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Ricky Skerritt

Skerritt deflects blame for WI debacle

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt says he was hurt by the Caribbean side’s performance at the ICC World Cup in England but has contended it was “unrealistic” to expect them to win the showpiece, especially since very little strategic planning had been undertaken in the years preceding. Pointing to […]

St Maarten defenders at work against a formidable Barbados attack and closely watched by referee Jamar Springer. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay).

Terrific tyros

Barbados achieved their objective with commanding performances in both thirds as they destroyed St. Maarten 6-0 during the Under-15 international friendly played this morning at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey, St Michael, AstroTurf. The young Bajan Tridents continue to look impressive as they prepare for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football […]

Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran

Hope, Hetmyer, Pooran – the future

There was something profoundly significant about the time when West Indies eventually decided to axe Marlon Samuels (average of 22 and strike-rate of 63 since 2017) from the ODI squad post the Bangladesh tour late last year. That the 38-year-old veteran was hooked out for an uncapped 23-year-old Nicholas Pooran for the series against England […]

Jason Holder (right) had a century partnership with Nicholas Pooran today.

Holder relieved to end losing streak

LEEDS, England – Captain Jason Holder today expressed relief after West Indies finally broke their losing slump in their final match, but lamented the inconsistency which saw the Caribbean side produce their worst ever showing at a World Cup. The Windies signed off on their campaign with a 23-run victory over minnows Afghanistan, halting a […]

Man-of-the-Match Shai Hope hitting down the ground during his half-century.


LEEDS, England – West Indies survived a small scare in a 23-run victory over Afghanistan today, as they bade farewell to a disastrous World Cup campaign that yielded an abundance of frustration and a mere two wins. Behind half-centuries from the young brigade of Shai Hope (77), Evin Lewis (58) and Nicholas Pooran (58), West […]

Burger King Clapham Bull guard Andrew Ifill goes through Cavaliers’ defence as teammate and top scorer Akeem Marsh (right) provides some assistance. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Cavaliers beaten

Already Burger King Clapham Bulls have fastened their grip on the Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League Championship trophy with a game one victory, 85-78, against Station Hill Cavaliers in their best of five finals. The Ryan Leacock-coached Bulls team enjoyed first-half advantages of 21-20 and 45-34 until Cavaliers responded with a […]

UNITED IN DEFEAT - West Indies looking to end disastrous World Cup showing with victory over Afghanistan.

Woeful Windies

LEEDS, England – So it was in the beginning. So it could be in the end. West Indies started their World Cup campaign with a win against Pakistan and enter their ninth game tomorrow still with that solitary victory and facing a plucky Afghanistan team that have been their nemesis in recent encounters. The regional […]

Lloyd sees bright future for Pooran

LONDON – Legendary former captain Clive Lloyd believes Nicholas Pooran possesses the “raw ingredients” upon which West Indies can build their one-day side, in the wake of their latest World Cup fiasco. The 23-year-old left-hander stroked a scintillating 118 off 103 balls to notch his maiden international hundred as West Indies crashed to their sixth […]

All Saints Primary celebrate their maiden championship title after the final of the National Sports Councils’ BICO Primary Schools Football Competition against A DaCosta Edwards Primary. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

Rural rumble

The heroics of most valuable player and six-foot-tall goalkeeper Amari Browne accompanied with a goal each from captain Tashay Jones and Tajani White led All Saints Primary to their maiden football championship trophy today. The St. Peter-based All Saints Primary team topped zone one and went on to lift the title this afternoon at the […]

Rihanna hugging Roddy Estwick as other members of the West Indies team share the moment.

Rihanna pays homage to Estwick

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England – Barbadian mega star Rihanna was brought to tears as she paid personal tribute to one of the mentors in her life, West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick. The renowned pop singer and business mogul was on hand at the Riverside today to cheer on West Indies as they went down to Sri […]

Meagan Best (left) captured her fourth consecutive senior national women’s squash title in the final against Amanda Haywood (right).

Best, Simpson retain squash titles

Meagan Best and Shawn Simpson starred with unmatched individual performances on court as they successfully defended their titles at the 2019 Barbados Senior National Squash Championship played yesterday afternoon at the Barbados Squash Club, Marine Garden, Christ Church. Best captured her fourth consecutive trophy on court one at the 45th edition of senior nationals 13-11, […]

Losing habit

CHESTER-LE –STREET, England – Left-hander Nicholas Pooran slammed a maiden international hundred but was outshone by a similar feat by Avishka Fernando as West Indies once again squandered a match-winning position, to slump to a 23-run defeat to Sri Lanka and their sixth loss of the ICC World Cup today. Cheered on by Barbadian global […]

West Indies looking ahead after honest team meeting

(Source: ICC) – West Indies have done some soul-searching since their elimination from the World Cup and head coach Floyd Reifer insists the clash against Sri Lanka is their first step on the path to a brighter future. The West Indies were knocked out of semi-final contention by India on Thursday and then had a […]

Jason Holder’s squad seem destined to be the worst West Indies team at a World Cup in terms of performances.

Worst West Indies team ever at a World Cup

Now that the West Indies’ dream of reaching the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup in England is over, the question of how they will play for pride in their remaining two matches is debatable. Already with five defeats – the joint most suffered by a West Indies team in a World Cup Tournament (the […]

A happy start against Pakistan quickly turned into misery against everyone else.

West Indies’ nightmare World Cup

If you are a West Indies fan should you feel angry that the dream of Jason Holder’s team is extinguished? Should you feel sad about the dream dying once again? Should you feel embarrassed supporting a team that once again broke your trust? Your faith? Your belief? No, we are not dramatising. We are not […]

There was much to smile about as Barbados captured silver in the girls’ 12 and under team competition. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay).

Barbados cop four medals in the pool

Barbados proudly secured four medals – two silver and two bronze – when the three-day artistic swimming competition concluded this evening at the 2019 Central American and Caribbean Swimming Federation Championship held at the Barbados Aquatic Centre in Wildey. The two individual medals were captured by Erika Loustric [silver in the junior solo] and bronze […]

Bajan cricket experience for Argentines

Argentina’s Ambassador to Barbados Gustavo Pandiani has lauded the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) for accepting two young cricketers from his country on a seven-week training attachment.   Pedro Arrighi and Ramiro Manuel Escobar are honing their cricket skills with Barbados Pride during training sessions at Kensington Oval under the watchful eyes of coaches Emmerson Trotman, […]

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