Fast bowlers wanted
Sun, Jul 5, '15
IT is a puzzle that has gone unsolved for a couple of decades. Attempts to crack it involve mainly, but not only, the quality of pitches.
At their meeting in Barbados last weekend, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) directors charged the cricket committee to have another go at coming up with suggestions of how “to prioritise the development of fast bowlers in the region and for the West Indies team, recognising that the majority of the overs in regional tournaments are bowled by spinners and is impacting negatively on the production of fast bowlers for the West Indies team”.
As it considers its fresh mandate, the committee, on which Courtney Walsh and Joel Garner are the only members from the glorious past of fast bowling dominance, is presumably familiar with what prompted the directors' renewed concern.
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Lloyd lambasts the lack of a ‘Thinking’ West Indies -‘We have constantly been outthought’
Sun, Jul 5, '15
Former West Indies Captain and current Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd has taken a swipe at cricketers across the region, noting that the mental side of their game is not up to the standard of their opponents. Speaking during a recent ceremony, Lloyd noted that the current hit and miss status that the West Indies Cricket Team has incurred is based on the fact that there is a lack on the mental side of the game.
RED STEEL HOLD NERVE TO WIN CPL THRILLER
Sun, Jul 5, '15
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel held their nerve to win a nail-biter, beating Guyana Amazon Warriors by three wickets with a ball to spare, in a low-scoring second game of a Caribbean Premier League double-header at Warner Park on Saturday.
Chasing a 119 for victory, Red Steel were on top at 61 for one in the tenth over but lost their way to stumble to 109 for six after 18 overs.
What should have been a straightforward task of scoring the remaining ten runs from 12 deliveries became a battle of jitters for Red Steel.
South African seamer Marchant de Lange sent down the penultimate over which cost just five runs, paving the way for a dramatic final over by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo who finished with brilliant overall figures of four for 24.
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Chris Gayle Academy Graduation, Fundraising Dinner
Sat, Jul 4, '15
The Chris Gayle Academy has had a successful first year, with 20 young men receiving the necessary skills and training to enter the cricketing world and make a positive impact in their respective communities.
In celebration of this achievement, the international West Indian cricketer, through his charity arm, the Chris Gayle Foundation, will host the official graduation exercise and fundraising dinner at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Wednesday, July 8 at 6 p.m.
The evening's proceedings will also include a special auction of iconic memorabilia from past and present West Indian cricketers such as Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Garfield Sobers, Michael Holding, Dwayne Bravo and, of course, Gayle.