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For many years the West Indies team ruled the cricket world, playing undefeated in a Test series for over 15 years. Recently the West Indies team has suffered several losses but with the emergence of new high-calibre players the future for the West Indies cricket team looks very good!

West Indians are passionate about their cricket, quick to cheer when the team performs well but also quick to criticize a poor performance. Thousands of West Indians always turn out to watch their team play .... and hopefully win!

Cricket is seen as a unifying force in the West Indies, bringing together players (and supporters) from across the region. This gentleman's game has brought considerable exposure to the islands of the Caribbean, with the West Indian cricketers being remembered not only for their incredible talent and skills but also for their deportment and sense of fair play.

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NOTTINGHAM, England (CMC): Teams continue to line up to hire West Indies all-rounder AndrÈ Russell when his anti-doping whereabouts violation ban comes to a conclusion next January. Russell already has one contract lined up after Pakistan Super League team Islamabad United bought him and Windies T20 teammate Samuel Badree in the draft last Sunday,
(TRINIDADGUARDIAN)“I have a special romance with Trinidad,” were the words of the great West Indies fast-bowler Reverend Sir Wes Hall, after being honoured for his contribution to this nation on Saturday night. This country is so special to the Barbadian, that he flew to T&T on the same day in which a hurricane relief match was being played at
Badree graduated last week with an Executive Master’s in Sport Management from the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Badree now joins another active player, Chadwick Walton, who last October, earned a Sports Science and Marketing Master’s degree, jointly run by Canada’s University of New Brunswick and the University of West Indies campus at Cave H
Chris Gayle arrived at Dhaka today to play for the Rangpur Riders. Photo: Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle arrives in Dhaka ahead of Rangpur Riders' match aginst Comilla Victorians on Saturday, 18th November. Gayle’s T20 record speaks for itself and he will bolster the struggling Rangpur Riders, who lie in sixth position in the BPL rankings wit
(CRICBUZZ)The International Cricket Council have confirmed that their Anti-Corruption Unit is investigating an incident in Zimbabwe following reports of an attempt to influence the recent Test series between Zimbabwe and West Indies. A report in NewsDay , a local newspaper in Zimbabwe, said that Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer had rebuffed an approa
England captain Joe Root MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – England were caught out by Australia’s aggression during the ill-fated 2013/14 Ashes campaign but captain Joe Root says they are fully prepared for short-pitched bowling and on-field chatter when the series kicks off in Brisbane next week. Root was a member of Alastair Cook’s side that was d
Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI, India (Reuters) – Sri Lanka have never won a Test in India and with Virat Kohli’s men on a run of near-flawless home form the visitors are unlikely to break their duck in a three-match series starting in Kolkata tomorrow. In a bumper home season, which started in September 2016, Ind
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says England's only hope of winning a Test in the upcoming Ashes series is the day/night match in Adelaide and has predicted a 4-0 victory for the hosts. Ponting savaged England's batting order and said the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes, along with injuries to their fast bowling stocks, would play into Aus
Wicketkeeper BJ Watling is a doubt for New Zealand's opening Test against West Indies due to a hip injury with the uncapped Tom Blundell in line for a debut if Watling is not available. The problem has forced Watling to sit out the last two rounds of Plunket Shield matches for Northern Districts. He will play as a batsman only against Auckland this
Shivnanrine Chanderpaul hit 109 for the Jaguars also in the third round. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are now nipping at the heels of leaders Guyana Jaguars, after their big win in the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship last weekend. Red Force trounced Windward Islands Volcanoes by 10 wickets inside thre
Moeen Ali will be a vital player for England over the next two months but he has been unusually peripheral in the tour’s opening fortnight, laid low with the slightest of side strains. However, the all-rounder says he is now fit and ready to feature in England’s final warm-up game against a Cricket Australia XI on Wednesday, only eight days before
A few years back I wrote in these pages about the death, or rather enforced euthanasia, of Lewisham cricket, another minor stage in the sport’s retreat from city centres. This was the mournful news that Kent County Cricket club had decided to “merge”, ie disband, the Lewisham district cricket team, handing it over to a neighbouring borough of simil
  Andre Russell WINDIES T20 star, Andre Russell, will be back to playing cricket in January and already has one contract lined up after Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Islamabad United bought him in Sunday’s draft. On a day when Chris Gayle failed to find a team, Russell found himself in a team with fellow Windies T20 player, Samuel Badree. R
Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul struck 109 to reach his 77th first-class ton and passed 27000 runs in the process. BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Veteran former West Indies left-hander, Shiv Chanderpaul, carved out a phenomenal 77th first class hundred and passed 27 000 runs career runs, as he rescued Guyana Jaguars and forced a draw on the fin
Nepal stunned defending champions India on the third day of the Under-19 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur. Playing a key role in the 19-run win was the captain Dipendra Singh Airee . First he made 88 in Nepal's modest 185 for 8. Then he took 4 for 39 to wrestle India down from 91 for 1 to 166 all out. There were several points in the match when the eventua
  He may have seemed a trigger-happy dasher, but he also had the sharpest of cricketing brains   "You have to put every poor delivery away to the boundary and sometimes even hit a few good ones too" © Getty Images For the sheer pleasure that he gave the world as a batsman, Rohan Bholalall Kanhai is my favourite cricketer. Averaging fracti
Roy Fredericks: 15 little known facts to know about the former West Indies opening batsman Standing at just five feet six inches, Fredericks was considered one of the most destructive left-handed batsmen of his time. Born November 11, 1942 in Blairmont, East Bank, Berbice, Guyana (then British Guiana), Roy Fredericks was a former West Indies openin
He seemed indestructible once but now there’s a fragility about the West Indian whose 100mph pace and relentless swing propelled him into cricket’s pantheon more than half a century ago. Sir Wes Hall relies on a stick – and friends – for the balance he always displayed when soaring into his delivery stride, the gold cross around his neck trailing o
Left-hander Vishaul Singh … struck an unbeaten 97 in Guyana Jaguars first innings. BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Left-hander Vishaul Singh led a sterling Guyana Jaguars fightback with a high-quality knock but the visitors were forced to follow on, leaving Leeward Islands Hurricanes in control of the third round encounter heading into today’s final
T&T Red Force defeated the Windwards Volcanoes by 10 wickets on the third day of their CWI Digicel Regional Professional Cricket League (PCL) clash at the Queen’s Park Oval in St Clair, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. Opener Devon Smith scored a wonderful defiant unbeaten century to save face for his team but couldn’t avoid defeat, as young Daniel St
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