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Bajans look to medal in doubles action

Cory Fanus and Bradley Pilgrim head a list of doubles players for Barbados who have advanced through to the semifinal of the 2019 Senior Carebaco International Championship scheduled for tonight at the Wildey Gymnasium. Fanus and Pilgrim quickly disposed of Leon Cassie and Vance Juteram of Trinidad and Tobago in straight sets 21-13 and 21-10 […]

Holding: ‘Protect Archer’

West Indies fast-bowling great Michael Holding says the England set-up needs to protect their new speedster Jofra Archer. Holding, one of the commentators covering the ongoing Ashes series between England and Australia, said everyone was looking at Archer and saying how relaxed he appears despite bowling so swiftly. But the Jamaican once dubbed “Whispering Death” […]

Caster Semenya

Official says Semenya is a man

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) treasurer José María Odriozola has weighed into the Caster Semenya row by reportedly describing the South African as “biologically a man”. The Spaniard, professor of biochemistry, allegedly made the comments in an interview with Sport Magazine as he defended the world governing body regarding their controversial stance on the […]

Familiar tale

NORTH SOUND, Antigua – West Indies reverted to a familiar, albeit frustrating theme, today, producing a feeble batting effort to leave powerhouses India in control after the second day of the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. Replying to India’s first innings of 297, the home side were tottering on 189 for eight […]

Barbados, Belize play to 1-1 draw

A second-half penalty kick taken by midfielder Asha Stevenson brought Barbados level 1-1 against Belize in their opening CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship played last night at the Barbados Football Association Wildey, St. Michael, AstroTurf. After a goalless first half, Belize took a 1-0 lead compliments midfielder Jesselle Conorque with a strike in the 56th minute […]

Positive start

NORTH SOUND, Antigua – Veteran seamer Kemar Roach inspired an incisive West Indies display to leave India rattled and searching for stability on a rain-hit opening day of the first Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua today. Opting to bowl first, West Indies grabbed early wickets through Roach to reduce the visitors […]

WI look to end India’s dominance

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies will attempt to break a 17-year winless streak against India in the longest format and also stave off another series clean sweep, when they clash with the tourists in the opening Test tomorrow in Antigua. Their last success in a Test came when Carl Hooper’s side posted a 10-wicket […]

‘Archer was abused in 1st Test’

LONDON – West Indies fast bowling legend, Michael Holding, has criticised Jofra Archer’s workload during the second Ashes Test at Lord’s as “unsustainable”, arguing that bowling 44 overs in the match was tantamount to “abuse”. The Barbadian fast bowling sensation made a stunning Test debut at Lord’s last week, sending down 29 overs in the […]

Gregory Nicholls

Return Riley

Not only should Conde Riley be returned as president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA), Gregory Nicholls adds that there is no reason to resort to the leadership of former president Joel Garner. That was the forthright verdict of the BCA general secretary, as he gave a ringing endorsement of Riley’s two-year tenure at the […]

Butcher’s blueprint

There is a lot to be desired at the Sir Everton Weekes Centre of Excellence. And there is much work needed to bring domestic cricketers up to international standards. Former Barbados and England batsman Roland Butcher says that these are two of the areas that are motivating him to seek another two-year term on the […]

McGrath: ‘Archer is special’

Australian fast-bowling great Glenn McGrath has described England speedster Jofra Acher as “something special” and has suggested that British fans should be happy to have him in their international line-up. McGrath, who took 563 wickets in a glittering 124-Test career, said he had been a big supporter of Archer for a long time and loved […]

(From left) Kennie King and Dominick Scantlebury won gold for Barbados in the Under-19 Men’s doubles.

Carebaco gold

The Barbados national anthem played proudly after Kennie King and Dominick Scantlebury won gold at the 2019 Carebaco [Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation] Junior International Badminton Tournament by defeating Leon Cassie and Vance Juteram of Trinidad and Tobago last night. It was a busy time for Scantlebury who captured three medals with a gold and two […]

‘Aussies to get more fire’

Australia can expect plenty more bouncers from Jofra Archer during the rest of the Ashes, says his England teammate Ben Stokes. Archer made an eye-catching debut at Lord’s, bowling with sustained pace and aggression and hitting a top speed of more than 96mph. Australia’s batsmen never looked comfortable against him and took a number of […]

Bravo’s test

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Much of the spotlight will fall on out-of-form West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo when he turns out for West Indies A in a three-day tour match against India starting at the Coolidge Cricket Ground tomorrow. The Trinidadian has endured modest success since returning to international cricket last November following a […]

(From left) Head of Elite Distance Programme Track and Field Club Leo Garnes and General Manager of the Co-operators General Insurance Anton Lovell. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Four promising athletes get scholarships

Barbados’ outstanding track and field athletes of the Elite Distance Programme received scholarships and were recognised for their achievement on Thursday by local corporate sponsors Co-operators General Insurance in Collymore Rock, St. Michael. The four scholarship recipients are talented middle-distance runners Shonita Brome [the University of Louisiana at Lafayette], Rasheem Griffith [already departed for the […]

St Leonard’s Boys’ Under-19 football team enjoyed an excellent tour of Washington DC.

St Leonard’s Boys’ complete successful US tour

Six days in Washington DC, four days of training, three friendly matches, three wins, interest from semi-professional teams and coaches from colleges and universities in North America and a bit of sight-seeing. That is a summary of the St. Leonard’s Boys’ Under 19 Football Team’s tour to the US capital from August 5-11. Invited by […]

Sir Viv says Skerritt let him down

West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards has admitted to feeling let down by the Ricky Skerritt-led Cricket West Indies (CWI), following its controversial decision to dismiss the coaching staff ahead of the ICC World Cup. Less than a month after taking the reins of the association from the four-term president Dave Cameron, the decision was […]

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