Caribbean

  • Pietersen set for CPL appearance 31-03-2014 01:36 PM

    Kingston: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is set to showcase his talent in this year's Caribbean Premier League, after signing up for next month's draft. Pietersen was discarded by England following the disastrous Ashes tour earlier this year and will now ply his trade in the Caribbean following his Indian...
  • Kevin Pietersen to play in Caribbean Premier League 28-03-2014 09:41 PM

    Jettisoned England batsman Kevin Pietersen has added another payday to his diary with the announcement that he will play in the Caribbean Premier League in July and August after his commitments in India. Pietersen, literally available to the highest bidder after being shunned by England, was picked up by the...
  • CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coach 21-03-2014 01:49 PM

    Kingston: Former Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur will take charge of defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The organisers confirmed that the South African, who also coached the Proteas for several years, will replace Englishman Paul Nixon. The Tallawahs beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in the...
  • Johnny Depp to marry Amber Heard on a beach in Bahamas 02-02-2014 05:21 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp is said to exchange vows with Amber Heard on a beach in the Bahamas. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star's wedding won't be a 'big, glitzy' party and will just have close friends and family, reports contactmusic.com. "They're having a small intimate ceremony barefoot on...
  • Royal Caribbean cruise ended after over 300 on board fall ill 27-01-2014 09:59 AM

    Kingston: The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship's 10-day trip in the Caribbean early after hundreds of passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness. The Miami-based company made the announcement a few hours after officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Christoph Waltz to play villain in 'Pirates of Caribbean 5'? 29-11-2013 03:13 PM

    Los Angeles: 'Django Unchained' star Christoph Waltz is eyeing to be the main baddie in the next Jack Sparrow movie 'Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'. According to reports, the 'Inglourious Basterds' actor is rumoured circling a role of Captain Brand, who is a ghost who is seeking...
  • I'm a procrastinator, says Keira Knightley 10-11-2013 01:25 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Keira Knightley admits to putting things off till the last moment. The 28-year-old says that there are times when she is very organised, but then she has long spells of time when she loves to procrastinate, reports contactmusic.com. "I'm naturally a procrastinator. I have moments where I...
  • India will extend cultural ties with Trinidad and Tobago, says Chandresh Katoch 04-11-2013 11:24 PM

    Culture minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch, along with the Trinidad and Tobago authorities, has drawn up a new road map to enhance cooperation between the two countries. "Our two countries have a long history of diplomatic relations and my visit should enable enhancement of the cultural ties and people-to-people relationships between...
  • Brian Lara impressed with Chris Gayle's leadership 18-09-2013 05:04 PM

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara says he was impressed with Chris Gayle's leadership of the Jamaica Tallawahs during the recent Caribbean Premier league T20 tournament. Gayle led Tallawahs to a commanding seven wicket victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors to win the inaugural event last...
  • Release date of 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' postponed to 2016 11-09-2013 03:05 PM

    Los Angeles: The release of the fifth installment of fantasy adventure film 'Pirates of the Caribbean' has been reportedly pushed to 2016. The start of production on the film has been delayed until at least this fall, thereby delaying its release. It was earlier slated to hit the screens July...
  • Cotterrell, Best, Gayle in CPL's most electrifying moments 05-09-2013 02:05 PM

    Kingston: Fast bowlers Sheldon Cotterrell and Tino Best and opener Chris Gayle have been singled out for producing some of the most electrifying moments in the recent Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Playing for the Antigua Hawksbills, Sheldon Cotterrell, who customarily bowls at over 140 km per hour bowled the fastest...
  • Santokie eyes Windies recall after CPL show 29-08-2013 02:39 PM

    Kingston: Left-arm pacer Krishmar Santokie says he hopes his performances for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the just-concluded Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) will help him regain his place in the West Indies senior team. Santokie was named Player of the Tournament after taking 16 wickets to end as the...
  • Malik, Santokie top CLP batting and bowling averages 28-08-2013 02:34 PM

    Port-of-Spain: Shoaib Malik of the Barbados Tridents and Krishmar Santokie of the Guyana Amazon Warriors finished as the top run-scorer and wicket-taker, respectively, of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Malik tallied 272 runs in eight games to edge Guyana's Lendl Simmons (266 runs) and St Lucia Zouks' Andre Fletcher...
  • Caribbean Premier League hailed a massive success 26-08-2013 03:19 PM

    Port of Spain: The inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has been hailed by organisers and players as a "massive success". The tournament ended on Saturday night in front of a full house at the Queen's Park Oval here with the Jamaica Tallawahs crowned as the champions after beating the Guyana...
  • Chris Gayle guides Jamaica to inaugural CPL title 25-08-2013 12:58 PM

    Port of Spain: Another exhibition of power hitting by captain Chris Gayle and the consistent Andre Russell guided Jamaica Tallawahs to a commanding seven-wicket win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the inaugural Caribbean Premier T20 League title. The pair smashed an unbeaten 62 from 34 balls as the Tallawahs...
  • Russell blitz takes Jamaica to CPL final 24-08-2013 10:47 AM

