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Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

November 25, 2020 marked one of the darkest days in the history of football, with the passing of one of its most iconic and legendary figures, Argentinian footballing great Diego Maradona. Maradona died from a heart attack at the age of 60, sending...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says only big performances from his batsmen will shore up a place in his team as the regional side gets ready to take on New Zealand ‘A’ in a four-day warm-up match starting today. Simmons made it clear that all...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in the history of Rally Jamaica, there will be no event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rally Jamaica organiser Larry Henriques confirmed the news with The Gleaner yesterday that the 2020 edition had to be cancelled after the...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Justin Burrowes pulled off a remarkable comeback on the second and final day of the Alliance Buccaneer Memorial Golf tournament to claim victory by five strokes at the Caymanas Golf Club in St Catherine yesterday. Burrowes came into the final day...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Justin Burrowes has moved up 24 places on the World Amateur Golf Ranking which was released recently. After his second-place finish at the National Amateur Championship in July, Burrowes is now ranked 1,042 among the 6881 men’s amateur golfers...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Friends of Football player representative and Tivoli Gardens striker Newton Sterling says the entity, which is seeking to become the official players union for local footballers, has been receiving pushback from some clubs and players who are...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt used the forum of the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Virtual Lecture on Monday night to outline some significant changes his regional body intends to implement with regard to governance and policies....

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons is calling for consistency and understanding of situations when they face New Zealand in Twenty20 (T20) and Test matches, starting this month. Simmons and the rest of the West Indies contingent are acclimatising...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies cricket team arrived in Queenstown, New Zealand yesterday, ahead of the start of their three-day warm-up game against a New Zealand ‘A’ side next week. The Windies contingent was cleared to travel from Christchurch after all members...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell says he wants to quickly put his disappointing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign behind him and redeem himself with the West Indies team. Powell spoke to the media via Zoom from New Zealand...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton, along with co-driver Mike Fennell Jr, had to settle for a third-place finish at the two-day Sol Rally Barbados on Sunday. Panton, who held a 20-second lead heading into the final three stages on Sunday, had difficulty...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Football agent Horane Brown of Jasports Multimedia says that local clubs should lower their expectations when it comes to negotiating transfer fees for players who are seeking to ply their trade overseas. Brown, who represents players from Arnett...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:30 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

With the absence of National champion William Knibbs, Justin Burrowes got back to winning ways as he claimed the title at the two-day Jamaica Golf Association Heroes Weekend Classic at the Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew yesterday. Burrowes...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican opener John Campbell was named among a squad of 15 players for the two-Test tour of New Zealand next month. Lead selector Roger Harper said Campbell, who scored just 84 runs in six innings in the recent tour of England, got the approval...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It was his first competitive game since January of this year, but Chris Gayle showed little rust as the self-titled ‘Universe Boss’ came up trumps with the bat to help lead the Kings XI Punjab to an eight-wicket win over the Royal Challengers...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica and West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor is set to continue her foray in the Australia Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) as she has signed on for a second season to play for the Adelaide Strikers. Taylor, 29 years old, is set to feature much...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Four-time Sol Rally Barbados champion Jeffrey Panton is set for a return as he has been confirmed to take part in this year’s event, which runs from October 31 to November 1. Panton, who crashed at last year’s event, says he is a little less...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:11 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Chief Executive Officer Courtney Francis says that the national club competition, the Senior Cup, could start in February if the association gets the approval from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Francis told...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:07 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says they will continue to give their backing to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise, the Jamaica Tallawahs, despite a topsy-turvy 2020 season. The...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

For the first time since his appointment, new West Indies women’s coach Courtney Walsh faced the regional and international media in a press conference yesterday. The legendary fast bowler is optimistic about the task that lies ahead. Walsh, 57...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former West Indies women’s cricket team head coach Sherwin Campbell says the team’s new head coach, Courtney Walsh, has much work to do if he is to improve on the team’s recent poor performances. The legendary fast bowler was confirmed as the new...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former national cricket coach Junior Bennett says a holistic approach to women’s cricket in the region needs to be implemented urgently to improve the sport at the international level. Bennett made the comments after the West Indies Women’s team...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies women’s team will leave the UK empty-handed after they lost the fifth and final T20 International against England by three wickets in their rain-affected encounter in Derby yesterday. The inclement weather only allowed for a first-...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

With the series already done and dusted, the West Indies Women will enter today’s final T20 against their English counterparts, hoping to avoid a dreaded five-nil whitewash when the teams clash in Derby at midday. The Stafanie Taylor-led Windies...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies women’s cricket team continues to find the going tough on their England tour as they succumbed to the hosts by 44 runs in the fourth Twenty20 (T20) International at the Incora County Ground in Derby yesterday. The regional side was...

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