Jason Holder, Deandra Dottin dominate CWI awards

Tue, Aug 20, '19



Jason Holder was the biggest winner at the West Indies Players' Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards night held on August 19 in Antigua, scooping up the Player of the Year as well as the Test Player of the Year awards. Shai Hope was named the ODI Player of the Year for a second successive time while seam-bowling allrounder Keemo Paul was recognised as the T20 Player of the Year.

Allrounder Deandra Dottin also won big, securing the women's T20 and ODI Player of the Year awards. Meanwhile, 22-year-old tearaway Oshane Thomas was named the Emerging Player of the Year. Performances between April 2018 and March 2019 were taken into consideration.

In February this year, Holder became the first West Indies player to become the top-ranked Test allrounder since Sir Garry Sobers in 1974 and claimed 778 rating points, the highest by any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh in 2001.

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Holder maintains number-one spot ahead of first Test

Tue, Aug 20, '19



West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, is still the number-one Test all-rounder in the world even as his side is set to take on the might of India on Thursday.

Holder became the leading all-rounder in the five-day game last January after scoring an incredible double hundred against England before going on to take two wickets in a game the West Indies would win by 381 runs.

Among West Indies pacers, Holder is the highest ranked at eight, with Kemar Roach second at 11th.

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Best performers from UWI World Universities T20 tournament to train with CPL teams

Mon, Aug 19, '19


Caribbean Premier League

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is continuing its support of aspiring young cricketers. Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to support their efforts to give their students the best possible sporting opportunities, CPL will be inviting five cricketers who have excelled during the 2019 UWI Faculty of Sport (FoS) World Universities T20 Competition to join CPL franchises for their pre-tournament training camps. 

The teams which took part in this inaugural event were Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) the 2019 CWI Super50 champions, Tertiary Sports Association of Trinidad & Tobago (TSATT), University of the West Indies (UWI), USA Combined Universities (USA), Oxford MCCU (UK). 

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Holder’s West Indies: You’ll find them here

Mon, Aug 19, '19



Jason Holder’s tenure as West Indies Test captain has so far spanned thirteen series over four years; with the all-rounder missing an entire series just once (WINDIES in Bangladesh 2018). Holder’s wait for his first win as captain lasted three series, before getting off the mark in Sharjah against Pakistan (WINDIES in the United Arab Emirates 2016). Having claimed victory in nine of the twenty-nine matches he’s overseen (vice-captain Brathwaite has taken charge of five of the thirty-four games during Holder’s reign), one would find that it is the consistent performers in Holder’s brightest moments of leadership, along with the greatest of potentials, who have survived the selection processes—and rightly so. ‘You’ll find them here’—the finale of the series, Holder’s West Indies, will assess: Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph.

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CWI leadership seeking close partnership with CARICOM governments

Mon, Aug 19, '19


KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent And The Grenadines - Cricket West Indies under the current leadership of President Ricky Skerritt and Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow reiterates its campaign commitment to strengthen ties with CARICOM, following a courtesy call on Thursday morning with Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Hon Ralph Gonsalves. 
Accompanying CWI President Skerritt and Vice President Shallow at the meeting was former West Indies wicket-keeper and recently appointed CWI Independent Director, Ambassador Michael Findlay.
The more than three-hour meeting conducted in a serious but very cordial atmosphere,
addressed not just the urgent need to strengthen schools cricket, but also concerns and plans for Governance reform, a financial review, modernization of the Team Selection System, and the need to introduce a fitness culture at the youth level.

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