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Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican batsman Andre McCarthy and left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal will not take part in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as they have been withdrawn from the Jamaica Tallawahs squad after coming in contact with another Jamaican cricketer...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Windies squandered a good opportunity to capitalise on a decent start with the ball, as England dug themselves out of trouble to seize the initiative in Day One action of the third and final Test at Old Trafford. The hosts recovered from 122/4...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former Windies batsman Wavell Hinds will be the man at the helm at Kensington as he was unanimously approved as the cricket club’s new leader during an Annual General Meeting on Thursday. Hinds, the current West Indies Players’ Association...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:26 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Windies captain Jason Holder was keeping his cards close to his chest with regard to the team selection ahead of the start of the third and final Test against England today. But whoever gets chosen, Holder is keen on putting faith in his tried and...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:27 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies’ assistant coach Roddy Estwick could not put the scenario of the third and final Test between the West Indies and hosts England any simpler. “It will be a final,” Estwick told reporters during the virtual press conference yesterday, as...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:18 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Last year, Jamaican Brandon King lit up the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) following some swashbuckling performances that etched his name amongst some of the greats in the short format. King, who represented the Guyana Amazon Warriors, ended the...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

William Knibbs shrugged off the disappointment of losing last year’s National Amateur Championship in a playoff by claiming the 2020 title on the final day at the Half Moon Golf course in Montego Bay yesterday. Knibbs, who was the joint day one...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2020 | 12:06 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Windies vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite says the team’s bowlers have to come out strong today on the second day of the second Test at Old Trafford if they are to restrict England to a manageable total. After a delay to the start because of rain...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Windies captain Jason Holder says the Test series against England is very much open as both sides take the field today for the start of the second Test at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. After a morale-boosting win in the first of three Tests...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tallawahs franchise has been placed under the microscope once again, this time involving Jamaican player Ramaal Lewis. Lewis, who played seven games for the Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament last season...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican left-arm chinaman bowler Dennis Bulli could not hold back his excitement after being selected by the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Bulli, who had a breakout season for Jamaica in last year’s...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica Tallawahs players Nikita Miller and David Bernard Jr believe the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be a tough one for the local franchise following the naming of the squads for the tournament, which is slated to...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:31 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican middle-order batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Nkrumah Bonner are in high spirits and confident about their form as the Windies team gets ready for the first of three Tests against hosts England starting on Wednesday. The duo registered...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:34 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Windies cricket team has identified how it will support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. It will wear a specially designed logo on shirts for the three-Test Series against hosts England, starting on July 8. Captain Jason Holder sported...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) President Peter Chin says tournaments will tee off in July as the country eases restrictions on public gatherings and sporting activity after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports, and golf in particular, have been on hold...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:30 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former Windies fast bowler Franklyn Rose says he is concerned about the fitness of compatriot pacer Oshane Thomas as he believes he is overweight. Rose, who played 19 Tests and 27 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for the Windies between 1997 and 2000,...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:34 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ricky Skerritt could find himself before the Justice Winston Anderson-chaired CWI Ethics Committee after a report was submitted to the body accusing him of breaches of the CWI Code of Ethics as well as a...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:08 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

One of the most iconic figures in T20 cricket will be missing from this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as the legendary batsman Chris Gayle has decided to bypass this year’s tournament, which is slated to take place August 18 to September...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Pace bowlers Oshane Thomas and Marquino Mindley are upbeat about their time spent so far in England as the Windies prepare to face the hosts in a biosecure three-Test series starting on July 8. The Jamaican duo are part of a 25-man tour party that...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:27 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

For the fourth consecutive season, Jamaican Ramaal Lewis will turn out for the Guyana Jaguars after it signed the 23-year-old in the Cricket West Indies Professional Player draft. Lewis, who captained the West Indies team to the Youth World Cup in...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Scorpions franchise has snapped up fast bowler Odean Smith and all-rounder Alwyn Williams following the West Indies professional players draft for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and the West Indies Four-Day Championship. The...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:27 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions Franchise will have a totally local composition after the 2020 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Player Draft for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and the Professional Cricket League Regional Four-Day...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

ONE of the most memorable episodes of classic British sitcom Fawlty Towers has been withdrawn from a United Kingdom streaming service because of racial slurs which referred to the Windies and India cricket teams of 1975 as ‘N*****s’ and W*gs’. UKTV...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Windies cricket team will embark on an unprecedented Test series against England in a few weeks that should kick-start the post-COVID-19 resumption of international cricket. The biosecure three-Test series, which will take place using only two...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former West Indies and Jamaica off-spinning all-rounder Gareth Breese is expecting a very competitive series when the West Indies travel to take on England in the three-Test matches. Breese, who has been living in the UK since 2004, is currently...

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