    Allrounder Andre Russell's 29* in just 6 balls powered Jamaica Tallawahs to the final of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League, as the Chris-Gayle Jamaicans beat Barbados Tridents by 7 wickets in the second semi-final on Friday. They will meet Guyana Amazon warriors, who won the first semi-final beating Trinidad and...
  • Caribbean venues packed again thanks to CPL Twenty20 24-08-2013 08:35 AM

    Port of Spain: Cricket in the West Indies has been played against a sorry backdrop of half-empty stadiums for years but the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 competition has finally reignited the imagination of the fans. With bumper crowds, investment from Hollywood celebrities, international television distribution and plenty of...
  • Worked hard on my game: Andre Russell 23-08-2013 11:26 AM

    Port of Spain: Allrounder Andre Russell says he cannot wait to line up with the Jamaica Tallawahs in their bid to make the final of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The 25-year-old has emerged as the hero for the Kingston-based franchise, producing match-winning knocks and incisive spells to help...
  • Guyana brush aside T&T to reach CPL final 23-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: Guyana Amazon Warriors became the first team to reach the inaugural Caribbean Premier League final after making easy work of a target of 104 at the Queen's Park Oval on Thursday. Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel were always on the back foot after being bowled out...
  • Malik predicts a bright CPL future 23-08-2013 11:08 AM

    Port of Spain: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik of the Barbados Tridents has predicted that the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) will become "huge" after the success of the ongoing inaugural tournament. "After the IPL and the Big Bash League you can take this as third in the world and...
  • I love T20, but respect my Test success too: Chris Gayle 22-08-2013 05:57 PM

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has expressed dismay at the perception that he gives his best for Twenty20 as a freelancer across the globe and is referred to as a "mercenary" against the backdrop of a surge in cash-rich T20 league even as the primacy of...
  • CPL: Gayle welcomes Sangakkara's arrival 22-08-2013 02:11 PM

    Port of Spain: Captain Chris Gayle has welcomed the arrival of Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara in the Jamaica Tallawahs ahead of their semi-final clash against Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL). Sangakkara, considered one of the best batsmen of the modern game, is set to join...
  • Guptill hoping CPL will also benefit New Zealand cricket 22-08-2013 02:07 PM

    St. John's: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill says he hopes the Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) can help sell the best of his country's cricket to the rest of the world. The Black Caps have struggled to convince other countries to provide them with lengthy international engagements, especially at Test...
  • Hafeez eager to return for CPL next year 21-08-2013 01:30 PM

    St. John's, Antigua: Pakistan's Twenty20 international captain Mohammad Hafeez says he would love to return for next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as long as his international schedule allows him. Hafeez blasted a spectacular unbeaten 50 from just 23 balls against the Antigua Hawksbills on Saturday night, his last action...
  • Umar Akmal to miss Zimbabwe limited-overs series 17-08-2013 08:10 PM

    Karachi: Young Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal will miss the limited-overs series of the upcoming tour to Zimbabwe, following an illness while playing in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Akmal, who also donned the wicketkeeper's gloves for the side in the recent tour to the...
  • Mahela Jaywardene, Lasith Malinga, Azhar Mahmood join CPL T20 16-08-2013 04:04 PM

    St. John's: Three of the world's leading Twenty20 players - Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga and Azhar Mahmood - are to join the Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) replacing injured players and those leaving because of other professional commitments. The Sri Lanka duo of Jayawardene and Malinga along with former Pakistan...
  • Jayawardene gets CPL call-up, to play for Trinidad and Tobago 15-08-2013 11:53 AM

    Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to play in the Caribbean Premier League after receiving a call-up from Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel. Jayawardene, who tweeted about this, is expected to leave for the West Indies on Thursday to reach in time for T&T's match against St. Lucia...
  • CPL: Guyana, T&T Red Steel pick up weekend wins 12-08-2013 11:48 AM

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: Sunday's double-header of Caribbean Premier League action saw Guyana Amazon Warriors end table-toppers Barbados Tridents' winning streak and Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel beat Antigua Hawksbills by one run in a thrilling clash at the Queens Park Oval. In the first match of the day, Guyana...
  • Andre Russell leads Jamaica to six wicket win over St.Lucia 11-08-2013 06:29 PM

    Beausejour: Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 47 from 19 balls with three fours and four sixes to pilot Jamaica Tallawahs to a six-wicket win over St.Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League played here at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. Needing 143 for victory the Tallawahs achieved their target off 17.3...
  • Gayle, Bravo back league method to boost Caribbean cricket 09-08-2013 03:42 PM

    Port of Spain: Two of the world's top cricketers, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, say franchises, rather than national teams, are a better way to further develop the game in the region. Gayle and Bravo are members of two of the six franchises battling for top honours in the current...