Undefeated Barbados, Trinidad set to play for title at Enmore

Mon, Mar 25, '19



The defending champions Barbados will play Trinidad and Tobago in the clash of the tournament, slated to bowl off at Enmore on Monday, March 25. Both teams are undefeated, and the winner of this contest will take the Super50 title.
After the fourth round, Barbados lead the points table, winning all four of their matches and attaining 20 points, including four bonus points.
The Trinidadians, meanwhile, are equally up to the task, winning each of their four matches and attaining 19 points, inclusive of three bonus points.
Speaking to the media after their respective wins in the fourth round, Barbados captain Hayley Matthews and Trinidad and Tobago captain Merissa Aguilleira expressed how confident they are going into this all-important clash. Barbados defeated Guyana at the National Stadium at Providence, and Matthews has said that victory is a big confidence booster heading into the final game against Trinidad.
“We get the bonus points from each of our games, and it will help us to take the momentum into the other contest”, she explained.
The Barbados batting order was tested against Guyana after they lost three wickets for 28 runs. Reflecting on that, Mathews stated it was a blessing in disguise for the batting order to have the opportunity to be tested ahead of the final match.

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Mon, Mar 25, '19



KINGSTON, Ja­maica – De­feat­ed Crick­et West In­dies (CWI) pres­i­dent Dave Cameron and his run­ning mate Em­manuel Nathan are hop­ing that the new hi­er­ar­chy will build on what has been left be­hind.

Cameron, who served the re­gion­al body for 17 years – six of those as pres­i­dent – and Nathan who spent 15 years at the West In­dies Crick­et Board and CWI, made the call short­ly af­ter Ricky Sker­ritt and Dr Kishore Shal­low de­feat­ed them 8-4 in yes­ter­day’s elec­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to sources close to the day's event, the fi­nal vote if yet to be con­firmed, but re­ports sug­gest that Sker­ritt, 62, won the elec­tion af­ter se­cur­ing sup­port from Trinidad and To­ba­go which nom­i­nat­ed both Dr Shal­low and him, Lee­ward Is­lands, Wind­ward Is­lands and Cameron’s home na­tion of Ja­maica. Up to the time of the elec­tion Ja­maica has not hint­ed which team it was sup­port­ing.

Cameron is be­lieved to have se­cured votes from Guyana and Bar­ba­dos. Al­though the in­cum­bent would not have been count­ing on the sup­port of his home na­tion, it was pre­vi­ous­ly an­nounced that he had se­cured the sup­port of the pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned teams.

read more at Trinidad Guardian

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Sun, Mar 24, '19



CWI Media Release;KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former senior team Manager, Ricky Skerritt is the new President of Cricket West Indies. He defeated incumbent, Dave Cameron 8 – 4; His running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow who challenged Emmanuel Nanthan also won the same margin.

Skerritt says “I am humbled and deeply honoured to be elected as President. We pledge to work for improvement on and off the field for West Indies Cricket.”

Newly elected Vice President, Dr Shallow said, “I am grateful and humbled by the support of the members of the territorial board. This is a victory for West Indies Cricket.”

The proceedings were done under the watchful eyes of international audit firm, KPMG.

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Revelations from CWI’s town hall meeting on March 21, 2019

Sun, Mar 24, '19


WICB Under Scrutiny

The Cricket West Indies town hall meeting last Thursday evening, March 21st, commenced with a video presentation (examining what has happened since the West Indies last won the World Cup in 1979) seemingly arranged and narrated by the staff at CWI. The meeting was completed by a speech from Vice President of CWI, Emmanuel Nanthan followed by a Q&A session. Both the video presentation and the evening’s first speaker, Nathan; stressed that West Indies Cricket is everybody’s business – “it’s a WI thing”. Vice President Nathan also spoke of the spirit of the Jamaican man, which he says President Cameron epitomizes.

I have seen Dave operate in many parts of the world and when Dave walks into the room, people take note. When he walks into the room, the Jamaican confidence is there. The confidence that ‘we can do’, ‘we are better’, ‘we can be better’.

Nathan continued to describe the man he refers to as ‘comrade’.

Dave Cameron has that Jamaican swag. Sometimes the confidence of the Jamaican man and woman is underestimated and misinterpreted. So many times his (Cameron’s) swag is misinterpreted, like so many other Jamaicans – they say he’s cocky, they say he’s self-confident.

He then spoke of the financial position of the board at the time of Cameron’s appointment.

