Bassarath urges public support

Tue, Jul 16, '19

 

Media Watch

T&T Crick­et Board pres­i­dent Az­im Bas­sarath says they will be host­ing a pub­lic sym­po­sium to dis­cuss the way for­ward for the West In­dies game start­ing next month. He hopes that the TTCB will be able to pro­vide a blue­print to as­sist Crick­et West In­dies on how to de­vel­op the re­gion­al game go­ing for­ward fol­low­ing the talks.

The idea was first raised by Windies leg­end Sir Clive Lloyd af­ter the re­gion­al team was boot­ed out of the just-con­clud­ed ICC World Cup in Eng­land ear­ly af­ter los­ing six of its nine games.

Speak­ing at the prize dis­tri­b­u­tion func­tion of Ram­la­gan's Bal­main Unit­ed Lit­er­ary and Crick­et Club at the Sir Frank Wor­rell De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre in Cou­va, over the week­end, Bas­sarath an­nounced the plan and urged all crick­et lovers to take part in the sym­po­sium. He said the TTCB had in­formed CWI pres­i­dent Ricky Sker­ritt of the plan and re­ceived their bless­ings and ei­ther Sker­ritt or CWI vice-pres­i­dent Dr Kishore Shal­low will be here for the event.

Read more at the T&T Guardian 

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Australian newspapers lose Chris Gayle defamation appeal

Tue, Jul 16, '19

 

Chris Gayle

An Australian media group has lost an appeal against a defamation payout of Aus$300,000 that was awarded to Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle by the Supreme Court of New South Wales last year.

The 39-year-old Gayle was accused by former media group Fairfax, which at the time was the publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times, of exposing himself to a female massage therapist in a dressing room during the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.

Gayle told the court that the stories were not true and successfully sued for defamation.

Read more at Loop Jamaica

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Gaikwad, Gill and Saini make it 2-0 for India A

Mon, Jul 15, '19

 

Windies 'A'

A 151-run first-wicket stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad (85) and Shubman Gill (62) set up India's first-innings total of 255, after which pacer Vavdeep Saini ran through West Indies A with a five-wicket haul to give India A a 2-0 lead in the series.

Between them, Gaikwad and Gill struck nine fours and three sixes and batted nearly 31 overs, but a solid comeback from Romario Shepherd (4-36) in the death overs restricted India A from posting an even bigger total. The captain Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan and Hanuma Vihari were all dismissed in their twenties.

West Indies A began their chase poorly, losing John Campbell in the second over to Khaleel Ahmed. When Saini came to bowl, in as second-change, he dismantled the backbone of West Indies A, removing Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase and Jonathan Carter.

Read more at ESPNCricinfo 

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Lloyd wants WI cricket talks

Mon, Jul 15, '19

 

Clive Lloyd

West In­dies leg­end Clive Lloyd says there is an ur­gent need for the Crick­et West In­dies board to hold a crick­et sym­po­sium to dis­cuss the cur­rent state of the game in the re­gion and de­ter­mine a way for­ward there­after.

The for­mer West In­dies cap­tain, who was very present at the on­go­ing 2019 ICC World Cup com­men­tat­ing on the West In­dies match­es, said it is crit­i­cal for the CWI to get all the stake­hold­ers in­volved in these ses­sions, get their in­put and use the in­for­ma­tion col­lect­ed in these fo­rums.

“We need to have the board set up a crick­et sym­po­sium and get ma­jor stake­hold­ers who can make a dif­fer­ence on board,” Lloyd told Guardian Me­dia.

Read more at the TT Guardian

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CWI house-painting with a roller

Sun, Jul 14, '19

by KRISSANIA YOUNG

WICB

On Monday July 8th, Cricket West Indies (CWI) released the list of players–both men and women–to be contracted for the 2019-2020 season. For the men’s senior team, contracts were distributed in three categories; all-format, red-ball and white-ball contracts. While the standard ‘central contracts’ were issued for West Indies Women. On the men’s side, three less than the maximum twenty-two players were contracted; these vacancies may be filled throughout the year. The ladies in maroon saw an increase of three, from the previous period, in contracted players; up from twelve to fifteen. The general idea behind central contracts is so a sporting nation’s governing body might have a say in the club competitions in which its players partake—protecting its assets—so that they might be fresh for international duty.

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