West Indies Cricket Board

  • Sunil Narine, Andre Russell choose CLT20 over Tests 2 days ago

    St. John's: Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket after opting out of the two-Test series against Bangladesh at home. Narine was a notable omission from the 13-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Friday for the first Test at...
  • West Indies part ways with coach Ottis Gibson August 20, 2014

    St. John's: The West Indies parted ways with coach Ottis Gibson, just a day ahead of a home one-day series against Bangladesh. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Tuesday said the two sides "mutually agreed to terminate their association" with team manager Richie Richardson stepping in as interim coach. No reason...
  • 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...
  • I was no longer needed for Tests, says Darren Sammy May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: West Indies' Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy says his decision to quit Test cricket came after the selectors conveyed to him that they didn't have any plans for him as player or captain in the team. Sammy retired from Tests on Friday evening and the announcement came just hours after...
  • Denesh Ramdin ready for challenges as West Indies captain May 11, 2014

    Port of Spain: Newly-installed West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin is anticipating a myriad of challenges when he takes over at the helm of the regional side but says he is ready for the learning curve the role will present. The 29-year-old was on Friday named by the West Indies Cricket Board...
  • Gayle, Pollard included in Windies' provisional World T20 squad January 19, 2014

    St. John's: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has included Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard in a provisional 30-member squad for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh March-April. Both players missed out on the recent series against India and New Zealand. Gayle suffered a hamstring tear in India in November and Pollard...
  • Bravo, Gayle agree to accept WICB retainer contracts January 18, 2014

    Port of Spain: Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle have decided to accept retainer contracts with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after years of refusing it. The move by Gayle and Bravo represents a turnaround from their decision not to accept retainer contracts in 2010 while a third player who did...
  • Bangladesh says World T20 safe after Windies pull out December 9, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket authorities played down security fears on Monday after a bomb explosion outside the hotel of a West Indian touring team sparked jitters ahead of the World Twenty20 next March. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Sunday withdrew their Under-19 national cricket team from a seven-match series underway...
  • Windies board denies reports coach Gibson is quitting October 18, 2013

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has denied reports that Ottis Gibson, West Indies' head coach, is in contention to take over at the Glamorgan Cricket Club. BBC Wales reported that Gibson is being highly considered for the coaching job at Glamorgan. Gibson has been in his current role since...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq impressed with West Indies spinners September 9, 2013

    Bridgetown: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq said he was honoured to be invited to the Caribbean to train the current generation of West Indies spinners. Saqlain accepted an invitation from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and has been sharing his wisdom and understanding with current and emerging spinners at the...
  • West Indies agree to November tour to India September 7, 2013

    St John's: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Wednesday accepted India's invitation for a series in November which would allow senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar to play his milestone 200th Test in front of home fans. "The West Indies Cricket Board on Wednesday confirmed that the West Indies team will tour...
  • Former Windies wicket-keeper Hendriks receives Lifetime Award August 22, 2013

    Port of Spain: Former Jamaica and West Indies wicketkeeper Jackie Hendriks says he is surprised at the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award was presented to Hendriks during the recent joint WICB/West Indies Players Association (WIPA) award ceremony at...
  • West Indies to stage Women's 2018 World Twenty20 June 30, 2013

    London: The West Indies will host the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Twenty20 in 2018 and the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2022. These were among the various decisions taken at the conclusion of the ICC Annual Conference here Saturday, reports CMC. The IDI Board (ICC Development International) also confirmed that...
  • Pakistan's tour of West Indies starts July 14 June 28, 2013

    St. John's (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has released the schedule for Pakistan's tour of the Caribbean starting July 14. The series will include five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals. Guyana will host the first two ODIs, followed by three ODIs at the Beausejour Cricket Grounds in St. Lucia....
  • Pakistan, West Indies not to play T20 Internationals in USA June 22, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan and West Indies Cricket Boards have failed to reach an agreement on playing two T20 Internationals in Florida, United States next month. The two Boards had discussed having the two T20 games in Florida due to the large number of South Asian and West Indian expatriates community in the...
  • Digicel extends contract with West Indies Cricket Board June 5, 2013

    Kingston: Telecommunications company Digicel announced that it was extending its sponsorship of the West Indies cricket team for three more years until September 2016. Digicel's renewed contract on Tuesday sees the company retain its title as team sponsor which includes all the marketing and branding rights for the team, reports CMC. "Cricket...
  • England to tour West Indies in February next year May 19, 2013

