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Conde Riley

No backlash

President of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley says he is not expecting a backlash after the BCA declined Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) offer to host Zone A of the Regional Super50 Tournament. “I don’t think there should be any backlash. The final of theSuper50 is on the first of December and normally the […]

Bajan lifters on stage tomorrow

Five promising amateur weightlifters coached by Andrew Callender are hoping to do Barbados proud when they compete at the annual XXXIV Torneo Criollo International in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Quontana Clarke, Daniel Griffith, Cicely Callender and Cagney Taitt are all competing on the international scene for the first time while 17-year-old Zagora Callender will enter her […]

Chris Gayle

CWI parting company with Gayle?

Newly appointed Windies chairman of selectors Roger Harper has confirmed that veteran batsman Chris Gayle was unavailable for the upcoming series against Afghanistan but suggested the panel would focus on younger talent going forward. Speculation has continued to surround the future of the star batsman after he announced plans to retire, following the ICC World […]

Maloney is the talk of the town

Praises have been flooding in from all quarters after talented 16-year-old driver Zane Maloney won the British Formula 4 Championship at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday. Describing Maloney’s win as “right up there with the very best” of his team’s triumphs, team boss Trevor Carlin said he was immensely proud of Zane and […]

Carlos Brathwaite

Major changes

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Stroke-maker Brandon King and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr are poised to make their international debuts for West Indies after being named in both limited overs squads to face Afghanistan next month, but no room has been found for either out-of-form Darren Bravo or former Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite. The 24-year-old […]

Simmons gets coaching nod

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed the appointment of former West Indies player, Phil Simmons as the head coach of the West Indies senior men’s team for a period of four years, as well as the appointment of three new selection panels. Phil Simmons was confirmed as the head coach during a meeting of the […]

Shining stars

Barbados Tridents crowning moment of glory for the second time in the Caribbean Premier League history, against the Guyana Amazon Warriors last Saturday, was as a result of the local stars that shone, says captain Jason Holder. Addressing the media this morning at the Grantley Adams International Airport where proud supporters including Minister of Creative […]

Maloney reigns supreme

Carlin racer Zane Maloney has secured the 2019 British Formula 4 title with victory in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch. The Barbados-born driver entered the weekend level on points with rival Sebastian Alvarez, but Maloney went into the final contest five points behind Alvarez after they each took a win in […]

Blackman’s goal gets the win

A magnificent goal from international forward Nicholas Blackman ensured the Senior Barbados Tridents captured a 1-0 victory over the United States Virgin Islands Dashing Eagles in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Nations League. In the all-important encounter played last night at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf, […]

Let’s get serious

Barbados’ head coach Russell Latapy has insisted that he would like to see practices that are conducive to professionalism and international standards being adopted by footballers in the island. Latapy explained that there was a place and a time for everything when he spoke at a press conference yesterday as Barbados prepare to host the […]

Nurse, Reifer star as Tridents enter CPL Final

All of the critics who were constantly beating up on Ashley Nurse and even making fun about his role in the Barbados Tridents team in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) must have egg all over their faces today. Picked as an off-spinning all-rounder and having endured a tough time with the ball prior to last […]

Sweet victory!

The Barbados Tridents reached the final of the 2019 Caribbean Premier League with a 12-run win over Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders under the lights, and mired in dew, at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago tonight. Asked to bat first by the Knight Riders’ captain Kieron Pollard, the Barbados Tridents reached […]

Taylor leads Revellers to victory

Stafanie Taylor powered her NLCB Revellers to an impressive nine-wicket victory over Courts Gladiators in the CPL Women’s T10 NLCB Challenge clash at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy today. The Gladiators recovered from a slow start to post what looked a challenging 74/2 from their 10 overs on the back of Hayley Matthews’ unbeaten 46. […]

Gayle nearing Powell’s magical 8.95m

DOHA, Qatar – Long Jump world record holder Mike Powell believes that Jamaica’s World Championships gold medallist Tajay Gayle has all the tools required to erase his 28-year-old world record. Gayle shocked the world when he upset Cuban Juan Miguel Echevarria to win gold in the men’s long jump final at the Doha 2019 World […]

Matthews to feature in T10 matches

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has been named to lead the NLCB Revellers, one of two teams which will contest two inaugural T10 matches in the Caribbean Premier League this week. The matches will also see the return of Hayley Matthews. The Barbadian opener did not feature in West Indies […]

Death knell?

Women’s basketball in Barbados is in the doldrums. It is in a state where it is on the verge of dying unless the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) comes up with ways for its resurgence. The 2019 #1 Beauty Supplies and Exchange Women’s League season saw one of the worse ever turnouts with only three […]

Major plans for beach wrestling

Barbados not only won a historic bid to host the Pan American Beach Wrestling Championships from May 29 to 31, 2020, but it has also been chosen to host the world ranking series in 2021. In a recent interview with the president of the Barbados Wrestling Association Rollins Alleyne and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. representative […]