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.