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Confident Kirk ready for Mumbai Test

Mumbai, India -- West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards, who has two centuries and two half centuries in his five-Test career -- has said the fine fight back by his team in the second innings of the second Test at Kolkata has given the side a lot of confidence ahead of the last Test.

Kirk Edwards

Gibson - Hype pressuring Sachin

KOLKATA, India, IANS/CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson believes the national hype surrounding Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international century has played a role in the legendary batsman failing to achieve the landmark so far in the series.

The sublime right-hander has managed scores of seven, 76 and 38 so far in the series, as his attempt for the unprecedented feat has ended in frustration.

WI women's player gets doping ban

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- West Indies women’s international cricketer Tremayne Smartt has today been found guilty of committing an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code (the “ICC Code”) and has been suspended from all cricket and cricket-related activities for a period of five months.

Smartt, 26, provided a urine sample as part of the ICC’s random in-competition testing programme after the conclusion of a Twenty20 International between West Indies and Pakistan, held in Georgetown, Guyana on 11 September 2011.

Brathwaite to officiate in Bangladesh

St John’s, Antigua – Barbadian umpire Gregory Brathwaite has travelled to Bangladesh and will officiate in three matches in that country’s domestic four day season.

Brathwaite who stood in matches in the English county last season is the latest beneficiary of the Umpire Exchange Programme among the West Indies Cricket Board, the English and Wales Cricket Board and the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Yuvraj axed for final Test

KOLKATA, India, IANS/CMC - India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's faith in Yuvraj Singh failed to convince the selectors, who replaced the out-of-form left-handed batsman with Rohit Sharma in the 15-member squad for the third and final Test against the West Indies in Mumbai from November 22.

The selector's decision to drop Yuvraj came minutes after Dhoni backed the flamboyant batsman to find his form in Test cricket. The rest of the squad was unchanged.

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