Caribbean

  • Barbados Tridents capture Caribbean Premier League title 3 days ago

    Basseterre: Barbados Tridents beat Guyana Amazon Warriors to capture the 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title, after rain spoiled an absorbing contest that appeared headed for an enthralling end. Set 153 for victory, Amazon Warriors were fighting back at 107 for 4 in the 16th over, when the rains arrived at...
  • CPL: Barbados Tridents beat Jamaica Tallawahs to enter final August 11, 2014

    Barbados Tridents have stormed into the final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), whipping reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs by 88 runs in a dramatic final game of the preliminary league phase. Opting to bat at Warner Park here on Sunday, Tridents were lifted to 175 for eight off their 20 overs...
  • US Police drills holes into Jimmy Neesham's bat to check for drugs August 8, 2014

    In a bizarre incident on Friday, New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham's bat was drilled into by the US Police to check for drugs while he was in transition to West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament. The 23-year-old Kiwi allrounder's bat was suspected by the police...
  • CPL: Gayle lauds bowlers for Tallawahs winning home games August 6, 2014

    Kingston: Captain Chris Gayle has praised his team-mates in Jamaica Tallawahs for achieving the goal of winning all three of their home matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Tallawahs made a clean sweep of matches in front their home crowd by beating the Antigua Hawksbills, Guyana Amazon Warriors and...
  • CPL: Sohail Tanvir, Henry Davids seal first victory for Zouks August 4, 2014

    Pakistani Sohail Tanvir's handy all-round performance and a crucial innings from Henry Davids were the high spots in propelling St. Lucia Zouks to their first victory of the Caribbean Premier League(CPL) over Antigua Hawksbills by five wickets under the Duckworth-Lewis Method on Sunday. Tanvir followed up his typically miserly left-arm swing...
  • CPL: Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel beat Zouks by eight-wickets August 3, 2014

    Opener Evin Lewis's third straight half-century inspired Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to an emphatic eight-wicket win here, lifting them to the top of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) standings and eliminating the winless St. Lucia Zouks from playoff contention. The attacking left-hander was at his imperious best Saturday night, slamming...
  • CPL: Amazing Andre Russell steals victory for Jamaica Tallawahs August 3, 2014

    Kingston: Andre Russell blasted a huge six off the last ball of the game to crown an amazing half-century and Jamaica Tallawahs snatched an exciting six-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here. In a rematch of last season's final, the defending champions Tallawahs chased down...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation July 25, 2014

    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...