Windies arrive for tough Aussie assignment

Fri, Nov 27, '15


Windies v Australia

BRISBANE, Australia, CMC – The squad, led by captain Jason Holder, arrived via New York and Los Angeles following two days of travel from the Caribbean.

West Indies will train their attention first on a five-day camp at the Allan Border Field here before taking on a young Cricket Australia XI in a four-day game starting Wednesday at the same venue.

A significant presence in the squad is that of head coach Phil Simmons who missed the recent Test and limited overs tour of Sri Lanka through suspension.

He was pulled from that tour by the West Indies Cricket Board after he bizarrely claimed in a media conference that the selection of the one-day squad had been influenced by “outside interference.”

Simmons, appointed following the ICC World Cup earlier this year, subsequently apologised after appearing before the WICB’s human resources committee, and was promptly reinstated.

The Trinidadian will be leading West Indies for the first time on an overseas tour after presiding over the home tours against England and Australia.

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Five players, one team official penalised under WICB Code of Conduct

Thu, Nov 26, '15



ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed today that five players and a team official have been penalised under the Code of Conduct, following the third round of matches in the Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament which ended on Monday.

The five players are Jonathan Carter of Barbados Pride, Steven Katwaroo and Imran Khan of Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, and Steve Liburd and Sherwin Peters of Leeward Islands Hurricanes, and the team official is Wendell Coppin, also of Barbados Pride.

Carter was reported by umpires Nandkumar Shivsankar, Christopher Taylor and Guyanand Sukhdeo for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct relating to the abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during the match between the Pride and Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium.

The left-handed batting all-rounder was fined 15 per cent of his match fee, after he angrily slammed his bat into a water cooler and the dressing room door in the full public view, when he left the field following his dismissal in the Pride second innings.

The player admitted to the offence and accepted the imposition of the proposed sanction. No further action was taken and no hearing was required.


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Windies to get $10m from ICC

Thu, Nov 26, '15



The ICC will pay seven full-member boards $10 million over the next eight years, as part of the Test Cricket Fund announced during last year’s Big Three takeover of cricket’s governing body. Other than the BCCI, ECB and CA, the remaining full-member boards will each receive $1.25 million annually, beginning January 2016.
The latest figures indicate that each member receiving the Test Match Fund stands to gain $10 million over eight years. This is less than the figure of $12.5 million over eight years announced by ECB president and ICC executive committee member Giles Clarke in February 2014 as each nation’s Test Cricket Fund package.
The ICC plans to make its first Test Cricket Fund payment of $600,000 in early January, before disbursing another $650,000 to the ‘small seven’ member boards in July. Payments are expected to follow this biannual pattern until 2023.


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WICB To Meet CARICOM's Cricket Governance Committee On Dec 4

Wed, Nov 25, '15


WICB Under Scrutiny

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has acceded to the call of the CARICOM Cricket Governance Committee for an urgent meeting to discuss the state of the Caribbean game.

The calls, which were made two weeks ago, come in the wake of the recently released CARICOM-commissioned Cricket Governance Review, which, among other things, recommended "immediate dissolution of the board and appointment of an interim board".

"I would not, and have never disrespected any leader of the region," stated Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, WICBpresident, in response to recent comments made by chairman of the CARICOM Cricket Governance Committee, Dr Keith Mitchell.

"The letter that we (the WICB) published is simply to outline a process that we felt is a reasonably one.

"I needed time to talk to the shareholders, what we would call the constituent members of the WICB, before actually meeting with our leaders.

"If it caused any offence, I sincerely apologise ... again.

"I am now scheduled to meet the ministers on the 4th of December in Grenada," he added.

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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.

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