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WADA chief praises cricket for its role in the fight against drugs in sport

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman has said he is encouraged by the recent strides cricket has made to ensure the sport is free of the scourge of performance-enhancing drugs.

Speaking at a WADA symposium held for the world’s sports media in Lausanne, Switzerland this week, Mr Howman said that the ICC was responsible for uniting the cricket world against drugs across a large number of diverse territories.

Debbie-Ann Lewis can replace Juliana Nero in West Indies squad for ICC Women?s World Cup 2009

DUBAI, UAE -- The technical committee of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 has approved Debbie-Ann Lewis as a replacement player for Juliana Nero in the West Indies squad for next month’s tournament, which runs from 7 to 22 March in Australia.

The confirmation was conveyed to the West Indies Cricket Board on behalf of the tournament technical committee on Tuesday evening.

Nero’s replacement was allowed on medical grounds after the 29-year-old all-rounder suffered a hamstring injury during a training session.

Gayle, Ramdin raise awareness of HIV/AIDS

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- West Indies captain Chris Gayle and vice captain Denesh Ramdin joined the global effort to bring awareness of HIV/AIDS on Thursday morning in an event organized by the International Cricket Council.

West Indies greats named in ICC Hall of Fame

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) named 13 icons of West Indies cricket in its Cricket Hall of Fame, which it launched Friday as part of the ICC’s centenary year celebrations.

The ICC announced a list of 55 players for induction and the West Indians as they appear on the ICC’s list are: Lance Gibbs, Gordon Greenidge, George Headley, Michael Holding, Rohan Kanhai, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Sir Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Frank Worrell.

WICB confirms the appointment of Tour Operators and Ticket Sales Agents

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), in keeping with its Draft Strategic Plan 2008-2012, is moving to ensure that at least 75% of the capacity of the Caribbean’s major cricket venues is occupied by cricket fans for the up-coming Tour by England in the Digicel Series 2009.

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