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‘Bravo’s fate in his hands’

‘Bravo’s fate in his hands’

With the tour of England looming, chief selector Courtney Browne has said there is still no timetable for Darren Bravo’s return to the West Indies side. In fact, Browne told the Massy United Insurance Line and Length TV show that the responsibility was now on the 28-year Trinidadian to indicate his availability, with a solution […]

Moving on after Gabriel’s goof

Moving on after Gabriel’s goof

Two words which describe insanity are “foolishness” and “madness”. And what about the timing of the act? Ask Shannon Gabriel, the big West Indies fast bowler and rank No. 11 batsman. With seven balls remaining in the third and final Test against Pakistan at Windsor Park in Dominica last Sunday and survival being the password […]

Mumbai, Pune into IPL final

Mumbai, Pune into IPL final

The 2017 IPL final will be a repeat of Tuesday’s first qualifier, with Mumbai Indians facing Rising Pune Supergiant. Mumbai Indians made the most of a second chance to reach the Indian Premier League final, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in Friday’s qualifier in Bangalore. The table-toppers at the end of the regular season, […]

Beaton’s break

Beaton’s break

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Montserrat-born Guyana fast bowler Ronsford Beaton is the only newcomer in a 13-man squad named today by selectors for the imminent Twenty20 international series against Afghanistan in St Kitts next month. West Indies Test and One-Day International captain Jason Holder has been rested while Jerome Taylor will return to international duty […]

Weekes’ nursery

Weekes’ nursery

Bearing the name of one of the greatest to ever walk on to a cricket field, the Everton Weekes Centre of Excellence has been quietly playing a vital role in developing young cricketers in Barbados. And the man at the helm of the programme, Henderson Springer, says the focus is on the development of rounded, […]

Reciprocity?

Reciprocity?

NEW DELHI, India – Just over a year after letting the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) off the hook with a multi-million dollar debt, Indian cricket authorities are hopping mad that the WICB has not supported them in the restructuring of cricket’s governance processes. Factions of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) have now called for […]

Misbah’s Caribbean swan song

Misbah’s Caribbean swan song

LAHORE, Pakistan – Retiring Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq says the historic 2-1 Test series victory in the Caribbean last Sunday will remain one of the highlights of his career. The 42-year-old, playing in his last international match before quitting the sport, led Pakistan to a dramatic 101-run victory over West Indies in the decisive third Test […]

Law focuses on silver lining

Law focuses on silver lining

ROSEAU, Dominica – West Indies head coach Stuart Law believes the regional side can take heart from the just-ended series against Pakistan, despite losing the three-match rubber, 2-1, in heartbreaking fashion on Sunday’s final day at Windsor Park. The Australian, who was overseeing his first Test series since taking up his post last February, said […]

Webster’s way

Webster’s way

Noted sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster says the West Indies cricket team will begin winning again when they start believing they can win. He said the team was currently trapped in a failure spiral. Dr Webster told Barbados TODAY that West Indies’ present problems were not related to fitness or talent but had their genesis […]

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