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All-rounders Stokes and Holder to lead from the front

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Two of the world's best all-rounders in Ben Stokes and Jason Holder will be captaining their respective sides when England face the West Indies in the first Test at Southampton, starting today. Read More

Stokes to follow Root advice and captain England his way
London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Ben Stokes says he will captain England his own way in the first Test against the West Indies following advice from regular skipper Joe Root.... Read More

Belief, attitude ideal for series win, says Simmons
SOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) — Head Coach Phil Simmons has backed his energised West Indies to end their long drought in England but has stressed the importance of executing in all three areas of the game, if they were to pull off a victory in the three-Test series starting here...... Read More

Lara warns West Indies 'won't last five days' in England Tests
London , United Kingdom (AFP) — West Indies great Brian Lara says the Caribbean side must try and beat “overwhelming favourites” England in four days because their batting is not strong enough to last five days.... Read More

Let's play!

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

SOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) — A 32-year-old series drought on English soil and the first global pandemic in one hundred years will serve as the daunting backdrop when West Indies clash with the hosts in a much-anticipated opening Test of world cricket's first-ever biosecure series,... Read More

What about the RSPL?

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

Head coaches of Humble Lion and Harbour View football clubs, Andrew Price and Ludlow Bernard, respectively, are fuming at the lack of communication from the governing body about the possible resumption of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Read More

ISSA urges schools to be diligent if and when sports resume

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

SCHOOLS planning to participate in Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association(ISSA)-organised competitions later this year are urged to be diligent, as the governing body for high school sports in Jamaica sets up the framework set out by the Government under the novel coronavirus... Read More

Opening Test presents selection headache — Holder

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

SOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) — West Indies Captain Jason Holder has admitted to a selection headache for The Ageas Bowl opening Test but says it is a good problem to have. Read More

Chelsea into 3rd place in EPL, Arsenal held by Leicester

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

On a night of spectacular goals in the Premier League, it was a pair of tackles that had the most significant impact on the hard-fought race for Champions League qualification. Read More

Imagination name of the game as JustBet navigates COVID-19

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

SUPREME Ventures Limited, through its brand JustBet, is ready and raring to go with new, innovative entertainment packages for their gaming fans, especially on their mobile platform, as the sports world cautiously reopens for business. Read More

Nothing changes!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

THE Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) will not budge from their rigid transfer rules adopted two years ago, even as they press ahead with trying to organise high school sports come later this year amid COVID-19 protocols. Read More

Burke hopes elevation to WTA board will inspire fellow Jamaicans

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

Jamaican Brandon Burke, who was recently elected to the board of the female lawn tennis world governing body, Women's Tennis Association (WTA), hopes his elevation serves as inspiration to his country. Read More

Jamaicans finish fifth in men's, women's 200m at Florida meet

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

Fifth-place finishes for Senoj-jay Givan and Britany Anderson in the men's 100m... Read More

High expectation

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

PACER Kemar Roach says he has faith that the West Indies batting will come good in England, despite their recent challenges and the hosts' vaunted pace attack. Read More

Remembering Everton Weekes and a prayer for WI batsmen in England

with Garfield Myers | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

JUST once, a long time ago, I met the legendary Everton Weekes, who died recently at age 95.What struck me at the time was how approachable he was and the easy way he laughed and engaged with those around him. Read More


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