Rambarran, Sealy named co-captains of West Indies under-15s for tour of England

Wed, Jun 19, '19


Brian Lara

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The interim Junior Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies announced on Wednesday, a 14-member West Indies Under-15 squad for a Tour of England to take part in a series of matches sponsored by the Barmy Army.

The selection panel, comprising all of the head coaches of the teams that participated in this year’s West Indies Under-15 Championship, as well as CWI high performance coach Graeme West has recommended that left-arm spinners Andrew Rambarran and Nathan Sealy be appointed co-captains for the trip.

“The panel has identified Nathan and Andrew as two potential leaders and that they should be given the opportunity to share the captaincy during the period of the tour,” said West.

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Rain forces abandonment of first Vitality T20 between WINDIES Women and England Women

Tue, Jun 18, '19


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NORTHAMPTON, England- Rain left the match officials to call off the first match of the three-match Vitality T20 International Series between the West Indies Women and England Women without the toss happening nor a single ball being bowled.

Weather forecasters issued thunderstorm alerts for Northamptonshire for Tuesday and they were accurate in their predictions, as the clouds and rain rolled across the town just around noon, despite the game scheduled to start at 7:00pm local time.

Both teams and officials sat around hoping for the slightest change in weather to take the toss and get proceedings underway but it was not to be. With a scheduled match cut off time at 9:29pm, at 8:05pm after consultation with the grounds men, the match officials took the decision to abandon the match.

The West Indies Women were looking forward to starting the T20 series on a clean slate coming off the 3-0 ODI series loss. Senior player Stacy Ann King echoed the sentiments of the skipper, saying the team will refocus and prepare for the second match on Friday 21 at the same venue.


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There is no support for women's sport in the Caribbean

Tue, Jun 18, '19


Brian Lara

This is a golden summer of women’s sport for the Caribbean. The West Indies are in England taking on cricket’s reigning World Champions. Jamaica's football team, the Reggae Girlz, have just kicked off their inaugural World Cup campaign, the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the tournament. And the country’s netball team, the Sunshine Girls, will embark on their own hunt for silverware once the World Cup gets underway in Liverpool next month.

But Stafanie Taylor, the West Indies cricket captain, is not optimistic about the opportunities for women's sport in the region. “I’m not,” asserts Jamaica-born Taylor, “I’m not,” recalling a lack of support for the Reggae Girlz at the start of her country’s campaign to qualify for the 2019 football World Cup.

“There was no media, no support and no structure for female development. But now that the Reggae Girlz have created history [by qualifying], and now that they are in a World Cup, everyone feels like they need to be on the bandwagon. But there was no support at the start.”

Read more at the Telegraph 


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Bangladesh chase 322 to beat West Indies

Mon, Jun 17, '19


WI World Cup

Set 322 for victory, the Tigers made a rapid start but lost two quick wickets to leave the game evenly poised at 133-3 off 19 overs.

But Shakib took apart West Indies' one-pace attack, reaching his second successive century of the tournament off 83 balls.

He put on 189 with Liton Das, who accumulated calmly before sensationally accelerating, hitting Shannon Gabriel for three consecutive sixes.

Read more at the BBC

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Stafanie Taylor previews T20 series against England Women

Mon, Jun 17, '19


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NORTHAMPTON, England- The West Indies Women will now shift their focus to the three-match Vitality T20 International series against England Women to be played at Northampton and Derby.

The team led by Captain Stafanie Taylor completed two training sessions at the Northamptonshire Cricket Club grounds. The team maximized their time on the surface as the first two matches will be played at that venue.

Speaking after the last training session, Stafanie said despite a 3-0 ODI series loss, the team has shifted focus and preparations to the T20Is, from which they are expecting better results.


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