Bravo ruled out of rest of World Cup

Sat, Feb 28, '15


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SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup yesterday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the squad's players' association said.

"Darren Bravo has been ruled out of the World Cup and will be replaced in the West Indies squad. Get well soon DMBravo46cwc15," tweeted the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).


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AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir Subject West Indies to Massive Defeat

Fri, Feb 27, '15


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Sydney: Skipper AB de Villiers hammered the fastest 150 in ODI history as he led South Africa to a record-equalling 257-run win over the West Indies in a Pool B cricket World Cup match, here on Friday.
Thanks to a sensational 66-ball 162 from de Villiers, South Africa posted World Cup's second-highest total of 408 for five and then inflicted further humiliation on the Caribbean side by skittling them out for a measly 151 in 33.1 overs.(Scorecard | Highlights)
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir returned career-best figures of five for 45 to add insult to the West Indies injury.

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Ninety years of Everton Weekes

Thu, Feb 26, '15



Of all the numbers stacked against the name Everton de Courcy Weekes in scorebooks the world over, 90 carries an unfortunate significance.

It was his score in West Indies' first innings of the fourth Test against India in Chepauk, Madras, now Chennai, in January 1949. Ten more runs would have extended his overall record of five successive Test hundreds that has never been surpassed; he was cut short by a run-out decision by the square-leg umpire that Weekes now euphemistically describes as "rather doubtful".

Sixty-six years on, the figure 90 carries an altogether happier connotation for a celebrated cricketer, now Sir Everton Weekes, Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG), holder of Barbados' Gold Crown of Merit (GCM), who enters the tenth decade of a fulfilling life on Thursday.

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Thu, Feb 26, '15


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If you go by numbers alone, Friday’s (Thursday, February 26 in the West Indies) clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa has dominated the West Indies in recent seasons, winning 16 of their last 18 encounters. The only loss came at Port Elizabeth, in a dead rubber in January. You have to go back to November 2006 for the last time the West Indies won a big game against South Africa.

On that occasion in Jaipur, in the semifinal of the Champions Trophy, Chris Gayle biffed an unbeaten 133 from 135 balls as the West Indies went past a decent total with six overs to spare. That result was also indicative of how the rivalry has played out in global tournaments. South Africa has shaded it 3-2 at the World Cup, and they’re all square at 2-2 in the Champions Trophy, with the last game in Cardiff (2013) ending in a tie.

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WICB congratulates Gayle on record-breaking feat

Wed, Feb 25, '15


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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has congratulated Chris Gayle, following his amazing double-hundred that propelled West Indies to their second victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Gayle was in record-breaking mood, smashing an incredible 215 off just 147 balls with 14 fours and 16 sixes as Windies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method yesterday.
He was out at the last ball of the West Indies’ innings of 372 for two from their allocation of 50 overs in the Pool B match at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
“On behalf of the directors, management and staff of the WICB and the people of the region, I want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the team for their emphatic win and Chris for his brilliant innings today,” said Chief Executive Officer of the WICB Michael Muirhead.

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