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Sri Lanka confirm tour of West Indies in March

COLOMBO: International cricket will return to the Caribbean in March as Sri Lanka has confirmed a tour of the West Indies. The Sri Lanka team will depart for the Caribbean on 23 February, before playing matches across all formats from

West Indies captain Holder, Pollard opt out of Bangladesh tour

BRIDGETOWN: Cricket West Indies (CWI) said test captain Jason Holder and limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard are among 10 players who have chosen not to travel to Bangladesh for their upcoming tour due to concerns about the novel coronavirus. West Indies

Chris Gayle becomes first player to hit 1,000 sixes in T20 cricket

DUBAI: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has become the first player ever in the history of cricket to smash 1,000 sixes in T20 cricket. Chim Gayle missed another Twenty20 century when he was dismissed for 99 runs as Kings XI

Pakistan to commence New Zealand series from Dec 18

AUCKLAND: New Zealand is set to mark the start of a busy home season with a series against West Indies in November and against Pakistan in December. The international season in New Zealand will get underway with a three-match men’s

New Zealand to host Pakistan, West Indies cricket teams this year

WELLINGTON: New Zealand is all set to host Pakistan and West Indies cricket teams to tour the country later this year. The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said that it will host fixtures against Pakistan and West Indies later this year

Australia, West Indies postpone T20 series in October

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia on Tuesday said it has put on hold the three-game T20I series against the West Indies which was scheduled to be held in October. The series was supposed to be a warm-up ahead of the T20 World

Jofra Archer returns to England squad for 3rd Test

MANCHESTER: Jofra Archer was recalled to England’s squad for their series decider against the West Indies at Old Trafford. Archer was dropped from the second test after breaching the bio-secure environment for coronavirus regulations, but hinted he might drop out

England beat West Indies in 2nd Test to level series

MANCHESTER: England beat West Indies by 113 runs after Ben Stokes produced a masterclass inning in the second Test at Old Trafford on Monday. West Indies, set a nominal 312 to win, were bowled out for 198 on the fifth

West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in first Test

SOUTHAMPTON: Jermaine Blackwood made a superb 95 as the West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first Test match at Southampton today (Sunday). According to details, England set a target of 200 runs on the last day of

West Indies players to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo on jerseys

MANCHESTER: West Indies players will wear a ‘Black Lives Matter’ emblem on the collars of their shirts during the Test series against England to show solidarity and help raise awareness regarding equality. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given permission

Racism should be treated like doping, fixing: West Indies captain

MANCHESTER: West Indies captain Jason Holder wants racism to be treated as seriously as doping and match-fixing in cricket. “I don’t think the penalty for doping or corruption should be any different for racism,” Holder told British media.“If we’ve got

West Indies coach sees empty stadiums in England as an advantage

LONDON: West Indies coach Phil Simmons said the lack of supporters at matches and facing a rusty England, who have not played competitive cricket in more than two months, can benefit the visiting side during their three-match Test series next

Three West Indies cricketers turn down England tour

KINGSTON: Darren Bravo was among three West Indies cricketers to turn down a place in the squad for next month’s three-Test tour of England. Cricket West Indies (CWI) made the announcement saying that fellow batsman Shimron Hetmyer and fast-bowling all-rounder

Darren Sammy urges speaking out against social injustice

KINGSTON: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has urged cricket’s global governing body and member nations to speak out against social injustice following the death of an African-American man in US police custody. The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old

Chris Gayle calls former teammate ‘worse than coronavirus’

KINGSTON: West Indies explosive opener Chris Gayle has blamed former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan for his release from Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs. Gayle called Sarwan a “snake” and “worse than coronavirus” in a three-part video uploaded on his

West Indies tour of England delayed due to pandemic

ST JOHNS: West Indies were scheduled to tour England for three Tests in June but the tour has now been postponed to a future date over “uncertainty for the safe resumption of cricket”. This is the latest in a long

Coronavirus: West Indies offers to host England-Pakistan test series

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has offered to host England’s three-match Test series against Pakistan, which is scheduled to be held in July. The cases of coronavirus have also confirmed in several Caribbean nations but the situation in United Kingdom is

West Indies’ Pooran gets four-match ban for ball-tampering

MUMBAI: West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been handed a four-game ban for ball tampering during Monday’s third one-day international against Afghanistan, the International Cricket Council said on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Pooran, who has played 16 ODIs and 14 Twenty20

West Indies reappoint Simmons as coach

BARBADOS: Phil Simmons has been appointed coach of the West Indies for a second spell on a four-year deal, the country’s cricket board (CWI) has said. Simmons, who takes over from interim coach Floyd Reifer, was first named coach after