Windies Mens Team

Windies preparing for Pakistan

Bridgetown, Barbados – Members of the West Indies team got down to the business of preparing for the upcoming Digicel Series. The players spent all day Monday at the 3Ws Oval where they did fitness drills and other elements of their training regime.

On Tuesday the camp moved to Kensington Oval for more gym work in the Garfield Sobers pavilion and intense fitness work on the outfield. The Windies are preparing to face Pakistan.

The players will in camp in Barbados for the next six days before heading to St Lucia for the Digicel T20.

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New boys ready to rep for Windies

Bridgetown, Barbados – The four newcomers in the West Indies team are all eager and excited to “represent” the people of the region against Pakistan.

The four – Danza Hyatt, Krishmar Santokie, Ashley Nurse and Christopher Barnwell – were last week named in the 13-man squad to face Pakistan in the Digicel T20 International in St Lucia on April 21.

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Jamaica Minister full of praise for champs

Kingston, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica’s Sports Minister Olivia Grange has hailed the leadership of captain Tamar Lambert in Jamaica’s capture of their fourth straight WICB First-Class Championship.

Lambert led Jamaica to the historic four-peat on Saturday when they crushed Combined Campuses & Colleges by eight wickets inside two days of the four-day final at 3Ws Oval.

“What can we say about Tamar’s captaincy, except that the man knows the game and knows how to motivate his team,” Grange said.

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Pakistan replace pacer Cheema

Lahore, Pakistan – Pakistan fast bowler Aizaz Cheema has been ruled out of this month’s West Indies tour due to fitness problems.

Cheema, who is yet to play at the international level, was declared unfit for cricket activities by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s medical staff was replaced in the 16-man squad by Sadaf Hussain.

Left-arm pacer Sadaf, 21, was the top wicket-taker in the recently concluded domestic season with 64 wickets and has taken 90 wickets in just 18 first class games.

Fire In Babylon is of significant historical importance – WICB VP, Cameron

Kingston, Jamaica– Below is the full text of the speech presented by WICB Vice President Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron at the premier of the Fire In Babylon movie and Digicel Series 2011 launch in Kingston Jamaica on Saturday evening last.

Cricket ignites the passion of our people. These islands are separated by water but joined in spirit. That unity is expressed through West Indies cricket.


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