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Last chance to salvage pride

Last chance to salvage pride

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand – West Indies batting coach Toby Radford believes conditions in New Zealand have been behind Chris Gayle’s muted performances on tour but has backed the superstar opener to come good. The powerful left-hander has managed just 38 runs in three innings but Radford said the player was still adjusting to the […]

Rain ruins second T20 between New Zealand and the Windies

Rain ruins second T20 between New Zealand and the Windies

Mount Maunganui, AFP:  The second Twenty20 between New Zealand and Windies ended as a no-result washout at Mount Maunganui on Monday. After a 20-minute rain delay at the start, only nine overs were possible before the rain returned and the umpires took the players from the field with New Zealand 102 for four. Colin Munro […]

Windies 2017 – hurt, heartache and headaches

Windies 2017 – hurt, heartache and headaches

If it were possible for the eminent Dr Richard Allsopp to update his seminal Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage from beyond the grave, one could not be surprised if one turned to Page 216 and saw inscribed as an explanation to the word “embarrassing” – the current West Indies cricket team. 2017 for the West […]

IPL cloud over Gayle

IPL cloud over Gayle

The Indian Premier League (IPL) future of West Indies star Chris Gayle remains in doubt after new stipulations from the competition’s governing council confirmed that a team can retain up to a maximum of five players ahead of the new season. The 38-year-old seemed unlikely to be retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of […]

Pollard pulls out of T20 series

Pollard pulls out of T20 series

West Indies will not have Twenty20 specialist Kieron Pollard available for the three-match T20 International series against New Zealand starting on Friday. Pollard has withdrawn from the squad due to personal reasons and has been replaced by 20-year-old left-handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer. The 30-year-old all-rounder plies his trade in lucrative T20 leagues around the world […]

Boult’s best sinks West Indies – 2nd ODI

Boult’s best sinks West Indies – 2nd ODI

New Zealand, CMC – West Indies’ bid for a series-levelling win over New Zealand was jettisoned by a career-best spell from left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult that handed his side a 204-run victory in the second One-day International on Saturday at Hagley Oval. Windies were bowled out for 121 in 28 overs to suffer their […]

‘Potato field’

‘Potato field’

Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) president, Conde Riley says the staging of non-cricket events at Kensington Oval has had an adverse impact on the outfield, and with the venue set to host international cricket next year, better needed to be done to keep the facility grounds in tip-top shape. Pointing to a plethora of musical and […]

Mystery continues

Mystery continues

Chris Gayle missed Saturday’s second One-Day International against New Zealand with an undisclosed illness, as mystery continued to surround the marquee left-hander’s health. The 38-year-old sat out the New Zealand innings in the opening ODI in Whangarei last Wednesday, with team officials saying only that he was ill and would be seeking further medical advice […]

Dynamic duo

Dynamic duo

Two Barbadian West Indies Women’s players have been named to the prestigious International Cricket Council’s Twenty Team-of-the-Year. Highly-regarded all-rounders Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews were yesterday announced as part of the XI, with outstanding Jamaican and West Indies Women’s skipper, Stafanie Taylor, voted captain of the XI. Both players have become virtual fixtures on the […]