Caribbean

  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation 4 days ago

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • Chris Gayle's sexist remark leaves women's rights group fuming July 18, 2014

    Antigua: A women's rights group here has condemned as "sexist" remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference. And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed by gender equity advocate Alexandrina Wong, has also criticised the response by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)...
  • Sunil Narine bowls the first maiden Super Over of Twenty20 cricket July 18, 2014

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has created history by becoming the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to bowl a maiden Super Over - a feat he achieved in the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday. The game between Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors culminated in tied scores at...
  • US-based Indian company, new owners of Jamaica Tallawahs July 16, 2014

    St. George's (Grenada): The United States based Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) are the new franchise owners of reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, organisers have announced. The announcement was made here after the Tallawahs posted a thrilling opening round victory over St. Lucia Zouks at the national stadium...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving July 6, 2014

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Pakistani players might have to forgo CPL contracts June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Many Pakistani players might have to forgo contracts to play in the Caribbean Premier League this year as the dates of the T20 event clash with the national training camp that will be set up in Lahore for the tour of Sri Lanka in August. The PCB had initially permitted...
  • Pietersen set for CPL appearance March 31, 2014

    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 Premier...
  • Kevin Pietersen to play in Caribbean Premier League March 28, 2014

    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 Delhi...
  • CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coach March 21, 2014

    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 final...
  • Johnny Depp to marry Amber Heard on a beach in Bahamas February 2, 2014

    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 the beach...
  • Royal Caribbean cruise ended after over 300 on board fall ill January 27, 2014

    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'? November 29, 2013

    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 November 10, 2013

    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 am...
  • India will extend cultural ties with Trinidad and Tobago, says Chandresh Katoch November 4, 2013

    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 them,"...
  • Brian Lara impressed with Chris Gayle's leadership September 18, 2013

    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 September 11, 2013

    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 10,...
  • Cotterrell, Best, Gayle in CPL's most electrifying moments September 5, 2013

    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 August 29, 2013

    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 leading...
  • Malik, Santokie top CLP batting and bowling averages August 28, 2013

    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 (238...
  • Caribbean Premier League hailed a massive success August 26, 2013

    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 August 25, 2013

    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 rattled...
  • Russell blitz takes Jamaica to CPL final August 24, 2013

    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 Tobago...
  • Caribbean venues packed again thanks to CPL Twenty20 August 24, 2013

    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 local...
  • Worked hard on my game: Andre Russell August 23, 2013

    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 August 23, 2013

    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 August 23, 2013

    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 it...
  • I love T20, but respect my Test success too: Chris Gayle August 22, 2013

    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 August 22, 2013

    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 Tallawahs...
  • Guptill hoping CPL will also benefit New Zealand cricket August 22, 2013

    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 level,...
  • Hafeez eager to return for CPL next year August 21, 2013

    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 before...