Jamaica brushes aside Guyana

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Jamaica further strengthened their playoff chances when they easily brushed aside a struggling Guyana in the opening game of the St Lucia leg of the Caribbean Twenty20 here this  evening.

Chief Groundman expects more runs at Beausejour

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia,  CMC- The man who has been spearheading the preparation of pitch and field at the Beausejour cricket ground for the crucial second leg of the Caribbean T20 Tournament says he is expecting better batting performances.

Sold out matches create history-WICB

GROS ISLET, St.Lucia,  CMC- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has confirmed that a day’s play was sold out in advance for the first time in the history of West Indies cricket.

Cooper to miss the rest of CT20

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- All-rounder Kevon Cooper will miss Trinidad and Tobago’s remaining matches in the Caribbean T20 tournament due to professional commitments overseas.

No ease up from T&T in St Lucia, warns Bravo

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – In-form left-hander Darren Bravo says Trinidad and Tobago will not be relaxing for the second phase of the Caribbean Twenty20 starting in St Lucia Tuesday, despite topping the standings at the end of the first leg here Saturday night.

Windwards march on; Leewards eliminated

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Windward Islands eliminated Leeward Islands from the Caribbean Twenty20 when they dealt the struggling side their fourth straight defeat here today.

Roach and Brisbane pummel Hobart to reach semis

HOBART, Tasmania,  CMC – Kemar Roach’s Brisbane Heat booked their spot in the Australian Big Bash semi-finals on Saturday with a crushing eight-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes.

Brilliant Davis hat-trick sinks Barbados

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – A spectacular Derone Davis hat-trick triggered yet another humiliating Barbados batting meltdown as Combined Campuses and Colleges hauled themselves off the bottom of the Caribbean Twenty20 standings with a sensational win here Friday night.

Jamaica edge luckless Leewards in super-over

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Jamaica edged Leeward Islands in a nail-biter, pulling off an exciting win via the super-over to move into contention for a playoff spot in the Caribbean Twenty20 here Friday night.

Chanderpaul up for big T&T challenge

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul says he is champing at the bit for Guyana’s showdown with Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Twenty20 on Saturday night.

Streetwise Jacobs does “inside job” on Bajans

(WICB) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Steven Jacobs had a major say in the outcome of Thursday night’s Caribbean T20 contest, bowling Guyana to a big win over Barbados in a low-scoring affair.

Sold out crowd for Saturday night T20 showdown

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC-A much-anticipated top-of-the-table clash between defending champions Trinidad and Tobago and arch-rivals Guyana will be played to a packed Queen’s Park Oval when the Caribbean T20 tournament climaxes its Port-of-Spain leg on Saturday night.

Amla puts Kiwis to sword with another century

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa,  (Reuters) – Hashim Amla plundered yet another century to lead South Africa to a commanding 325 for four on the first day of the second and final test against New Zealand at St George’s Park today.

T&T top standings with crushing win over Leewards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – A ruthless Trinidad and Tobago stormed to the top of the Caribbean Twenty20 standings on Wednesday night after clobbering hapless Leeward Islands by 95 runs in a lopsided affair.

Shiv joins Derbyshire

DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom,  CMC-Veteran West Indies middle order batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has signed a two-year contract to play for English county side Derbyshire.

Nervy T&T quiet CCC to pick up first win

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago brushed aside a ragged Combined Campuses and Colleges by seven wickets to register their first win and get their Caribbean Twenty20 campaign up and running here Tuesday night.

Barbados snatch second win after Jamaica rout

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Barbados stumbled and stuttered before eventually marching to their second victory of the Caribbean Twenty20, with a five-wicket defeat of embattled Jamaica here Tuesday.

Gayle ends drought with record half century

MELBOURNE, Australia,  CMC- Chris Gayle emerged from a run drought to hit a record half century but the Sydney Thunder squandered his heroics and succumbed to a 13 run loss against the Melbourne Stars in the Australian Big Bash League Tuesday.

Guyana snatch dramatic last-ball win after CCC lose plot

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 8, CMC – A sloppy final over from beanpole seamer Jason Holder gifted Guyana a dramatic last-ball win over Combined Campuses and Colleges in the Caribbean Twenty20 here last night.

Barbados crushes Leeward Islands in CT20

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Barbados made light work of Leeward Islands, romping to an emphatic nine-wicket win to send an early warning in the 2013 edition of the Caribbean Twenty20 here today.

