St.John's (Antigua), May 19 (IANS/CMC) England and the West Indies will play three Twenty20 matches and three One-Day Internationals in the Caribbean early next year, the West Indies Cricket Board announced. The three One-Day Internationals will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua while Kensington Oval in Barbados will host the T20 games, the WICB said Saturday, reports CMC. The Twenty20 matches will be the last before the West Indies defend their World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh.
Bridgetown (Barbados), May 11 (IANS/CMC) Organisers have released the schedule of matches for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to be played in July and August. Barbados take on St.
Bridgetown (Barbados), May 7 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding believes the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) represents an excellent opportunity for the development of professional cricket in the region. The 59-year-old, known for his strident criticism of the shortest form of the game, said the CPL was special as it had the potential to give birth to a new generation of professional cricketers in the Caribbean. He has signed on as the ambassador for the development programme, reports
St.John's (Antigua), April 5 (IANS/CMC) Congratulations continue to come in for Jamaican businessman Dave Cameron who was elected new president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) last week. Both the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) and the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Thursday joined other regional boards in applauding Cameron who defeated incumbent Julian Hunte in a close election in Barbados, reports CMC. "The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) is excited about your recent election to the positions of president and vice president respectively of the West Indies Cricket Board as despite your success coming at a time when challenges are varied and many," said JCA secretary Fritz Harris in a letter to Cameron and vice president Emmanuel Nanthan.
Rio De Janeiro, April 1 (IANS) Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt narrowly missed breaking his own world record by powering to victory in a 150m exhibition event here at the Copacabana beach. The six-time Olympic gold-medallist Sunday posted a time of 14.42 seconds, 0.07 slower than the mark he set in Manchester in 2009, reports Xinhua.
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Brazil's Bruno Lins earned the right to challenge Usain Bolt in Sunday's 150-metre exhibition sprint on Copacabana beach by winning heat for the last remaining starting berth. Lins clocked 15.08 seconds Saturday to finish ahead of Alison Feitosa (15.30) and Sandro Viana (15.67). Apart from Bolt and Lins, the final will also feature Ecuador's Alex Quinones and Antigua and Barbuda's Daniel Bailey, reports Xinhua
North Sound (Antigua), March 5 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy says he wants to see more West Indies victories similar to the 41 run win over Zimbabwe in the final T20 International Sunday. The world champions brushed aside Zimbabwe to sweep the two match series at the Vivian Richards cricket ground
North Sound (Antigua), March 4 (IANS/CMC) World champions West Indies made the most of Zimbabwe's lacklustre performance to win the final Twenty20 International by 41 runs and sweep the two-match series. In a low-keyed encounter at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, West Indies posted 158 for seven from their 20 overs, with Kieron Pollard blasting an unbeaten 45 and opener Lendl Simmons hitting 41 here Sunday. Leg-spinners Tinotenda Mutombodzi (2-28) and Natsai Mushangwe (2-33), both 22-year-olds, picked up two wickets apiece
North Sound (Antigua), March 3 (IANS/CMC) Audacious West Indies hardly broke a sweat as they nonchalantly brushed aside Zimbabwe by eight wickets in their opening Twenty20 International here Saturday. Chasing an inadequate 131 for victory, the T20 World champions were propelled by opener Lendl Simmons who struck a six-laden, unbeaten 63 to see them home off the first ball of the 17th over at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. He faced 49 balls and struck one four and six sixes, putting on 85 in an unbroken third wicket stand with all-rounder Dwayne Bravo whose 38 came from 30 balls and included three fours and a six
St. John's (Antigua), Feb 22 (IANS/CMC) One of Antigua and Barbuda's leading athletes, golfer Kimesha Anthony, has been arrested in Atlanta for credit card fraud, according to media reports here. Anthony, who is on a full scholarship at the Columbus State University, was late Wednesday night awaiting bail in the amount of $10,000 after she was picked up by Atlanta police, the Antigua Observer has reported.