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No big deal

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

JAMAICA'S senior cricket team coach, Andre Coley says a ban on the use of saliva to polish balls is unlikely to be the game changer that some are expecting. Read More

Douglas, Browne put Hikers in final against Ambris's Breakers

Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Windward Islands batsman Dillon Douglas struck an 18-ball half-century to fire La Soufriere Hikers into the final of the inaugural Twenty10 Vincy Premier League here Saturday. Read More

Estwick hails players commitment to fitness

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) —West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick has praised the level of commitment to fitness exhibited by players during the lockdown period triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Eager to play

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

WITH the West Indies Test tour to England appearing likelier by the day, Jamaican batsman Jermaine Blackwood, who topped the runs chart during last season's regional four-day tournament, is eager to fire if given the opportunity. Read More


Sunday, May, 31 2020    

BLACKWOOD...I’m hoping that the tour of England will get the go-ahead and I will be selected so I can play some cricket (Photo: Observer file) Read More

Pacer Kemar Roach back in business for West Indies

Friday, May, 29 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is happy to be back in the swing of things as he prepares for the proposed tour of England starting next month. Read More

PM Gonsalves gives Windies tour of England his blessing

Friday, May, 29 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Chairman of the Caricom subcommittee on cricket, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has thrown his support behind the West Indies' proposed tour of England once all the risks associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are... Read More

Test stars resume outdoor practice

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbadian players in the West Indies provisional squad for the proposed England tour practised here Tuesday for the second-straight day, enjoying rare outdoor activity following months of lockdown here due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)... Read More

'God of cricket' Tendulkar looms over India prodigy Shaw

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Comparisons to India's “god of cricket” Sachin Tendulkar have not always helped Prithvi Shaw as he seeks to put a doping ban and injury worries behind him and cement his place in the national side. Read More

Uncertainty over next chairman as ICC denies T20 World Cup is postponed

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Shashank Manohar is prepared to stay on as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman to oversee a “smooth transition” following reports that former India Captain Sourav Ganguly is considering standing, the ICC said... Read More

Simmons unfazed by Windies T20 rankings slide

Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies' slump in the world Twenty20 (T20) rankings is of little concern to head coach Phil Simmons, but believes it can work to his side's advantage if the T20 World Cup comes off in Australia this October. Read More

Raring to go!

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 27 2020    

JAMAICA Scorpions pace bowler Nicholson Gordon, now fully recovered from a groin strain and seemingly unfazed by that setback, says he is laying the groundwork for more success in regional cricket. Read More

Grave 'increasingly confident' series will go ahead

Tuesday, May, 26 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive Johnny Grave says he is “increasingly confident” the Test tour of England will come off, noting that a final decision will likely be made at Thursday's meeting of CWI's board. Read More

Cricket saliva ban an 'interim measure' for pandemic – Kumble

Monday, May, 25 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — A recommended ban on the use of saliva to shine cricket balls will be a temporary measure during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a senior official at the sport's governing body insisted yesterday. Read More

Welcome to a new-look T10 cricket

Monday, May, 25 2020    

Kingstown , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (AFP) — No fans allowed, no saliva on the ball, and hand sanitisers on the boundary ropes.Welcome to cricket during COVID-19 times, as it was being played out in the Caribbean last week. Read More


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