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Cricket: West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

Hard-line selection policy to be relaxed

With West Indies in a race to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, their cricket board has offered “temporary amnesty” to the players who do not fit their selection criteria in order to have them available to play ODIs. This could pave way for the return of stars such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree as soon as next month when the team is scheduled for a tour of England, as had been earlier reported by ESPNcricinfo.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has had a stringent policy of picking only those players who are active in the domestic one-day tournament for 50-over internationals. But, with one eye on putting the best XI on the park, the board and the West Indies Players Association have called a truce.

Read more: http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/story/1111680.html

Also read:

‘There is still a lot of life in Chris Gayle’

Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite – poor year or not

Click here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/1111128.html

The CPL’s commercial reality check – By Tony Cozier

The CPL’s commercial reality check –  by TONY COZIER

Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago government has pledged its support for the tournament © Caribbean Premier League

Given the Caribbean passion for cricket and its penchant for revelry, there is no more appropriate location for a T20 tournament than the region.

It was a combination that influenced Digicel, the Irish mobile-phone company long established in the region and in its cricket, to sign a 50-year agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board, originally through Barbados-based merchant bank Verus International, for the ownership of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).    Continue reading

Cricketer Dwayne Bravo releases music video globally as he ends IPL + video

Cricketer Dwayne Bravo releases music video globally as he ends IPL

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The music video features Dwayne Bravo (left) and Nisha B. (Photo: cricketworld.com)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday May 25, 2015 – Dwayne Bravo yesterday (24 May 2015)  released the music video for his single, ‘Chalo! Chalo!’ which features fellow Trinidad and Tobago crossover artiste, Nisha B.

The global release coincided with the cricketer’s final game of the India Premier League (IPL) after a largely successful two-month campaign with the Chennai Super Kings.

Shot in India, the music video is one of two for the uptempo Anglo/Hindi fusion piece. Continue reading

Ralph Gonsalves proposes “grand settlement” to end cricket crisis

Ralph Gonsalves proposes “grand settlement” to end cricket crisis

PM Ralph Gonsalves

PM Ralph Gonsalves

November 11, 2014 · By Stabroek editor ·  Comments

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has written to CARICOM asking the regional body to communicate to the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) his “grand settlement” proposal, aimed at defusing the BCCI’s US$42 million compensation claim against the West Indies Cricket Board and ending the full blown crisis.

Gonsalves told reporters in Kingstown yesterday that the “grand settlement” included five elements, the first of which was that the WICB settled the internal matter with the “India 14” (the 14 players who terminated the recent India tour).

He was referring to the West Indies cricketers who prematurely ended their tour of India last month over a pay dispute with WIPA, resulting in the US$42 million claim in losses from the BCCI. Continue reading

Cricket: Where have all the tall men gone ? – By Hubert Williams

Cricket: Where have all the tall men gone ? – By Hubert Williams

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Former West Indies Test cricketer Ian Bishop seems a giant against small- statured Dwayne Bravo, captain of the West Indies limited-overs team in India

A little while ago, I used the photograph at the bottom of this article to make a comparison between the stature of most of today’s leading West Indies cricketers and the giants in many opposing teams of the other cricket-playing countries, and asked the question: Where have all the tall men gone?

A photo today of a scene in India provides the answer: They have drifted into the past, and are re-emerging as broadcasters. Just look at the photo here of a current West Indies major player and a major one from the past: Dwayne Bravo seems a tiny mite standing beside retired player Ian Bishop.  Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies trashes Pakistan to enter World T20 semis

Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

West Indies dish out trashing to enter semis

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy – April 1, 2014- ESPNCRICINFO

West Indies 166 for 6 (Bravo 46, Sammy 42*) beat Pakistan 82 (Badree 3-10, Narine 3-16) by 84 runs .    Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo added 71 runs in 5.2 overs, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014 ©Getty Images

Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo (Man of the Match) added 71 runs in 5.2 overs, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014 ©Getty Images

West Indies scored 84 runs in their first 15 overs. They nearly doubled their total after that, smashing 82 off the last 30 balls of the innings. No Full Member team had ever conceded so many in the last five overs of a Twenty20 game.

