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Barbados: Defending champions Weymouth Football Club lost to Ellerton but managed to remain in the hunt for the 2018-2019 championship by trailing just one point behind the Zone One leader Blackbirds, while in Zone Two, Paradise hangs behind leader Empire making for a tight Premier League race. Comment

Chanderpaul takes up coaching post

Guyana: Legendary former West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has been appointed assistant coach of Guyana Jaguars for the current regional four-day tournament. Comment
Legendary former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd has lashed out at the snubbing of fellow West Indies icon Desmond Haynes for the post of the men’s team head coach in favor of Englishman Richard Pybus. Comment

Darren Bravo recalled for Test series

West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo has returned to the Test team against England after a 27-month hiatus for the upcoming home series, which will bowl off at the Kensington Oval, Barbados from Jan. 23, 2019. Comment

Warm welcome awaits Team Antigua Island Girls

Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda, with its strong heritage of yacht racing and moniker as the “Sailing Capital of the Caribbean,” says it is always keen for a good nautical adventure. Comment
Barbados: The deluge began with a goal in the third minute, and the ball did not stop hitting the back of Notre Dame’s net until Paradise registered a 9-0 defeat in a Sunday night fixture of the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League. Comment
West Indies Twenty20 Captain Carlos Braithwaite attracted the highest price for a West Indies player at the recent Indian Premier League (IPL). Comment

Queen honors WI player

People: Former West Indies batsman Alvin Kallicharan has been named on a list of 1000 people who will receive awards from Queen Elizabeth 11 Comment
The West Indies team has automatically qualified for the 2020 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in Australia by virtue of their seventh ranked in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings. Comment

World University T20 begins in Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago: The inaugural World University Twenty20 Tournament bowled off last week at the Frank Worrell Cricket Ground at the UWI Sport and Physical Education Center, St Agustina Campus, Trinidad. The tournament runs from Jan. 10 to 20. Comment

Team Jamaica Bickle launches 25th year at Penn Relays

The Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the organization that feeds and supports Jamaican and Caribbean athletes at the prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, on Jan. 8 launched its 25th anniversary at the Relays Carnival. Comment

Jamaican athlete to defend championship

People: Next month, Jamaican-American athlete Aisha Praught-Leer will return to the 112th NYRR Millrose Games in Manhattan, to defend her 2018 championship of the Women’s 3,000-meter race. Comment
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) on Wednesday, Dec. 19 unveiled the dates and kickoff times for the Round of 16 matches of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the region’s premier club championship. Comment

Medgar Evers dean hopes to return cricket to campus

Guyana: Thursday, Jan. 3 was the perfect day for cricket, lovely cricket. The five-hour event that started with a score of 100 runs — the combined birth number of batsman, Dr. Terrence Blackman, Dean, School of Science Health and Technology, Medgar Evers College / CUNY, and batsman, UK Banker, Keith Alexander, who celebrated their milestones with a match between their alma mater, and a Georgetown team. Comment

ELITE BOWLER

ELITE BOWLER

West Indies Captain Jason Holder has ended 2018 as the number two-ranked all-rounder in Tests and in the top ten of the bowlers rankings. Comment

Pybus takes over as West Indies coach

Cricinfo has reported that Englishman Richard Pybus has accepted the job as interim head coach of the West Indies team until the end of the Indian tour of the Caribbean this year. Comment

CWI suspends Shane Shillingford

Former West Indies Test off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been suspended by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for an illegal action, ruling him out of the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship, which started last week. Comment

Dottin stands alone on ICC 2018 team

Barbadian all-rounder Deandra Dottin was the only West Indian player chosen on the ICC’s team of the year when the ruling body’s for cricket announced its top awards for the year in women’s cricket on Dec. 31, 2018. Comment

Ponds scores 26 as St. John’s routs No. 16 Marquette 89-69

NEW YORK (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, dominating a highly anticipated matchup between two of the nation’s top guards, and St. John’s rebounded impressively from its first loss of the season by routing No. 16 Marquette 89-69 on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. Comment

Sir Viv: Little hope for WI

Legendary former West Indies Captain, Sir Vivian Richards has little hope of the regional team winning this year’s ICC World Cup in England. Comments (1)

Tri-nation football for Barbados

Barbados: Wiser now from their mistakes that placed them in the bottom rung of the regional football competition, Barbados Tridents are gearing for the future by hosting a European and a fellow Caribbean team this month. Comment
West Indies Twenty20 captain, Carlos Braithwaite has praised the influence of coach Floyd Reifer for the victory in the recent Twenty20 series against Bangladesh. Comment

TOP FIVE

West Indies hard-hitting opener Evin Lewis has jumped 11 places into the top five of the ICC Twen+ty20 batting rankings, following his half-century in the decisive third T20 match against Bangladesh in Dhaka recently. Comment

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