plans to assess his future after the ICC World Cup when he meets with officials of ... Read More

NARINE... withdrew just before the squad
left the region for the World Cup Windies missing spin heroics of Narine, says Lloyd
PERTH, Australia (CMC) — Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd says West Indies are desperately mi ... Read More

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Scotland's captain Preston Mommsen plays a shot during the Pool A 2015 Cricket World Cup
cricket match against Bangladesh at Saxton Park Oval in Nelson, New Zealand, yesterday.
(PHOTOS: AFP)
Scotland batsman Kyle Coetzer celebrates
scoring a century during the Pool A 2015
Cricket World Cup cricket match against
Bangladesh at Saxton Park Oval in Nelson,
New Zealand, yesterday. Two sides to the coin
NELSON, New Zealand (AFP) — Scotland captain Preston Mommsen was a frustrated man after his si ... Read More

Bangladesh keep hope alive with six-wicket triumph over Scotland

Friday, March 06, 2015    


Scotland's captain Preston Mommsen plays a shot during the Pool A 2015 Cricket World Cup
cricket match against Bangladesh at Saxton Park Oval in Nelson, New Zealand, yesterday.
(PHOTOS: AFP)
Scotland batsman Kyle Coetzer celebrates
scoring a century during the Pool A 2015
Cricket World Cup cricket match against
Bangladesh at Saxton Park Oval in Nelson,
New Zealand, yesterday.

NELSON, New Zealand (AFP) — Bangladesh kept their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive when they defeated Scotland by six wickets in Nelson yesterday, achieving the second highest successful run-chase in tournament history. In a Pool A match of tumbling national records, Bangladesh overtook Scotland's 318 with 11 balls to spare. Each time Scotland felt they had made a significant breakthrough as Bangladesh narrowed in on the target, up stepped another batsman to maintain the pace. Tamim ... Read More

WI face defending champs India in crucial WCup game

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

The West Indies’ pace bowler Jerome Taylor about to deliver a ball during his team’s training session at Murdoch University Oval, Perth, Australia, on Tuesday.
(PHOTO: WICB MEDIA/PHILIP SPOONER)

PERTH, Australia (AFP) — Defending champions India will look to continue their recent success against Chris Gayle when they clash with the West Indies in the World Cup at the WACA ground in Perth on Friday (today, Jamaica time). The explosive left-hander has not passed 50 in his last 10 One-Day innings against India and not hit a century against them since 2006, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men know that does not guarantee another cheap wicket. Just last week, Gayle hammered a reco ... Read More

Sir Curtly warns seam attack against WACA indiscipline

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Curtly Ambrose

PERTH, Australia (CMC) — West Indies fast bowling icon Sir Curtly Ambrose has urged discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning world champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch here Friday (today, Jamaica time). Sir Curtly, the Windies bowling coach, said it was important the Caribbean side's seamers found the right lengths and resisted the temptation to bowl overly short at the Indian batsmen on the encouraging WACA strip. "The pitches here in Perth are usually ... Read More

Walton lone change in Jamaica Franchise 13-man squad

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

WALTON…
had opted out of
the player pool for
retainer contracts
because of
academic
commitments

Wicketkeeper/batsman Chadwick Walton is the only change to the Jamaica Franchise squad ahead of tomorrow's West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day clash against hosts Guyana Jaguars in Providence. Walton, who represents the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League, but features mostly for Combined Campuses and Colleges in the defunct four-day tournament, will replace Horace Miller. The hapless Miller was the man behind the stumps for Jamaica in thei ... Read More

Aussies, Pakistanis score massive wins

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Australia’s David Warner plays a shot during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A
match against Afghanistan in Perth yesterday.

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Merciless Australia hit the highest ever World Cup score yesterday when they piled up 417-6 in a record 275-run triumph over Afghanistan as Pakistan cruised to a 129-run win against the UAE. At the WACA in Perth, four-time champions Australia went past the previous World Cup best of 413-5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007 before dismissing Afghanistan for just 142. It was the third 400-plus total in the last six days after South Africa twice went through the ... Read More

ODI triple century possible, says Michael Clarke

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

PERTH, Australia (AFP) — Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is possible a batsman will crack the 300-run barrier in One-Day International cricket. Clarke was speaking after his side demolished Afghanistan by a World Cup record 275 runs yesterday at the WACA Ground, led by a punishing David Warner century. The left-handed opener belted 178 from 133 balls in the Australian innings of 417 for six, falling when the chance to become the fifth batsman to score an ODI double century beck ... Read More

Tendulkar blasts proposals to slash 2019 WCup to 10 teams

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar yesterday blasted proposals to slash the 2019 World Cup to just 10 nations, describing it as "a backward step" and suggesting the tournament be expanded to 25 teams. Tendulkar, an ambassador for the World Cup on behalf of the International Cricket Council (ICC), said the ICC should be expanding the frontiers of the game with Test teams encouraged to pit their 'A' sides against Associate nations such as Afghanistan and Ireland. " ... Read More

Sammy says Windies not afraid of unbeaten India

Wednesday, March 04, 2015    

SAMMY... it would be good
to get a win against India

PERTH, Australia (CMC) -- All-rounder Darren Sammy says West Indies is not daunted by the prospects of facing unbeaten India when the two teams clash in the ICC Cricket World Cup Group B fixture on Friday (Thursday Jamaica time). West Indies remain in contention for a place in the quarter-finals having won two matches and lost two and with two more matches to play in the preliminary round. Jason Holders' men are in fourth place in the pool behind India, who have won all their matches played fo ... Read More

...JCA boss cites constitutional breach in resolution to overturn vote

Wednesday, March 04, 2015    

HEAVEN… there is still the chance of
resolving the matter

The recent Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) annual general meeting lacked the fireworks that some feared, or others maybe even hoped for. However, there were moments of tension, contention and a bit of controversy. Undoubtedly, the main item on the agenda of the AGM, held at the Pegasus Hotel on February 17, centred on the resolution to overturn the vote taken by the JCA board of directors on February 3. The 10-6 directors' decision in favour of Barbadian Joel Garner instead of Jamaican incu ... Read More

Heaven plans to stay put despite tremors of opposition

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March 04, 2015    

HEAVEN... I would advise those who want to put up a challenge
or a motion to first learn how it should be done

MANY view Jamaica's about turn in backing Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron to remain head of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as a resounding statement to Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Wilford 'Billy' Heaven. They argue that the JCA boss should step aside. After all, Heaven and JCA first vice-president Dr Donovan Bennett backed Cameron's challenger Joel Garner in a 10-6 vote of JCA directors on February 3. And a vote of 67-22 at the JCA's annual general meeting on February 17 to ove ... Read More



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