Windies arrive to kickstart qualification bid

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – West Indies received a rousing welcome at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport here Sunday evening as they became the first team to arrive for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers starting next month.

PM Rowley fears for Windies relegation as CWI fiddle

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has warned that West Indies could face relegation from the top tier of international cricket if the regional game continues in its current state of crisis.

Bangalore’s star power refuses to translate into IPL success

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Royal Challengers Bangalore learnt the hard way that star power does not always guarantee success after succumbing to the lowest ever score in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Sunday’s match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Mathews, Malinga back for Sri Lanka’s Champions Trophy bid

COLOMBO, (Reuters) – A fit-again Angelo Mathews will lead Sri Lanka in June’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales, the cricket board announced yesterday, unveiling a 15-member squad which also includes maverick paceman Lasith Malinga.

Test bowler Tsotsobe charged with match fixing

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Former South Africa bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been charged with match fixing and has been suspended immediately after a lengthy investigation, Cricket South Africa said yesterday.

Aussie Lynn upstages Munro as Amazon Warriors remain unbeaten

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Colin Munro smashed a sensational maiden Twenty20 hundred but it proved in vain as Guyana Amazon Warriors produced an audacious run chase to shock Trinbago Knight Riders by six wickets here Saturday night.

Will it be third time lucky for RCB?

The Indian Premier League will have a new champion either one of Royal Challengers Bangalore or Sunrisers Hyderabad, who will come up against each other in the Final of VIVO IPL 2016, will be crowned champions tonight.

Captain Smith takes Australia to victory with ton

(Reuters) – Steven Smith maintained his purple patch to hit a brilliant unbeaten 102 to secure Australia’s three-wicket victory against England in a high-scoring tri-series match at Hobart on Friday.

Griffith hits maiden Inter County century

-as B/ce face daunting victory target

A maiden unbeaten century by Demerara opener Trevon Griffith left opponents Berbice facing a daunting 378 more runs for victory heading into today’s fourth and final day in round one of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-County four-day tournament.

Development Team in six-wicket defeat of Essequibo

By Delvon Mc Ewan A dominant all-round performance by Steven Jacobs led his side to a convincing victory over Essequibo as the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Development Team got off to a winning start in their GCB Senior inter-county four-day campaign yesterday at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground.

Roach fiver leaves Bangladesh in tatters

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Speedster Kemar Roach rocked Bangladesh with a devastating five-wicket haul to leave their innings in ruins as West Indies kept their stranglehold on the second and final Test here yesterday.

Dottin shines again as West Indies cruise to 2-0 series lead

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Deandra Dottin’s high quality unbeaten half-century proved the major difference as West Indies Women easily brushed aside New Zealand Women by 65 runs yesterday, to take a 2-0 lead in their four-match One-Day International series.

Tight at the top five months out from World Cup

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started yesterday.

Shoaib outshines Samuels to give Tridents first win

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Marlon Samuels stroked a classy half-century but was outshone by an equally fine one from Shoaib Malik, as Barbados Tridents beat Antigua Hawksbills by five wickets to post their first win in the new Caribbean Premier League campaign.

In-form Fletcher, Cottrell gives Windies share of series

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Andre Fletcher’s second half-century in as many days paired with Sheldon Cottrell’s incisive three-wicket burst, propelled West Indies to a 39-run victory over New Zealand and a share of the two-match Twenty20 series here yesterday.

Guyana in danger of outright defeat

Guyana’s cricketers were facing the prospect of an outright defeat at the end of the third day’s play of their four-day regional West Indies Cricket Board match at Sabina Park yesterday.

Clarke passes 150 before rain ends play early

APE TOWN, (Reuters) – Michael Clarke remained unbeaten on 161, one of the more heroic of his 27 test hundreds, as Australia reached 494 for seven before rain brought an early end to the second day of the series-deciding third test against South Africa yesterday.

Afridi blitz gives Pakistan tense win over India

(Reuters) – Shahid Afridi smashed an unbeaten 18-ball 34, including two consecutive sixes in the final over, to take Pakistan to a tense one-wicket victory over arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup in Dhaka yesterday.

Windies women’s second T20 ends in no-result

INVERCARGILL, New Zealand, CMC – West Indies Women faced just two overs before rain forced a no-result in their second Twenty20 International against New Zealand Women yesterday.

Walsh speaks to young cricketers in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Former West Indies cricket captain Courtney Walsh said he is happy to support the initiative of former wicketkeeper Junior Murray to start a cricket academy.

