Brathwaite returns for Super50

Wed, Jan 18, '17

 

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Big hitter Carlos Brathwaite will be returning to the Caribbean for Barbados' opening one day match against Guyana to honour his commitment to his national side. Brathwaite is in Australia playing for the Sydney Thunder as a replacement for the injured Andre Russell. The Thunder play thier final regular season match on Wednesday, and Brathwaite has announced that he will leave for Barbados on on Thursday morning. If the Thunder beat Adelaide, they could still qualify for the Big Bash finals and would be without him.

 

During his stint Down Under, the Bajan allrounder has become popular with his teammates, with one of them commenting "unlike other West Indians, he’s a really cool guy".

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Windies players were offered big bucks to play in Pakistan

Wed, Jan 18, '17

 

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West Indies players were offered a one hundred percent increase in their salary to tour Pakistan by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for two T20 international in Lahore, but Cricket West Indies (CWI) decided that player’s safety was of paramount concern.
The PCB trying to get international cricket back in Pakistan after being banned after the attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2010, had asked Cricket West Indies (CWI) to tour for two games in March.
However, CWI decided against allowing the team to tour Pakistan because of safety concerns after the Federation of International Cricket Associations (FICA) sent out a release warning players against travelling to the country.
Guardian Media understands that the players were each being offered US$10,000 for the two matches, which represents an increase of 100 percent on their normal T20 match fee of US$2,500. A source close to the situation told Guardian Media that, “The players were being offered US$10,000 to tour for just the two games but at this time the security situation has to be taken very seriously into consideration.”

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Samuels, Cooper named in Leeward Islands Super50 squad

Mon, Jan 16, '17

 

Leeward Islands

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Jan 15, CMC – Test star Marlon Samuels headlines a 14-man Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad announced on Sunday for this month’s Regional Super50 in Antigua and Barbados.
The veteran right-hander, who has not turned out in the tournament in three seasons, will be joined by the Trinidad and Tobago pair of Kevon Cooper and Akeal Hosein for the January 24 to February 18 campaign.
Test fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has also been named in the unit which will be led by out-of-favour Test left-hander Kieran Powell, with West Indies A all-rounder, Rahkeem Cornwall as his deputy.

Antigua Observer has the  full squad 

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Two West Indian Women nominated for ESPNcricinfo Awards.

Mon, Jan 16, '17

 

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Deandra Dottin, batting and bowling, and Hayley Matthews for batting  have been nominated for the ESPNcricinfo performance of the year(2016). 

The ESPNcricinfo Awards recognise the best individual batting and bowling performances in cricket over the calendar year. They are voted on by an independent jury of former cricketers, commentators, and ESPNcricinfo's senior writers. 

The complete lists for batting and bowling can be found here.

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West Indies' tour of Pakistan called off

Sun, Jan 15, '17

 

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Pakistan's wait to host a major cricketing team for a cricket series just got longer as the West Indies Cricket Board refused to send its team for the proposed two-match T20 International series. No major team has travelled to Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009 a short limited-overs tour by Zimbabwe in 2015 the exception and they have played all their home fixtures in the United Arab Emirates in recent years.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had invited West Indies to Lahore for the two games, on consecutive days, after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final, which might be held in Lahore on March 9.
However, Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chairman, said on Saturday (January 14) that the plan has been cancelled. "The West Indies board have conveyed to us verbally that the thing is off," AFP reported him as saying. "The West Indies players' union is not willing, so at the moment they have refused."

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