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West Indies Test Series in honour of key workers

West Indies Test Series in honour of key workers The England Men’s Test series against the West Indies will honour heroic cricketing key workers and be named the #raisethebat Test Series, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today. Marking the return of international cricket, the three-Test series taking place behind closed doors will honour and celebrate heroes within the cricket family, many of whom have been playing the innings of their lives to support those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.  On day one of the first Test…

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CPL deal looks solid

More than likely the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League T20 will be played entirely in Trinidad as the Government of T&T and CPL officials are very close to signing off the deal. Guardian Media understands that most boxes have been ticked and it seems like the CPL starting on August 19 in Trinidad is a go. The CPL is proposing to doubleheaders for one week at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba and the next week the same number of games at the Queen’s Park Oval. The final of the tournament…

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West Indies depart the Caribbean for Sandals Tour of England

Monday, 8 June 2020 — ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies team departed from Antigua this evening for the Sandals Tour of England 2020, having all arrived safely from the two charter planes that collected the players and staff from their home countries throughout the day. All the touring party based in the Caribbean completed their COVID-19 tests last week and all the results have been confirmed as negative. The group will now travel on a private charter which is due to arrive in Manchester on Tuesday morning. On arrival into Emirates Old…

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Aussies book Windies for 3 T20s

Aussies book Windies for 3 T20s Cricket Australia (CA) announced yesterday the complete calendar for their 2020-21 home season but admitted the fixtures remained in flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  CA CEO Kevin Robers said that the scenario is “evolving every day” as he announced the schedule against Zimbabwe, the West Indies, Afghanistan, and India.Australia is also scheduled to host the T20 World Cup in October and November and the matter is on the agenda of ICC Board’s Meeting when they meet again on June 10.”We know that circumstances…

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Matthews will be back soon

St. John’s, Antigua – Cricket West Indies have confirmed that Hayley Matthews will be eligible for selection from the third Colonial Medical Insurance One Day International against India. This follows her withdrawal from the previous series against Australia due to a breach of CWI’s Code of Conduct.  The matter was referred to the six- member CWI Disciplinary Committee headed by Independent Chairman, Justice Winston Anderson.  The Committee ruled that Matthews should be suspended for eight international matches, which will end after the second one-day international of the upcoming India series, which begins…

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Qureshi father/son combo blasts South India

MARGATE/FL – USA: The father/son combination of Mahammad Qureshi and Zishawn Qureshi taught the South Indian players a lesson on Sunday, as they hammered their bowling to take Trinbago to an eight-wicket victory in the South Florida League. After South India was bowled out for 97 runs, Mahammad opened the batting with Barry Khemrajsingh and they posted 19 runs for the first wicket. Khemrajsingh left for just three runs and Zishawn who featured at the GT20 in Canada recently came in to join his father. With the elder Qureshi playing a mature…

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Dr. Shallow says CWI is delivering

TRINIDAD GUARDIAN: Crick­et West In­dies (CWI) vice-pres­i­dent Dr Kishore Shal­low says that the ad­min­is­tra­tion has achieved six ar­eas out of their 10-point plan for the de­vel­op­ment of Caribbean crick­et in just sev­en months. In a wide-rang­ing in­ter­view with Guardian Me­dia Sports on Mon­day, Shal­low said: “We cam­paigned on a 10-point plan and on be­ing elect­ed the pres­i­dent of the board, Ricky Sker­ritt told all that they must put their shoul­ders to the wheel and get the work done. We have done that to a great ex­tent and now I can…

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Badree from abject poverty to success

Former West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree in a brilliant address to students of Naparima College at their 2019 Graduation ceremony Saturday last in San Fernando took them through his struggles in life and to his eventual position of triumph.   As the player turned commentator spoke, the students were glued to his delivery. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Badree was invited to deliver the feature address…

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