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Cricket: West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series

West Indies name squad for first four matches of tri nation ODI series

West Indies cricketPublished on May 20, 2016 – Caribbean News Now

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The West Indies Selection Panel has named the 14-man squad for the first four matches of the upcoming Tri Nation One-Day International Series.
The squad includes two players who are yet to play in ODIs for the West Indies. These are: off-spinner Ashley Nurse, who was a member of the West Indies team that won the ICC World T20 last month; and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who has played 16 Test matches.

The Tri Series will feature West Indies, South Africa and Australia and all matches will be day/night. The series starts in at the Guyana National Stadium (June 3-7), then moves to Warner Park, St Kitts (June 11-15); and concludes at Kensington Oval, Barbados (June 19-26).
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Latest Facts On The Caribbean Population In The US – NAN

13 Latest Facts On The Caribbean Population In The US – NAN

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Photo: Politicians including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo working the West Indian bloc at the annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Yana Paskova)

By News Americas Now (NAN) Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 11, 2015: The US Census Bureau has released its latest estimates on the population in the US, including Caribbean and West Indians across the country. Here are 13 latest facts as obtained first by News Americas Now:   Continue reading

Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart – reviews

Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart – review

Sugar in the BloodAn absorbing but uneven family memoir taking in both sides of the Barbadian slave trade and its legacy — (www.theguardian.com review)

Modern Britain was built on sugar; there is hardly a manufacturing town on these shores that was not in some way connected with the “Africa trade”. The glittering prosperity of slave ports such as Bristol and Liverpool was derived in large part from commerce with Africa.

In the heyday of the British slave trade, from 1700 to 1808, West Indians (as white sugar barons were then known) became conspicuous by their new wealth. Often they cast Barbados or Jamaica aside like a sucked orange in order to fritter their profits in England. A popular melodrama of 1771, Richard Cumberland’s The West Indian, satirised planters as drunken layabouts in ostentatiously buckled shoes and hats.   Continue reading

Cricket: Who would win the World Cup? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: Who would win the World Cup?

2015_Cricket_World_Cup_Logo.svgBy Dr. Dhanpaul Narine –  10-February-2015

Beyond the ball destiny lies. Stars and legends are made. Cricket’s extravaganza begins and New Zealand will be the team to beat. They are playing well and have the game to take on the best teams in the world.  Besides, New Zealand is peaking at the right moment and they are playing at home.

Valentine’s Day 2015 a love affair of a different sort will take place. It involves the cricket nations from fourteen countries and they will compete for cricket’s World Cup. This will be the eleventh such meeting; the first was in 1975 in England. Cricket fans will recall that West Indies won the 1975 and 1979 tournaments and lost in the 1983 finals to India at Lords.  Continue reading

Cricket: Russell delivers win worth toasting vs S.A.

Russell delivers win worth toasting
South Africa v West Indies,  4th One Day International
Andre Russell

Andre Russell

Andre Russell toasted his match-winning innings with his first beer for a month, deservedly so after making 64 in 40 balls to see West Indies home in a thrilling one-wicket victory that finally got his side on the board in this series after three heavy defeats.

Andre Russell played an innings to saviour for the West Indies © AFP  read more about Andre Russell here.

 

West Indian cricketers would be sober men indeed if they waited for ODI victories before having a drink but they finally had a performance to open a bottle to in Port Elizabeth, with Russell providing the coup de grace.

Arriving at the crease with 97 needed from 83 balls, Russell smashed five fours and five sixes to chase down 263 with nine balls to spare. Continue reading

Cricket: Sobers Supreme – by Tony Cozier

Sobers Supreme

 Sixty years ago today, a 17-year-old Bajan cricketer made his debut for West Indies, and went on to touch with his genius all those who saw him play for the next two decades
Tony Cozier  –  March 30, 2014

Garry Sobers: “genius in all climes and conditions” © PA Photos
Sir Garry Sobers – the Right Excellent Sir Garfield St Auburn Sobers, to accord him his full title as a knight of the realm and the only living national hero of his native Barbados – is not the type who makes a fuss over his achievements as, in the words of the 1965 calypso, “the greatest cricketer on Earth or Mars”.

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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

Sensational Sammy leads Windies to 6-wicket Twenty20 win over Australia

Sensational Sammy leads Windies to 6-wicket Twenty20 win over Australia

Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy

Captain Darren Sammy smashed an unbeaten 34 to lift West Indies to victory. (Credit: WICB Media)

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Friday March 28, 2014, CMC – Skipper Darren Sammy smashed a cameo unbeaten 34 to fire West Indies to an exciting six-wicket win over Australia in their Group 2 match of the World Twenty20 Championship here Friday.

With West Indies requiring 12 from the last over in pursuit of 179 for victory, Sammy twice cleared the ropes against seamer James Faulkner off the third and fourth deliveries, to deliver a sensational win for the defending champions, with two balls to spare.   Continue reading

Cricket: Salute to Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Salute to Shiv    ….   see his career stats here

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 · Stabroek News – EDITORIAL

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is this weekend playing in his 150th Test match, the only West Indian to do so. That he should be celebrating this landmark in Sachin Tendulkar’s historic 200th Test and swansong in front of his devotees in Mumbai is typical of the career of this most undemonstrative of batsmen and this most unassuming of cricketers. For, even as he has achieved greatness at the wicket, Chanderpaul has always seemed to be overshadowed by the more dashing exploits and more colourful personalities of other cricketers.

Ever since, as a skinny 19-year old whose kit was too big for him, he diffidently walked to the crease against England, in March 1994, on debut at Bourda, the ground that nurtured his precocious talent, he has, somehow or the other, never quite been able to measure up, in the eyes of many, to the flair and flamboyance associated with the legends of West Indies batting. For much of his career, he batted in the shadow of Brian Lara, sometimes even forgotten as the reassuring presence (still in his first Test series!) at the other end as the Trinidadian maestro progressed to his world record 375.  Continue reading

West Indies name squad to face Pakistan in Guyana

West Indies name squad to face Pakistan in Guyana
Published on July 12, 2013  
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — The West Indies Board’s Selection Panel has named the 13-man squad for the upcoming One-Day Internationals against Pakistan in Guyana. The matches will be played at the Guyana National Stadium on Sunday, July 14 and Tuesday July 16.The series will also mark the return of international cricket to Guyana after a one year absence and will include five One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.Guyana will host the first two ODIs, followed by three ODIs at the Beausejour Cricket Grounds in St Lucia. The Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent will host the two Twenty20 Internationals on July 27th and 28th to conclude the tour.   Continue reading