Windwards Cricket

CEO speaks ahead of WICB's One Day Tournament

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- As we prepare to host the 2008 One-Day Regional Tournament in Guyana, we cannot help but hope that the tournament will be the beginning of a new focus on raising the bar in West Indies Cricket.

The results of the One-Dayers in recent years have been mixed; we have had some good performances but we have also witnessed scores and performances that are well below the first class standards that are to be expected from Regional Tournaments.

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 Indies veterans level series against England veterans

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Allrounder Rawl Lewis hit an aggressive half century and helped West Indies Veterans level their two-match Twenty20 series against England in the 5th Grenada Cricket Classics on Sunday.

Beaten by seven runs in the opening game on Saturday, West Indies won the second match by 38 runs at the Grenada National Stadium. Lewis a top-scored with 59 as West Indies scored 146 for six off 18 overs and England were restricted to 108 for seven off 18 overs in reply.

The match was reduced from 20 overs a side because of rain.

Sammy and Dowlin named to Stanford Superstars

COOLIDGE, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies medium pacer Darren Sammy and Guyanese batsman Travis Dowlin have been included in the Stanford Superstars line-up for next month’s lucrative Stanford Super Series.

The duo will replace injured all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and exciting West Indies opener Xavier Marshall who has been excluded. No reason has been given for the 22-year-old’s omission.

Smith steers Grenada to Windwards title

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) - West Indies opening batsman Devon Smith hit a brilliant century and helped Grenada capture the 2008 Windward Island cricket championship two-day title on Saturday.

Grenada secured the title by virtue of achieving first innings points in the drawn encounter over Dominica at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

The home team had scored 196 all out after winning the toss Friday and choosing to bat first.

Kevin James top-scored for Dominica with 62.

Shane Shillingford scored 30 and Samuel Mitchel added 27.


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