Windies Mens Team

Samaraweera to lead Sri Lanka Board XI against West Indies

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Experienced middle-order batsman Thilan Samaraweera has been named to captain a Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI against the touring West Indies on their tour here later this month.
The 34-year-old, who has played 60 Tests, will lead a strong 15-man side that also includes mystery Test spinner Ajantha Mendis and wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardena, who has played 33 Tests.
Nuwan Pradeep, a 24-year-old fast bowler who is on the verge of Test selection, has also been included after recovering from an abdominal and hamstring injury.

WICB announces umpires for Digicel Series - Windies A v Pakistan A

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board announces the umpires for the Digicel Series involving West Indies A and Pakistan A to take place this month in Antigua, Grenada and St Vincent.

Gibson has high hopes for his three young tyros

Bridgetown, Barbados – West Indies Head Coach Ottis is impressed by his three uncapped players in the team which is heading to Sri Lanka later this week. Gibson, who has been with the Windies for eight months, has praised the work ethic of left-hander Darren Bravo, allrounder Andre Russell and wicket-keeper Devon Thomas.

All three will be on their first Test match tour. Both Bravo, 21, and Thomas, who turns 21 next week, made their ODI debuts in 2008, while the 22-year-old Russell, is yet to play at the international level.

Sammy: We're enjoying what we're doing!

Bridgetown, Barbados – West Indies Captain Darren Sammy has lauded his team-mates for their professional approach and commitment during the ongoing camp at the 3Ws Oval of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.

Speaking on Tuesday after a full work-out, Sammy said he was pleased with the way the players have all stepped up during the camp and the way they have paying close attention to detail. The camp also includes members of the West Indies A Team, preparing for the upcoming seven-match series against Pakistan A Team in the Caribbean.

Windies send message of goodwill to persons hit by Hurricane Tomas

Bridgetown, Barbados -- The West Indies Team has offered words of encouragement to the persons who were badly affected by Hurricane Tomas. Captain Darren Sammy said: "On behalf of the team I would like to send best wishes to all the people affected. It’s a trying time for us in the Caribbean and we want our fans to know that we are with them in these difficult times. I would also like to send condolences to those families who lost loved ones."


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