West Indies start with loss despite Bravo century

Tue, Feb 18, '20

 

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Darren Bravo marked his return with a stroke-filled century as West Indies had their first warm-up match on the ongoing tour against the Sri Lanka Cricket XI on Monday at the P Sara Oval.

The experienced left-hander hit 14 fours and a six in an even 100 – before he retired. He faced just 88 balls and played a number of powerful shots on both side of the wicket but was particularly eye-catching driving through the covers. His effort helped the West Indies post 282 all out off 48.4 overs.

The score, however, wasn’t enough as the Sri Lanka XI made 283-8 off 47.3 overs.

Bravo shared in two crucial partnerships as the West Indies batsmen looked to get valuable time in the middle ahead of the ODI series, which starts on Saturday. He added 113 with Sunil Ambris, who made 41 off 63 balls with six boundaries.

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St Lucia Zouks sold to Kings XI Punjab owners

Tue, Feb 18, '20

 

Caribbean Premier League

The St Lucia Zouks have been sold to a group of investors with extensive experience in high-profile cricket. K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited are based in India and are knowledgeable owners who have a track record of success on and off the field in major events. They will bring a huge amount of experience to the tournament and to the St Lucian team.

The Zouks have been part of the CPL since the league’s inception making the playoffs during the 2016 season. They play their home games at the Daren Sammy International Cricket Ground, a stadium named after the man who has captained them for six of their seven seasons. Last year the Zouks team featured Sammy, Fawad Ahmed, Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin de Grandhomme and Thisara Perera.

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HARDING STARS AGAIN AND PRIDE BEAT RED FORCE FOR FOURTH SUCCESSIVE WIN

Mon, Feb 17, '20

 

Regional 4 Day

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – A career-best spell of fast bowling from Keon Harding handed Barbados Pride a commanding 299-run win over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and extended their lead on top of the table in the West Indies Championship on Sunday.

Harding grabbed 5-19 from 10.2 overs on the final day of fifth round matches in the Championship and ended with match figures of 10-76 to help the Pride complete their fourth successive win in the Championship.

“I am proud of myself,” Harding said. “I just want to continue getting better each game and be more consistent and learn something from each game.

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West Indies want to 'spoil the party' for Australia - Anisa Mohammed

Mon, Feb 17, '20

 

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West Indies won the Women's T20 World Cup title in 2016, beating Australia in the final, but ended on the wrong side of the result in 2018 as Australia beat them in the semi-final, that too on home soil. Anisa Mohammed hasn't forgotten that, and wants to "spoil the party" and "return the favour" when the next chapter begins in Australia in less than a week.

"We've come to win this World Cup and take it back from Australia," Mohammed, whose 118 wickets make her the most successful bowler - man or woman - in T20Is, told ICC. "It would be nice to spoil the party. They spoiled ours, so it would be nice to return the favour.

"Australia have been doing really well. They recently played in the tri-series[against England and India] and came out on top, but we've been working hard ourselves.

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Windies Women eager to re-experience World Cup winning feeling claims skipper Taylor

Fri, Feb 14, '20

 

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West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor has hopes of re-experiencing the dizzying heights of capturing the ICC T20 World Cup title, as the team prepares to embark on the upcoming campaign.

The regional team shocked the cricket world after defeating heavily favoured Australia in the 2016 final.  The 28-year-old Windies skipper has freely admitted that reflecting on the unexpected triumph years later still fills her with a sense of pride and is eager to replicate it.

“I have played a lot of games over the years but the memories of India 2016 stand out so much,” Taylor told the ICC Cricket.

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