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Digicel Grassroots cricket uncovering talent

St George’s, Grenada– Two Cricket Development Officers are convinced that the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Programme is playing a critical role in uncovering junior talent around the region.

Dwain Gill, the Development Officer in Grenada has said that the programme has been unearthing talent in unexpected places in the Spice Isle.

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Harper withdraws from 3rd Digicel Test

Umpire Daryl Harper has withdrawn from the third Test between the West Indies and India in Dominica that begins from July 6. Harper will be replaced in what was to be his final outing as a member of the elite panel by Richard Kettleborough.

Shillingford cleared by ICC

St John’s, Antigua – Off spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to return to international cricket. The ICC formally notified the WICB of the clearance following a Biomechanical Bowling Analysis which was conducted at the University of Western Australia on May 25th last by a research team headed by Prof. Bruce Elliott.

Shillingford underwent five months of intense remedial work at the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados and in his native Dominica.

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Former Kiddy Cricketer is youngest MoM adjudicator

Gros Islet, St Lucia - Nineteen year old Dalton Polius is now the holder of the record for the youngest Man of the Match adjudicator in an international cricket match in the West Indies.

Polius, a St Lucian was the adjudicator in the Second Digicel ODI at the Beausejour Cricket Ground which Pakistan won.

He chose Ahmed Shehzad for his century as Pakistan won by 7 wickets, making 223 for 3 chasing West Indies’ 222 all out from 50 overs.

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Windies stumble to 7 wkt loss

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – New-look West Indies suffered more agony on Monday when they slumped to a seven-wicket loss to Pakistan in the second One-Day International, to fall behind 2-0 in the five match series.

Their batsmen, tormented by the Pakistani spinners, could only produce 220 all out off their 50 overs and their bowling, again lacking penetration, hardly troubled the visitors who strolled to victory with two overs to spare at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.

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