West Indies Cricket

  • Windies' Kieron Pollard set for return after injury 28-03-2014 04:47 PM

    Port of Spain: West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard will make a return to first class cricket after being out of action for nearly six months with a knee injury. Pollard has been picked in the Trinidad and Tobago squad which will face Combined Campuses and Colleges athe the Queen's Park...
  • 19-point plan for West Indies' return to No.1 spot 26-03-2014 03:09 PM

    Port of Spain: A 19-point plan that aims to establish the West Indies as the No.1 performing team in world cricket, has been approved by the country's governing Board. The plan includes the implementation of a captain's council, professionalisation of first class cricket, doubling of matches in the regional four...
  • Windies offie Shillingford to make comeback with tweaked action 20-03-2014 03:52 PM

    St.John's: Suspended West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford returns to action this weekend after undergoing remedial work on his bowling action. The 31-year-old off-spinner is set to appear for third-placed Windward Islands, when they face leaders Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament starting on Friday at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica....
  • Five-wicket haul boosts Jerome Taylor's confidence 05-03-2014 11:05 AM

    Kingston:Jerome Taylor, the Jamaican pacer who has returned to First Class cricket after a prolonged injury lay-off, says he is confident he can perform well to regain his place in the West Indies side. Taylor, 29, absent from cricket for over two and a half years due to a back...
  • Viv Richards statue unveiled in Antigua 01-03-2014 03:36 PM

    St. John's: Former West Indies cricket captain and Antigua national hero Sir Vivian Richards says he feels privileged to have a statue unveiled in his honour. The unveiling occurred at a ceremony here attended by a number of dignitaries including past cricketers. "It's not often you see impressions you think...
  • Saqlain could inspire West Indies spinners, says Miller 25-02-2014 11:05 AM

    Kingston: West Indies spinner Nikita Miller said the return of spin legend and coach Saqlain Mushtaq to the regional setup will help inspire their bowlers in the limited-overs series against England, starting Friday. The former Pakistan player was brought in to help West Indies' spinners after a clinic at the...
  • Clive Lloyd wants Windies to show passion for the sport 22-02-2014 12:59 PM

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies cricket captain Clive Lloyd wants current players to recommit themselves to the improvement of the game in the region. Considered the most successful Test captain of all time, Lloyd said that the players must develop a passion for cricket, and not just the money....
  • Gayle, Pollard included in Windies' provisional World T20 squad 19-01-2014 03:04 PM

    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...
  • Bravo, Gayle agree to accept WICB retainer contracts 18-01-2014 07:38 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh says World T20 safe after Windies pull out 09-12-2013 12:55 PM

    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...
  • Former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus appointed WICB director 25-10-2013 06:58 PM

    St. John's, Antigua: Former Pakistan head coach Richard Pybus has been appointed director of cricket to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) A WICB media release Thursday said Pybus, an Englishman based in South Africa, has been appointed on a three-year contract, starting Nov 1, reports CMC. Pybus has worked...
  • Windies board denies reports coach Gibson is quitting 18-10-2013 02:21 PM

    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...
  • Coaches applaud new WICB appointments 28-09-2013 04:45 PM

    St. John's (Antigua): At least two cricket coaches have welcomed the appointment of two former West Indies players on the coaching staff of the West Indies teams. Ezra Moseley, the fast bowling allrounder from Barbados, will join the West Indies Women's team as an assistant coach while Robert Samuels, the...
  • Curtley Ambrose calls for cricket's overhaul in Antigua 15-09-2013 05:28 PM

    St John's: Former West Indies pacer Curtley Ambrose believes that an overhaul of the entire structure of Caribbean cricket is needed for the game to improve. Ambrose said more attention should be paid to development of talent at the grassroots level, reports CMC. Ambrose bemoaned the lack of Antiguans on...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq impressed with West Indies spinners 09-09-2013 01:21 PM

    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...
  • West Indies agree to November tour to India 04-09-2013 09:55 AM

    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...
  • West Indies all-rounder Russell aims high for India tour 30-08-2013 07:47 PM

    Kingston: All-rounder Andre Russell says he plans to carry his success in the just ended Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) into the West Indies A tour of India in September. Russell has been included as a member of the squad to play three One-day and one Twenty20 fixture preceding three...
  • Hectic schedule leaves Gayle mentally fatigued 30-08-2013 05:06 PM

    Kingston: West Indies opener Chris Gayle says he is mentally fatigued as a result of a hectic playing schedule and is eagerly anticipating a three-month break from cricket, reports CMC. His disclosure comes on the heels of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in which he steered the Jamaica Tallawahs...
  • Mushtaq to hold spin bowling clinic in Barbados 30-08-2013 03:32 PM

    St. John's: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq is to conduct a spin bowling clinic for current and emerging West Indies cricketers in Barbados next week. Mushtaq, now a spin bowling consultant, has been contracted by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to work with twelve men's spin bowlers from various...
  • Former Windies wicket-keeper Hendriks receives Lifetime Award 22-08-2013 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Skipper Bravo all praise for Charles, brother Darren 17-07-2013 11:58 AM

    Guyana: West Indies notched up a comfortably 37-run win against Pakistan in the second ODI on Tuesday to draw level in the five-match series at home, and skipper Dwayne Bravo credited the win to the foundation laid by his brother Darren Bravo and opener Johnson Charles. Put in to bat...
  • West Indies to stage Women's 2018 World Twenty20 30-06-2013 04:15 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan's tour of West Indies starts July 14 28-06-2013 01:53 PM

    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....
  • Pakistan, West Indies not to play T20 Internationals in USA 22-06-2013 09:24 PM

    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...
  • Digicel extends contract with West Indies Cricket Board 05-06-2013 05:29 PM

    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...
  • England to tour West Indies in February next year 19-05-2013 06:06 PM

    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...
  • Richard Skerrit appointed as one of WICB directors 01-05-2013 03:53 PM

    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...
  • 'Lack of Tests could hurt West Indies revival' 30-04-2013 01:35 PM

    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....
  • Pakistan's tour of West Indies is on, says WICB 10-04-2013 03:28 PM

    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...