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Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced the formation of a Governance Task Force and a Selection Task Force to help in its reform. Comment

CARICOM considers imposing travel fee

Caricom is considering attaching a fee to the airline and cruise ship tickets of tourists to help fund regional security institutions. Comment

Cameron blames WI board for team’s loss

Former Cricket West Indies President, Dave Cameron said that the changes made by the current board to management of the West Indies team were not beneficial. Comment

Ex-Caribbean soccer official hit with $79 million judgment

Trinidad and Tobago: NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. Comment

Team Jamaica Bickle provides defibrillators to Jamaican schools

Jamaica: The philanthropic, Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the organization that provides meals, among other things, to Caribbean athletes participating in the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, says that 20 more Jamaican high schools were expected to receive Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) and First Aid Kits from as part of the group’s annual “Defibrillator to Schools Program.” JTB said the distribution was expected to take place on Tuesday, July 16, at the S Hotel on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay. Comment

CWI signs retainers

Cricket West Indies (CWI) have signed retainer contracts for seven new players, including Trinidad and Tobago cricketers Darren Bravo and Nicholas Pooran as new additions for the 2019-2020 season. Comment

Clapham’s wait is over

Clapham’s wait is over

Barbados: It was a long time in coming, but when the players from Clapham took the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Championship trophy Sunday, they grabbed it with both hands from arch-rivals, Station Hill. Comment
Fast bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose says Chris Gayle should bow out gracefully after this World Cup and move forward instead of saying that he would play “maybe a Test match against India” which is his plan after the World Cup. Comment

Lara gets doctorate from Indian University

Trinidad and Tobago: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has been given an honorary doctorate by the DY Patil University in India. The Doctor of Science from the University is for a “remarkable cricketing career and his impact on cricket in the West Indies and around the world at large.” Comment
Puerto Rico: Points gained from a loss to Puerto Rico in the 18-and-Under Boys’ Water Polo final, the last event of the 2019 Central American & Caribbean Confederation (CCCAN) Championships, propelled hosts Barbados into second position overall. Comment

Gloria Ballantyne, a stateswoman extraordinaire

St Vincent: As tributes overflow in memory of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ sporting icon, Gloria Ballantyne, who died on Sat., June 29, at 81, Caribbean Life revisits a profile two years ago written about the stateswoman extraordinaire by her last daughter Joanne, who predeceased her on March 11. Comment

US DEFEATS JAMAICA

US DEFEATS JAMAICA

Jamaica: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian Pulisic ensured the CONCACAF Gold Cup final will have the marquee matchup it lacked since 2011: United States vs. Mexico. Comment

Vincentian sports ambassadors pay tribute to Gloria Ballantyne

St Vincent: Three leading Vincentian sports ambassadors on Monday paid tribute to Vincentian sporting icon Gloria Ballantyne, who died on Saturday in Kingstown, the Vincentian capital. Comment

WINDIES OUT

WINDIES OUT

Powerhouse India ended West Indies ICC 2019 World Cup dream with a crushing defeat by 125 runs at Old Trafford last Thursday (June 25). Comment

West Indies now 9th in ODI rankings

After briefly occupying the number eight position on the One-Day International (ODI) table, West Indies have now slipped to ninth after their string of defeats at the ICC 2019 World Cup. Comment

USA defeats T&T Soca Warriors

Trinidad and Tobago: The USA kicked Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors out of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group stage. The Americans exacted revenge of for the Oct.10, 2017 2-1 win T&T earned over the US men’s team that out paid to their 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup participation. Comment

Barbados’ Best at Squash

Barbados’ Best at Squash

Barbados: The effort of Meagan Best in defending her Barbados Senior National Squash Champion title was light in comparison to the struggle her veteran male counterpart, Shawn Simpson, had to endure before retaining his crown in the 2019 championships. Comment

Girlz nick one

Jamaica: The Reggae Girlz are out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 competition but despite the early departure the players and their Caribbean fans are cherishing the 49th minute in this final game with Australia. Comment

T&T to host Youth Games

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago will host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games from Aug. 1-7 (2021) after being selected as the host to replace Belfast during an announcement in Birmingham, England over the week-end. Comment

Braithwaite blames poor shot selection for West Indies loss

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Braithwaite who slammed his maiden ODI century in the ICC World Cup in the loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester, England last week blamed some poor shot selection by most of the batsmen got the regional team in a hole. Comment

England beats West Indies Women

West Indies Women were beaten again in their second Twenty20 match against England Women at Northampton recently. Comment

MAJOR LOSS

It was a heart-breaking loss for the West Indies despite all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite scoring his maiden One-Day-International century but fell in the penultimate over as New Zealand ended all realistic hopes of progressing any further in the ICC World Cup last Saturday. Comment

Burke and Jones cruise

Burke and Jones cruise

Barbados: Two of Barbados’ leading young athletes, Jonathan Jones and Mario Burke, did not disappoint by comfortably winning their pet events at the 2019 Athletics Association of Barbados National Championships last weekend. Comment
St Vincent: Realizing the huge financial burden in hosting Vincentian athletes participating in the prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadephia and wanting to help defray the cost, a Vincentian group in Brooklyn has been making extraordinary efforts in raising funds to help support the athletes. Comment

WI cricket campaign

The opening Test will be played at the Vivian Richards Ground in Antigua from Aug. 22-26, while Sabina Park, Jamaica will be stage for the second Test from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. The five-week tour will also feature three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20s — the first two of which will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale. Comment

England Women complete Windies whitewash in ODI series

West Indies Women suffered the embarrassment of a whitewash with a heavy defeat to England in the final three-match series of the One-Day International (ODI) last week, wrapping a miserable outing in the ICC Women’s Championship. Comment

BRIGHT SPARKS

Trinidad and Tobago: Jamaica beat Honduras and Haiti Bested Bermuda to so far provide the only bright sparks for Caribbean countries in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Associations Gold Cup 2019. Comment
Barbados: Determined to ensure that they did not go home empty-handed at the end of Barbados Football Association 2019 season, Weymouth Wales players fought back from a goal down to defeat rivals Barbados Defence Force 2-1 and take away the Champions Cup trophy. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: In its continuing tribute to prominent Caribbean nationals during Caribbean American Heritage Month in June, the Washington, D.C-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted four-time Trinidadian Olympic medal winner Ato Boldon into its “Wall of Fame.” Comment

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