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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

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‘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

Cricket: Samuels, openers spark Windies to big win over Australia

Samuels, openers spark Windies to big win over Australia

Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels

A rollicking opening stand and a Marlon Samuels special lifted West Indies to their second victory of the triangular series over an uncharacteristically sloppy Australian side in St Kitts.From the strong platform of 139 for 1 after 27 overs the visitors’ innings lost momentum, and the target of 266 was vulnerable to an early assault on the short boundaries of Warner Park.

Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher duly hurled themselves at a bowling attack, which was missing Mitchell Starc, and were helped by a pair of dropped catches from Usman Khawaja.   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: WICB salutes Sunil Narine as he rises to top in ODI rankings

WICB salutes Sunil Narine as he rises to top in ODI rankings

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine

June 8, 2013 – Caribbean News Now – ST JOHN’S, Antigua

The West Indies Cricket Board has saluted West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine on his recent elevation to the number one position in the ICC One-Day International Rankings. In a message of congratulations, WICB president Dave Cameron also urged the young spinner to maintain his high standards.Narine, who turned 25 late last month, enters the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in the top spot ahead of Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal. The two slow bowlers faced each other when the West Indies played Pakistan at the Oval in the opening Group B match.

Narine now commands the top spot in two formats – having climbed to number one in the ICC T20 Bowling ranking earlier this year.    Continue reading

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