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Bravo joins Afghanistan as bowling consultant for T20 World Cup

Tue, May 21, '24

Media Watch

Afghanistan have appointed Dwayne Bravo as their bowling consultant for the 2024 men’s T20 World Cup.

On Tuesday (May 21), Afghanistan Cricket Board announced that they had appointed former West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo as their bowling consultant for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the United States of America.

According to the official release, Bravo will link up with the Afghan squad at their preparatory camp ahead of the tournament. They have already arrived in St Kitts and Nevis and are supposed to start a ten-day preparation camp before their T20 World Cup campaign begins. Bravo is expected to join the squad at the camp.

Two-time T20 World Cup winner Bravo will be an important addition to the Afghanistan coaching unit, led by former England international Jonathan Trott.

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Ambrose believes West Indies can win T20 World Cup

Mon, May 20, '24

World Cup

Iconic fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose said West Indies have enough firepower to win an unprecedented third ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup when they co-host the tournament next month with the United States.

The former West Indies bowling coach said recent results against powerhouses South Africa, India, and England under the captaincy of Rovman Powell have raised his optimism about the team’s chance of success.

“We have a very, very good team,” Sir Curtly said during the launch of the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium earlier this week in the United States.

“As we speak, they (West Indies) are in Antigua at a camp preparing themselves for the start of the T20 World Cup which is a couple of weeks away. I believe once the guys start playing consistent cricket and smart cricket, I believe we can take the trophy.”

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Simmons joins Papua New Guinea as ‘specialist coach’ for T20 World Cup

Mon, May 20, '24

Media Watch

Phil Simmons, who coached West Indies to the 2016 T20 World Cup title, has joined Papua New Guinea as a ‘specialist coach’ ahead of the 2024 edition of the tournament in June.

Simmons’ second stint as West Indies coach ended soon after their group-stage elimination at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia and he has worked extensively in franchise cricket since, coaching Trinbago Knight Riders, LA Knight Riders and Karachi Kings.

He will support head coach Tatenda Taibu, the former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper, and Cricket PNG said in a press release that he had been recruited because of his extensive experience of local conditions.

“My role here is as a consultant coach and [will be about] how I put across my experience, not just playing in World Cups but playing in the Caribbean and the things that we should be looking at to make sure we do it right in the Caribbean and especially the venues that we play at.

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WCPL and West Indies Men's double headers announced

Mon, May 20, '24

Caribbean Premier League

The Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) fixtures have been confirmed with the matches set to take place in Trinidad from 21 to 29 August. On three of the game days these matches will be part of double headers with the Men’s T20 Internationals between West Indies and South Africa. 

This will be the first time that Men’s Internationals will be part of a double header with a Women’s franchise competition with cricket fans able to see the best male and female players taking part in matches on the same ticket. 

All of the matches will take place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad with the double headers taking place on 23 August, 25 August and 27 August. 

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West Indies Squad Announced for T20I Series Against South Africa

Mon, May 20, '24

Brian Lara

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has announced the squad for the upcoming T20 International (T20I) Series against South Africa. This significant series, preceding the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, starts on Thursday, 23 May, at the iconic Sabina Park. The squad has been gearing up for this exciting and highly anticipated series with a training camp held at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

The Selection Panel has confirmed that Brandon King will be the interim Captain for this series and Roston Chase as the interim Vice-Captain. King was set to lead the West Indies A-Team on the recently concluded T20 tour to Nepal before he was withdrawn due to injury. Chase, appointed instead, went on to lead the A-Team to a series win against Nepal.

The West Indies Men’s squad for the series is as follows:

  1. Brandon King (Captain)
  2. Roston Chase (Vice-Captain)
  3. Fabian Allen
  4. Alick Athanaze
  5. Johnson Charles
  6. Andre Fletcher
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