Windwards Cricket

WICB to fund Regional 4-Day Competition

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the 2009 four-day regional tournament will feature a home and away format, which guarantees that first class players will now have the opportunity to play at least ten (10) first class matches a year.

An official release, issued by the WICB today (Sunday) pointed out that one of the key objectives of the Board’s Five Year Strategic Plan is to increase the number of first class matches through longer tournaments.

WICB breaks new ground

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has broken new ground with the hosting of a pre-event seminar for its 2009 Cricket Season.

Held at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua on Wednesday, the seminar was part of the Board’s new Strategic Plan Initiative in which the Board has expanded all of its events planning processes to embrace the Territorial Boards across the region.

WICB seeks to deepen relations with Territorial Boards

KINGSTON -- Mr. Dave Cameron, Vice President in Charge of Development with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) leaves Jamaica today (Monday) on a two-day visit to Grenada, during which he will have discussions with that country’s Sports Minister, Mr. Patrick Simmons.  Mr. Cameron is being accompanied by Mr. Emanuel Nanthan, President of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control.


Windward Islands score big win over Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Windward Islands pulled off a sensational victory over Guyana by three wickets with two balls to spare in the third round of the West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Tournament on Saturday.

Heavy rain caused the match to be reduced to 27 overs per team and Guyana rattled up a challenging 172 all out off 26.2 overs. In a brilliant reply, Windwards reached 174-7 off 26.4 overs. The victory was sealed by Kevin James who smashed the only ball he faced out of the ground for a big six.

Scorecard: Windward Islands versus Guyana

Scoreboard from the West Indies Cricket Board One-Day Tournament match between Guyana and the Windward Islands at Blairmont on Saturday. Match was 27 overs per team after rain delay:


*T Dowlin c Lewis b Pascal 59

C Barnwell c Butler b Pascal 5

N Deonarine lbw b Pascal 2

R Crandon st James b Sebastien 54

G Singh b Sebastien 9

+D Christian c Sammy b Sebastien 0

A Fudadin st James b Sebastien 13

S Jacobs b Pascal 3

D Ferrier st James b Sebastien 9 

M Nagamootoo not out 3

V Permaul c Sebastien b Sammy 1


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