Bangladesh implode to 70 all out
Fri, Aug 22, '14
There was promise of a contest when West Indies were restricted to 247, but all hope evaporated by the 17th over when Sunil Narine prompted a collapse that virtually guaranteed a Bangladesh defeat. Tamim Iqbal, playing his most composed knock in ten months, became the third wicket in the space of seven balls, and with that Bangladesh's chances were almost extinguished.
West Indies eventually won by 177 runs - their largest victory over Bangladesh, who were shot out for 70 - completing their first ODI series win since February 2013. They did enough with the bat, and then toyed with Bangladesh's patience with the ball.
Players choose IPL sides over domestic teams
Fri, Aug 22, '14
The eight players selected by more than one team competing in the 2014 Champions League T20 have chosen to represent their IPL franchise and not their national domestic team.
Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga picked Mumbai Indians over Northern Knights, Barbados Tridents and Southern Express respectively; George Bailey and David Miller chose Kings XI Punjab over Hobart Hurricanes and Dolphins; Pat Cummins and Jacques Kallis will play for Kolkata Knight Riders and not Perth Scorchers and Cape Cobras; and Dwayne Smith will turn out for Chennai Super Kings and not Barbados Tridents.
Pollard, Ramdin rally WI
Thu, Aug 21, '14
A century stand between Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin rescued an imploding West Indies and spurred them to a three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first one-day international (ODI) at the National Stadium yesterday.
Pollard and Ramdin compiled 145 runs for the sixth wicket to pull the home team from the jaws of defeat following a top-order batting collapse that left them reeling on 34 for five.
Pollard started slowly but accelerated his innings later to finish with a top score of 89, while Ramdin scored 74, starting quickly, but curbing his enthusiasm later in the innings.
WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract
Wed, Aug 20, '14
St John’s, Antigua – Today the West Indies Cricket Board and Mr. Ottis Gibson mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect. The WICB wishes to express its gratitude to Mr. Gibson for his unwavering commitment and professionalism during his tenure as the Coach of the West Indies team.
WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead thanked Gibson for his services.
“On behalf of the Board and West Indies cricket as a whole we express our gratitude to Ottis for his work, particularly in coaching the team to winning the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012, and offer our best wishes to him in all his future endeavours,” Mr. Muirhead said.
Team Manager, Sir Richie Richardson, will take charge of the team on an interim basis for the series against Bangladesh which will be played in Grenada, St Kitts, St Vincent and St Lucia.
The Team Management Unit remains unchanged otherwise.
WICB favours Arthur as new coach
Tue, Aug 19, '14
Just days after the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) changed the regional selection panel, they continued their house cleaning yesterday by removing Ottis Gibson as coach of the regional side.
The former all-rounder, who played two Tests and 15 One-Day internationals for the Windies, served England as bowling coach from late 2007 until he came back home to take charge of the regional unit in February 2010.
Information reaching the T&T Guardian is that he was likely to be replaced by for the former South Africa and Australia coach Mickey Arthur. The South African, Arthur recently finished his duties with the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament.