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  • 2nd Test: West Indies look to pace to even series against New Zealand June 16, 2014

    PortofSpain: The West Indies are likely to go with a threepronged pace attack in the second Test against New Zealand as they seek to rebound from last week's heavy defeat and level the series. The West Indies were hammered by 186 runs inside four days in the first Test at Sabina...
  • West Indies spirits high despite heavy defeat: Kemar Roach June 15, 2014

    Fast bowler Kemar Roach says the heavy loss to New Zealand in the first Test has not disrupted the mood in the West Indies camp. The Caribbean side suffered a 186run loss to the Black Caps inside four days at Sabina Park on Wednesday, to fall behind 01 in the threematch...
  • Pitch and selection headaches for Black Caps June 15, 2014

    PortofSpain: New Zealand are mulling over the Queen's Park Oval pitch as they contemplate their final XI for the second Test against West Indies, starting on Monday. The tourists fielded two seamers and two spinners in the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica last week, coming away with an emphatic...
  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand June 14, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting lineup ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Coach Gibson blasts batsmen for Kingston Test defeat June 12, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has blamed the side's batsmen for their 186run defeat to New Zealand in the first Test match which ended in Kingston on Wednesday. Gibson has blasted the regional side's batting in the two innings as" bitterly disappointing" after they scored 262 and 216 with only...
  • 1st Test: Debutant Mark Craig stars as New Zealand defeat West Indies by 186 runs June 12, 2014

    Kingston: Debutant offspinner Mark Craig took 4 for 97 and legspinner Ish Sodhi added 3 for 42 as New Zealand completed victory against the West Indies by 186 runs late on day four Wednesday of the opening cricket Test. The West Indies, set an improbable 403 to win, were bowled out...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 at Kingston June 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PreMatch: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially matchwinning 246run first innings lead late on the third day of the first...
  • Jerome Taylor feels honoured to return to Windies setup June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor feels honoured to have been recalled to the West Indies squad after an absence of nearly five years. Taylor, whose career has been plagued by a series of backrelated injuries over the years, was recalled for the ongoing three Test series against New Zealand at...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in command in Kingston against West Indies June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially matchwinning 246run first innings lead late on the third day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Tuesday. By the...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 3 June 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PreMatch: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with...
  • 1st Test, WI vs NZ: Neesham, Watling put NZ on top on Day 2 June 10, 2014

    Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with a huge first innings lead. Neesham, who scored 137 not out on...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack June 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege lasted...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 2 June 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240 for 2 against the West Indies at the close of Day 1. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park...
  • 1st Test: Williamson ton puts NZ on top against West Indies June 9, 2014

    Kingston, Jamaica: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 2402 against the West Indies at the close of day one at Sabina Park. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park in the first Test, spiced with 11 boundaries...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 June 8, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • Do it well twice, Darren Bravo urges batsmen June 7, 2014

    Kingston: Darren Bravo has called on the West Indies batting unit to deliver in both innings if they are to trounce New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series. The Caribbean side have struggled with inconsistent batting in recent years, leading to nightmare results on tours of India and New Zealand last...
  • Patience will be key against NZ in Test series, says Samuels June 6, 2014

    Patience will be the key if West Indies are to beat New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series, says strokemaker Marlon Samuels. The elegant righthander believes that with Caribbean pitches having become low and slow, batsmen will have to spend time grafting as there will be no easy runs available, reports...
  • Jamaican pacers spark Kiwi batting collapse June 4, 2014

    Trelawny, Jamaica: The Jamaican pace trio tore their way through New Zealand's second innings to send them tumbling in a spectacular late afternoon batting collapse here on the second day of their threeday practice game. Christopher Powell, Derval Green and Nicholson Gordon grabbed seven wickets as the visitors plunged to 65...
  • Fitagain Taylor, Roach back in West Indies Test squad June 3, 2014

    Barbados: Having recovered from their respective injuries, West Indies pacers Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach have been included in the 13man Test squad for the first match against New Zealand, starting June 8. Taylor, who last played for West Indies in November 2009, recently returned to competitive cricket for Jamaica in...
  • Providence Test shifted to Bridgetown June 3, 2014

    The Kensington Oval at Bridgetown in Barbados, will host the third Test in the upcoming series between West Indies and New Zealand. The match was pulled out of the National Stadium at Providence in Guyana over the weekend after the failure of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and government to...
  • New Zealand, Sri Lanka to play Test in Christchurch June 3, 2014

    Wellington: Christchurch will host a Test match for the first time since a devastating 2011 earthquake when New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet at the city's Hagley Oval from December 26 in the first match of a twoTest series. Hagley Oval, which hosts its first Test match, is also the venue...
  • West Indies board removes NZ Test match from Guyana June 3, 2014

    Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies...
  • Kraigg Brathwaite likely cover for Chris Gayle in West Indies squad June 2, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Brathwaite is likely to be called up to the West Indies squad as cover for Chris Gayle, as injury worries persists over the talismanic lefthander. The 21yearold Brathwaite has trained with the West Indies squad for the last few days of their camp in Barbados and was Sunday conspicuously...
  • West Indies Cricket Board removes New Zealand Test match from Guyana June 1, 2014

    Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies Cricket...
  • Skipper Denesh Ramdin wants bigger effort from batsmen June 1, 2014

    Newly appointed West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has expressed concern over his side's batting, and wants to see a bigger effort before the first Test against New Zealand which starts in eight days. The West Indies batsmen generally struggled in a threeday match against a Barbados Select XI which ended Wednesday,...
  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...
  • Garfield Sobers, Curtly Ambrose give tips to West Indies cricketers May 29, 2014

    West Indies cricket team's head coach Ottis Gibson says the presence of legends Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Curtly Ambrose will be an asset to the team's preparation ahead of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Sobers, arguably the greatest allrounder in the game's history will work with the West...
  • West Indies coach Ottis Gibson banking on home advantage to beat New Zealand May 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies are banking on home advantage to give them the edge over New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series. The regional side swept the Black Caps in a twoTest series in the Caribbean two years ago but were then handed a thrashing on the road last year, losing...
  • 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup: Format and Schedule May 27, 2014

    The 13th edition of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup commences at The Hague, Netherlands, on May 31 with the world's top 12 teams in the fray to win the silverware. India, who had their only World Cup success 34 years ago in 1975 under Ajit Pal Singh, are ranked...
  • New Zealand offspinner Mark Craig backs himself against Chris Gayle May 23, 2014

    New Zealand's rookie offspinner Mark Craig said he was not intimidated by the prospect of bowling at aggressive West Indies opener Chris Gayle in the upcoming series between the two countries. The 27yearold was one of two uncapped players named in New Zealand's 15man squad for the threeTest tour of the...