It remained to be seen which part of West Indies’ innings, the first three-quarters or the final quarter, would make a bigger impact on the result as Pakistan began their chase, in a knockout game to determine who would take on Sri Lanka in the first semi-final on Thursday. In the end, West Indies could have declared after 15 overs and still won.  Continue reading

West Indies beats Pakistan by 37 runs – 2nd ODI in Guyana

West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Providence

Narine and Bravo brothers level series

West Indies 232 for 8 (Darren Bravo 54) beat Pakistan 195 (Jamshed 54, Akmal 50, Narine 4-26) by 37 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

West Indies were unusually generous in the field but their batting showed signs of returning to form and Sunil Narine roared back to his best as they overcame Pakistan in Providence to level the series at one-each. West Indies themselves had been helped by a sloppy effort from Pakistan’s bowlers, who conceded a whopping 38 extras in a low-scoring game.

Darren Bravo provided the stability at the top of the order and, though Pakistan’s naggingly accurate trio of spinners choked the scoring in the middle overs, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard played some big shots towards the end of the innings to lift West Indies to a competitive 232 on a slow surface  [read more]

Cricket: Bravo to build on Sammy era – Champions Trophy 2013

Champions Trophy 2013 – Bravo to build on Sammy era

Alan Gardner –  ESPNCRICINFO.COM  May 29, 2 013    Comments: 33 |

Dwayne Bravo, West Indies' new one-day captain, speaks to the media, Cardiff, May 29, 2013

Dwayne Bravo was speaking in his first press conference as West Indies’ ODI captain © Getty Images

When Dwayne Bravo was announced as West Indies’ ODI captain, replacing Darren Sammy, a few weeks ahead of the Champions Trophy there were familiar rumblings about island politics. Sammy, who remains the captain in Test and T20 cricket and is part of the Champions Trophy squad, has proved a popular and unifying leader and guided West Indies to a memorable victory at last year’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

But while West Indies have won their last six Test matches, both Sammy’s own form and that of his team had been less impressive in ODI cricket. Bravo, speaking at his introductory press conference in Cardiff, suggested his appointment would give Sammy a well-earned rest from his previously all-encompassing responsibilities. Evolution, not revolution, was the message.      [Read More]

Cricket: Gayle, Narine star as WI sweep series v New Zealand in Florida

West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20, Florida

Gayle, Narine star as WI sweep series

The Report by Abhishek Purohit  July 1, 2012

Dwayne Bravo – smashed 4 sixes in 11 balls

West Indies 177 for 5 (Gayle 53, Bravo 35*, McCullum 2-19) beat New Zealand 116 (Narine 4-12) by 61 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Chris Gayle provided the substance, yet again, Dwayne Bravo provided the late blast, and Sunil Narine ended New Zealand’s chase before it could even begin. West Indies completed their second big win over New Zealand to take the Florida and Twenty20 leg of the series 2-0. Already weakened by injuries to key players, including captain Ross Taylor, New Zealand had no answer to West Indies’ combination of power, explosiveness and intrigue.

Gayle threatened to cause as much damage as he had on Saturday before Nathan McCullum restricted him to 53, but Bravo’s burst ensured West Indies had another substantial total to defend. Continue reading

Cricket Updates: West Indies vs Australia

West Indies v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Bridgetown

West Indies draw series with 14-run win

West Indies 160 (Smith 63, Lee 3-23) beat Australia 146 for 9 (Warner 58, Samuels 3-23, Edwards 3-23) by 14 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Fidel Edwards and Marlon Samuels bowled West Indies to a 14-run victory to draw the Twenty20 series 1-1 in Barbados. Dwayne Smith and Johnson Charles started the day with a strong, aggressive opening partnership and despite Australia’s bowlers fighting back to dismiss West Indies for 160, it proved to be sufficient for the hosts as Australia’s batsmen stalled in the chase after David Warner’s quick opening.

Too much was left for the final few overs for Australia, who needed 50 from the last five overs and then 19 from the last six balls, bowled by Dwayne Bravo. David Hussey was the only specialist batsmen left at the crease but he couldn’t launch the boundaries required off Bravo, who picked up two wickets in that final over as Australia fell well short of their target.  [read more]

TOUR RESULTS TO DATE: (click game title for more info)         Continue reading

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