    St.John's, Antigua: England and West Indies will play three Twenty20 matches and three One-Day Internationals in the Caribbean early next year, the West Indies Cricket Board announced. The three One-Day Internationals will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua while Kensington Oval in Barbados will host the...
  • Richard Skerrit appointed as one of WICB directors May 1, 2013

    Port of Spain: Kitts and Nevis government minister, Richard Skerrit, has been appointed a director of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Skerrit, the federation's tourism minister, was one of two new directors appointed to the WICB at its board meeting in Trinidad last weekend. Skerrit was nominated by CARICOM while the...
  • 'Lack of Tests could hurt West Indies revival' April 30, 2013

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies cricketer Bryan Davis says the side's progress in Test cricket could suffer if they do not get more matches under their belt. Davis was reacting to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announcement that Pakistan's upcoming tour of the Caribbean will not include Tests. The...
  • Pakistan's tour of West Indies is on, says WICB April 10, 2013

    St. John's: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has brushed aside media reports suggesting that Pakistan's tour of the Caribbean this year is in jeopardy. A WICB statement released on Monday says the board remains optimistic that the tour will take place in July as planned and says negotiations are...
  • Cameron to challenge Hunte for WICB president February 19, 2013

    Kingston (Jamaica): Jamaican Whycliffe Cameron has announced plans to challenge Julian Hunte for the presidency of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Cameron, a vice-president since 2007, is gearing up to battle incumbent Hunte at the WICB elections set for March 27, reports CMC. "I am running for the West Indies...
  • Sammy, Gayle rested for Zimbabwe ODIs February 18, 2013

    St Johns: West Indies captain Darren Sammy and big-hitting opener Chris Gayle have been left out of the squad to face Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series which starts on Friday. Sammy is rested after playing every match for the West Indies in the past two years with Dwayne Bravo...
  • Floodlights finally coming to Sabina Park February 16, 2013

    Kingston (Jamaica): Flood Lights will be installed at Jamaica's famed cricket venue, Sabina Park, in time to allow night matches in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League set to begin in July. Both the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) have expressed confidence that an agreement...
  • WI board wants coach Gibson to continue January 26, 2013

    Gros Islet: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says Ottis Gibson will be offered a second contract as head coach of the West Indies team when his term expires in March. The WICB says the decision to retain his services and team manager Richie Richardson was arrived at during a meeting...
  • Rampaul ruled out of Caribbean T20 tournament January 4, 2013

    Port-of-Spain: Trinidad and Tobago fast bowler Ravi Rampaul will miss this year's Caribbean T20 tournament due to injury, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced. The confirmation Thursday follows earlier statements from manager Omar Khan suggesting that Rampaul was back in training after overcoming a knee injury and passing a...
  • West Indies' Cricket Board praises Chanderpaul December 7, 2012

    St. John's (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has praised veteran middle order batsman Shrivnarine Chanderpaul for regaining his ICC ranking as the top Test batsman in the world. Chanderpaul replaced Australia captain Michael Clarke, leading him by a single point, at the top of the latest Test rankings...
  • Zimbabwe to tour West Indies in early 2013 November 28, 2012

    St. John's, Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board says that Zimbabwe will tour the Caribbean between February and March next year. Zimbabwe will play two test matches, three one-day internationals and two Twenty 20 games — against the newly-crowned world champions — during a tour from February 20 to March...
  • Florida T20s a bold, successful move: Hunte July 5, 2012

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte says he is pleased with the impact of the two historic Twenty20 Internationals played in Florida, US, last weekend. For the first time in a West Indies bilateral series, the regional side played matches outside the Caribbean - a double-header against New...
  • Hilaire to quit as WICB's CEO July 4, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale (Florida): Dr. Ernest Hilaire, the outspoken and often controversial chief executive officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), is leaving the job. Hilaire is expected to leave the WICB to be St. Lucia's ambassador in London in September. The new St.Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government, headed by Dr. Kenny...
  • Gayle brings quality to the side: chief selector June 6, 2012

    St. John's: Chairman of selectors Clyde Butts has welcomed Chris Gayle's return to the West Indies team for the one-day tour of England, saying the big-hitting left-hander will bring a "quality dimension" to the Caribbean side. The talismanic Gayle was on Monday chosen in a 15-man squad, ending a protracted impasse...