Barnwell to skipper Demerara in inter-county tourney

-Sarwan called up

Guyana and West Indies all-rounder Christopher Barnwell was yesterday named Captain of the Demerara 14-man team while West Indies ‘A’ batsman Leon Johnson was appointed his deputy ahead of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Senior Inter-county four-day tournament which bowls off on November 28.

Andy Roberts defends reported Windies’ spinners

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts, has accused some umpires and the world governing body for cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC), of targetting West Indies bowlers Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels.

Sammy takes Windies to victory against India

VISAKHAPATNAM, India, CMC – Discarded West Indies One-Day International captain Darren Sammy led a West Indies fightback to beat India by two wickets in the second ODI here yesterday.

Bravo praises team effort for victory

VISAKHAPATNAM, India, CMC – West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo said yesterday’s victory against India in the second One-Day International was as a result of team effort and their hunger to win.

Johnson bowls Australia to victory in Ashes opener

BRISBANE, (Reuters) – Rejuvenated Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson blitzed England with a haul of five for 42 to lead his country to an emphatic 381-run victory in the first Ashes test yesterday.

Warner’s Trott comments ‘disrespectful’, says Cook

BRISBANE,  (Reuters) – England captain Alastair Cook branded Australian batsman David Warner “disrespectful” yesterday after a tempestuous final couple of days in the first Ashes test at the Gabba.

Hafeez dropped for South Africa tests

LAHORE,  (Reuters) – All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been dropped from Pakistan’s squad for the two-test series against South Africa that will begin in the United Arab Emirates later this month.

Trouble in the camp!

THERE were certain images from the Beausejour Stadium during the final ODIs against Pakistan last week that hinted at a West Indies team even more troubled than the upshot of five months non-stop cricket and the final 3-1 scoreline indicate.

Hikers U23 team defeat GCC in Goals Galore hockey

Hikers U23 (+5) held off Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) (+1) by a 7-5 margin in their gritty men’s ‘A’ division matchup as action in the Goals Galore Indoor Hockey Tournament continued at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue on Friday.

Australian Warner involved in on-field fracas

PRETORIA, (Reuters) – David Warner allowed his emotions to boil over yesterday when he was involved in an on-field argument with opponent Thami Tsolekile while batting for Australia A against their South African counterparts.

Sri Lanka win rain-hit second ODI against South Africa

COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Rain and an on-field injury which prevented South African opener Hashim Amla from batting spurred Sri Lanka to a 17-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second one-dayer yesterday.

Guyana beat Jamaica in low scoring match

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica,  CMC –  Guyana took advantage of a low scoring match to secure a two-wicket win over Jamaica in their Regional two-day Under-15 Cricket Tournament on Saturday.

T&T thrashes Leewards

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica,  CMC – Led by an all-round performance from Saiba Batoosingh, Trinidad & Tobago defeated Leeward Islands by 10 wickets in their Regional two-day Under-15 Cricket Tournament on Saturday.

Windies pacers menace Lanka but rain has final say

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Sri Lanka were fighting off some menacing pace bowling from West Indies when rain washed out the remaining day’s play in their Celkon Mobile Cup ODI game at Queens Park Oval yesterday.

Deonarine hits century but match ends in draw

ARNOS VALE , St. Vincent, CMC – All-rounder Narsingh Deonarine hit his ninth first-class century as the second test between West Indies A and Sri Lanka A ended in a draw yesterday.

Albion, Port Mourant win to reach semi-finals

Albion Cricket Club defeated Blairmont Community Centre by 108 runs while Port Mourant Karibee Rice whipped West Berbice by four wickets as the Berbice River Bridge 50-over-a-side first division knockout competition continued in Berbice last weekend.

India overcome elements to beat Pakistan

(Reuters) – India defeated a disappointing Pakistan side on the Duckworth-Lewis method yesterday in front of a sellout crowd at Edgbaston in Birmingham after a series of rain interruptions resulted in three revised victory targets.

Narine stars to stun RCB as Bravo’s Chennai lose

RANCHI, India, CMC – West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine snatched four wickets to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to an easy five-wicket win over Chris Gayle’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.

Lara’s school record shattered

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- A longstanding record set by Brian Lara for the highest individual score in Trinidad and Tobago’s Secondary School Cricket League (SSCL) has been broken.

Smith’s form continues but Mumbai lose

HYDERABAD, India,  CMC – Barbados and West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith extended his rich vein of form but his Mumbai Indians crashed to a surprise seven-wicket defeat to West Indies captain Darren Sammy’s Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League yesterday.

Barbados looking to spoil Windwards dream

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Newly minted one-day champions Windward Islands will hope to keep their dream season alive when they clash with Barbados in the semi-final of the Regional Four-Day Championship starting here today.