“West Indies could win ICC World T-20 in India in 2016!”

Sun, Aug 2, '15

by COLIN CROFT

Commentary

West Indies could win ICC’s next World T-20 tournament, to be held in India in March and April 2016, but that win would depend on many computations and selections.
I had also predicted, boasted even, during R. Allen Stanford’s 2008 T-20 tournament, that WI not only should, but would win World T-20 2012, as even by 2008, it was patently obvious that the T-20 format was best suited for our players and offered better possibilities for further WI success.
So, WI’s last international tournament win in 2012 at WT-20 in Sri Lanka did not surprise me. Oh, I have proof of that prediction too!
Also, by 2008, despite stalwarts Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Ramnaresh Sarwan, WI cricket had descended into being an international joke, with batsmen being selected to play Tests for WI without even one first-class century, while others seemed incapable of thinking through any game that lasted even one day.

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Regional U19 Final Round Results, and Points Table

Fri, Jul 31, '15

 

WI U-19

CANADA vs GUYANA

Canada 138 all out (34.1 overs), Guyana 142 for 6 (27.2 overs)

Result: Guyana Under-19s won by 4 wickets
Points: Guyana Under-19s 6.8 (6 for victory + 0.8 for fast bowling wickets), Canada 0


LEEWARDS vs TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Lewward Islands 235 for 9 (50 overs) Trindad & Tobago Did not bat due to wet conditions

Result: No-result

Points: Trinidad & Tobago 2.1 (2 for no-result + 0.1 fast bowling points), Leewards 2 (2 for no-result)


BARBADOS vs JAMAICA

Barbados 212 all out (47 overs) Jamaica 252 all out

result Jamaica won by 39 runs.

Under 19 Points Table

Team                                Points

Guyana                                 32.0
Jamaica                                27.5
Trinidad & Tobago                 22.6

Windward Islands                 20.3
Leeward Islands                    15.9
Barbados                              14.9
Canada                                  7.1


Guyana and Jamaica advance to Sunday's Final at Manchester High School

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Regional U19 Rd 6, Points

Fri, Jul 31, '15

 

WI U-19

Team                                 Points

Guyana                                  25.2

Jamaica                                 21.0

Trinidad & Tobago                  20.4

Windward Islands                   20.3

Barbados                               14.2

Leeward Islands                     13.9

Canada                                   7.1

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'CPL will be profitable from next year'

Fri, Jul 31, '15

 

Caribbean Premier League

"It will never be worth even a tiny fraction of the likes of the IPL as this is a small economic region going through hard times, but we will move into profitable territory from next year," O'Donohoe said.

The 2015 Caribbean Premier League offered a delightful dream in contrast to the never-ending nightmare that has been the plight of the West Indies cricket fan over the last two decades. Capacity crowds were riveted by close finishes as the game was invigorated by this year's tournament - as it has been in the first two editions of the competition.

A league that now begins to rival the highly successful Indian Premier League and Australia's Big Bash for the quality of cricket and entertainment on offer, enthralled the Caribbean islands at exactly the time that the shambolic WICB would learn that West Indies will not qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy.

The CPL is the hottest ticket the region has seen for some time. Scalpers were openly selling tickets for the final outside the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain for a minimum of US$300, and tickets for the two qualifiers before that weren't much cheaper.

 

read more at ESPNcricinfo

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Only WI to blame- Findlay

Fri, Jul 31, '15

 

Media Watch


Former West Indies selector Michael Findlay says the Caribbean team has only themselves to blame if they do not qualify for the ICC 2017 Champions Trophy.

The top eight ranked International Cricket Council (ICC) teams qualify for the ODI competition in two year’s time. But with the tri-nations tournament between Zimbabwe, West Indies and Pakistan now officially off, the West Indies are now ranked ninth and outside the qualification criteria and will have no other opportunity to improve their ranking before the September 30 cut-off date.

“Like most West Indians, I am disappointed that the West Indies won’t be going to that tournament. But we have only ourselves to blame because we haven’t been playing good cricket,” Findlay told the Express.

Findlay said that the West Indies being in ninth position in the ICC rankings emphasises the poor state of WI cricket.

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