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WICB and Digicel join forces to launch Youth Development Programme

Bridgetown, Barbados: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Digicel, proud sponsor of cricket in the West Indies today announced details of the Digicel Youth Cricket Development Programme. The two-year agreement will see youth development clinics take place in all WICB territorial boards – Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago – with hundreds of aspiring young cricketers being coached in the basic skills of the game, with a view to creating a pool of talented young West Indian cricketers.

Taylor hits 62 not out as Jamaica beat Barbados by eight wickets

Jamaica recorded the first victory of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s 50-Over League when they trounced Barbados by eight wickets on Thursday. The Jamaicans, who are joint favourites for the title along with Trinidad and Tobago, strolled to 100-2 off 29 overs after dismissing the Bajans for 99 off 46 overs.

St Vincent take first strike as Women's League bowls off

Kingstown, St Vincent – The West Indies Cricket Board Women’s League 50-over Tournament 2010 gets underway today in St Vincent. In their opening match host St Vincent won the toss and opted to bat first against Grenada at the Arnos Vale 2 ground.

The match between Trinidad and Tobago has been moved from Sion Hill due to a wet ground and is now slated to be played at Victoria Park. There will be a delayed start.

Updates in the St Lucia v Dominica (at Stubbs) and Jamaica v Barbados (Arnos Vale 1) encounters are to follow shortly.

WICB announces list of approved cricket

In order to aid in protecting the integrity of cricket in the region, for the first time the West Indies Cricket Board has decided compile and publicly announce the complete list of all approved cricket within its jurisdiction.

"The WICB takes very seriously it’s responsibility in overseeing cricket in the West Indies and as such we are making public the list of approved cricket so that there can be no doubt by any stakeholder as to what matches or events are approved by the WICB,” WICB CEO Dr. Ernest Hilaire outlined.

Leewards bat Burton goes on six-hitting spree in TCL Group Under-19

Shane Burton, the Leeward Islands batsman, smashed an amazing 16 sixes as he made a magnificent 172 from just 103 balls in the final round of matches in the TCL Group-sponsored West Indies Cricket Board Under-19 One-Day Trophy matches played on Wednesday in St Lucia.

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