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‘Shelve the egos for the good of West Indies’ – Darren Sammy

‘Shelve the egos for the good of West Indies’ – Sammy

Darren Sammy with World T20 Trophy

Darren Sammy with World T20 Trophy

Darren Sammy has called for West Indies’ players and administrators to put their “egos” to one side and work for the betterment of the game in the region, as he prepares to return to competitive action for the first time since leading his side to victory in the World T20 at Eden Gardens last month.

Either way, he will not be making a triumphant homecoming for West Indies during their Tri-Nations Series against South Africa and Australia, which gets underway at Providence on June 3, having been cut from the WICB’s list of contracted players back in January.

Sammy, who has arrived at Hampshire for this season’s NatWest T20 Blast, will sit out today’s clash with Middlesex at Uxbridge due to registration issues, and instead make his first outing of the campaign in next Thursday’s home match against Kent. (see article Hampshire sign Darren Sammy) Continue reading

Cricket legends call for WICB officials to resign

Cricket legends call for WICB officials to resign

West Indies cricketBy Azad Ali  April 26, 2016 / SportsCaribbean Life News

West Indies cricket legends are calling for the “immediate resignation” of the Dave Cameron-led West Indies Cricket Board, in line with the recommendations of the WICB / CARICOM Governance Review Panel.

The legends, which include Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts, Deryck Murray, Charlie Griffith, Desmond Haynes, West Indies captain Darren Sammy and sports psychologist Dr. Rudy Webster, held a meeting recently at the Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada where they insisted on the establishment of an interim board and the creation of a new structure to replace the WICB and manage the regional game.   Continue reading

West Indies Stafanie Taylor wins ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year award

West Indies Stafanie Taylor wins ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year award
Published on December 24, 2015 – CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW


Stafanie Taylor during the home series against Pakistan. (WICB Media Photo/Randy Brooks)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — West Indies women’s captain Stafanie Taylor has been named the International Cricket Council’s Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year, at the ICC Annual Awards announced for the period September 18, 2014, to September 13, 2015.

This is the third time the 24-year-old top-order batter and off-spinner has won a major international award. She previously won the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award in 2011 and 2012.
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Cricket: WICB salutes Lara’s Hall of Fame induction

WICB salutes Lara’s Hall of Fame induction

Posted By Stabroek staff On September 17, 2012

ST.JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC- – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has saluted batting legend and world record holder Brian Lara on being inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Brian Lara

The former West Indies captain joined 15 other West Indian legends in cricket’s elite Hall of Fame during the gala ICC Awards event at the Water’s Edge in Sri Lanka on Saturday evening.

WICB President Dr. Julian Hunte, praised Lara for his contribution to the game and for the role he played as an ambassador for West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago. 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: Gayle breaks silence on WICB treatment

Editor’s note: This is a statement by Chris Gayle, the former captain of the West Indian cricket team, in relation to his ongoing conflict with the Wast Indian Cricket Board of Control (WICB).  Chris Gayle was not selected for the recent Pakistan tour or the present Indian tour to the West Indies.  Please go to www.cricinfo.com for information on the  present matches between the West Indies and India. 

Gayle , now 31, recently top-scored in the Indian Cricket League IPL,  playing for the Bangalore Royal Challengers.  It was announced on June 1 that Gayle will play for the Sydney Thunder in the upcoming 8-team Australian Twenty-20 Tournament.  Read the announcement regarding the Australian T20 here. 

Here is Chris Gayle’s statement regarding the WICB:

(WIPA) I, Christopher Henry Gayle, am making this statement so that all my friends, fans and followers who continue to wonder why I am not being picked for the West Indies team despite being fit, available and in form will know the truth considering the many rumours and statements that have been made as it relates to this issue. Until now, I have kept my silence, but I believe that the time has come for you to all know what I plan to do about this extremely frustrating and humiliating situation.

Ever since I was a little boy growing upin Rollington Town, and living in the shadow of Sabina Park I had two dreams.  The first was to play for Jamaica and the second to play for the West Indies.  Fortunately, and thanks to the Almighty, I have been able to achieve both of them.  I have been Captain of both Jamaica and of the West Indies, and have worn both uniforms with pride and served with distinction.

I find it really painful now to hear that I did not give my best or that I lost my commitment to the cause of West Indies Cricket.  This is not true.  I have always given my all.  I have always played with my heart and soul.  I am not a boastful person.  I normally don’t speak until I have to.  I try not to show in my face what is in my heart but now my heart is heavy.  I have played with injuries.  I have played with pain.  But nothing in my life has been more painful and more injurious to my spirit than what has been done to me in the past few months.  Nothing.   more

Read whole statement here:  Gayle breaks silence on WICB treatment

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