Less men and women are playing cricket. The challenges of finances were difficult, but Cameron said we have to go out there and conquer the world. Less people are playing, so what we must do is to ensure that those who are playing are taken care of. Dave Cameron led the CWI board and ensured that 120+ of our soldiers (first-class players) are paid every single month. Cameron said our season shall no longer be five (5) matches a season, but ten (10), (he) increased the match fees from $300 per match to $1500, while players were also provided with coaches and physios (in the aim of) a professional set up.

And so, CWI asked in return that players maintain a minimum level of fitness; players are now tested three (3) times a year. According to Nanthan, two years ago, our fittest athlete was equivalent to the least fit of the English team. Our fitness, in the Caribbean, has since increased 30% last year.

The Dominican continued to laud his leader.

You know what this cocky brother said? ‘When I become CWI President, we have to ensure that the monies must come in’. We won a number of series back-to-back against who? Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Every time we play (matches), it costs us money. We have nothing – $500,000 every time. The business could not survive. Cameron said we have to engage England and India. ‘We have to go on the (battlefield), we have to go around the world, we have to negotiate’. We sat and negotiated toughly with England and India to ensure that every year they came to our shores. This year we have them both. That’s where the money is coming from to pay (first-class) players every month.

For a hundred (100) years of West Indies Cricket, your and our West Indies Cricket Board had no place to call home. We had no office space; we did not have a title for one square foot of land. Can you imagine our West Indian nation fighting the world everywhere (and) have no fixed asset? The comrade said, ‘this can’t work’.

In speaking about the opposition, Ricky Skerritt, Emmanuel Nathan boasted,

I am 100% certain that the Prime Minister of St. Kitts will not support the opponent. (And) when people tell the directors of the Jamaica Cricket Association about CARICOM, tell them that Emmanuel Nanthan, from a position of knowledge and know, knows that the Prime Minister of St. Kitts will not support the candidate from St. Kitts.

And tell them that Emmanuel Nanthan also knows that the last person that employed the (current) opponent of Dave Cameron was the Prime Minister of Antigua and he sent a written endorsement for the ‘man from yard’.

The second in command then proceeded to call out the Caribbean’s mentality.

(But) for some people it’s ‘anything but Dave’. We don’t want to know him, we don’t want to know what he stands for – anything but Dave.

The Q&A session, which allowed for members of the audience to interact, led to several revelations. Responding to the unceremonious send-off for some past West Indian players, Nanthan informed,

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was the West Indian player who went on the field more than any other player. And as such, we (the board) said let’s give him one more chance. I said, “Courtney (Browne, Chairman of Selectors for the West Indies), I recall when you went out (for the last time). They had the bats and did the thing (guard of honour) for you. Let’s give Shiv the opportunity to say goodbye. Instead, we (Cameron, Nanthan and co.) were taken up and found guilty of interference.

Finally, in responding to queries from the audience, the Vice President informed the meeting that CWI started a Retired Players Foundation. He also mentioned that past players are used as brand ambassadors and that CWI also raises funds to help the less fortunate of our former players.

The CWI presidential election will take place later today, March 24th.


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Women's Super50, March 23

Sun, Mar 24, '19



Barbados vs Guyana

REIGNING champions Barbados made it four wins from four matches in the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup yesterday in round four at Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

The poor domestic structure at the female level was again evident, as the Guyanese suffered a five-wicket defeat.

The victory was first set up by the visitors’ bowlers, led by captain Hayley Matthews before Deandra Dottin smashed an unbeaten 56-ball 76, with 12 fours and a six, to complete the run chase in just 25.2 overs.

Opting to field, the defending champions produced an excellent effort in restricting the Guyanese to 159 in 42.3 overs, as they failed to

Jamaica vs Trinidad and Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands

Windward picks up first win

Trinidad continued their rich vein of form in this tournament by registering a four-wicket win over the Stafanie Taylor-led Jamaica team at the Everest Cricket Club.
The unbeaten Trinidad team registered their fourth win in as many matches when they restricted Jamaica to 115 all out in 29.5 overs, thanks to Leandra Ramdeen’s 4-35 in 8.5 overs, and Karishma Ramharack who grabbed 3-19 with the ball and took five catches and effected one run-out.

In reply, Trinidad crept to 118-6 in 34.3 overs, thanks to Reniece Boyce and Lee Ann Kirby’s useful knocks after the top order, which included the likes of Windies players Merissa Aguilleira, Britney Cooper and Stacy Ann King, had collapsed for single digit scores.
Earlier, at Everest, the Jamaicans were mesmerised by the Trinidad and Tobago spinners, who had combined figures of 9 wickets for 81 runs in 22.5 overs. The Jamaicans lost opener Rashada Williams for three with the score on 10-1 when she was deceived by Anisa Mohammed.

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