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.