PM Skerrit urges collaboration over improving Windies

January 2, 2017 admin 0

(CMC) Caricom chairman Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urged regional leaders to be less confrontational than they have been previously in addressing the parlous state of West Indies cricket. A number of regional prime ministers have been vocal about the present state of the game in the region, with the Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and St Vincent & […More]

West Indies cricket 2016: 3 steps forward, 3 steps back

January 2, 2017 admin 0

By Garth Wattley (ESPNcricinfo)West Indies’ year began brightly with a trio of world titles, but then predictable bad blood between players and administrators affected results. The brilliant and the mediocre made for another unpredictable and challenging year in West Indies cricket. The unprecedented and unexpected capture of three global limited-overs titles in the first half of the year was tempered […More]

Usain Bolt spurred JFK airport panic, cops made it worse, review finds

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Poor communication among police, private security and other personnel contributed to a mass panic that erupted at a New York City airport when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots, according to a review by a team of top security officials. Passengers at Kennedy Airport ran for the exits on Aug. 14 after cheering […More]

Another Jamaican basket baller close to hitting the big times in the US

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Another Jamaican basketballer has moved closer to becoming an NBA player after former Vere Technical High student and NCAA rebounding phenom Shevon Thompson was drafted by the Orlando Magic affiliate team Erie BayHawks as their second round 11th pick. Thompson’s draft follows on the heels of former Calabar High standout Vashil Hernandez, who was signed by the Miami Heat. Even […More]

WICB defends player release levy

November 12, 2016 admin 0

Port of Spain The West Indies Cricket Board’s move to levy “release fees” on Caribbean players seeking to take part in overseas Twenty20 tournaments has already been accepted by Bangladesh and India. This is according to a WICB media release yesterday that also defended the policy of levying a charge for the granting of a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for […More]

Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector

November 7, 2016 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh. Sebastien brings a tremendous amount of experience to the new post having served in several capacities from as far back as 1974. The Dominican has managed the […More]

‘We have shown that we can compete’ – Holder

October 27, 2016 admin 0

Pakistan v West Indies, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi Following their gritty fight in the second innings in Dubai, Jason Holder, the West Indies captain, has said his team is confident of dealing with Pakistan and their key bowler, legspinner Yasir Shah, at their “fortress” in Abu Dhabi. However, they would have to clean up their fielding and bowling going into […More]

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