New ownership for Barbados Tridents

Sun, May 19, '19


Caribbean Premier League

The Barbados Tridents have a new ownership team in place who have taken over the running of the franchise with immediate effect.They have also announced that West Indies Test and ODI captain, Jason Holder, will be their Marquee Player for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League season. 

The USA-based CMG Companies (CMG) leads a team of local and international investors in the acquisition of the cricket franchise in Barbados.  CMG, through its affiliates, primarily owns and operates franchise restaurants, hotels, and real estate across America and is one of the largest owners of a major fast-food franchise. CMG is also no stranger to sports, with sponsorship deals with NBA teams including the Dallas Mavericks, several similar initiatives at the collegiate and grassroots level, investment in MASL’s Dallas Sidekicks, along with past ownership of CPL’s very own Jamaica Tallawahs.

Manish Patel, Principal of CMG, says “Selling our ownership rights of the winning Jamaica Tallawahs held from 2014-2016 was the right move for us as a business, but we missed being involved in the Region and in CPL.  When the chance to purchase the Tridents came along we were delighted, especially with the opportunity to bring good strong local partners onboard.  We can’t wait to get started at enhancing the profile of this team on and off the field and to bringing a comprehensive sports entertainment package to Barbados.   We will work very hard to make Barbadians proud of their team.”

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Cricket West Indies announce World Cup camp and reserve players list

Sun, May 19, '19


WI World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies will continue their preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a training camp in Southampton, England from May 19 to 23. The four-day camp, involving the entire 15-member squad for the marquee tournament, will include an additional warm-up fixture against Australia, which will be played on May 22 at the Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire County Cricket Club.

The original West Indies schedule was based in Bristol from May 23, with two official ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up matches on May 26 against South Africa and on May 28 versus New Zealand. The West Indies opening ICC Cricket World Cup match is against Pakistan May 31 at Trent Bridge.

Batsman Sunil Ambris, and allrounder Raymon Reifer have been called up as cover for the camp in Southampton. They were part of the just-concluded Tri-Nation ODI Series in Ireland. Ambris is available as cover for Evin Lewis, who has recently recovered from a viral illness and Reifer will cover for the bowling group as part of work load management.

According to the CEO Johnny Grave, the idea behind the training camp and playing an extra warm-up game is to give the World Cup squad more preparation time in English conditions and game time together, especially as seven members of the squad missed the Tri-Series in Ireland due to the IPL.

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Ireland Tri-Series Finale preview: BANvWI

Thu, May 16, '19



The Ireland Tri-Series, which includes Ireland, West Indies and Bangladesh will, on Friday, have its last showdown. The undefeated Bangladeshis will take on the West Indians in the finale; both the Caribbean side's losses, in the tournament, have come against the Tigers.

Bangladesh will have a decision to make on whether to risk (this close to the World Cup) Shakib Al Hasan, who suffered a side stain in their penultimate game versus Ireland. The West Indies, on the other hand, will be hoping to have the services of John Campbell, who has been out with back stiffness since scoring his maiden ton in the tournament opener.

John Campbell replacing Darren Bravo in the playing XI--with Bravo's current form--should strengthen WINDIES' batting in their aim to win the series. However, it would also be less than ideal, as this will be the Trinidadian's final opportunity to make a statement before the deadline for the finalized World Cup squads on the 23rd of this month. And if Bravo's place in the World Cup squad was justified, in the first place, he should be given this chance.

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Emerging players named for training camp in Antigua

Thu, May 16, '19


WI U-19

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Four members of the 2016 West Indies Under-19 World Cup-winning squad headline a group of 15 players chosen to attend a Cricket West Indies (CWI) Emerging Players training camp aimed at enhancing their skills in the white-ball formats of the game.

Leeward Islands Hurricanes batsman Keacy Carty, the Player-of-the-Match in the Final of that Under-19 World Cup, heads the list of players attending the training camp taking place from May 27 to June 13 at the West Indies High Performance Centre (WIHPC), Coolidge Cricket Ground, here.

The other Under-19 World Cup winners taking part in the camp are Jamaica-born, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force pacer Odean Smith, and Barbados Pride duo of fast bowler Chemar Holder and all-rounder Shamar Springer.

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Cricket West Indies and Cricket Canada to strengthen ties

Thu, May 16, '19



ST, JOHN’S, Antigua - Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt welcomed Cricket Canada’s President Ranjit Saini to Antigua and paid tribute to the longstanding friendship between West Indies and Canada cricket.

President Saini was hosted at a dinner meeting by President Skerritt Monday night and he then met with CEO Johnny Grave Tuesday to update the existing Memorandum of Understanding, designed to strengthen partnerships between both cricket organizations.

The current partnership has seen teams from Canada participate in the CWI’s Men’s Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup, as well as the recent CWI Girls Under 19 Tournament held in Trinidad.

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