Dwayne Smith pulls out, again

Fri, Dec 19, '14

 

Media Watch

West Indies opener Dwayne Smith has pulled out of the Big Bash League for the second consecutive season, again citing personal problems.

The aggressive Barbadian batsman was Sydney Sixers' big signing for the season, but his absence is a major blow to their batting order.

Smith was signed by Perth Scorchers last season, but failed to make his scheduled flight to Australia for personal reasons.

"While we were aware of Dwayne's personal issues, we received assurances from his management that he would be available for this season with the Sixers," said the club's general manager Dom Remond.

 

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Fudadin ruled out of Test Series with finger injury

Thu, Dec 18, '14

 

Windies vs RSA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – West Indies Cricket Board announced today that left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the ongoing three-match Test Series against South Africa due to injury.

The 29-year-old suffered a fracture of the little finger on right hand during warm-up on the opening day of the first Test on Wednesday. He underwent surgery late Wednesday.

A replacement player will be named in the coming days.

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Van Zyl maiden ton and Amla double sink West Indies

Thu, Dec 18, '14

 

Windies vs RSA

An agreeable century on Test debut for Stiaan van Zyl and an elementary double hundred for Hashim Amla extended South Africa's punishment of a dire, injury-hit West Indies attack on the second day at Centurion. When the destruction was called off half an hour before tea, ahead of rain which washed out the rest of the day, South Africa had sated themselves at 552 for 5.

West Indies have rarely looked more bereft. They are at least fulfilling their tour of South Africa, but if they are there in body, they are hardly there in spirit. A weak attack, further broken by an injury to Kemar Roach, looks as if it is already awaiting the end: hopefully the end of the Test, not the end of the series. The left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn bore the burden and resembled a man at the end of a hard shift long before he delivered the last of his 46 overs.

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Amla and de Villiers flay West Indies

Wed, Dec 17, '14

 

Windies vs RSA

When a third wicket fell in 15 balls during the morning session, possibilities for the opening day at Centurion abounded but the final outcome involved two very common sights: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers with hundreds to their name.

The pair came together on 57 for 3 following the loss of three wickets for no runs either side of drinks as West Indies briefly found their venom and they were not separated for the rest of the day. There was added significance in both hundreds, for Amla it was his first Test as captain on home soil and for de Villiers it marked 10 years to the day since he made his Test debut against England, at Port Elizabeth - a match that also marked the first appearance for Dale Steyn.

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CARICOM partners with WICB to boost cricket in schools

Wed, Dec 17, '14

 

WICB

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Schools throughout the Caribbean Community are being given an opportunity to vie for cricket nets as part of a new initiative announced by the Georgetown-based Secretariat yesterday called the ‘Pitch in Schools Project’.

The project will provide primary and secondary schools with an opportunity to vie for the construction of cricket net facilities or an upgrade to such facilities where they already exist.

The project emanated from a plan developed by Deputy Programme Manager for Sports at the CARICOM Secretariat, John Campbell.
“The proposal will provide a means through which the infrastructure and facilities available in schools across the region can be developed as a step towards the improvement of cricket in schools,” said a statement released by the CARICOM Secretariat yesterday.

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