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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 21:06

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Head Coach Ottis Gibson has downplayed West Indies’ loss to Sri Lanka in their opening warm-up game ahead of the World Twenty20 Championship starting here next week.

The Caribbean side could only muster 132 for six off their 20 overs and Sri Lanka easily chased down the target courtesy of unbeaten half-centuries from Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan.

“It was an...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 20:55

NORTHAMPTON, England, CMC – Not even the return of World Number 1 allrounder Stafanie Taylor could save West Indies Women from a 10-run defeat to England Women in the third Twenty20 International here Thursday.

The prolific 21-year-old fell cheaply as the tourists, set a moderate 104 for victory, were bowled out for 93 off 19.2 overs at Wantage Road.

With the defeat, West Indies conceded the series...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 06:53

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Batting genius Brian Lara will join several other great former West Indies players when he is inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The former West Indies captain, who retired from international cricket five years ago, will be formally inducted at the ICC Awards ceremony at the Waters’ Edge Resort here.

Cricket’s world governing body, the International...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 01:33

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka gave a very strong account of itself when it took on West Indies, in a warm-up game at the Nondescripts Cricket Club ground in in the capital city on Thursday.

The hosts ran away winners by nine wickets after a superb all-round show in the first official warm-up of the International Cricket Council’s World T20 tournament.

West Indies, after being put into bat,...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 01:14

NORTHAMPTON, England, CMC – West Indies Women are banking on the arrival of the top-rated allrounder Stafanie Taylor to change their losing fortunes in the five-match Twenty20 series against England.

Without the World Number one batsman, the Caribbean side lost the two opening matches, going down by eight wickets in the first match last Saturday before losing the second by 28 runs on Monday

Taylor...

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