Month: March 2019

A Tale Of Two Captains!

As a determination of the respective fortunes of the cricket captains of Canada and the West Indies, the April 20 – July 14 time period had promised to be extremely interesting for the followers of those teams. By April 20 Canada’s relatively new captain Davy Jacobs would have led his Canadian “Red Army” National Men’s …

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka Name Their World Cup Squads

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa have all announced their Preliminary Squads for the 2019 ICC World Cup. Afghanistan was the latest to announce its Squad, having done so on April 22, one day before the deadline. Afghanistan Hamid Hassan, the 31-year-old fast bowler who last played an ODI in June 2016, has been …

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Australia, Bangladesh And India Announce World Cup Squads!

As expected Steven Smith and David Warner will make their international returns at the World Cup after both were named in Australia’s 15-man squad.Their comeback has come at a price with Peter Handscomb a surprise omission from the squad. Josh Hazlewood has also been left out. It means that Warner and Smith, who also return to the CA central contract list for …

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Allen, Brathwaite, Gabriel, Nurse Included In West Indies World Cup Squad!

Allen, Brathwaite, Gabriel, Nurse Included In West Indies World Cup Squad!  Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Shannon Gabriel and Ashley Nurse have been included in the West Indies Squad of 15 for the 2019 ICC World Cup. There was no place for West Indies Indian Professional League (IPL) stalwarts Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo. …

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Jamaica Talawahs Staying Home.

The Caribbean Premier League’s Jamaican Tallawahs will continue to be island based and will not be moving its headquarters to Florida as proposed. Tallawahs CEO confirmed the decision during an April 9 briefing with local media. While underlining the owners’ decision to keep the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise in the island, Jamaica Tallawahs CEO …

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Namibia Heartbreak Nail Biter!

Eventually needing to win their final match by a margin of at least 44 runs to attain ICC ODI qualification status, Canada fell heartbreakingly short of its target by just four runs. The Canadians defeated their US archrivals by 40 runs but in doing so failed to restrict their opponents to the required target score …

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Canada’s Women Win Three, Lose Three In Cricket West Indies’ Girls U19 T20 Championships.

Playing as a Guest Team with no age restrictions, Canada’s Women cricketers had a comparatively decent showing during the recently concluded Cricket West Indies Trinidad & Tobago hosted Girls U19 T20 Championships. The Canadians won three of their six matches played, recording victories over Barbados and tawice against Jamaica. They however lost to Trinidad, the …

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Mike Findlay: The Self-Made West Indies Wicket-Keeper’s Success Secrets!

Thaddeus Michael “Mike” Findlay (born 19 October 1943 at Troumaca, Saint Vincent) represented the West Indies in ten Tests from 1969 to 1973, as a batsman and wicketkeeper. Widely regarded as one of the very best wicket keepers the Caribbean has ever produced, Mike Findlay was the first player from the Leeward and Windward Islands to represent the West Indies. (Roberts came …

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