West Indies beat Proteas again to set up Aussies’ clash

Sat, Jun 25, '16


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West Indies stunned South Africa and thrilled home supporters today by defeating South Africa for the second time in the Tri-Nations Series and storming into Sunday’s final against Australia at Kensinton Oval.

The hosts, ranked eighth in this format, were only given an outside chance of making it to the last match, ahead of the tournament, but they ended with as many wins as top-ranked side Australia after defeating the Proteas by 100 runs.

At 21 for 4 in the fifth over, West Indies looked out of the reckoning but Darren Bravo’s third ODI century (102 in 103 balls, 12 4s, four 6s ) led the recovery after Kagiso Rabada’s searing opening spell. Bravo and Kieron Pollard (62 in 71 balls, seven 4s, two 6s) who scored a ninth ODI fifty, shared a record 156-run stand for the fifth wicket to drive West Indies to 285.

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Draft snub leaves Edwards career in doubt

Sat, Jun 25, '16


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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Serious doubts were hanging over the career of former West Indies vice-captain Kirk Edwards, after he was overlooked in the recent player draft for the upcoming WICB Professional Cricket League season.

The 31-year-old, who has scored 986 runs from 17 Tests, was entered in the player pool but was ignored by all six franchises, including Jamaica Scorpions, which he represented last season.

Significantly, he was also snubbed by his home territory, Barbados Pride, which he has captained in the past.

read more at Jamaica Observer

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Patrons May Claim Refund for Rained out Austraila vs South Africa Game

Fri, Jun 24, '16



Bridgetown, BARBADOS – Patrons who purchased tickets for the ODI match on Sunday, June 19 between South Africa and Australia in the Tri-Nation series, which only had one over played, and was subsequently rained out, can get refunds.
 The following are the conditions under which patrons can have refunds
1.    Customers can opt to exchange their June 19 match tickets for the same category and number of tickets to either the June 24 match or the Finals on June 26 match
2.    Online customers will need to go to http://www.kyazoonga.com/WICBRefundExchange to either exchange their tickets or claim a refund. The refunds will happen only 10 days after the Finals are over
3.    Tickets can be entirely exchanged or entirely refunded. Partial exchanges will not be allowed
4.    Customers who purchased tickets from the box office will need to go to the box office right away with their physical tickets/ticket stubs to get it exchanged
5.    Refunds will only begin 10 days or so after the Finals on June 26 ends – a separate announcement on the exact timing will be made. Customers who purchased their tickets online and opted for the refund will get a refund back to their accounts directly. Customers who purchased their tickets from the box office will need to come in with the physical ticket in order to get the refund
6.    Season ticket buyers who opt for a refund will get a refund which is net of the prorated discount amount for the one day
 Patrons can still purchase tickets for today’s game between West Indies and South Africa which bowls off at 1:00 pm. South Africa won the toss and will put West Indies to bat. The final will be on Sunday at 1:00 pm at the same venue – Kensington Oval, Barbados.

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Future of ICC Champions Trophy back in doubt

Fri, Jun 24, '16


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The future of the ICC Champions Trophy is back in doubt. It is understood that the tournament is highly likely to be scrapped after the 2021 tournament, in India, and could even be abolished after next year’s tournament, in England, should a new ODI league be introduced from 2019.

The Champions Trophy was originally meant to be scrapped after the 2013 edition, but the huge commercial success of that year’s tournament in England led to it being retained, at the expense of the World Test Championship that had been scheduled for 2017.

However, now the tournament faces being a victim of the ICC’s ongoing review of the structure of international cricket. Under the latest proposals an ODI league, of 13 nations, is being planned from 2019, culminating in a play-off between the leading two sides in 2022.

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Courtney Browne is new Chairman of Selectors; Clive Lloyd to serve as Special Amassador

Thu, Jun 23, '16



St John’s, ANTIGUA – Former wicketkeeper, coach, and talent manager, Courtney Browne will be the new Chairman of Selectors for the West Indies Cricket Board. Browne has been on the senior men’s selection panel for almost six years and he has had oversight for selection for the women’s and under 19 programmes for the last two years while being regional talent manager for the same period.

Before joining the selection teams, Browne served as Chairman for the senior selection panel in Barbados and also served as an alternate selector for the West Indies senior men’s team. Before becoming a selector, he was the wicket-keeping coach at the High Performance Centre in Barbados.

Browne thinks that with the increased exposure to matches in various formats “players will now have an opportunity to be seen.” The comprehensive technical programmes being offered by the WICB “will give players so much more chances to solidify their skill sets.”

The new appointment will take effect immediately and will run for two years. Browne is awaiting his final results following his recent completion of an MBA in General Management/Business Administration. He also has an Executive Diploma in Project Management.

The England-born Barbadian played 20 Tests and 46 one-day internationals for the West Indies over ten years. He was the wicket-keeper.

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