West Indies Cricket

  • Sunil Narine, Andre Russell choose CLT20 over Tests September 7, 2014

    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...
  • Denesh Ramdin replaces Darren Sammy as West Indies Test captain May 9, 2014

    Denesh Ramdin was on Friday appointed captain of the West Indies Test side in place of Darren Sammy and the wicketkeeper-batsman's first assignment will be the home series against New Zealand beginning next month. However, Sammy will continue to be the T20 captain which means the West Indies have separate skippers...
  • Windies' Kieron Pollard set for return after injury March 28, 2014

    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 Oval...
  • 19-point plan for West Indies' return to No.1 spot March 26, 2014

    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 day...
  • Windies offie Shillingford to make comeback with tweaked action March 20, 2014

    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. Shillingford was...
  • Five-wicket haul boosts Jerome Taylor's confidence March 5, 2014

    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 injury,...
  • Viv Richards statue unveiled in Antigua March 1, 2014

    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 look real...
  • Saqlain could inspire West Indies spinners, says Miller February 27, 2014

    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 West...
  • Clive Lloyd wants Windies to show passion for the sport February 27, 2014

    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. "We must...
  • 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...
  • Former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus appointed WICB director October 25, 2013

    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 extensively...
  • 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...
  • Coaches applaud new WICB appointments September 28, 2013

    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 former...
  • Curtley Ambrose calls for cricket's overhaul in Antigua September 15, 2013

    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 territorial...
  • 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...
  • West Indies all-rounder Russell aims high for India tour August 30, 2013

    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 August 30, 2013

    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 to...
  • Mushtaq to hold spin bowling clinic in Barbados August 30, 2013

    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 age...
  • 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...
  • Skipper Bravo all praise for Charles, brother Darren July 17, 2013

    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 by...
  • 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...