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Windies focussed on top fielding

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC - The West Indies cricket team has been seeking to perfect fielding as their continue preparation ahead of the first Group B match in the ICC World T20 tournament in Sri Lanka.

Players have been attending long sessions focusing on various fielding drills including, diving at backward point, hitting the stumps from mid-on and mid-off and catching.
Darren Sammy’s men open their campaign with a game against Australia on Saturday at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo.

Mendis specials sink Zimbabwe

What one Mendis began, another finished as Sri Lanka handed Zimbabwe a thumping 82-run loss at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium on Monday night.

Brendan Taylor was quite categorical about his team’s chances a day before the tournament opener. “If we bat, bowl and field to our potential, we’ll give ourselves half a chance of beating Sri Lanka,” he said, and those words turned out to be prophetic in the worst possible way. After putting Sri Lanka in, Zimbabwe bowled the wrong areas, had a complete shocker on the field and never quite recovered.  

Jamaican Michael Muirhead appointed new WICB CEO

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that accomplished management consultant Michael Muirhead has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the regional governing body.

The Board of Directors approved Mr. Muirhead’s appointment at a meeting in Barbados at the weekend. Mr. Muirhead’s appointment is for three years.

Edwards happy with pace and variations

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Fidel Edwards said he was “up on pace” and was also pleased with that fact that he “used the variations well” in the West Indies victory over Afghanistan in their second ICC World T20 warm-up match on Monday afternoon.

The 30-year-old pacer is the most experienced bowler in the squad with over a decade at the international level. On Monday he took three wickets in his four overs as the Windies dominated with an eight-wicket win at the P Sara Oval, headquarters of the Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club.

Gayle on song on eve of big event

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Chris Gayle warmed up for the ICC World T20 tournament with a brilliant half-century as the West Indies dominated Afghanistan at the P Sara Oval on Monday. Gayle, the world-leading batsman in the Twenty20 format, hit four leg-side sixes and five powerful boundaries in 65 not out off 48 balls, as the West Indies reached 125-2 wickets off 15.4 overs to win by eight wickets.

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