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Realeanna Grimmond to lead Guyana at CWI Regional U-19 tournament

Thu, Jun 13, '24

Guyana

All-rounder Realeanna Grimmond has been named captain of Guyana’s Women Under-19 team for the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars Women’s Under-19 Regional Championship in July.

Grimmond, a West Indies Under-19 player, will take over from former Under-19 skipper Ashmini Munisar.

Grimmond will have spinner Niya Latchman as her deputy, and the pair will lead an imposing unit that performed at a high level during the last edition of the regional tournament.

The Guyanese, who finished second overall last year, missed out on the title after being edged out by eventual winners Jamaica, despite being tied on 16 points.

Read more at Newsroom

Motie is ICC Player-of-the-Month for May 2024

Thu, Jun 13, '24

Media Watch

West Indies’ left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has become just the second player from his side to secure an ICC Men’s Player-of-the-Month award.

2024 is turning out to be a fairly rewarding year for West Indies players.

In January, young star Shamar Joseph won the ICC Men’s Player-of-the-Month award for his sensational performance that led to the unforgettable victory over Australia at the Gabba. Now, teammate Motie has secured the Player-of-the-Month award for May 2024.

He topped competition from Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi and Ireland’s Lorcan Tucker to win the award.

The West Indies’ left-arm spinner, who has continued to shine during the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, had a host of brilliant outings during May.

Read more at Newsroom

Deane to lead Barbados U19 Women for CWI regional tournament

Thu, Jun 13, '24

Barbados

Erin Deane will captain the Barbados Under-19 women’s squad for the upcoming regional tournament in Trinidad & Tobago.

She will be supported by Asabi Callender who will serve as vice-captain.

The announcement of the national team for the June 30-July 14 tournament also included confirmation of the management unit – Ryan Hinds as head coach, Charlene Taitt as assistant coach, Nicola Greaves as manager, and Angelee Boyce as physiotherapist.

The same unit – with the exception of Patricia Greenidge who will serve as manager for this segment – will also participate in a limited overs Tri-Series competition from June 23-30 involving Barbados, Windward Islands and hosts Trinidad & Tobago.

Read more at Barbados Today

Rutherford rescues West Indies against New Zealand

Thu, Jun 13, '24

WI World Cup

This was T20 at its very best: played under the floodlights with high stakes, high skill, and high drama. When New Zealand and West Indies were drawn in the group of death, this fixture was earmarked as one of the biggest of this stage. When New Zealand were thrashed by Afghanistan in Guyana, this became close to a knockout match.

The Uriah Butler Highway - the route out of Port-of-Spain - was gridlocked. The Brian Lara Cricket Academy is 50km away from Trinidad and Tobago's capital city, and the afternoon rush hour combined with thousands of cricket fans driving south towards San Fernando brought the country's main road to a standstill. Rightly so: T20 cricket was coming home.

Yes, the format was first played professionally in England and has been turned into a commercial behemoth by India, but Trinidad is T20's spiritual home. This country, with a population of 1.5 million, has produced more of the format's superstars than anywhere else in the world and their success is the source of immense national pride.

Incredibly, this was West Indies' first men's World Cup match in Trinidad, in either format. The 8.30pm start time meant that the venue was nearly full before the toss, filled with West Indies maroon and Trinidad red. Those two colours of shirts formed snaking queues for fried fish and cold beer; they blew their air horns and banged their drums; and they vied for space on the sprawling grass banks on the eastern side of the ground.

Read more at ESPNcricinfo

Guyana Amazon Warriors confirm overseas players for 2024

Tue, Jun 11, '24

Brian Lara

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have confirmed their overseas signings ahead of the 2024 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL). 

The Warriors welcome back the overseas cohort that led them to their inaugural CPL championship in 2023. Joining them will be Rahmanullah Gurbaz who was part of their squad in 2022. 

Imran Tahir, the man who captained them to their first title last year, is back with the team for this season. 

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