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Editor’s note: The following article appeared in the WICB Regional 50 Over Tournament Guide 2010. With the Regional Super50 coming up later this month it remains as relevant as it was a year ago. We reproduce it below with minor edits for relevance.

Walsh enjoying new role

Visakhapatnam, India – West Indies legend Courtney Walsh is enjoying his newest role in West Indies cricket. The former Jamaica and West Indies captain is the Team Manager of the West Indies Under-19 team, presently in India for a four-nation 50 Over tournament. Walsh outlined that he is on tour to deal with the organisation and administration of the team but also on hand to share some of his vast knowledge of the game and experience to the young players.
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Guyana v Windwards on Super50 Opening Day

Georgetown, Guyana– Host Guyana will open their Regional Super50 campaign against the vastly improved and always feisty Windward Islands on October 19th.

The other opening day match will be joint defending champions Barbados going up against the Barbadian based Sagicor High Performance Centre Team which beat the West Indies in Dubai today.

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Work to start to promote livelier West Indian pitches

Georgetown, Guyana– Bowlers are likely to be encouraged by news coming out of Guyana. Following the WICB commissioned Curators Workshop, curators from around the region have given a firm commitment to prepare pitches for regional and international cricket which will be more consistent and ‘livelier’.

The two day workshop was facilitated by ICC Pitch Consultant Andy Atkinson along with Chairman of the WICB Pitch and Field Committee Gregory Shillingford and WICB Director of Cricket Tony Howard and was held at the Guyana National Stadium.

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Samuels feels good to be back bowling

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels has been given the go-ahead to bowl again in international cricket. The 30-year-old, who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off-spin, recently underwent tests on his bowling action in Perth, Australia. He passed the tests and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has granted permission resume bowling.

Samuels in presently in Dubai with the West Indies team on a one-week camp as they prepare for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. He was naturally very pleased with the good news.

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