Sunil Narine likely for CLT20 semi-final
Wed, Oct 1, '14
Kolkata Knight Riders have accepted the decision taken by the match officials against Sunil Narine, their premier offspinner, whose quicker ball was reported as suspect by the on-field umpires during the match against Dolphins in Hyderabad and are likely to field him in their XI for the semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes on October 2.
Narine has been put on the warning list, but is allowed to play on in the tournament. However, any subsequent offence will disqualify him from bowling in any BCCI-conducted tournament. Narine had finished with figures of 3 for 33 on the day to script a 36-run victory for Knight Riders and is the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. His consistency has bee
Gayle confident of making India Tests
Tue, Sep 30, '14
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opener Chris Gayle is expressing confidence that he will be fit and ready in time to be considered for the West Indies’ upcoming Test series against India.
Gayle, who has been nursing a lower back injury in recent times, was last week left out of the West Indies one-day squad for their tour of the Asian country.
The Test series, however, which features three matches, is set to follow the five-match one-day series, which is set to bowl off on October 8.
“My recovery has been coming on nicely, and I expect to be fully fit and ready in time for the Test series,” said Gayle.
“The injury is the same one that has been affecting my back in recent times, but so far it has been coming on well,” added Gayle. “I have been able to give it some rest and as each day progresses, it keeps getting better and better.”
Narine reported for suspect action
Tue, Sep 30, '14
HYDERABAD, India (CMC): Umpires in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 have reported West Indies mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine for having a suspected illegal action.
The report, which relates specifically to his faster delivery, was lodged by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettithody Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Kumar Dharamsena, following Kolkata Knight Riders' 36-run victory over Dolphins at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here yesterday.
Trinidadian Narine has so far picked up 11 wickets for the Indian Premier League franchise KKR which has played unbeaten in the group phase of the CLT20 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Windies Women lose Super Over thriller
Sun, Sep 28, '14
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – A splendid half-century from Player-of-the-Series Deandra Dottin was not enough as West Indies Women went down to New Zealand Women via a tense Super Over, to concede their three-match Twenty20 International series here Saturday.
Set 112 for victory at Arnos Vale, West Indies recovered from a position of 21 for three in the fifth over to tie the scores at the end of the regular innings, thanks mainly to Dottin’s superbly controlled top score of 54.
West Indies' quest for an allrounder continues
Sun, Sep 28, '14
There are a few unmistakable conclusions to be drawn from the West Indies squad for the imminent ODIs in India.
One is that in the limited time prior to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the new selection panel, under Clive Lloyd, is focusing on players who have been there, done that. Another is that spinners do not figure prominently in their World Cup plans, a third that the search for a capable allrounder continues.
Six of the 15 players heading for India for the five matches (Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul and Andre Russell) were in the previous World Cup there in 2011, when West Indies were comfortably defeated by Pakistan in the quarter-final. Assuming that Chris Gayle recovers from the operation on his back and none of the others breaks down, the number to go on to South Africa in January for a final build-up to the World Cup will be seven.
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