Singh elevated to ‘B’ contact; Jacobs and Motie awarded ‘C’
Wed, Nov 25, '15
Rajendra Chandrika and Devendra Bishoo obtained central contracts from the WICB, making room for two Guyana Jaguars contracts. Vishaul Singh has been elevated from a ‘C’ contract to a ‘B’ while Gudakesh Motie and Steven Jacobs have been awarded ‘C’ contracts.
Steven JacobsPerformance at the WICB PCL 2015/16 4-Day Tournament along with training records and attitude were the main criteria for awarding contracts. Singh has already score two centuries in three matches while Motie grabbed three five-wicket hauls (a total of 23 wickets) and Steven Jacobs has impressed with his all-round efforts. They have all been disciplined in their training and attitude towards the game.
read more at Guyana Cricket Board
Pollard ruled out of Ram Slam T20, BBL
Wed, Nov 25, '15
West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard will miss the remainder of Cape Cobras' Ram Slam T20 Challenge after injuring his right knee during the clash against Knights in Paarl.
Pollard picked up the injury while turning quickly to field a ball, but despite experiencing discomfort, he returned to bat in the second innings, hammering 23 off 12 balls to power his team to a four-wicket win. A CSA release later confirmed that Pollard will return to the Caribbean on Wednesday for treatment.
read more at ESPNcricinfo
More Windies Woes
Tue, Nov 24, '15
If you thought things couldn't get worse for West Indies cricket, it just did. A panel of eminent, highly successful Caribbean personalities have just expended a mountain of labour and produced a mouse of a report. It has recommended the dissolution of the West Indies Cricket Board, to be replaced on a permanent basis by, ahem, ahem... the panel does not say. The report puts into elegant language a highly unoriginal recommendation that has emanated from Caribbean rum shops for the past 20 years. Seldom before has a bowler achieved what this panel has -- a wide and a no ball in the same delivery.
Enough is enough. It's not complicated:
(a) cricket is a sport
(b) success in any sport -- more sponsors, fans, positive vibes -- comes from winning, which we have not been doing for 20 years
(c) winning on the cricket field means that your players are batting, bowling, and fielding better than the other team
(d) to do that you need better coaches, more enlightened selectors, tougher local competitions and, in our case, an analysis of our cricket history
Hurricanes Protest Windsor Park Loss
Tue, Nov 24, '15
Head coach of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes Reginald Benjamin is asking the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to rule his team’s eight-wicket loss to Windward Islands Volcanoes null and void and replay the match.
The coach’s revelation comes after the four-day match ended after just two days of play with Leeward Islands declaring at 24 for seven on the first day citing a “poorly prepared pitch” at Windsor Park in Dominica.
“I would prefer if we play over the game and we go from there,” he said. “And as one of the former players, who played at the highest level asked, ‘if that was the kind of wicket they want you to play on and perform and then select you to the West Indies, then you will never be selected’; and I can agree with that comment,” he said.
According to the coach, he officially protested the match in which only 386 runs were scored in four innings.
read more at Antigua Observer