Batting issues to be solved for World Cup

Sun, Aug 31, '14

by TONY COZIER

Commentary

IS It a problem that the World Cup is less than six months away and West Indies still have no head coach?
It depends on who is answering the question.
Michael Muirhead, chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) , as a typically cagey administrator, is relaxed about it.
“That would be considered a nice cut-off time to have a coach but we don’t plan to rush and get a new one just to say we have a coach for the World Cup,” he told the Barbados Nation, stressing that the sole objective would be to get the best man.
Daren Ganga, the former Test batsman, now television analyst, has the totally opposite view of a player.

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Mushfiqur, Nasir rescue Bangladeshis

Sun, Aug 31, '14

 

Windies v Bangladesh

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – An unbroken 144-run, seventh wicket stand between captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain, rescued Bangladesh on the opening day of their three-day tour match against St Kitts and Nevis here Saturday.

Opting to bat first, the visitors slumped to 92 for four and the 186 for six at tea before Mushfiqur and Nasir rallied the innings with positive unbeaten half-centuries in the final session at Warner Park.

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Narine, Russell opt out of Bangladesh Tests

Sat, Aug 30, '14

 

Windies v Bangladesh

ST JOHN’S, Antigua—Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket, after opting out of consideration for the two-Test series against Bangladesh. He was a notable omission from the 13-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board yesterday for the first Test against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale, which bowls off September 5th, the Trinidad Guardian is reporting.

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WICB not rushing to fill coaching vacancy

Sat, Aug 30, '14

 

WICB

No decision has been made on who will fill the vacant post of West Indies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find a candidate, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead has said.
Media reports in recent weeks have speculated that Mickey Arthur was a virtual shoo-in but Muirhead said while “informal” discussions had been held with the South African, the WICB were yet to even start the interview process.
“There is absolutely no truth to that talk around the region that Mickey Arthur will be hired as the next coach,” Muirhead told the Nation Newspaper here. “We did speak to him and many other coaches recently because it was convenient to do so but to say he will be the next coach is not true. We don’t know yet who will be the next coach.” He added: “The talks with Arthur were very, very informal. No official interviews for the position have even started.”

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West Indies squad for first Dhaka Bank Test against Bangladesh

Fri, Aug 29, '14

 

Windies v Bangladesh

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board announced today a 13-member West Indies squad for the first Dhaka Bank Test against Bangladesh, starting next Friday at the Arnos Vale Multiplex in St. Vincent.

 Squad

Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood

Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Christopher Gayle, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach

Shane Shillingford, Jerome Taylor

Two players who were considered for selection to the Test squad have opted to play in the Champions League which has an ICC approved window on the international schedule. The players’ decisions will not have any deleterious effect on consideration for future West Indies selection.

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