Gonsalves proposes CARICOM intervention

Thu, Oct 30, '14

 

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): St Vincent's prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is advocating the assembling of a three-member CARICOM panel to help resolve the ongoing contract dispute between West Indies players, their union, WIPA, and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

In a letter to WICB president Dave Cameron last week, Gonsalves said the current crisis was too serious a matter to be solved by the board alone and suggested the wider engagement of CARICOM.

Gonsalves proposed the panel be comprised of current CARICOM chairman, Antigua's prime minister, Gaston Browne; Grenada's prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, and former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson.

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West Indies Cricket: A Nuh Nutten

Wed, Oct 29, '14

by RAY FORD

Commentary

Jamaica has more churches per square mile, than any other country in the world. Go figure. And so what if I don’t know my Bible line-by-verse? A nuh nutten.

But there’s a passage which speaks to a man walking by a monument one day, and the next, it was a rubble. This reminds much of West Indies cricket.

It seems just yesterday, West Indies ruled the cricketing world. Today, it’s the scourge of it.

The time is too long gone, and the matter too much above my pay-grade to say who’s right and who’s wrong. But if I may borrow from Tony Becca’s last Sunday column, no party seems to be telling the full truth. And so when all the self-satisfying snouts have finished their vacuuming, there will be blame still left in the trough.


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Samuels in talks for SA tour

Wed, Oct 29, '14

 

West Indies Players Association

Marlon Samuels is the only player from the ill-fated tour of India whom the West Indies selectors are likely to pick for the upcoming tour to South Africa in December. The West Indies are due to play three Tests, five limited overs internationals and three T20 matches. Sources told the Guardian that the selectors have already contacted several players about the possibility of being part of the team, and only Samuels of the 15-member squad which abandoned the tour in India, has been contacted.

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Sri Lanka ‘A’ win series against Windies ‘A’

Tue, Oct 28, '14

 

Windies 'A'

Set a target of 218 to win on the final day of their final four-day ‘unofficial’ Test, Sri Lanka ‘A finished at 166 for five at close against West Indies ‘A’ at Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa yesterday. The home team thus won the ‘unofficial’ Test series 1-0 following their 10-wicket win recorded in the first one, played at Hambantota.

Set a target of 218 to win on the final day of their final four-day ‘unofficial’ Test, Sri Lanka ‘A finished at 166 for five at close against West Indies ‘A’ at Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa yesterday. The home team thus won the ‘unofficial’ Test series 1-0 following their 10-wicket win recorded in the first one, played at Hambantota.
Sri Lanka, chasing the target on Tuesday, lost three quick wickets (3-48) but their No. 3 bat Lahiru Thirimanne settle in for 133 balls with five fours to guide his team through to the 45th over of the innings with a well-made fifty (57).

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Engage BCCI now - Roberts

Tue, Oct 28, '14

 

Media Watch

Former West Indies fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts is not in concert with the recent decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to establish a task force to look into the circumstances surrounding the recent pull-out by players during their recent tour of India.

According to Roberts, a member of the world champion West Indies teams of the 1970s, what the board should have done, at the very least, was to first address the issue of recent threats from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"I would not go the route of a task force right now. I would get people down to India to see if we can salvage anything," Roberts told The Gleaner.

"For me, that is more important right now than to set up a task force to find out what transpired between WIPA, the players, and the board."

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