WICB announces Yepme as West Indies team sponsor for CWC 2015

Tue, Jan 27, '15


Media Watch

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that Yepme will be the West Indies team sponsor for the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

“We welcome Yepme to the West Indies cricket family of sponsors and partners for the world’s premier cricket event – the ICC Cricket World Cup,” WICB Commercial Manager Nelecia Yeates said.

“We look forward to a mutually beneficial association as the West Indies team remains one of the most attractive cricket teams in the world and will be one of the favourite teams in the World Cup,” Yeates added.

"We are glad to bring together two great teams, Yepme and the West Indies cricket team. The ICC World Cup 2015 is going to be one of the biggest sports events this year. West Indies, as always will be a strong contender for the World Cup and the event gives Yepme a global platform to showcase their brand,” said Vishal Jaison, co-founder and director of Baseline Ventures Pte Ltd, which represents Yepme.

"We are very excited about this sponsorship with West Indies team in the ICC World Cup. Being the third largest sports tournament in the world which will be seen in more than 182 countries, it’s a huge opportunity for Yepme to strengthen its vision as a global brand,” said Mr. Sandeep Sharma, founder and Chief Operations Officer of Yepme.

“We are definitely looking at this association as a good platform to gain popularity and increase awareness. With a viewership of over one billion in the last tournament, we are expected to get guaranteed exposure making it a very profitable investment," Mr. Sharma added.

Yepme is a Gurgaon, Haryana headquartered online shopping company which specializes in online retailing of men and women’s garments and accessories.

The Cricket World Cup commences on February 14th with West Indies playing their opening match on February 16th against Ireland.

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WICB seeks ICC assistance in resolving India situation

Tue, Jan 27, '15


WICB Under Scrutiny

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today communicated its intent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to find a workable solution for the premature end of the West Indies tour of India in October 2014.

 WICB President Dave Cameron met with some of the directors of ICC and sought their assistance in resolving the issue. Their support is much appreciated and welcomed by the WICB.

 The WICB is hopeful of finding a workable solution and to this end will send a delegation to meet with the BCCI in the coming weeks.

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Narine withdraws from West Indies CWC squad

Tue, Jan 27, '15


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St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that off spinner Sunil Narine has withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015.

Narine has undergone intense remedial work on his bowling action and preliminary tests have shown him bowling all his deliveries under the 15 degrees flexion allowance. However he requires more time to be able to confidently bowl for a sustained period in international cricket with his new action
“Playing for Red Force and winning the NAGICO Super50 has been a big boost, but going in to the World Cup is a little too much too soon and, after consulting the WICB, for both West Indies and my sake we have decided to delay my return to international cricket until I am 100% confident in all that I do,” Narine said.

"Whilst I am very happy with the progress made to date with my action, and I express my thanks to the coaches working with me in Trinidad and Dr. Daryl Foster in Perth, Australia, I am withdrawing from the World Cup,” Narine explained.

The WICB supports Narine’s decision to withdraw from the CWC squad as to risk his exposure to the intensity of the Cricket World Cup would be both unfair to him and the West Indies squad. A replacement will be named shortly.

Narine has taken a positive approach to his remedial work, remains in an optimistic frame of mind and looks forward to returning to international cricket at the earliest opportunity.

“I would like to thank the WICB for their support and wish the West Indies team the very best for the World Cup campaign," Narine said.

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T&T Red Force crush Jaguars to lift title

Mon, Jan 26, '15


NAGICO Super 50

Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force crushed Guyana Jaguars by 135 runs to win the final of the NAGICO Super50 yesterday.

Led by a six-wicket haul from champion off-spinner Sunil Narine, Red Force bowled out Jaguars for a paltry 65 off 24 overs at Queen's Park Oval, to secure a ruthless victory.

Narine finished with remarkable figures of six wickets for nine runs from eight overs as Jaguars, chasing 201 for victory, crashed from a position of 36 without loss to lose their last 10 wickets for 29 runs.

Opener Trevon Griffith top scored with 31 from 28 balls, but once Narine removed him in the seventh over, caught by Kieron Pollard at first slip, the innings plunged into terminal decline.


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Russell heroics wins it for Windies

Sun, Jan 25, '15


Windies vs RSA

Port Elizabeth - A blistering knock of 64 runs from 40 balls by Andre Russell helped the West Indies to a one-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one day international at St George's Park on Sunday.

Russell's heroics came in the dying stages of the match as he led his side to the victory target of 263 with nine balls to spare to finally get a win in the series for the visitors.

Coming to the middle with the match seemingly over as a contest with the West Indies 166 for six in the 37th over, Russell struck five fours and five sixes during his match-winning performance.

The victory was welcome relief for the Caribbean outfit after they had come into the match 3-0 down.

Full article and scorecard at sports24

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