Dottin, Daley inspire seven run win over Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka,  CMC – West Indies women clinched a tight seven run win over Sri Lanka women in the final T20 match to secure the series 4-1 at the R Premadasa Stadium here yesterday.

Samuels warms up for first test with half century

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Stroke-maker Marlon Samuels celebrated his return to full fitness with a typically elegant half-century on the second day of the three-day tour match against Zimbabwe here yesterday.

Miller leads Jamaica rout of leaders Windwards

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC – Out-of-favour West Indies left-arm spinner Nikita Miller produced a magical spell to rout tournament leaders Windward Islands and hand five-time defending champions Jamaica a handsome 91-run victory in the Regional Four-Day Championship here  yesterday.

Imperious Sangakkara makes Bangladesh toil

GALLE, Sri Lanka,  (Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara struck his 31st test century to equal the Sri Lanka record held by Mahela Jayawardene as the hosts reached 361 for three on the first day of the first test against Bangladesh yesterday.

Shillingford, Gabriel recalled

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC-West Indies cricket selectors have recalled offspiner Shane Shillingford and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel ahead of the two- match test series against Zimbabwe starting next week.

Guyana bowls Leewards out for 182

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Tonito Willett’s half-century propped up Leeward Islands but Guyana were making a strong reply on the opening day of the first round of matches in the Regional Four-Day Championship here today.

Ramdin maps his return to Windies squad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC-Trinidad and Tobago captain Denesh Ramdin is planning to use the regional cricket season to press his claim for a recall to the West Indies side after he was overlooked for the current tour of Australia.

Injury scare inspires Samuels to help blind

(Jamaica Gleaner) The loss of sight in his right eye for over two weeks earlier this month has prompted West Indies and Jamaican batting star, Marlon Samuels, to come to the aid of students at the Salvation Army School for the Blind.

Sarwan pleased with steady start ahead of ODI Series

(WICB) Perth, Australia – Ramnaresh Sarwan believes his half-century against the Prime Minister’s XI on Tuesday was the right tonic he required to boost his confidence heading into the five-match One-Day International Series against Australia.

Lillee joins Australia high-performance team

(Reuters) – Cricket Australia have appointed fast bowling great Dennis Lillee as an advisor, days after spinner Shane Warne panned the board and said cricket people needed to be running the team rather than ‘muppets’.

Runs for Powell, Sarwan, Russell but Windies lose tour opener

CANBERRA, Australia,  CMC – Opener Kieran Powell narrowly missed out on a century while Ramnaresh Sarwan made a timely return to form with a half-century but West Indies still made a losing start to their tour of Australia with a 23-run defeat to the Prime Minister’s XI here today.

Windies want to hit the ground running: Gibson

CANBERRA, Australia,  CMC – West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson said today the Caribbean side needed to make the most of Tuesday’s warm-up clash with the Prime Minister’s XI, as they prepare to face Australia in a five-match one-day series starting later in the week.

Confident Russell up for Aussie battle

CANBERRA, Australia,  CMC – Exciting West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is champing at the bit to face Australia, and says he is backing himself to execute against the former World champions.

WICB CEO says the fight with WIPA is over

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC-Recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Michael Muirhead has declared an end to the once turbulent relationship between WICB and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).

Hughes century helps Australia to level series

HOBART, (Reuters) – Phil Hughes returned to form with a century before Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques took three wickets each to lead Australia to a series-levelling 32-run win over Sri Lanka in the final one-day cricket international today.

WICB President says passion for Windies cricket is alive again

GROS-ISLET, St. Lucia,  CMC-President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dr. Julian Hunte says sold out matches in the just concluded Caribbean T20 tournament is proof that passion for West Indian cricket has been rekindled.

Trinidad want their IPL players for champions’ league

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC-The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Association (TTCA) is seeking the assistance of the government to retain the services of its Indian Premier League (IPL) players for the 2013 Champions league T20.

Samuels accuses Warne of going overboard

SYDNEY, Australia,  CMC-West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has accused Australian legend Shane Warne of going “overboard” in a “desperate” attempt to unsettle him during an ugly confrontation in the Big Bash League.

Samuels escapes punishment

MELBOURNE, Australia,  CMC-West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has escaped punishment for his role in an ugly clash with Shane Warne, captain of the Melbourne Stars during a match of the Australian Big Bash League.

Ramdin credits team work for T and T’s three-peat

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Captain Denesh Ramdin has attributed team work as the main reason behind Trinidad and Tobago’s historic milestone after they blew away Guyana to win the Caribbean T20 title for a third consecutive year.

T&T trounce Guyana

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Mighty Trinidad and Tobago reduced the Caribbean Twenty20 final to a no-contest as they crushed out-of-sorts Guyana in a authoritative performance to march to their third consecutive title here Sunday night.

Guyana’s answer to glorious Gayle is blazing Barnwell

(WICB) Gros Islet, St Lucia – It is not often someone can top Chris Gayle’s awesome power in the Twenty20 format, but Chris Barnwell proved he had the formula as he played the lead role in the Christopher Show on Saturday night.

Leicestershire weighing options after Sarwan call-up

LEICESTER, England,  CMC – Leicestershire are unnerved by Ramnaresh Sarwan’s selection to West Indies for the upcoming tour of Australia, and plans to speak to the right-hander about his availability during the upcoming English county season.

Roach saves best for final as Brisbane take BBL title

PERTH, Australia,  CMC – West Indies speedster Kemar Roach saved his best for last, producing a superb spell to help propel Brisbane Heat to the capture of the Australian Big Bash title here today.

Guyana defeats Windwards off final delivery

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Guyana held off Windward Islands to win a nerve-jangling encounter off the last ball and force their way into Saturday’s playoff final of the Caribbean Twenty20.

Gayle blasts 85 as Jamaica beat CCC

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Jamaica defeated Combined Campuses and Colleges by seven wickets in the penultimate preliminary round game of the Caribbean Twenty20 at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium here today.

Red Force achieves goal before final clash

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Manager Omar Khan says defending champions Trinidad and Tobago have achieved their goal thus far ahead of the finals of the Caribbean T20 tournament scheduled for Sunday.

Leewards break losing jinx with win over CCC

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Leeward Islands held their nerve in a tense finish to beat Combined Campuses and Colleges and gather their first win of the Caribbean Twenty20 here Wednesday.

Windwards beat Barbados

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Windward Islands defeated Barbados by four wickets in the 19th game of the Caribbean Twenty20 at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium here last night.

Guyana beat Leewards by 14 runs

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Guyana withstood a late charge from Leeward Islands to carve out a 14-run win and take a huge stride towards a spot in the playoffs of the Caribbean Twenty20 here Thursday night.

Twenty20 boom no threat to tests, says Lara

DHAKA,  (Reuters) – The growing popularity of Twenty20 internationals will not harm test cricket because the two formats of the game can thrive together, former West Indies captain Brian Lara said today.

Gayle to join Jamaica CT20 squad

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Talismanic opener Chris Gayle is set to join Jamaica’s squad for the Caribbean Twenty20.

Leewards break losing jinx with win over CCC

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Leeward Islands held their nerve in a tense finish to beat Combined Campuses and Colleges and gather their first win of the Caribbean Twenty20 here Wednesday.

T&T book place in final as Barbados flop again

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago cruised into the final of the Caribbean Twenty20 after nonchalantly dismissing a timid challenge from Barbados here last night.

T&T defeats Windwards

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago defeated Windward Islands by eight wickets in the 15th game of the Caribbean Twenty20 at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium here Tuesday.