Narine, Russell opt out of Bangladesh Tests

Sat, Aug 30, '14


Windies v Bangladesh

ST JOHN’S, Antigua—Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket, after opting out of consideration for the two-Test series against Bangladesh. He was a notable omission from the 13-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board yesterday for the first Test against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale, which bowls off September 5th, the Trinidad Guardian is reporting.

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WICB not rushing to fill coaching vacancy

Sat, Aug 30, '14



No decision has been made on who will fill the vacant post of West Indies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find a candidate, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead has said.
Media reports in recent weeks have speculated that Mickey Arthur was a virtual shoo-in but Muirhead said while “informal” discussions had been held with the South African, the WICB were yet to even start the interview process.
“There is absolutely no truth to that talk around the region that Mickey Arthur will be hired as the next coach,” Muirhead told the Nation Newspaper here. “We did speak to him and many other coaches recently because it was convenient to do so but to say he will be the next coach is not true. We don’t know yet who will be the next coach.” He added: “The talks with Arthur were very, very informal. No official interviews for the position have even started.”

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West Indies squad for first Dhaka Bank Test against Bangladesh

Fri, Aug 29, '14


Windies v Bangladesh

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board announced today a 13-member West Indies squad for the first Dhaka Bank Test against Bangladesh, starting next Friday at the Arnos Vale Multiplex in St. Vincent.


Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood

Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Christopher Gayle, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach

Shane Shillingford, Jerome Taylor

Two players who were considered for selection to the Test squad have opted to play in the Champions League which has an ICC approved window on the international schedule. The players’ decisions will not have any deleterious effect on consideration for future West Indies selection.

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Chanderpaul to represent St Kitts & Nevis vs Bangladesh

Fri, Aug 29, '14



BASSETERRE, St Kitts –The St Kitts & Nevis Cricket Association today named the 13-man squad to play the upcoming three-day match against Bangladesh. The match will be played at Warner Park from Saturday August 30 to Monday, September 1. Play starts daily at 10 am (9am Jamaica Time).

The squad will be led by allrounder Jacques Taylor.

The squad also includes Shiv Chanderpaul, who is a guest player. The 40-year-old is the most capped West Indian in Test matches. He has played 156 Test matches since his debut 20 years ago. He has scored 11,414 runs, at an average of 51.88 per innings, including 29 centuries.

Also included is fast bowler Quinton Boatswain. The 23-year-old – from Montserrat – is a recent graduate of the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre and has played four first-class matches for the Leeward Islands.


Jacques Taylor (captain), Elvin Berridge,Shino Berridge, Quinton Boatswain

Shiv Chanderpaul, Jaeel Clarke (wicket-keeper), Tristan Handley, Javal Hodge

Shane Jeffers, Jeremiah Lewis, Shaquille Martina, Terrence Ward, Tonito Willett

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Greenidge wants free rein for Lloyd

Fri, Aug 29, '14


Clive Lloyd

The West Indies hierarchy must give new chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd a free rein to make the changes that will inspire a turnaround in fortunes for the national team, according to batting great Gordon Greenidge.
Denesh Ramdin's side completed a 3-0 one-day whitewash of Bangladesh on Monday but the West Indies are ranked a lowly eighth in both the ODI and Test rankings.

Sweeping changes were made behind the scenes earlier this month with Lloyd taking over as chairman of selectors from Clyde Butts and being joined by new panel members Courtney Walsh and Eldine Baptiste.

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