Brilliant Barbadoa win T20 Blaze to complete the double

Mon, May 29, '23


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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis- Barbados completed the double by capturing the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s T20 Blaze, by defeating Leeward Islands by eight wickets on the final day of the competition on Saturday.

Entering the match at Warner Park level with Guyana on 12 points and needing a victory to secure the title, Barbados chased down 122 to complete their all-important fourth victory of the tournament, with 15 balls to spare.

Last week they won the CG United Women's Super50 Cup title.

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Daren Sammy: “I believe I can get the job done”

Sat, May 27, '23


Michelle McDonald

Newly announced West Indies Cricket white ball Head Coach Daren Sammy had his first media interaction on 26th May. Usually, these press conferences are brief. Twenty minutes maximum. This one lasted 35 minutes. It’s not surprising though, if you remembered Daren Sammy’s interviews when he was captain of various West Indies teams, including the winning T20 World championship teams in BOTH 2012 and 2016. Quite a feat.

There are some similarities between Sammy the player, and the son of St Lucia, the coach. In both cases, he was not necessarily the obvious choice. But as a player, and then captain, he distinguished himself by winning international championships. He was also known as saying what was on his mind.

The news of Sammy’s appointment as West Indies white ball coach made me blink. I had seen it on another website, not, and thought for a minute that it was click bait. A visit to the official website confirmed the news.

At today’s press conference, his coaching credentials (or lack thereof), was one of the topics brought up. Here is how Daren Sammy answered: “Coaching was not something I aspired to do, during my playing days, but it is a role that chose me.” He further said “I am a work in progress. I am aware of all those things. I understand the challenges ahead of me, but I also believe the impact I could have with this generations right now and I will not let because I don’t have a certificate, stop me from taking on the challenges I know I am equipped to handle.” He told the small media group that he had already started the process in being certified. His first assignment will include the One Day International (ODI) cricket qualifiers. That is certainly not a position Sammy found himself in, when he was player.

Listen to the full interview below, brought to you courtesy of CWI Media. (Thanks!)

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West Indies 'A' defeat Bangladesh 'A' by three wickets

Fri, May 26, '23


Windies 'A'

Player of the Match Kevin Sinclair’s five-wicket haul and Brandon King’s half-century, his first useful score on tour so far, steered West Indies ‘A’ to a narrow three-wicket victory over Bangladesh ‘A’ at Syhlet International Stadium on Friday.

Resuming from their overnight score of 274-6, a lead of 166, the hosts only managed to add an additional 23 runs and were bowled out for 297 for a lead of 189. Chasing victory, The West Indies were in trouble at 70-5 before King scored a stabilizing 54 as the West Indies reached 191-7 in 49.5 overs.

Irfan Sukkur, 64 not out and Nayeem Hasan on 14 overnight extended their 65-run partnership to 78 which was broken when Jair McAllister had Hasan caught behind for 17. Sinclair then dismissed Tanzim Hasan Hakib and Sukkur in quick succession for four and 72, respectively, before McAllister ended the innings with the wicket of Khaled Ahmed for 0 with the score at 297.

Sinclair finished with the impressive figures of 5-79 to go with his first innings take of 2-44. McAllister, the Player of the Match in the first drawn unofficial Test, finished with 2-42 while Akeem Jordan took 2-38.

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Ronsford Beaton cleared to resume bowling

Thu, May 25, '23


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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced that following an assessment of a remodeled bowling action, Guyanese fast bowler Ronsford Beaton has been cleared to resume bowling in regional and international cricket.

Beaton’s bowling action was assessed by officials at Loughborough University in England, where it was found to be within acceptable limits. 

The assessment was required after Beaton’s action was reported back in March by match officials during the West Indies Championship fourth round match between Guyana Harpy Eagles and Jamaica Scorpions at the Guyana National Stadium.

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CWI announces changes to West Indies Men’s squads for the “A” Team Series in Bangladesh and ODI Series in the UAE

Thu, May 25, '23


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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel today announced changes to the West Indies “A” Team squad currently Bangladesh and the West Indies ODI squad to play the UAE in Sharjah.

For the ongoing “A” Team Series in Bangladesh, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul will travel to Sylhet as cover for fellow left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the three-match series with a lower back injury.

Motie will travel to Dubai ahead of the West Indies’ three-match One-Day International (ODI) Series against the United Arab Emirates at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. He will not play but will receive treatment from the medical staff with the aim of being available for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe which start on 18 June.

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