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West Indies

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The West Indies players managed to pull one back when they defeated South Africa in their fourth ODI in Port Elizabeth on Sunday January 25, 2015.Chasing what many regarded as a somewhat challenging total, the Windies led by superhero, Jamaica’s Andre Russell who steadied the ship , secured for themselves a one-wicket morale-boosting victory.

West Indies last won an ODI against South Africa, in Jaipur in 2006. Since then, they have had 15 losses and a tie. This victory provided Jason Holder with his first in charge of West Indies.

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Photo: AB DE Villers (AP)

The West Indies were made to toil hard, in a world record chase of 439 runs set by the South Africa team in their second ODI match in their five match series on Sunday in the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The score was just 5 runs short of the current world record score held by Sri Lanka's who scored 443 for nine against the Netherlands in 2006.

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An innings and 220 runs battering from the World number One Test cricket team South Africa, has left a lot of fans in the Caribbean and around the world wondering ifs the gap is that wide between both the Proteas and the West Indies.

Currently ranked at eight in the world, the Caribbean team could only manage a cumulative score of 332 in both innings (201 and 131 respectively) going down inside of three days in the first Test match.

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Photo: Jason Holder (WICB Photo)

Young Barbadian fast bowler Jason Holder has been handed the lead role in the West Indies One day International (ODI) team, replacing Dwayne Bravo, for the five-match ODI series against South Africa, which starts on January 16, 2015.

Bravo, who had replaced Darren Sammy as the ODI captain in May 2013, has been left out of the squad for the South Africa one-dayers but is a part of the T20 side.

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Trinidadian Denesh Ramdin will lead the newly selected full-strength West Indies Test squad for their upcoming 2014-2015 tour of South Africa, starting next month.

The full squad reads; Denesh Ramdin (capt), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton.

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Photo: West Indies (WICB Photo)

The squabble between the WICB and the West Indies players has seemingly reached an amicable end. This following positive reports coming out of Sunday’s meeting convened by St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves other Caricom officials and the respective stake holders in West Indies Cricket.

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Photo: Dave Cameron West Indies Cricket Board President (WICB)

News broke early Friday morning that the WICB has been asked to pay over US42 million dollars by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the West Indies player’s abandonment of the tour India a few weeks ago.

They have been given 15 days to respond to the claim of the .BCCI. Failure to do so will likely trigger a lawsuit against the WICB.

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Photo: West Indies players celebrate (WICB)

The West Indies players, who were a part of the team that abandoned the tour of India last week, have retained legal counsel as they seek to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA).

They have sought the services of lawyer Luke Hamel-Smith to fight on their behalf.

This was made public by their captain/ spokesman Dwayne Bravo who is leading the charge in the current dispute.

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Photo; Marlon Samuels (WICB)

"We extended invitation to Samuels with full knowledge that he is not a member of West Indies Players Association (WIPA) but was an interested party.

"Samuels contributed vigorously to the discussions held and indicated clearly, at that time, that he would stand with any decision taken by the team”. These were the words of the captain of the West Indies Limited Overs team when asked about Marlon Samuels’s outburst about the teams action in India.

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Photo: Marlon Samuels on the go. (AFP)

An under-strengthed West Indies team led by a century by Marlon Samuels dominated India in their first of five (5) one day international played at the Kochi stadium on Wednesday in a dominating batting display to go one up in the series.