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Timeless

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

RODDY Estwick, the West Indies assistant coach, says batsman Nkrumah Bonner has shown a level of maturity and discipline to suggest he could become one of Test cricket's late bloomers. Read More

Grange says JADCO investment reaffirms Government's commitment to doping fight

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 17 2020    

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange says the Government's $40-million investment in a new headquarters and mobile testing unit for the Jamaica Anti- Doping Commission (JADCO) reaffirms her Administration's commitment to the partnership and the fight against... Read More

Windies to stand with BLM in fight for racial justice

Wednesday, June, 17 2020    

MANCHESTER, England (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder said West Indies were committed to the global fight for racial justice, and will stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the upcoming series against England. Read More

Glimmer of Hope

Wednesday, June, 17 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — West Indies batsman Shai Hope is aiming to achieve a “turnaround” in his Test career now that he is back in England, the scene of his greatest triumph in the five-day format. Read More

Bairstow eyes England wicketkeeper role ahead of West Indies Tests

Wednesday, June, 17 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jonny Bairstow believes he can regain his role as England's Test wicketkeeper as players prepare to go head-to-head for a place in the side to face the West Indies. Read More

West Indies quicks excite Estwick ahead of England Tests

Tuesday, June, 16 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The West Indies are showing signs that they are developing a pace attack that could stand comparison with the great Caribbean sides of the past, Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick said yesterday. Read More

Force to be reckoned with

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 16 2020    

WEST Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons has identified fast bowlers Chemar Holder and Shannon Gabriel as key components in their plan to win a Test series on English soil for the first time since 1988. Read More

Coley urges Scorpions players to be the best they can

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

CRICKETERS should undertake self-assessments while single-mindedly striving to become the best they can be, both mentally and physically, says Jamaica Scorpions Head Coach Andre Coley. Read More

Sir Andy says Thomas deserves Test spot, but Brathwaite fortunate

Sunday, June, 14 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Outspoken fast bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts has lamented the exclusion of fast bowler Oshane Thomas from the West Indies 14-man squad to England but has queried the inclusion of out-of-form opener Kraigg Brathwaite. Read More

Tough going in Test cricket

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South Central Bureau | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

This is the second segment of a series on the former Jamaica and West Indies opener Easton McMorris. The first segment was published on Sunday, June 7, 2020  Read More

Domino therapy

Sunday, June, 14 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Dominoes may be an unusual way to get ready for cricket, but West Indies Coach Phil Simmons believes the traditional Caribbean pastime will help his squad's morale ahead of their behind-closed-doors Test series with England. Read More

Windies Captain Holder hails 'smooth' safety protocols

Friday, June, 12 2020    

MANCHESTER, England (CMC) — West Indies Captain Jason Holder has praised the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the safety protocols implemented for the upcoming Test series, saying Wednesday the Caribbean side felt “safe” after arriving here for the historic... Read More

'Stay focused', Coach Bennett tells Jamaican trio

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 12 2020    

FORMER national Coach Junior Bennett says the selections of Jamaican batsmen Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood and John Campbell for the West Indies Test series in England were all expected. Read More

Holder urges West Indies to 'grasp' England chance

Thursday, June, 11 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — West Indies Captain Jason Holder has urged his side to grasp the opportunity provided by a Test series in England as international cricket prepares to return after the novel coronavirus shutdown. Read More

Coach Reifer salutes Windies bowlers

Thursday, June, 11 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Interim batting Coach Floyd Reifer believes once West Indies' batsmen can produce consistently, the Caribbean side can successfully defend the coveted Wisden Trophy and win their first series in England in 32 years. Read More



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