WEST INDIES

  • Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series December 12, 2014

    Benoni (South Africa): West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first Test match against South Africa that begins Wednesday. Samuels powered his way to a double century to lift the West Indies to a mammoth 508 in their first innings against...
  • Devon Smith aiming to continue prolific trend in South Africa December 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: Prolific opening batsman Devon Smith is backing himself to be among the top scorers for the West Indies on their tour of South Africa after leaving the Caribbean as the leading scorer in the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL). Smith marked his comeback to the West Indies team with a...
  • West Indies set for challenging South Africa tour December 9, 2014

    After more than a week of preparation, the West Indies start what is likely to be a challenging tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI in Benoni on Wednesday. It has been seven years since the West Indies last toured South Africa - and...
  • Six uncapped players in West Indies World Cup provisional squad December 9, 2014

    Six uncapped players were named in the West Indies' 30-man provisional squad on Tuesday for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, 30-year-old leg-spinner Imran Khan, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, teenage fast bowler Marquino Mindley, and left-handed batsmen Evin Lewis and Jonathan Carter are the...
  • Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup, says Lara December 9, 2014

    West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems. Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over...
  • West Indies will come out swinging against South Africa, warns Assistant coach Williams December 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: With pundits already writing off the West Indies' chances against World No.1 Test team South Africa, assistant coach Stuart Williams has warned that the Caribbean side will not simply roll over and play dead. The West Indies languish at number eight in the Test team rankings and have been given...
  • Chris Gayle 'injured' for SA tour, but fit to play T20s December 4, 2014

    Cape Town: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will continue to play for South African franchise Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League, despite pulling out of the Test tour starting later this month. Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed that Gayle would suit up for Sunday's semi-final against Knights, and if...
  • West Indies past contracts crisis: Richie Richardson December 4, 2014

    Johannesburg: Team manager Richie Richardson says the West Indies have moved beyond the recent controversial impasse with their union and board and are fully focussed on the upcoming cricket Test series against South Africa. The Caribbean side are touring in the wake of the one-day team's controversial decision to abandon the...
  • Ramdin anticipates challenging tour against South Africa December 4, 2014

    Johannesburg: West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin made it clear he was under no illusions about the huge task facing his side in the three-Test series against World No.1 South Africa. "It's going to be a tough tour for us," added the wicketkeeper, who took over the helmin June, reports CMC. "Our...
  • SA name speedster Rababa in squad for West Indies December 2, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa have named teenage speedster Kagiso Rabada in a 14-man squad for their three-match home test series against West Indies, Cricket South Africa announced on Tuesday. The 19-year-old, selected along with uncapped Lions team mate Temba Bavuma, is seen as a raw talent but one with a bright...
  • Devon Smith replaces injured Chris Gayle for South Africa tour December 2, 2014

    Opening batsman Chris Gayle is out of this month's West Indies tour of South Africa because of injury, with Devon Smith called up to replace him. Gayle has not featured on the international stage since September and has struggled with a back injury although he recently played in South Africa's 'Ram...
  • West Indies leave for South Africa after controversial India tour December 1, 2014

    Antigua: For the first time since the controversial tour of India, a West Indies cricket squad left the Caribbean for an international assignment, when the Test team headed to South Africa for a three-match series. Group of players departed from St. Lucia, Barbados and Jamaica on Sunday evening and will assemble...
  • Assad Fudadin to replace Darren Bravo in Windies Test squad November 22, 2014

    St. John's: Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The 29-year-old Fudadin played three Tests in 2012 and has mainly campaigned with West Indies A since then. He made his debut against...
  • West Indies have got to stop airing laundry in public: Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sympathising with the West Indies players for their India tour pull-out after a fallout with the WICB, Caribbean legend Brian Lara said that communication between the players and the board is key and its time to stop making internal issues a public matter. "Players in India playing cricket without a contract...
  • India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe November 21, 2014

    Bridgetown: A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out of the West Indies team from its tour of India has begun its work, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Wes Hall and Richard Cheltenham held...
  • West Indies confirm 14 players picked for SA tour sign contracts November 19, 2014

