Campbelle to captain Guyana in Womenís Super50 and T20 Blaze

Thu, May 26, '22

 

Media Watch

West Indies player Shemaine Campbelle has been appointed skipper of the Guyana team to compete in the Cricket West Indies’ CG Insurance Women Super50 Cup and T20 Blaze to be held in Guyana next month.

Campbelle will have as her deputy all-rounder Shabika Gajnabi, the Guyana Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.

The CG Insurance Super50 Cup matches will be played at three venues – Everest Cricket Club, Enmore Cricket Ground and the Guyana National Stadium from June 7 to 17. The T20 Blaze event will feature five full days of entertainment for the fans from June 19 to 25.

There will be three matches per day, starting at 10:00h, 14:30h and 19:00h under lights at the Guyana National Stadium.

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Ganga queries Queen's Park dominance on Red Force squad

Thu, May 26, '22

 

Trinidad & Tobago

FORMER Red Force captain and West Indies opener Daren Ganga is questioning why one club in Trinidad and Tobago gets the majority of the picks on the national men's cricket team.

In the last match, the Red Force played in the 2022 West Indies Four-Day Championship against Leeward Islands Hurricanes, ten players in the starting XI were Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) members. The match, which Red Force lost by 187 runs, ended on Saturday at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

Jason Mohammed, a PowerGen cricketer, was the only player in the starting XI who is not a member of QPCC. Red Force captain Imran Khan, who played for Central Sports this season, contracted covid19 before the match against Hurricanes and was ruled out.

Read more at T&T Newsday

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Blackwood hits enterprising ton to anchor Scorpions against Harpy Eagles

Thu, May 26, '22

 

Regional 4 Day

An enterprising unbeaten 110 from Windies batsman Jermaine Blackwood highlighted a day of mixed fortunes for the Jamaica Scorpions as they ended on 282 for 6 against the Guyana Harpy Eagles in the West Indies Championship, at the Diego Martin Sports Complex, on Wednesday.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Scorpion's batting line-up was rocked early on when Leroy Lugg was sent back to the pavilion, with just 17 runs on the board.  Lugg was caught by Gudakesh Motie off the bowling of Demetri Cameron.  Blackwood and John Campbell then went about repairing the damage and put on a 50-run partnership for the second wicket, but that was brought to an end when Campbell was trapped lbw by Kevin Sinclair.

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Dottin brace in vain as Velocity win easily

Wed, May 25, '22

 

Media Watch

DEANDRA DOTTIN’S incisive opening spell was to no avail as her Supernovas suffered a seven-wicket defeat to Velocity in the Women’s T20 Challenge here yesterday.

With Velocity chasing 151 for victory at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Dottin snatched two wickets with her sharp medium pace but South African stroke-maker Laura Wolvaardt struck an unbeaten 51 from 35 balls to see off the threat with 10 balls to spare.

Opener Shafali Verma also got 51 from 33 deliveries while captain Deepti Sharma chipped in with an unbeaten 24.

Dottin had earlier failed with the bat, making just six but Supernovas were propelled to 150 for five from their 20 overs by captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s polished 71 from 51 balls.

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Estwick urges Pooran to separate batting from captaincy

Wed, May 25, '22

 

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick has urged new white-ball captain Nicholas Pooran to separate his leadership role from that of batsman, in order to ensure he has a clear focus in the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against the Netherlands and Pakistan.

The 26-year-old was recently appointed to lead the squad following the abrupt retirement of close friend and fellow Trinidadian Kieron Pollard last month.

Pooran is also one of the white-ball unit’s leading batsmen, a role Estwick said he did not want to be compromised by the player’s leadership responsibilities.

“You have meetings, you have discussions about every [opposing] batsman, about their strengths and weaknesses and the captain will set fields accordingly. Then, it’s up to the player to go execute [the team’s plans],” said Estwick.

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