Smith ton leads Tridents to easy win
Thu, Jul 24, '14
An unbeaten century by Dwayne Smith lit up the Kensington Oval, helping Barbados Tridents to a comfortable 29-run win against St Lucia Zouks but sparks also flew elsewhere. Tino Best and Shoaib Malik were involved in an altercation after the bowler dismissed the batsman, his celebration littered with choice words. Malik returned the favour before the umpire's intervened.
However, the incident had no bearing on the cricket being played. Malik had scored 49, Tridents were 128 in the 15th over and Smith was cruising along at 71. There was no let off in the remaining 5.1 overs: Smith fired up a late surge adding 58 runs in the period. He reached his second T20 century of the penultimate ball of the innings with a six over midwicket of Sohail Tanvir and celebrated it with another six off the last ball.
CPL claims T&T name for Red Steel
Wed, Jul 23, '14
Confusion reigned yesterday regarding the naming of the Red Steel franchise in the current Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament. While the players were busy getting themselves ready for their fourth round clash against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Queen’s Park Oval tomorrow, press releases were flying left, right and centre. Minister of Sport, Anil Roberts had called on officials of the CPL to drop the T&T name from the Red Steel two weeks ago, citing that it was a franchise and not representative of a national team. This caused some alarm and although Roberts revealed that CPL had agreed that they erred in the matter and would remove the name, there was still discontent in certain quarters.
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Sammy to debut in the Australian Big Bash
Tue, Jul 22, '14
TASMANIA—West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes.
“With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already,” Sammy said.
“I am really looking forward to coming to Tasmania and taking part in the Big Bash League”
Sammy is expected to represent Hobart in the first six matches of the tournament before joining West Indies for their training camp ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
Mon, Jul 21, '14
Steel display mettle
The Red Steel overseas stars Kevin O’Brien and Ross Taylor made light work of the Antigua Hawksbills’ bowling attack in their clash yesterday in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Walton and Voges shine as Tallawahs stop Amazon Warriors
IT ALL started right for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, whose skipper Denesh Ramdin called right at the toss for the fourth successive match and asked the defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs to take first strike in hazy conditions and on a slow track at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence yesterday afternoon.