Windies Mens Team

Captain Gayle wants to get hands on Fortune Trophy

ABU DHABI -- .The West Indies Cricket Team arrived in Abu Dhabi with one goal in mind. Get the better of Pakistan in the three One-Day Internationals and take home the Fortune Trophy. It will be the first time for the Windies at the 17 000-seater Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium and they will be looking to make a huge impression.

ICC name officials for Fortune Cup

ABU DHABI -- The International Cricket Council has named the match officials for the upcoming Fortune Cup Series between West Indies and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

Mark Benson of England will be joined by Australians Daryl Harper and Steve Davis as the men standing in the middle during the three One-Day Internationals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

The Match referee will be Mike Procter, the former South Africa allrounder. It will be Procter’s last series as an ICC Elite Match Referee before he takes over as Convener of selectors for Cricket South Africa.

West Indies to host three touring teams next year

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies will host three touring teams next year, including a reciprocal tour by India late June. This was disclosed on Thursday by Tony Howard, Chief Cricket Operations Officer with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Howard said England arrive mid-January for a full Caribbean tour, which will involve four Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty/20 International.

Doping Code coming for WICB

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- Effective January 1st, 2009, West Indies cricketers can be tested for drugs in and out of competition.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an official release on Tuesday explained that the measure is in keeping with the codes of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA), to which the International Cricket Council (ICC) is a signatory.

The WICB pointed out that all member countries of the ICC are now governed by the WADA codes.

West Indian Umpire to stand in English First Class

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- When the English First Class Cricket Season gets underway in 2009, there will be an umpire from the Caribbean standing in some of the matches.  This is part of a new umpires exchange programme, an initiative of Tony Howard, Chief Cricket Operations Officer with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

An English umpire will also be standing in a number of matches during the 2009 Regional First Class season.


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