WI missing spin
heroics of Narine
PERTH, Australia (CMC):
Chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, says West Indies are desperately missing the spin heroics of game changer Sunil Narine to strengthen their campaign in the ICC World Cup currently underway in New Zealand and Australia.
Off-spinner Narine withdrew just before the squad left the region for the World Cup, claiming he was not fully confident in his revised bowling method after his action was reported as suspect in India last September.
West Indies have lost two matches and won two with two more games to play in the preliminary phase as they attempt to secure a spot in the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.
"Sunil (Narine) is one of the best one-day bowlers in the world, and with him not here, he is sorely missed. Look at the scores we have been posting. Three hundred runs pretty consistently. If he was here, people won't be able to chase that down," declared Lloyd, a former West Indies cricket captain.
Sammy for NatWest
NOTTINGHAM, England (CMC):
West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy has agreed on a short-term deal with Nottinghamshire to play in this season's NatWest T20 blast, county officials have announced.
Sammy will fill the second overseas slot during a two-week period in which Notts play four Blast matches, from May 31 to June 12.
He could also return for the knockouts, if Notts qualify.
"I'm looking forward to coming to England and experiencing T20 cricket with Nottinghamshire," said Sammy, who played six matches for Glamorgan in the Blast last year.
"The Outlaws have a reputation for playing exciting cricket and have some hugely talented players. Trent Bridge is an excellent venue known worldwide, with great crowds, and I can't wait to get started."
St Lucia's beach volleyball team
set for Pan Am Games
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC):
St Lucia Men's National Beach Volleyball team has qualified for the Pan American games in Toronto, Canada later this year.
The duo of Julian Bissette and Joseph Clercent gained their qualification although St.Lucia played in few North American, Central American and Caribbean (NORCECA) Tour Events last year.
However, the exploits of Bisette and Clercent in 2012 and 2013 were sufficient to ensure that they are eligible to participate in the prestigious event which runs from July 7th to the 26th.
Beach volleyball was St Lucia's first team sport to qualify for an international multi-sport competition, in 2010, making it to that year's Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Bissette and Clercent are playing professional volleyball in the Greece first division for Club MENT.