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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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CARIFTA Games climaxes

NASSAU, Bahamas – Barbados finished an overall fourth on the medals table as Jamaica once again dominated at the 47th staging of the CARIFTA Games in the Bahamas. Barbados copped 13 medals inclusive of three gold, five silver and five bronze. But Jamaica proved irresistible on the track and field accumulating a mammoth 82 medals […]

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Wins for Wales, Ellerton and BDFSP

After weeks of refurbishment, the Barbados Football Association finally reopened its gates at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf to spectators who were accommodated in well-lit surroundings and comfortable seating while being treated to a triple-header Sunday night. Before a modest crowd, defending champions Weymouth Wales, Crane and Equipment Ellerton and Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme […]

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Another accolade

Christ Church Foundation emerged victorious 74-67 over the St Michael School to capture the Wanda Agard-Belgrave National Sports Council’s Girls Basketball League Championship yesterday evening at the Barbados Community College. They were rivals just last month at the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC) held at the National Stadium. Last evening that euphoria was relived […]

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All eyes on trio in feature event

The top three-year-olds from the Bajan Blue Restaurant Trophy on Sandy Lane Gold Cup day, are back to contest an excellent field of eight runners for the 2018 Grandstand Posse Classic Trial tomorrow going 1570 meters and carrying a purse of $30, 000. The Boston John-trained unbeaten colt so far for 2018 Jericho, Robert Peirce’s Taco Man and Richard […]

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Bajan gold medalist disqualified

Kyle Gale’s CARIFTA glory has been shortlived. Following last night’s final at the Thomas Robinson Stadium, he was disqualified today after a jury reviewed his gold medal performance in the Under 17 400 metre dash and found that he had infringed rule 163 (3a) which specifically states that “in all races run in lanes, each […]

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Barbados wins CARIFTA gold

Kyle Gale has won CARIFTA glory for Barbados. Earlier tonight, the St Michael School student not only won the island’s first gold medal in the regional three-day tournament at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas, but he also smashed retired Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt’s Under 17 400 metre record in the process. With a […]

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Weakened Windies side for Pakistan series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies selectors on Thursday belatedly named a 13-man second string squad for the historic three-match Twenty20 tour of Pakistan, with several of the leading stars opting out because of security concerns. Captain Carlos Brathwaite, the hero of the Caribbean’s side T20 World Cup triumph two years ago, headlines the absentees, […]

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David Warner ‘resigned’ to not playing for country again

Batsman David Warner says he is “resigned to the fact” he may never play for Australia again after his part in the ball-tampering scandal.

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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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Artistic swimmers in the pool on Sunday

Five Barbadian young ladies head to the 2018 CARIFTA Swimming Games in Jamaica to represent their country in the little-known sport of Artistic Swimming. Synchronized swimming was officially renamed in 2017 by the governing body FINA. Samaiyah Forde (14), Nia Morris (13), Hailey Mahy (13) and Gracie Foster (12) were part of the historic team […]

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St Alban’s celebrate

When history is created one must celebrate. So with that in mind, it was like Grand Kadooment for the St Alban’s Primary School this morning. Students, teachers and parents sang, jumped, waved and danced in the surrounding districts of Weston, St James and the Garden, to popular calypso songs in celebration of the school’s first-ever NAPSAC […]

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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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Morris gets big break

Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme captain and Barbados’ top central-defender Ricardo Morris has landed a professional football contract with Wairarapa United in New Zealand. Having had a semi-professional stint last year in the United States with Tulsa Athletics Football Club, Morris, currently on suspension by the Barbados Football Association for alleged indiscipline, is just happy […]

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Tridents schooled

Pan American International Insurance Warrens Sports Club registered a close five-point victory 79-74 over Combined Schools Tridents in the ongoing Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League at the Wildey Gymnasium yesterday. The initially rampaging Tridents squad applied offensive pressure to lead 20-18, 39-38 and 61-59 after the first three stanzas. But that […]

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Cabinet to consider a National Sports Policy – Lashley

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley says Government is considering a series of initiatives to further develop sports and the youth in Barbados. “In direct response to the economic and social benefits of sports to Barbados, Cabinet would very soon be considering a National Sports Policy that is designed to strengthen our sports […]

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