Wed, 05/16/2012 - 04:17

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - Forget the biting cold conditions that will have the ball swinging prodigiously, and the hard work which awaits them – Shane Dowrich and Randall Hoyte can’t wait to get to England.

The two Barbadian cricketers departed the island on Monday evening, bound for Lancashire, where they do stints with two English club teams...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 04:10


KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Honorary secretary of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Fritz Harris, yesterday hailed the launch of a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)/Digicel Grassroots Programme in Jamaica as historic.

The programme, which bowled off at Boys' Town Cricket Club's Collie Smith Drive headquarters, will see youngsters between...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 04:02

LONDON, ENGLAND - The West Indies captain says his side has competed against India and Australia and now need to start winning.

They may be missing several of their leading players, have been beaten in the warm-up game, written-off in the media and up against the No 1 rated Test team, but West Indies captain Darren Sammy has warned England...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 03:59

LONDON, England – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has urged his pacemen to opt for patience over exuberance in the seamer-friendly English conditions.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s start of the opening Test at Lord’s, Gibson said rather than trying to conjure up brilliant deliveries, his bowlers needed to be consistent in line and length and...

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 03:53

LONDON, England – West Indies look set to have a fully fit seam attack for the opening Test at Lord’s starting here Thursday.

There were worries over the trio of Kemar Roach, Fidel Edwards and Ravi Rampaul coming out of the four-day tour match against England Lions last week but head coach Ottis Gibson said the players had acquitted...