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Gayle force takes Kings XI top of the standings

KOLKATA, India, CMC – Talismanic West Indies opener Chris Gayle uncorked another gem of a half-century as Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets under Duckworth/Lewis, to storm to the top of the Indian Premier League standings here Saturday. Asked to chase a revised target of 125 off 13 overs after rain […]

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Gayle still T20’s boss

MOHALI, India – Superstar opener Chris Gayle has taken aim at detractors following his scintillating hundred yesterday, contending he had nothing further to prove in his career. The 38-year-old blasted an unbeaten 104 off 63 balls – his 21st Twenty20 hundred and sixth in the Indian Premier League – to help Kings XI Punjab end Sunrisers Hyderabad’s unbeaten […]

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Gayle force still blowing!

Prior to the start of IPL 2018, Kings XI Punjab’s director Virender Sehwag said Chris Gayle would be worth the money spent on him if he were to win his team two or three games. Gayle has now played two match-winning innings in two matches. Four days after his 33-ball 63 against Chennai Super Kings, […]

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Cricket champions return home

Barbados Under-15 repeat cricket champions returned home last night to a warm welcome from family, friends, supporters and the president of the Barbados Cricket Association, Conde Riley. The RUBIS-sponsored cricket team created history on Wednesday when they successfully retained their title after competing in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Under-15 Tournament in Jamaica. They […]

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Archer’s quest to conquer IPL

Jofra Archer insists that the dream of playing Test cricket for England remains his ultimate ambition, but admits that a life-changing winter on the global T20 circuit may eventually force him to reassess his priorities in a bid to avoid burn-out. For the past two years in county cricket, Archer has been quietly recognised as […]

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Great praise for Barbados U15 team

Playing like true champions after an initial sting, Barbados retained the Regional Under-15 title in Jamaica on Wednesday. And the success has led to tremendous praise from head coach Richard Clarke, chairman of the Youth selection panel Elvis Howard and veteran Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) coach Dexter Toppin, with emphasis on the work being done […]

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Wrong approach

While CARICOM’s cricket subcommittee appears hell-bent on pinning West Indies cricket woes on CWI president Dave Cameron, a former West Indies cricketer is advising that throwing mainly young players on to the international arena is not helping West Indies cause. Indeed, Barbadian fast bowler Fidel Edwards told Barbados TODAY that one of the current team’s […]

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CARICOM still going after CWI

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – CARICOM is pressing ahead with plans to ensure the restructuring of the governance of West Indies cricket, undeterred by the International Cricket Council’s request to have Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron present at any meeting between the two bodies. In fact, chairman of CARICOM’s cricket subcommittee, Prime Minister Dr Ralph […]

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Not around here

Ball-tampering is not part of the West Indies team or regional cricket culture. That’s the assertion of the president of the Barbados Cricket Association, Conde Riley, in the wake of the scandal that has enveloped Australian cricket and led to the imposition of 12-month bans on former Aussie captain and vice-captain Steve Smith and Dave Warner […]

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Smith, Warner banned for 12 months

Steven Smith and David Warner, formerly captain and vice-captain of Australia, have been banned from playing international and domestic cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball during the Cape Town Test. Warner is banned from captaincy for life, and Smith for 12 months […]

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