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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

WICB announces West Indies Squad for ICC World T20

WICB announces West Indies Squad for ICC World T20

Posted By Stabroek editor On August 22, 2012

St John’s Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel today named the West Indies 15-man squad for the International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament in in September.

 FULL SQUAD

Darren Sammy (Captain);  Dwayne Bravo (Vice Captain);

Samuel Badree; Darren Bravo;  Johnson Charles;

Fidel Edwards;  Chris Gayle; Kieron Pollard;

Sunil Narine;  Denesh Ramdin (Wicket-keeper);

Ravi Rampaul;  Andre Russell;  Marlon Samuels;

Lendl Simmons;  Dwayne Smith;                   Continue reading

The farce we call West Indies cricket – By Lester B. Bird

  Post #1163  –  From: caribbeannewsnow.com

The farce we call West Indies cricket

Published on March 3, 2012
By Lester B. Bird
Former prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda and former member of the West Indies Cricket BoardST JOHN’S, Antigua — If there was any doubt about the incompetence of the West Indies cricket administration or hope of a resurrected West Indies, the scheduling of the forthcoming Australian tour provides ample evidence of an organization that suffers from both incompetence and insensitivity.Three ODls are to be played in St Vincent; three ODls are to be played in St Lucia and a test match in Dominica. In other words over fifty percent of the matches would be played in a grouping whose population represents less than 8% of the cricket loving population of the English speaking Caribbean.If the argument is the cost, then it is improbable to think that a third one day in St Lucia, or a third one day in St Vincent would be more profitable than a single one day in a more populated country such as Jamaica or even Antigua. Given the fact that Jamaica is so far in the north and it is costly for Jamaicans to travel to the other parts of the Caribbean I think that Jamaica should always be included in a touring cricket itinerary.

It does appear that, true to the management style of the West Indies Cricket Board, it is a decision to punish Jamaica for its decision to pick Gayle for national duty. This schedule is blatantly insensitive and irrational. Continue reading

Cricket: Guyana loses Test match to Dominica

Guyana loses Test match to Dominica

Posted By Stabroek editor On February 3, 2012

(WICB) St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that it has taken a decision to move the Third Digicel Test which was originally scheduled to be played at the Guyana National Stadium.

The Test will now be played at Windsor Park in Dominica. The dates (April 23rd to 27th) are unchanged.

The change in venue is as a result of the situation in Guyana owing to the Government of Guyana’s push to take over the management and governance of cricket in the country. Continue reading