All systems are in place for the start of the 2nd leg of the Test Cricket series between the West Indies and India at Sabina Park in Kingston. The action gets underway this Saturday July 30 and runs until August 3.
Plans were outlined at a media launch held Wednesday July 27 at Sabina Park. Among those in attendance at the launch were Sports and Culture Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook, Charge d’ Affairs at the India High Commission Subbalaskshmi Mohan and executives of the Jamaica Cricket Association.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Selection Panel today named the 14-man squad for the first four matches of the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series.
The squad includes two players who are yet to play in ODIs for the West Indies. These are: off-spinner Ashley Nurse, who was a member of the West Indies team which won the ICC World T20 last month; and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who has played 16 Test matches.
St. John’s, ANTIGUA – West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Kyazoonga as its new ticketing partner for its home series in all formats in the region.
Tickets for the upcoming one-day international tri-series with West Indies, Australia and South Africa, which begins on Friday, June 3 in Guyana, will be available on this new platform.
Kyazoonga is a worldwide leader in supplying ticketing systems and services to the sports, entertainment and leisure industries and they are already the partners for the Caribbean Premier League.
Late replacement Lendl Simmons blasted 83 runs off 51 balls to lead the West Indies to a nail-biting seven-wicket win in the last over against India in the second semi-final of the ICC WorldT20 Final after successfully chasing down 192 runs.
Simmons who was caught three times, but twice the bowlers had overstepped for no-balls and once on the boundary but Ravindra Jadeja stepped on the ropes before tossing the ball for Virat Kohli to take the catch. India paid dearly for those mistakes as West Indies set up a final against England on Sunday.
Photo: West Indies Women celebrate after defeating the New Zealand Women to advance to the Women's World Twenty20 final for the very first time. The West Indies will face the three times champions Australia in the finals on Sunday. (Photo courtesy ESPN CRICINFO)
Led by a brillant half-century from Britney Cooper the West Indies beat New Zealand by six runs in Mumbai on Thursday to reach the Women's World Twenty20 final for the first time.
St. John’s, ANTIGUA - Up to January 2016, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is reporting that at least 20 of its senior players at the first class level, men and women and now three of the winning under 19 team members have benefitted from the relationship with Scotiabank and the Kiddy Cricket Programme.
St. John’s, ANTIGUA – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) wishes to advise that two of the 15-member squad selected to participate in the ICC World Twenty20 in India in March to April have withdrawn.
The players and reasons are:
1) On Tuesday February 9, Kieron Pollard withdrew from the squad citing a lack of sufficient progress in his rehabilitative work (injury sustained in December) and hence won’t be fit for tournament.
As another controversy brews in West Indies cricket, this time the issue being player compensation for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup is due from March 8 to April 3 in India, the WICB has issued a realease on the matter. The board is trying to find a way forward on the matter with only a few days left before the players are expexcted to sign the renumeration contract.
Below is the full transcript of the release:
February 10, 2016
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Fast bowler Chemar Holder has replaced the injured Obed McCoy in the West Indies team at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
Holder, 17, arrived in Bangladesh ahead of the quarter-final match against Pakistan, to be played on Monday (Sunday night Caribbean Time).
McCoy sustained a laceration of the webbing between his thumb and first finger on his left hand earlier on tour and is therefore unable to play.