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Lara, Sarwan to coach Windies batsmen

Cricket Legend Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan have been given the job of helping the West Indies batsmen ahead of the two Tests against India starting this week in Antigua and the final Test in Jamaica later this month. Comment
Off-spinner and all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall is set to make his long-awaited Test debut after being named in a 13-man squad for the first Test against India starting next week in Antigua. Comment
Barbados: Midway through a Caribbean Badminton tournament, hosts Barbados, has something to smile about as their junior men’s doubles team of Kennie King and Dominick Scantlebury accounted for the U-19 gold. Comment

SIX-WICKET VICTORY

Caribbean: India beat West Indies by six wickets to clinch the three-match series in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) 2-0 at the Queen’s Park, Oval, Port of Spain. One match was abandoned because of rain. Comment
Barbados: The Barbadian St. Leonard’s Boys’ Under 19 Football Team’s tour to the US capital from Aug. 05-11 is being described as a huge success. After six days in Washington DC, four days of training, three friendly matches, three wins, interest from semi-professional teams and coaches from colleges and universties in North America and a bit of sight-seeing the team has left on a high note. Comment

Barbados cops Pan Am gold, but …

Barbados: Shane Brathwaite edged United States’ Freddie Crittenden III to breast the tape in 13:31 seconds in the 110 hurdles and cop Barbados’ sole gold medal and become star of the island’s show at the 2019 Pan Am games. Comment

WINNING RIDE

WINNING RIDE

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago cyclists created history at the recently concluded 2019 Pan American Games in Peru, winning two gold medals, Men’s team sprint, Men’s sprint (Nicholas Paul) and two silver; Men’s sprint (Phillip Njisane) and Women’s individual Time Trial (Teniel Campbell). Paul became Trinidad and Tobago’s first Pan American sprint champion in 48 years to win two gold medals, while also winning gold alongside Phillip and Keron Bramble in the team sprint. Comment

Citizenship drive calls potential Jamaicans to town hall meeting

Jamaica: The ‘Little but tallawah” nation in the Caribbean recently extended an invitation to those seeking to officially and legally carry the black, gold and green flag of Jamaica. Comment

Gayle smashes Lara’s ODI record

Chris Gayle became the first West Indian batsman to reach 300 One-Day International (ODI) in the process breaking Brian Lara’s record on his home ground at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad as the region’s leading ODI scorer with 10,353 runs. Comment
Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Fl is set to host the first One-Day Internationals on US soil. USA’s first round of ODIs against Namibia and Papua New Guinea, as part of the new Cricket World Cup League Two structure, are set to be hosted at the venue, beginning from Sept. 13, according to ESPNCricinfo. Comment

Cricket South Africa fires Barbadian-born coach

After what was considered to be a dismal World Cup in England, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a restricting plan that includes the firing of the team’s Barbadian-born coach, Ottis Gibson. Comment

WI captain supports ICC Test Championship

Caribbean: West Indies Captain Jason Holder has thrown his support behind the newly-launched ICC Test Championship, stressing the longer format of the game remained the ultimate test of character. Comment

Caribbean Netball faces backlash

Trinidad and Tobago: Following a disappointing showing of the top three Caribbean netball teams at World Cup 2019, there is media speculation that jobs of Barbados and Jamaica head coaches are on the chopping block, while Trinidad is seeking more exposure for its Calypso Girls. Comment

T20 CHAMPS

T20 CHAMPS

Caribbean: West Indies conceded their three-match series to India at Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday after a thunderstorm stalled their run chase, leaving them with a 22-run defeat under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. Comment

‘Rising Stars’ cricket tourney

Caribbean: The rebranding of the West Indies Under-19 championship to the “Rising Stars” Under-10 championship is an indication of Cricket West Indies (CWI) commitment to the development of its junior players. Comment

Chris Gayle picked for ODIs against India

West Indies cricket selectors on Friday renewed their faith in star batsman Chris Gayle by including him in the One-Day Internationalsseries against India. Comment
The West Indies will clash with Afghanistan in a full series in November in India, the Afghanistan Cricket Board announced. Comment

TWENTY20 MATCH UP

The West Indies team has recalled veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard and off-spinner Sunil Narine for the upcoming Twenty20 International against India. Comment

Bravo, Russel out ODI series against India

Left-hander Darren Bravo has been omitted from the West Indies squad against India starting this month (August), while injury-plagued all-rounder Andre Russell was also left out by the selectors. Comment
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has reported record sales for the upcoming two T20 Internationals between the West Indies and India, which will be played in the USA. Comments (1)

SQUASH CHAMPS

SQUASH CHAMPS

Barbados: Barbados’ Junior Squash National Team returned home from Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend sporting trophies of victory in another Caribbean championship. Comment

Barbados’ Jones on a mission

Barbados: Twenty-year-old Barbadian middle distance runner, Jonathan Jones, is rapidly setting new bars for his country in the event and determinedly blazing his own path towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Comment
West Indies legend Clive Lloyd is calling for a cricket symposium to discuss the current state of the game in the region and determine a way forward. Comment

CFU 2019 Girls’ Under-14 Challenge Series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (July 9, 2019) – The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) will host the 2019 Girls’ Under 14 Challenge Series from Aug. 5-13, 2019 across five venues in the region. A total of 22 teams will take part in the competition. Comment

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