Windies Mens Team

Dyson: We will be ready

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- West Indies Head Coach John Dyson said on Monday his players will be “fully ready” when they come face-to-face with New Zealand in the upcoming two-match Test Series. Speaking after the West Indies arrived in Auckland from Christchurch, Dyson noted that the preparations were going really well for what is expected to be a crucial series.

ICC Chief Executive offers condolences to people of Mumbai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat today offered condolences to the people of Mumbai and those caught up in the terror attacks on the city, on behalf of world cricket’s governing body.

And Mr Lorgat pledged to provide whatever assistance might be required by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“On behalf of the ICC I would like to offer the condolences and sympathy of the entire cricket world to Mumbai and to India in the wake of the terrible events of the last few days,” he said.

Ramdin working to get better

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin is working overtime to make sure he is ready to take on New Zealand. The fleet-footed 23-year-old has been having extended net and fitness sessions to get in top shape for what he sees as a major challenge.

“I am hoping this could be my breakthrough tour. This is my second tour of New Zealand, I was here in 2006 and we lost that series, so I would like to turn that around this time. We are more experienced now. We are capable of doing very well against New Zealand,” Ramdin said.

Folkes joins West Indies as new Strength and Conditioning Coach

CHRISTCHURCH -- The West Indies Cricket Team has a new Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is Steve Folkes, the legendary Australian Rugby League player and coach, who has joined the Windies as they get ready for the upcoming series in New Zealand.

Folkes has made the switch from coach of the Bulldogs Team in Australia. Since linking up with the West Indies here in Christchurch he has had a hands-on approach, working closely with all the players.

West Indies settle in at Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH -- The West Indies Cricket Team is upbeat and fully focussed on the challenge of taking on New Zealand in the coming weeks.

This is the word from Team Manager Omar Khan, as the players continue preparations for the upcoming tour. Since arriving in Christchurch the players have had several sessions to get acclimatized to the conditions and have also had a net session with Head Coach John Dyson.


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