Marlon Samuels slapped with 2 charges after clash with Warne

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) — West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged with two offences following his ugly clash with Shane Warne during a match between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars in the Australian Big Bash league on Sunday.

Opening CT20 match hit by rain

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica played to a no result in the opening match of the Caribbean Twenty20 at Queen’s Park Oval here yesterday.

Opening Caribbean T20 match abandoned

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica played to a no result in the opening match of the Caribbean Twenty20 at Queen’s Park Oval here Sunday.

Shane Warne fined, banned after Big Bash bust-up

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Shane Warne has been fined A$4,500 ($4,700) and banned for one game after a heated row with Marlon Samuels in a match in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 competition on Sunday night ended up with bats and balls being thrown.

Julian Hunte to quit WICB

(Barbados Nation) Julian Hunte  is about to pull stumps on his tenure as West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president.

Hussey finishes on a high with Australia sweep

SYDNEY,  (Reuters) – Michael Hussey ended his test career on a high today when Australia beat Sri Lanka by five wickets with a day to spare in the third test to sweep the series 3-0.

Gayle’s Big Bash horror continues

PERTH, Australia,  CMC-Chris Gayle’s horror tournament continues as his Sydney Thunders laboured through another dismal performance, crashing to a 9 wicket defeat to the Perth Scorchers in the Australian Big bash League today.

Barnwell wants to be a Guyana champion – again

(WICB) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – As vice captain and main all rounder, Christopher Barnwell sees himself as having a major role to play in Guyana’s line-up for the Caribbean T20 2013.

Starc casualty!

Australia hobble into Boxing Day test with injuries to Michael Clarke and Ben Hilfenhaus while Mitchell Starc has been dropped by the selectors

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – A last-gasp victory over Sri Lanka in Hobart gave Australia a sorely needed boost after disappointment against South Africa, but a mounting injury toll has tempered the hosts’ Christmas cheer in the lead-up to the second test in Melbourne.

New Zealand level series thanks to Guptill century

EAST LONDON, South Africa, (Reuters) – A brilliant, unbeaten century from opener Martin Guptill led New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory off the final ball against South Africa in the second T20 international on Sunday.

Lyon can’t take wickets on turning pitch – Murali

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Spin great Muttiah Muralitharan has heaped more pressure on Australia’s under-fire Nathan Lyon ahead of the second test against Sri Lanka, saying the struggling off-spinner cannot even take wickets when pitch conditions favour him.

WICB receives Xmas gift from Verus

As the outline of Twenty20 Caribbean Premier League was revealed last week, Julian Hunte reacted with the delight of someone opening a special Christmas present.

Legitimacy of WICB under question

—says Hunte; upset over recent attacks on body

President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Julian Hunte has written to the Territorial Boards (TB) expressing concern over what he considers to be a recent attack on the WICB and over the fact that the legitimacy of the WICB seems to be under question.

Aguilleira wants fire from players as World Cup looms

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira says she wants to see fearlessness from her charges, as the side gears up for the home series against South Africa and the ICC World Cup in India next month.

Narine soars, Gayle falls in ODI rankings

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates,  CMC – Off-spinner Sunil Narine and talismanic opener Chris Gayle have suffered contrasting fortunes in the latest International Cricket Council’s one-day player rankings released yesterday.

England beat India by seven wickets

(BBC) England wrapped up a seven-wicket victory on day five yesterday of the third Test to take a 2-1 lead and move close to a first series win in India since 1985.

Noble House Seafoods second division competition

Police Sports Club face resurgent Third Class By Neil Barry Jr., When the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Noble House Seafoods-sponsored second division two-day competition continues this morning with four matches at various venues in the city, the Zone `A’ encounter between Third Class and the Police Sports Club at the Camp Ayanganna ground is expected to steal the spotlight.

Jayawardene plays down Gayle factor in today’s final

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) – Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene played down the Chris Gayle factor in today’s World Twenty20 final saying the West Indies team was not just about the swashbuckling opener from Jamaica.

T20 team batting again

-national T20 team back in WICB tournament; set to depart today for Antigua

Two days after being told that they would no longer participate in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Twenty20 tournament and one day after learning that they would be replaced by a WICB `B’ team, the Amazon Conquerors as the national T20 team is known found themselves back in the competition.

Aguilleira elated with Windies execution

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – A thrilled West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira said Saturday she was pleased with the way her side had executed in playing unbeaten to win the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament.