Bravo's withdrawal highlights cricket's stress malaise

Sun, Nov 23, '14



The warning lights set off by Darren Bravo's decision to decline selection for West Indies' imminent tour of South Africa "for personal reasons" are too strong to be ignored. No less so is the continuing absence from any cricket since June of Kieran Powell.

They are signals that the two left-handers, the most naturally gifted of the current West Indies batsmen, could well be the latest on the expanding list of professional cricketers overcome by the constant grind of global travel and worn down by the need to succeed in a demanding and fiercely competitive professional environment.

The medical term for the problem has evolved from "acute fatigue syndrome" to "stress-related condition" to simply "depression".

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PCL Round 2, Day 2, Roundup.

Sun, Nov 23, '14


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Leewards stun T&T Red Force to take lead

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Leeward Islands rolled back the years to produce a vintage performance which stunned Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the second day of their WICB Professional Cricket League contest here Saturday.

Resuming at their overnight 133 for six, their batsmen rallied to a respectable 202 all out and their bowlers then picked up on that cue, as they bundled out Red Force for a hugely disappointing 130 in their first innings.

Deonarine, Chanderpaul and Peters shine bright on sunny second day

NARSINGH DEONARINE reached his 11th first class ton, Shivnarine Chanderpaul got another half century and Kenroy Peters claimed his sixth fifth wicket haul on a sunny second day in their second round West Indies Cricket Board/Professional Cricket League Regional four day encounter at the Guyana National Stadium, yesterday.

Replying to Guyana’s first innings score of 291 all out, of which Deonarine made 139 and Chanderpaul 62, with Peters picking up 5 for 36, the Volcanoes, after a rapturous start from Devon Smith, reached 63 for 2 at the close of play.


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Barbados, Jamaica clash hit by rain again

 LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) — Heavy rains once again forced the abandonment of play in the WICB Professional Cricket League second-round game between Barbados Pride and Jamaica Franchise here yesterday.

A strong weather system, which moved into the area late Thursday, continued to dump torrential rains across the island, leaving the Windward Sports Club ground under water for the second straight day.

Once the weather clears, play on today's third day is scheduled to bowl off at 9:30 am.

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Fri, Nov 21, '14


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Gabriel, Khan give Red Force 1st day honours

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force took command of their second round Professional Cricket League four-day match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes thanks to some late strikes by pacer Shannon Gabriel and leg-spinner Imran Khan which saw the hosts slip from 87 for three at lunch to 133 for six when bad light ended play at Warner Park in St Kitts yesterday.

Only 55 overs were possible yesterday and the rain stayed away for the better part of the morning session as the Red Force won the toss and elected to bowl first.

The visitors made one change to the team, which held the Barbados Pride to a draw in the previous round, with Nicholas Pooran coming into the starting line-up, replacing opening batsman Evin Lewis who has a slight injury.

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Deonarine in sight of 11th first class ton

WHEN bad light stopped play at 17:02hrs yesterday afternoon, the Guyana Jaguars were comfortably placed on 169 for 3 on the first day in their clash with Windwards Volcanoes in their second round West Indies Cricket Board/Professional Cricket League Regional 4-day encounter at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

This was mainly due to Narsingh Deonarine’s unbeaten 79 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s unbeaten 26, the duo adding 59 runs for their unbroken fourth wicket partnership to date, while Mervin Matthews with his 1 for 14 is the best bowler for the visitors so far.


Rain washes out first day of Barbados-Jamaica PCL match

Bridgetown, Barbados, November 21 - ( - Heavy, consistent rain washed out play on the opening day of the second round WICB Professional Cricket League first-class match between Barbados Pride and Jamaica at the Windward Club ground, Lucas Street, St. Philip here today

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Fudadin named for South Africa Test tour

Fri, Nov 21, '14


Team Selection

Cottrell match readiness to be assessed

 St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Committee today named Assad Fudadin to the West Indies Test tour to South Africa.

Darren Bravo, who had been offered a contract for the series, wrote to the Chairman of Selectors, Clive Lloyd, and citing personal reasons, requested that he not be considered for selection for the Test series. The 29 year old Fudadin has been named to replace Bravo.

A left handed batsman from Guyana, Fudadin played 3 Tests in 2012 against England and New Zealand.

In addition, the Selection Panel has requested that fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell play for Jamaica in the third round of the Professional Cricket League in order that the selectors have an opportunity to evaluate his match readiness.

Cottrell will therefore not depart the Caribbean with the rest of the squad for South Africa on November 30th.

Cottrell, a left arm fast bowler from Jamaica, recently returned from the West Indies A Team tour of Sri Lanka with a hamstring injury.

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PCL, Rain watch

Fri, Nov 21, '14


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Barbados Pride just cannot seem to escape the rain.

Last weekend, they watched helplessly as the adverse weather ruined their first round game in the WICB Professional Cricket League against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, wrecking their chances of grabbing an outright win in Port of Spain.

And if Barbados thought a return to familiar conditions would bring a change of fortune, their hopes were quickly dashed yesterday as a trough system moved across the island dumping heavy rains.

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Jaguars take on Volcanoes -With eye on weather

WITH one eye on the weather, points leaders Guyana Jaguars take on Windwards Volcanoes in the second round of their West Indies Cricket Board/Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day contest, which bowls off at the Guyana National Stadium from 09:30hrs today.The Guyanese have 17 points, following their innings and 10 runs victory over the Leeward Islands inside three days, when the two sides met in the first round at the same venue last week, but what will be of concern to their coach Esuan Crandon and his team of assistants is the catching.

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