RAMDIN WAS NOT AXED
Mon, Aug 3, '15
Contrary to reports in some circles experienced wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin was not dropped from the West Indies team for the proposed tour of Zimbabwe. According to information reaching CMC Sports, the 30-year-old Test captain was indeed picked in the squad which was due to play a tri-nation series with the hosts (Zimbabwe) and Pakistan. But the tournament was subsequently cancelled after Pakistan withdrew from the originally proposed dates of August 20 to September 3. The matches were to be played in Harare and Bulawayo.
read more at Trinidad Express
Guyana repeat as regional U-19 cricket champions
Mon, Aug 3, '15
HOST Jamaica failed in their bid to dethrone Guyana in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Cricket Championship after going down by four wickets at Manchester High School yesterday.
Despite a composed knock of 92 by wicketkeeper/batsman Jevoy Spence, which comprised nine boundaries and two sixes, Jamaica failed to get enough runs on the board, and a lack of composure when fielding later led to their downfall.
Scores: Jamaica 245-6 (50 overs); Guyana 250-6 (46 overs).
read more at Jamaica Observer
“West Indies could win ICC World T-20 in India in 2016!”
Sun, Aug 2, '15
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.
Regional U19 Final Round Results, and Points Table
Fri, Jul 31, '15
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
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
Trinidad & Tobago 22.6
Windward Islands 20.3
Leeward Islands 15.9
Guyana and Jamaica advance to Sunday's Final at Manchester High School