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More thought, less bravado - Haynes

North Sound, Antigua – West Indies Selector Robert Haynes believes that batsmen in the Caribbean need curb their obsession with boundaries and apply more thought to their approach to batting in order to achieve greater success.

Hunte praises Windies

St John’s Antigua - President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr Julian Hunte is extremely pleased with the recent excellent showing by the West Indies team as they won both the Test and One-Day Series against Bangladesh.

Dr Hunte praised the team for their 2-1 win in the ODIs and the 1-0 triumph in the two-match Test rubber. The Windies ended the Test Series on Wednesday with a massive 229-run win. Dr Hunte also lauded several young players who he said “stepped forward manfully” to make “sterling contributions” to the side’s successful overseas trip.

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Windies on upward curve - Lloyd

St John’s, Antigua - The former legendary captain of the all-conquering West Indies team, Clive Lloyd says that he is convinced that West Indies cricket is on the upward curve.

“I have seen the signs, I am seeing the ‘green shoots’ in players like Kirk Edwards and Andre Russell who have come on to the scene and done well and shown that they are quality players who can compete against any team around the world,” Lloyd observed.

He said that he can see a core of about 15 to 20 young players who he believes has the quality to take West Indies cricket forward.

Sunil Narine called to Windies A

St John’s, Antigua – Trinidad and Tobago off spinner Sunil Narine has received a maiden call up to the West Indies A Team for the First Digicel ‘Test’ against Bangladesh A in Antigua.

Wilson appointed to ICC Int'l Panel

St John’s, Antigua – Trinidadian umpire Joel Wilson has been appointed by the International Cricket Council to the Emirates International Umpires Panel.

He joins fellow Trinidadian Peter Nero who was first appointed to the International Panel in 2010. Umpires on the International Panel stand in One Day Internationals around the world and are just below the ICC Elite Panel.

The only West Indian on the Elite Panel is Dominican Billy Doctrove.

Wilson said he is immensely pleased with the appointment.

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