Sir Curtly Urges Disciplined Bowling Against India At ICC Cricket World Cup

Thu, Mar 5, '15


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West Indies fast bowling icon, Sir Curtly Ambrose, has urged discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch, beginning at 1:30 a.m. (Jamaica time).

Sir Curtly, the Windies bowling coach, said it was important the Caribbean side's seamers found the right lengths and resisted the temptation to bowl overly short at the Indian batsmen on the encouraging WACA strip.

"The pitches here in Perth are usually bouncy and supportive of fast bowling. However, the mistake I think most bowlers make is that they pitch the ball a bit too short because of the extra bounce," Sir Curtly told media yesterday.

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Gayle admits possibility of Test retirement

Thu, Mar 5, '15


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West Indies opener Chris Gayle has raised the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his fragile back cannot cope with the increasing workload in a crammed cricket calendar. Despite previous comments on the format, Gayle made clear that he was still passionate about playing Tests but said that he would assess his future immediately after the World Cup, when he sits down with WICB officials.

"I do [feel passionate about playing Test cricket], to be honest with you," Gayle said in an interview with Digicel Cricket, in Perth on Tuesday. "It is just that lately this back problem has kind of pushed me away a bit from Test cricket. To be able to go five days, it has been tough. I haven't sorted my situation yet, which is the back problem. That is another concern ... because I've been playing cricket straight on the road and really didn't get a chance to spend the time and give the back as much time to heal."

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Lara 'ready' for WICB involvement

Tue, Mar 3, '15


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Brian Lara could be a future candidate for the WICB presidency © WICB
Former West Indies captain Brian Lara is open to standing for the post of WICB president in future. Although Lara's expression of interest has come too late for the WICB elections scheduled this Saturday, his decision could still spell hope for Caribbean fans who have grown tired of the failures of the administration and the widening divide with its players.

Lara, one of the leading batsmen of his generation, said Azim Bassarath, Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board president, had asked him whether he would have any interest in running for the WICB presidency. Currently doing commentary during the World Cup, Lara said what strengthened his resolve was the growing lack of faith in West Indies cricket from the outside world.


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Sir Sir Wes slams Cameron tweet as ‘torrentially tasteless’

Mon, Mar 2, '15


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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Ex-West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) head, Sir Wes Hall, has described as “torrentially tasteless” current board president Dave Cameron’s controversial tweet regarding champion batsman Chris Gayle.Delivering the feature address at the Barbados Cricket Association’s 2014 Awards Ceremony last Friday, the legendary former West Indies fast bowler said Cameron’s actions had fallen “short of the diplomatic niceties”.

“I am an ex-West Indies player and I have an unconditional love for cricket and for all people especially those who have been privileged to wear the maroon,” the Barbados Today online newspaper quoted Sir Wes as saying.
“I want to warn our president of the West Indies Board as he tweets his language falls short of the diplomatic niceties. His re-tweet about Chris Gayle was torrentially tasteless. Oh, what a privilege and honour it would have been for a president as in the past, (to) congratulate Chris Gayle on the greatest double-century in a one-day international.”
Cameron sparked a firestorm last week when he re-tweeted a message critical of Gayle’s poor form, via online social networking service, Twitter.

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Death of West Indies cricket

Sun, Mar 1, '15



I have listened to the many arguments circulating about the governance of West Indies cricket in recent time.

It is now well known that incumbent Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, a Jamaican, will be challenged for the presidency of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) by the legendary former Barbados and West Indies cricketer Joel 'Big Bird' Garner, when 12 delegates are shown the way to the voting station in Kingston on March 7.

The winner will lead the administrative charge of West Indies cricket for the next two years.

From the look of things, Cameron remains the frontrunner to confirm a second two-term reign, based on how the politics of West Indies cricket works. But even if he wins, the challenges of West Indies cricket will remain, as he does not have the capability or the approach to deal with them.


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