West Indies name squad for CG United ODI Series vs New Zealand

Thu, Aug 11, '22

 

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Cricket West Indies Senior Men’s Selection Panel today announced the squad for the CG United One-Day International Series against New Zealand. All three matches will be day/night matches played under floodlights at Kensington Oval in Barbados on 17, 19 and 21 August.

The three matches are West Indies’ last remaining three fixtures in the ICC ODI Super League as West Indies aim to automatically qualify for the 2023 ICC World Cup in India. West Indies will be seeking to win the CG United ODI Series to secure one of the automatic qualification places reserved for the top 7 teams in the ODI Super League table, excluding hosts India. 

CWI’s Selection Panel named one newcomer to the squad in off-spinner Kevin Sinclair. He made his international debut in T20I cricket last year against Sri Lanka and has so far played six T20Is.  Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has been named in the 14-member squad and will have to undergo a fitness assessment on the finger injury sustained against India in the CG United ODI Series in Trinidad last month.

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‘We’re finding our template’ – Pooran encouraged by Windies performance despite loss

Thu, Aug 11, '22

 

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West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran believes the team is improving despite a fourth straight T20 international loss to open the series against New Zealand.

Following a difficult 4-1 series loss to top team India, the team narrowly lost its opening match against the Kiwis by 13 runs, thanks in large part to the late-innings heroics of Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith.

“I’m happy we are starting to find our template.  We know scores above 175, 180 can be tricky for us but we can see that we are actually starting to bat deep,” Pooran said, following the match.

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‘I won’t beg!’ - Phil Simmons

Wed, Aug 10, '22

 

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In light of the continued unavailability of some elite senior men's team cricketers for recent West Indies Twenty20 (T20) engagements, Head Coach Phil Simmons says he is "hurt" but will not "beg" players to represent the regional side.

West Indies, who today are set to start a three-match T20 series against New Zealand in Jamaica, recently hosted Bangladesh and India.

The hosts beat Bangladesh 2-0 in the three-match T20 series, but were humbled 1-4 by world number one India in five matches.

For the matches, West Indies were without superstar all-rounder Andre Russell, dashing left-hand opener Evin Lewis, and premier spinner Sunil Narine and Fabian Allen, who has emerged as one of the region's best all-rounders.

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Former West Indies pacer Winston Benjamin reaches out to Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar for help

Wed, Aug 10, '22

 

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Former West Indies bowler Winston Benjamin has reached out to Indian great Sachin Tendulkar to help fix grassroots cricket in the Caribbean through the donation of equipment.

In a video on YouTube shared by veteran sports journalist Vimal Kumar on his channel, Benjamin says he has contacted well-known cricket figures in India to help the issue.

“Previously, we used to have a tournament in Sharjah where it used to be like a benefit game for players from different countries. I don’t want benefits. All I want is for somebody to say ‘here is some equipment’ – 10-15 bats, that is good enough for me. I don’t want 20000 US dollars. I just want some equipment so that I can give back to youngsters. That’s all I am asking.”

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WINLOTT Inc. joins CWI as partner for the West Indies Rising Stars Men’s U19 Championship

Wed, Aug 10, '22

 

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies (CWI) announces a new partnership with WINLOTT Inc. as the official partner of the West Indies Rising Stars Men’s U19 Championship to be hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association.

The youth tournament, which plays a vital role in the development pathway for the next generation of cricketers across the West Indies, is resuming after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The matches will take place from Wednesday 10, August to Saturday 27, August with the 2022 event titled the West Indies Rising Stars U19 Championship, presented by WINLOTT.

The six-team tournament will comprise four rounds of three-day red-ball matches. A total of 12 matches will be played. The opening round of matches will see home team Windward Islands taking on Leeward Islands; Trinidad & Tobago face Guyana; while Barbados meet Jamaica. First ball daily is 10am (9am Jamaica). In 2019, Barbados won the most recently played tournament, which was then a 50-overs format. 

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