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Vague leadership

President of the Barbados Cricket Association and director of Cricket West Indies, Conde Riley, is calling on CARICOM governments to explain what they mean by adopting a legislative approach to the governance of West Indies cricket. In February at their two-day inter-sessional meeting in Haiti, CARICOM leaders said a legislative approach was required if West […]

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Don’t despair!

Stuart Law has assured regional fans he is getting close to the aims and objectives he would have set when he accepted the post of head coach of the West Indies senior team. Law told Barbados TODAY that some members of the team were highly talented but they were still young to international cricket and […]

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The tragedy of Darren Bravo

In that great 1993 coming-of-age flick A Bronx Tale, the bus driver character played by actor Robert De Niro tells his young son: “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, you can have all the talent in the world but if you don’t do the right thing then nothing happens.” West Indies batsman Darren Bravo at […]

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WI Women prepping

ST JOHN’S Antigua – Chairman of West Indies selectors, Courtney Browne, believes the regional women’s side are good enough to defend their title and win the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup for a second time. Browne made this assertion as the players continued their preparation camp here for the global event, to be played in the […]

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Call them!

Regional cricket umpires must be fearless and red-flag bowlers with suspect actions from an early age, says former West Indies fast-bowling all-rounder Vasbert Drakes. This forthrightness, he explained, would help coaches in taking young bowlers out of the game early in their careers and giving them the rehabilitation work necessary to correct any defects in […]

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Archer’s Royals stay alive in IPL

JAIPUR, India – Barbadian speedster Jofra Archer produced a two-wicket haul to help Rajasthan Royals stun Dwayne Bravo’s high-flying Chennai Super Kings by four wickets with a ball to spare, in the Indian Premier League today. Opting to bat first at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, CSK chalked up a decent 176 for four off their […]

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CPL challenge

Director of Cricket at the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Stephen Leslie is calling for talented cricketers throughout the region to be given more opportunities in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Since 2013, the privately owned CPL has become the premier Twenty20 tournament in the region replacing the previous competition organized by the West Indies Cricket […]

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Brathwaite still warming IPL bench

HYDERABAD, India – West Indies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite says he will continue to wait patiently for his opportunity despite failing to get a single match in the current Indian Premier League this season for Sunrisers Hyderabad. With just four matches left in their preliminary campaign, Sunrisers top the standings on 16 points with just […]

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Freefall

A lack of professionalism along with egotistical attitudes has contributed to the drastic downfall of West Indies Cricket, says former Barbados fast- bowling allrounder Franklyn Stephenson. Speaking with Barbados TODAY about the latest drop of the senior West Indies team to its lowest International Cricket Council test ranking of ninth in the world, Stephenson said […]

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Gayle’s 50 in vain

INDORE, India – Chris Gayle notched yet another half-century to extend his purple patch of form but Kings XI Punjab slipped to a six-wicket loss to the beleaguered Mumbai Indians, in the Indian Premier League today. Sent in at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Kings XI gathered a decent 174 for six from their 20 overs, […]

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Special place in Sagicor T20 for UWI

There is a very special place for Sagicor Life UWI in the history of the BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 Championship following the first ten years. Since the Tournament started in 2008, UWI’s record five titles can only be described as truly remarkable when one considers that they were achieved in the last six seasons: 2012, […]

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Going straight

Cricket West Indies intends to work a lot closer with regional bowlers who are suspended for suspect bowling actions by the International Cricket Council (ICC), says Barbados Cricket Association president, Conde Riley. Ronsford Beaton is the most recent West Indies fast bowler cited for chucking after he was reported last December during a One Day […]

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Consistency critical to SL series win: Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Captain Jason Holder is stressing consistency as the key as West Indies chase their first series victory over Sri Lanka in 15 years, when the two sides clash in the Caribbean in June. The Windies are coming off a year which saw them win three of 10 Tests, including a 1-0 […]

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Holder to captain Tridents

Windies Test and ODI skipper Jason Holder has been appointed the skipper of Barbados Tridents, ahead of the 2018 Caribbean Premier League. Holder, who was out on national duties on a tour to England last year, will return to bolster his home team in the CPL after they failed to qualify for the knockout stages in 2017. […]

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Holder looking for better

Captain of the West Indies Jason Holder says 2017 was a reasonably good year for his team but the regional side has to be more consistent. The West Indies won three of the ten Test matches they played last year, lost six and one was drawn. They defeated Pakistan by 106 runs at Kensington Oval, […]

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Prodigals cry foul over omission

Some of West Indies’ best-known players are claiming they were “denied the opportunity to help Caribbean people” by being omitted from the teams involved in the Hurricane Relief game at Lord’s. The charity T20 match between West Indies and a World XI is being staged on May 31 to raise funds to repair five major […]

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Fingall’s way forward

Former physical education trainer and social commentator, Mac Fingall, has provided his recipe to assist with a turnaround in regional cricket. Speaking at the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) awards ceremony for the 2017 season at the President’s Suite at Kensington Oval on Friday night, Fingall stated that talent alone would not suffice and also urged […]

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