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Bennett happy for patience shown by WI selectors towards players struggling for form

JAMAICA's former National Cricket Coach Junior Bennett says while question marks remain about the West Indies opening position, he is pleased regional selectors have been patient with players struggling for form. Read More

Gayle half-century puts Kings XI into play-off contention
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Man of the Match Chris Gayle lashed his second half-century in five outings as Kings XI Punjab continued their surge with a dominant, eight-wicket win over Sunil Narine's Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to move into the play-off spots in the Indian...... Read More

Dhoni vows changes after season of IPL 'failures'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings will be forced into major changes after a humiliating defeat to their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians, their veteran Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said.... Read More

Matthews opens Big Bash with first-ball duck
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews made a wretched start to the Women's Big Bash League season when she was dismissed for a first-ball “duck” as her Hobart Hurricanes went down by eight wickets to Adelaide Strikers here...... Read More

It's up to you

Monday, October, 26 2020    

JAMAICA'S former National Coach Junior Bennett is urging batsman Nicholas Pooran and other West Indies Test aspirants to play first-class cricket to underline their interest in the longest format. Read More

Cricket South Africa board members resign as deadline looms

Monday, October, 26 2020    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Acting President Beresford Williams and five other Cricket South Africa (CSA) board members resigned yesterday, two days ahead of a deadline threatening intervention from the country's sports minister. Read More

Narine powers KKR; Pooran, Jordan

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Sunil Narine's first half-century of the season fired Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a crucial win while West Indies teammate Nicholas Pooran and Barbadian-born England star Chris Jordan combined to deliver a fourth-straight win for Kings XI... Read More

Selectors 'fast-tracking' Seales but Harding not discarded — Harper

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Teenager Jayden Seales' surprise inclusion in the West Indies touring party for the two-Test series in New Zealand was a move aimed at “fast-tracking” the inexperienced fast bowler's development, convenor of selectors Roger Harper has... Read More

Quarantine to keep Taylor out of Adelaide's weekend matches

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies Women's Captain Stafanie Taylor is set to miss Adelaide Strikers' opening two games of the Women's Big Bash League due to quarantine. Read More

Selectors erred on Paul inclusion over Hope, argues Gray

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Ex-West Indies fast bowler Tony Gray has criticised the selection of Keemo Paul in the Test squad for New Zealand, contending the all-rounder should have been replaced by stroke-maker Shai Hope whom he has labelled a “great... Read More

Dottin, Selman fired up for Indian T20 Challenge

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies Women batting star Deandra Dottin says she is hoping to extend her recent rich vein of form when she turns out in the Women's T20 Challenge starting next month in the United Arab Emirates. Read More

JCA to use downtime to develop support systems, personnel

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

Though the novel coronavirus has halted its local competitions, the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) wants to move ahead with developing the sport by rolling out several programmes islandwide. Read More

'I have to show character!'

Friday, October, 23 2020    

THE West Indies tour to New Zealand could provide batsman John Campbell the chance to establish himself as a Test cricket opener after a dismal series versus England in the summer. Read More

International cricket set to return next year, says Skerritt

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt says international cricket could return to the Caribbean as soon as the first quarter of next year but the challenge remains the creation of safe biosecure “bubbles” at Caribbean... Read More

Wallace blasts Campbell selection in 'weak' NZ Test squad

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Former West Indies opener, Philo Wallace, has branded as “weak” the Test team chosen for the New Zealand tour, and has especially blasted the inclusion of failing opener John Campbell in the 15-man squad. Read More



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