Fri, Oct 20, '17



ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies advised on Friday that it has approved a change to the dates for the Barbados Pride home match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship.

The match will now be contested on November 1, 2, 4 and 5 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.

The change has occurred, due to the state funeral of former Governor-General of Barbados, Sir Clifford Husbands, scheduled to take place on November 3.

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Windies series win vital but focus on improvement, says Law

Fri, Oct 20, '17


Windies v Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Though winning the upcoming two-Test series against Zimbabwe will be vital, head coach Stuart Law said Thursday continuing to make key improvements as a Test unit would be the overall objective.

The Australian said he had been impressed with the strides made on the recent tour of England – even though the Caribbean side lost the series 2-1 – and was hoping to see the squad display more of those qualities on the current tour.

West Indies have been installed as heavy favourites to sweep the series, having never lost a Test to the African nation in eight previous meetings.

“You can't focus on the end result. You've got to focus on the little steps you've got to make to get through [the game],” Law cautioned ahead of Saturday's start of the opening Test at Queens Sports Club.

“We have targets, we have goals. I am sure the boys they want to make sure they're giving themselves every opportunity to win every contest we go into.

“We just had a reasonable result in the UK — the second Test was outstanding. We lost the other two Tests but we started to show some fight. After that first Test, to come back the way we did was an outstanding effort.”

West Indies capitulated in the opening Test at Edgbaston by an innings inside three days but against all the odds, rebounded to win the second Test at Headingley by five wickets.

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Shanaka stars with century on day one of second 'Test'

Fri, Oct 20, '17



FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — A pulsating, shot-filled unbeaten century from Dasun Shanaka lifted Sri Lanka 'A' out of trouble to a position of dominance on day one of the second 'Test' against West Indies 'A' at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here yesterday.

The 26-year-old, right-handed Shanaka smashed eight huge sixes and five fours in his 102, which came off just 108 balls, to help the visitors to 294 all out, after tottering at 137-5 — having chosen to bat first.

The Sri Lankans then struck twice before bad light stopped play at 5:20 pm with the hosts reduced to 14-2 after 10 overs. Spinners Malinda Pushpakumara (1-5) and Shehan Jayasuriya (1-0) removed openers Montcin Hodge (2) and John Campbell (5).

For Shanaka, it was his fifth first-class century and fittingly the landmark came with his eighth six and last scoring shot — a savage pull over midwicket off leg-spinner Damion Jacobs.

After arriving at the crease midway the post-lunch session with Sri Lanka A having lost three quick wickets, including Captain Dhananjaya de Silva (73), Shanaka dominated a sixth-wicket stand of 105 with Roshen Silva, 30.

read more at Jamaica Observer

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Windies Women win first T20I

Fri, Oct 20, '17



ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Hayley Matthews struck an unbeaten 37 and took 1 wicket to lead the Windies Women to a 71-run victory over Sri Lanka to win game 1 in the 3-match series in Antigua last night (Thursday, October 19).

Sri Lanka won the toss and sent the Windies in to bat. Matthews and Captain, Stafanie Taylor opened the batting for the home team in front of a decent sized crowd at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. The pair posted 67 runs before Matthews fell for 37 and then Taylor 31.

Deandra Dottin posted a quick 15 as did Kycia Knight with 14. Then the pair of Merissa Aguilleira and Britney Cooper who played her 50th T20 International tonight added a 34-run partnership. Windies Women ended their innings on 140/4.

Inoka Ranaweera took 2/35 with Shashikala Siriwardena and Chamari Athapaththu taking 1 wicket each.

Sri Lanka lost early and frequent wickets in their run-chase and could only manage a total of 69/7. Ama Kanchana top scored with 17.

Shakera Selman was the attacking bowler for the Windies, taking 2/6. Anisa Mohammed had 2/14, as the Windies bowlers made easy work of the wickets.

Player of the Match was Hayley Matthews.

The next match is on Saturday October 21, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground from 6:30pm. The matches are streamed live on

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Thu, Oct 19, '17



ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies advised on Thursday that it has approved a change in venues for two of the Windward Islands Volcanoes’ home matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship.

The changes will impact on the seventh and ninth round matches against the Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force respectively.

Volcanoes will now face Scorpions at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground in St. Lucia and Red Force at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.

The changes have occurred, due to the devastation that occurred during the passage of Hurricane Maria last month in Dominica.

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