Champs Melbourne, St Elizabeth hunt 50-over final spot

DEFENDING cham-pions Melbourne Cricket Club (CC) and St Elizabeth CC will battle for a spot in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-island 50-over competition when they meet in the semi-final at Manley Horne Park today. St Catherine CC and GC Foster will meet in a St Catherine der ... Read More

DEONARINE... this franchise system allows everyone to make a
living from cricket Regional cricketers buoyed by new franchise system
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana players have praised the new regional first-class format, wh ... Read More

BONNER... Jamaican drafted for
Windies A one-day squad Carter, Bonner in one-day squad for Sri Lanka series
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Left-handed stroke-maker Jonathan Carter is among four players call ... Read More

Jermaine Lawson (Photo: No success for former Windies pacer Lawson as US lose
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) — Former West Indies pacer Jermaine Lawson went wicket-less as Un ... Read More

Windies Women focused despite men's team upheaval

Friday, October 24, 2014    

been following it, but
we don't want it to
distract us

CANBERRA, Australia (CMC) — West Indies Women's team management say their side will not be distracted by the storm of controversy surrounding their male counterparts. Windies Women arrived here last week to face hosts Australia Women in a bilateral series, even as West Indies men's one-day side took the unprecedented step of abandoning their tour of India over a pay dispute with their union, WIPA. However, captain Merissa Aguilleira said while her team were aware of the issues, they were ... Read More

Former Test bowler Lawson stars as US crush Bermuda

Friday, October 24, 2014    

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) — Former West Indies fast bowler Jermaine Lawson marked his debut for the United States by helping to demolish Bermuda on the opening day of the six-nation Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Three 50- over tournament in Malaysia yesterday. The Jamaican claimed three for 30 from 5.5 overs as Bermuda were routed for 106 inside 27 overs before the US romped to a six-wicket victory in just 21.5 overs at Bayuemas Oval. Having qualified to play for the US base ... Read More

Mathews, Mohammed star as Windies Women lose

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Mohammed snapped up three wickets for 19 runs to unsettle the top-order and restrict the homeside to 128 for five in their 20 overs at Manuka Oval. Sixteen-year-old Mathews, in her debut year for West Indies, batted throughout the innings to be unbeaten on 62 as the visitors got to 122 for four before the overs ran out. All-rounder Ellyse Perry, who opened the batting, was the star of the Australian innings with a top-score of 62 retired out. She teamed up with Delissa Kimmince in a solid ope ... Read More

Task force probe

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

CAMERON… president of the West Indies Cricket Board

Following an emergency meeting of directors in Barbados yesterday WICB says the task force, comprising critical stakeholders, will meet with all parties including the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) and the players, before reporting its findings to the board. The WICB announcement comes hours after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it would “initiate legal proceedings” against WICB following the sudden pull-out by the senior West Indies cri ... Read More

Rain-hit game ends in a draw

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

BLACKWOOD… finished
with best figures of three
for 44

MATARA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — West Indies A and Sri Lanka A played to a tame draw after rain again interrupted play on the fourth and final day at the Uyanwatte Stadium here yesterday. Only 25 overs of play were possible as the match headed to a certain draw after the first day's play was completely rained out. Resuming from their overnight score of 63 for 4, Sri Lanka could not get going once again and tumbled to 161 for nine at the close. Part-time spinner Jermaine Blackwood, who slowed d ... Read More

BCCI to file lawsuit against WICB

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

HYDERABAD, India (CMC) — The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that it would "initiate legal proceedings" against West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as the fallout continues yesterday following the sudden and dramatic pullout by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of the sub-continent. BCCI also disclosed that all bilateral tours by India to the West Indies have been suspended even as the WICB was meeting in emergency session in Barbados yesterday to d ... Read More

Stand-out Samuels makes big strides in rankings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) --- Just as he did in the recent one-day series against India, stroke-maker Marlon Samuels has again provided the only bright spark for West Indies in the latest International Cricket Council's rankings released Monday.   The elegant right-hander has jumped 20 places to 41st in the One-Day International batting rankings, to be the biggest mover overall, while his West Indies counterparts experienced movement in the other direction. Samuels smashed 254 ru ... Read More

Impasse threatens franchise system

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

HINDS... president of WIPA

The impasse between players and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), which led to regional cricketers controversially pulling out of the tour of India, has created some doubt over the execution of the new professional franchise system, set to be rolled out next month. But the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Wilford 'Billy' Heaven is supportive of the franchise league and believes it could help with the development of the sport in the region. "Here you have something to benef ... Read More

WICB members must be mature and responsible — Heaven

By Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

HEAVEN... our task right now
is to find a solution to this
very embarrassing,
distressing and untenable

Today's board meeting in Barbados to discuss last week's catastrophic abandonment of the West Indies tour of India could easily turn out to be among the most stormy in the 88-year history of the West Indies Cricket Board. But if president of the Jamaica Cricket Association Billy Heaven has his way, board members will be focusing on finding solutions to the crisis rather than bitter recriminations. "Our task right now is to find a solution to this very embarrassing, distressing and untenable si ... Read More

West Indies seek India meeting in bid to solve crisis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:54 PM    

 BRIDGETOWN, (AFP) --- West Indies Cricket Board directors are seeking a meeting with their Indian counterparts in a bid to minimise the potentially colossal consequences of the unprecedented abandonment of the tour of India by the Caribbean side last week. The West Indies cut short their tour last Friday because of an internal pay dispute, even though the fifth one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still remained to be played. India retaliated by cancelling a tour sched ... Read More



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