Tino’s best too good for Guyana

– B/dos win by 151 runs despite Bishoo’s 6-36 KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Tino Best lived-up to his surname and upstaged Davendra Bishoo to all but put Barbados into the semi-finals of the WICB Regional One-day competition, following a convincing 151-run victory over Guyana yesterday.

Sammy gets the nod!

– replaces Gayle as new West Indies test captain; Nash named test vice captain ST.

HPC, Leewards bizarre match ends in no-decision

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Neither the West Indies High Performance Centre nor Leeward Islands may have complained, when Jamaica’s recent dodgy weather forced a no-decision yesterday in their bizarre WICB Regional One-day match.

Christian slams century and bags five wickets against GDF

Discarded national wicketkeeper/batsman Derwin Christian was in fine form with bat and  ball on the second day of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Heroes Cup first division competition at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, Queenstown, yesterday.

Foo, Bishoo in West Indies ‘A’ team

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Jonathan Foo and Krishmar Santokie head the list of young, untried players, which the West Indies selection panel have named in a 13-member A-Team squad for two Twenty20 matches against Pakistan-A on November 5 and 6 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

Amla and de Villiers’ centuries flatten Zimbabwe

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, (Reuters) – A second  successive century from Hashim Amla took South Africa to a  resounding eight wicket victory over Zimbabwe yesterday and  secured the three-match series with a game to spare.

Rubel leads Bangladesh to series sweep against NZ

DHAKA, (Reuters) – Paceman Rubel Hossain stunned New  Zealand with four wickets to help Bangladesh beat the tourists  by three runs yesterday and complete a 4-0 series sweep.

Windies women clinch ICC T20 title

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, CMC – West Indies produced two clinical back-to-back performances to capture the ICC Women’s Twenty20 Challenge title here yesterday.

Australia coach Nielsen goes in to bat for Ponting

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia coach Tim Nielsen  has backed Ricky Ponting amid calls for the Tasmanian to  relinquish the test captaincy ahead of the Ashes starting next  month.

Jamaica facing elimination after weather forces no-result

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Powerhouses Jamaica were staring at a possible early exit from the WICB Regional One-Day Championship after rain forced a no-result in their second Group A game against Trinidad and Tobago yesterday.

Arjune slams century as GNIC reach 319-6 dec.

Former national opening batsman Krishna Arjune made a welcome return to form slamming a century as the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) reached 319 – 6 declared on the first day of their two-day Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) First Division Heroes Cup competition at the Eve Leary ground yesterday.

Guyana beat HPC by three runs in tense encounter

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Guyana made a winning start to the WICB Regional one-day championship yesterday, after they held their nerve to beat the High Performance Centre XI by three runs in a thrilling last-over finish.

Banks Light Beer cricket tourney launched

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday launched a three-day Inter-Zone cricket competition with the emphasis being placed on improving batting techniques among Berbice cricketers ahead of several national tournaments.

Barbados overcome stumble to make winning start

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Barbados stumbled and stuttered before a disciplined half-century from Kirk Edwards guided them to a comfortable four-wicket win over the Leeward Islands in their opening game of the WICB Regional one-day championship yesterday.

Young Bravo scores big to lead T&T to victory

FALMOUTH, Jamaica, CMC – Darren Bravo struck the first hundred of this year’s WICB Regional One-day competition to trump a resolute innings from Floyd Reifer, and lead reigning champions Trinidad & Tobago to an eight-wicket victory yesterday.

Former captain Imran wants revamp of Pakistan cricket

KARACHI,  (Reuters) – Former Pakistan captain Imran  Khan has called for an overhaul of the country’s cricket set-up  after the ICC warned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to improve  its governance and enforce anti-corruption measures.

Weather aids Windwards in upset win over hosts

FALMOUTH, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica’s recent fickle weather upstaged a half-century from national captain Chris Gayle and steady spin bowling from Nikita Miller and Odean Brown to hand Windward Islands a five-wicket, upset victory when this year’s WICB Regional One-day competition opened yesterday.

Tendulkar at new heights as World Cup nears

LONDON, (Reuters) – Unruffled composure over two  decades, in the face of the world’s most hostile attacks and the  frenzied demands of a celebrity-fixated society, confirms the  true greatness of Sachin Tendulkar.

Ponting faces blowtorch on return to Australia

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – After enduring two stinging  test defeats in India, Ricky Ponting will return home with questions about Australia’s form and his  captaincy ringing in his ears a month before the Ashes start.

King spurs Windies women to opening T20 victory

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, CMC – Stacy-Ann King’s handy all-round performance helped West Indies Women to a six-wicket victory over South Africa Women in the Twenty20 competition in the ICC Women’s World Challenge yesterday.

T&T eying three-peat

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Title-holders Trinidad and Tobago will begin their quest for a hat-trick of titles when they face Combined Campuses and Colleges on the opening day of the WICB Regional one-day championship today.

Jamaica ready to host WICB one-day tournament

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Despite heavy rains here recently that caused widespread flooding, cricket officials here has declared the country ready to host the West Indies Cricket Board Regional one-day championship which bowls off today.