Samuels, Gayle power WI to easy win
Mon, Mar 10, '14
Marlon Samuels provided a supporting act to openers Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle to help West Indies to a 27-run win over England to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 International series at Kensington Oval yesterday.
Samuels scored an unbeaten 69 as West Indies reached 170 for three and then restricted England to 143 for nine.
The West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first with a challenging start from Smith and Gayle. Smith was off the mark with the first ball, hitting Stuart Broad for six and West Indies piling up 19 runs off the first over.
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Windies in battle against themselves
Sun, Mar 9, '14
"Such is the variable nature of the shortest format, no team has managed to successfully defend their World Twenty20 crown.
In fact, no side has even come close to lifting back-to-back titles in the tournament's brief history: it's symptomatic of the fluctuating essence of cricket as a whole but it doesn't bode well for the holders, West Indies. " writes Ryan Bailey at cricket365
Murray hails maturing Ramdin
Fri, Mar 7, '14
FORMER West Indies wicketkeeper, Deryck Murray, believes current WI keeper Denesh Ramdin is now channelling criticism positively and maturing into the player everyone expected him to be.
Ramdin, 28-years-old, became the first wicketkeeper from the Windies to score a hundred in a One-Day International on Wednesday when he struck a magnificent 128 that almost single-handedly propelled the regional team to victory against England.
His knock was not enough, though, as he was last man out with the regional side still 25 runs short of the victory target. England won the series 2-1.
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CPL security chief visits St. Kitts and Nevis
Fri, Mar 7, '14
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - A top official from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has paid a courtesy call to St. Kitts-Nevis in light of the Federation’s potentially hosting games during the 2014 tournament.
Head of Security for the CPL, Andy Murphy visited Warner Park this week where he had a tour of the facility and met with top security officials from the Federation.
In an exclusive interview with SKNVibes Sports, Murphy outlined the purpose for his visit.
“I have come to St. Kitts and Nevis because we are potentially looking at hosting matches here and I wanted to come and meet the security people, the military, fire brigade and police. We discussed a plan for operating the fixtures here.”
Defending World Champions West Indies announce T20 squad
Thu, Mar 6, '14
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The WICB advised on Thursday that its Selection Panel has named the 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20 Series against England in Barbados.
The defending ICC World T20 Champions will use the matches as preparation for the upcoming ICC World T20 Tournament to be played in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6.
Darren Sammy (Captain)