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President Hunte to Windies: "Go for glory"

St John’s, Antigua– On the eve of the historic 10th edition of the International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup, the West Indies Cricket Board, has sent best wishes to the West Indies team as they prepare to participate in the event.

Speaking on Saturday, Dr Julian Hunte, President of the WICB urged the Windies to “go for the glory” and also called on cricket-loving fans across the region to “rally round the West Indies”.

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Gibson has faith in his pace trio

Delhi, India – Head Coach Ottis Gibson believes he has a trio of young fast bowlers who can bring glory to the West Indies in the 10th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Speaking to the Indian media after a three-hour session at the Air Force Ground, Gibson, a former fast bowler, spoke about the team’s readiness for what is expected to be the biggest event in the game’s history.

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Shiv quiet, confident ahead of fifth CWC

Delhi, India – West Indies batting stalwart Shiv Chanderpaul is quietly confident of getting “it all together” when the West Indies open their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 campaign against South Africa next week.

The 36-year-old left-hander who is entering his fifth World Cup said he is doing fine in the build-up to the most anticipated event in the game’s history.

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Baugh & Barath out for 2/3 weeks; Edwards & Thomas on standby

St John’s, Antigua– The West Indies Cricket Board confirms that Carlton Baugh and Adrian Barath have sustained hamstring injuries.

Medical specialists have determined that in both cases the players will not be able to resume training for two to three weeks.

The WICB, through the Team Manager, is therefore making an application to the ICC Technical Committee for Baugh and Barath to be replaced in the West Indies World Cup squad.

The players who have been put on standby as replacements are Kirk Edwards and Devon Thomas.

Superb party in Dhaka as World Cup opens in grand style

Dhaka, Bangladesh - The 10th edition of the Cricket World Cup got off to a spectacular start with a superb opening ceremony on Thursday evening.

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy was among the 14 team captains who took centre during the three-hour cultural and musical presentation in front of 21,000 people in Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Stadium. Also present were several other team officials including West Indies Team Manager Richie Richardson.

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