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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gayle hopeful South Africa tour will go ahead November 3, 2014

    Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is hopeful that a tour to South Africa will go ahead despite a pay dispute. The West Indies cut short a tour to India last month, refusing to play the last of five one-day internationals, a Twenty20 match and three Tests over a...
  • Team sticking together and has a must-win attitude: Bravo October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo had an embargo regarding any questions on their ongoing dispute with the WICB, but the allrounder said that the team stuck together in difficult times and maintained a "must-win attitude". "The good thing is that the team is sticking together and supporting each other...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • One has to fill-up void created by Gayle's absence: Kieron Pollard October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard feels that although Chris Gayle's absence in the ODI series will be a factor but someone in the team will have to stand up and be counted in crunch situations. "Of course (it will have an impact). Chris has been there for over 10 years...
  • Chris Gayle expects to recover in time for Tests in India September 30, 2014

    Kingston: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the one-day series in India starting next week, because...
  • Injured Chris Gayle out of ODI series against India September 24, 2014

    Still recovering from a hamstring injury, swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle was on Wednesday left out of the West Indies' 15-member squad for the one-day series against India scheduled next month. The 35-year-old Gayle was the most notable omission from the squad to be led by Dwayne Bravo in the five-match series...
  • Gayle unavailable for second Test against Bangladesh September 12, 2014

    Gros Islet (St. Lucia): The West Indies will have to do without talismanic opener Chris Gayle for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting Saturday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. The lefthander was not named in the 13man squad announced late Thursday, with Guyana lefthander Leon Johnson called up as...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Day 5 September 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Roundup: Captain Mushfiqur Rahim struck an unbeaten 70 on Monday as Bangladesh batted doggedly to reach 256 for 5 in their second innings on day four as they faced an uphill battle to save the first Test against...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the followon for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite century puts West Indies in charge September 6, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Braithwaite's confident unbeaten 123 led West Indies to 264 for 3 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Kingstown, St. Vincent on Friday. Barbadian Brathwaite shared a commanding 116run opening partnership with Chris Gayle as the home side made a strong start...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, AlAmin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • Kochi to host first WI ODI on Oct 8; Hyderabad gets 1st Test August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Kochi will be hosting the first One day International between India and West Indies on October 8 while Hyderabad will be hosting the first of three Test matches starting October 30. The tour that starts on October 8, will be followed by second match at Visakhapatnam on October 11....
  • CPL: Gayle lauds bowlers for Tallawahs winning home games August 6, 2014

    Kingston: Captain Chris Gayle has praised his teammates 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...
  • 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)...
  • Gayle rested, Pollard recalled to T20 squad against New Zealand June 30, 2014

    Bridgetown: Flamboyant opener Chris Gayle has been rested and Kieron Pollard is back in the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the twomatch series against New Zealand next weekend in Dominica. The 34yearold Gayle has struggled with injury in recent months but still managed to score two halfcenturies in the ongoing threematch...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand in control against West Indies on Day 4 June 30, 2014

    Barbados: Kane Williamson hit a careerbest 161 not out to guide New Zealand to a lead of 307 over West Indies on Sunday but the tourists were stalled by heavy rain, which wiped out half the fourth day of the third and final Test. The Black Caps, trailing by 24 after...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 June 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third Test. West...
  • Batting with Chris Gayle things get easier, says Kraigg Brathwaite June 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite said he was now playing with a renewed confidence following his maiden Test century last week. Friday, he top scored with an attractive 68 to follow up that 129 in PortofSpain, as West Indies reached 169 for two before rain ended the second day's play at 1:03...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 June 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn took 5 for 93 and pacer Kemar Roach added 4 for 61 as the West Indies bowled out New Zealand for 293 on the opening day of the third Test at Kensington...
  • 2nd Test: Gayle powers West Indies to 10wicket victory over New Zealand June 21, 2014

    Trinidad: Lefthander Chris Gayle hit six sixes in a whirlwind 80 off 46 balls Friday to power the West Indies to a 10wicket victory over New Zealand midway through the fifth and final day of the second Test. Gayle added seven fours as the hosts raced to a victory target of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Big names who flopped in IPL 7 June 3, 2014

    The seventh edition of Indian Premier League has drawn to a close after six dramatic weeks, with the Kolkata Knight Riders claiming a thrilling victory over Kings XI Punjab in the final. There was much to enjoy in a competition that featured plenty of big hitting, quality spin and some...
  • 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...