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Browne defends Brathwaite’s selection

Browne defends Brathwaite’s selection

Chairman of selectors Courtney Browne has described Twenty20 World Cup hero, Carlos Brathwaite, as an “investment” in West Indies cricket and argues his inclusion to face England in the three-match One-Day International series should not be viewed purely in terms of recent form. The 28-year-old all-rounder’s selection has been questioned in some quarters especially in […]

Class acts!

Class acts!

Barbados and West Indies all-rounders Carlos Brathwaite and Hayley Matthews’ career-defining innings in the men’s and women’s World T20 finals were voted the best T20 batting performances of 2016 at the ESPNcricinfo Awards, announced Friday. Brathwaite’s electric performance had also been earlier recognized. Last December he was the only West Indies player who featured in […]

Browne says a mature Powell is back

Browne says a mature Powell is back

Chief selector Courtney Browne has praised the form that has led to the return of Kieran Powell to West Indies colours, and says he hopes the left-hander’s exemplary attitude can be an inspiration to other players across the region. Powell returned from a self-imposed two-year break to plunder 513 runs in the recently concluded Regional […]

Ultimatum!

Ultimatum!

Enigmatic West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels has given the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) notice. Samuels has called on the WICB to “compromise” in its selection policy following his omission from West Indies’ ODI squad to play England, otherwise, he has indicated, he could accept a Kolpak deal in county cricket if such an agreement […]

Money moves

Money  moves

Rising West Indies batting talent Rovman Powell has secured an Indian Premier League contract with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the new season that starts April 5. It will be his debut outing in the lucrative tournament. At today’s auction held in Bengaluru and televised and streamed across the globe, the Kolkata Knight Riders bought […]

A tournament won with Pride

A tournament  won with Pride

Captain Jason Holder has showered praised on the Barbados Pride bowling unit, after they played a key role in helping the side lift the Regional Super50 title here Saturday night. The triumphant Barbados Pride squad returned home Sunday from Antigua and were met by an official welcoming party led by Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley. Defending […]

Barbados Pride are Regional Super50 champions

Barbados Pride are Regional Super50 champions

Barbados Pride defeated Jamaica Scorpions by 59 runs in the final of the Regional Super50 at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua tonight. Pride scored 271 for nine off 50 overs, with Shai Hope hitting 101, his second successive hundred of the tournament. Captain Jason Holder made 69, Kevin Stoute 41. The Scorpions ended on 212 […]

Pride and Scorpions to face off

Pride and Scorpions to face off

Tournament favourites Barbados Pride and the dangerous Jamaica Scorpions will lock horns again for the third time in the Regional Super50 when they square off in a highly anticipated final at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua this afternoon. Installed in Group B staged in Barbados, both teams inflicted defeats on each other during the preliminaries. […]

Revival of the West Indies

Revival of the West Indies

West Indies won the last Under-19 and men’s T20 World Cups and supporters might be tempted to say that West Indies cricket is on the right track. But in its 2011-2016 Strategic Plan the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) stated: “The performance of the senior men’s team is the key external barometer of the state […]

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