    St. John's: A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a three-Test series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful stakeholder in the...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's gut-wrenching farewell speech November 16, 2014

    Vacations, family time, social work, buying football and tennis teams and writing autobiography kept India's most celebrated cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, in the news since he hung his bat exactly a year ago on November 16. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw curtains coming down on...
  • Sachin Tendulkar - a year since the legend retired November 16, 2014

    This day a year ago, a batting legend - with records inscribed in almost every history book of the gentlemen's game - hung up his cricket gear after giving close to 25 years of his life to cricket and serving his country like very few sportspersons have done. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar,...
  • WICB task force armed with mandate, given month to report November 15, 2014

    St. John's: The task force set up to investigate the abandoned tour of India has been given a detailed mandate by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and asked to report its findings by Dec 13. This comes as the Windies board attempts to accelerate the search for a solution to...
  • Desmond Haynes wants end to WICB, players spat November 15, 2014

    Bridgetown: Legendary former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes wants an end to the bickering between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its players. The 58-year-old Haynes, whose illustrious career marked the high point of West Indies cricket during the late 1970s and 1980s, said the stakeholders needed to stop the...
  • Chris Gayle returns for West Indies tour of South Africa November 13, 2014

    Hard-hitting left-hander Chris Gayle will return to the West Indies squad for their tour of South Africa after recovering from a back injury. Gayle was not involved in the ill-fated trip to India last month during which a dispute between players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to the...
  • We have received an apology letter from WICB, says Sanjay Patel November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Monday said that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent "an apology letter" for the sudden cancellation of India tour by their players after an internal payment dispute. "We have received a letter from WICB a couple of days ago. It said that they...
  • ICC terms West Indies pullout from India tour 'unacceptable' November 9, 2014

    Dubai: Terming the controversial pullout by West Indies midway their India tour as "unacceptable", the ICC today warned players against taking contractual matters into their own hands and hinted that they could be penalised by disallowing them to play in domestic tournaments like IPL if they repeat such acts in...
  • ICC to cancel players' T20 deals if they abandon international tours November 9, 2014

    Dubai: The representatives of ICC Board on Sunday expressed their deep disappointment at West Indies team's decision of abandoning their India tour mid-way, stating that a repeat of this kind from any team or players may lead to cancellation of their T20 contracts with their franchises. Top West Indies players like...
  • West Indies Cricket Board dismisses reports that Richie Richardson was fired November 8, 2014

    St. John's (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) denied media reports that Richie Richardson was fired as manager of the West Indies team. A report appearing in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper said Richardson, a former Windies captain, was axed as manager and replaced by his former team-mate and former manager...
  • Axing as West Indies captain breached my rights: Denesh Ramdin November 8, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has again accused the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board of axing him as captain because of his role in the abandoned tour of India, and says this is a breach of his rights. Though the TTCB rejected the player's initial allegations in a...
  • West Indies pullout of India tour to be probed by panel November 8, 2014

    St. John's (Antigua): A prominent attorney, a leading businessman and a former cricketer have been appointed on a Task Force setup to probe the circumstances that led to the dramatic pullout by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of India. Michael Gordon QC will head the Task Force that...
  • West Indies team's pull-out not good for cricket: Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar termed it "not good for cricket" the West Indies team's pull-out midway into its India tour last month owing to a pay dispute with its cricket board and players' association. "It's definitely not good for cricket but if I speak further on this topic it would be unwise,"...
  • CARICOM diplomacy needed to end India tour saga: former WI selector November 6, 2014

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies player, chief selector and manager, Mike Findlay, believes CARICOM's help is needed if the West Indies Cricket Board is to avoid the hefty multi-million dollar pay-out the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has demanded as compensation for the recently abandoned tour. Findlay,...
  • BCCI firm on compensation from WICB for pulling out of India tour November 6, 2014

    London: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Thursday it is determined to follow through with its move to seek compensation from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the aborted one-day international (ODI) and three-match Test series last month. The BCCI has demanded $41.97 million for...