West Indies squad for first Test of Australia series
Sat, May 30, '15
OSEAU, Dominica – The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board announced today a 14-member West Indies squad for the first Test of the International Home Test Series against Australia, starting this Wednesday at Windsor Park here.
Chase, Dowrich rescue President X1 against Australia
Sat, May 30, '15
A responsible 100-run fifth wicket stand between Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich who both scored their second fifty in the game, rescued the President’s X1 from a precarious 41-4 on the third and final day of their practice match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua ended in a draw yesterday. Umpire Nigel Duguid admires Royston Chase as he punches one for four in Antigua yesterday. Umpire Nigel Duguid admires Royston Chase as he punches one for four in Antigua yesterday. Chase made 55 before he retired while Dowrich scored an unbeaten 53 as Josh Hazelwood put in a good showing on a flat North Sound track with 3-4 from four overs in an incisive opening burst. The home side were in deep trouble at 25-3 after Rajendra Chandrika, Skipper Leon Johnson and Sharmarh Brooks were all sent packing for ducks by Hazelwood.
West Indies and Windward Islands wicketkeeper-batsman Andre Fletcher has reportedly been arrested at the Douglas Charles airport in Dominica on possession of ammunition, Dominica News Online (DNO) reported on Thursday.
According to the news report Fletcher, 27, had been in Dominica practicing with the Windward Islands team and was leaving the country when he was arrested. DNO reported he would appear in court on Friday.
Lockhart Sebastian, the Windward Islands manager, said he was aware of the arrest, according to the report. "I will support him, I will not abandon him … that is the job of a manager," he was quoted as saying by DNO.
Chanderpaul no longer good enough to play for West Indies - Holding
Thu, May 28, '15
Michael Holding, the former West Indies fast bowler, has backed the chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd's logic of jettisoning Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the Australia series. Holding said that Chanderpaul, who has managed 183 runs in his last 11 innings at 16.64, was no longer good enough to be picked for West Indies.
"I don't believe that cricketers should just get a series for getting a series sake. I don't think Shivnarine Chanderpaul has proven in recent times that he is still a good enough player to be playing for West Indies," Holding told ESPNcricinfo. "He has done yeoman service for over two decades. West Indies should be happy to have had him playing for them for that long. All good things have to come to an end.
"I saw him play against South Africa recently and he certainly did not look like the Shivnarine Chanderpaul that I was accustomed to seeing. He was a little bit slow with his reactions to the fast bowlers and we know what Australia are going to be bringing."