PCL: Round 4, day 1 and 2.

Sat, Dec 10, '16



Jamaica vs Trinidad&Tobago

Jason Mohammed narrowly missed out on his sixth first class hundred but Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood was closing in on his fifth, as Jamaica Scorpions took command of their fourth round Regional Four-Day contest against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here yesterday.
Replying to Scorpions’ first innings of 314, Red Force were dismissed for 206 after resuming the second day at Sabina Park on 35 for two.
Mohammed carved out a splendid unbeaten 91 while in-form Barbadian opener Kyle Hope got 64, but Red Force tumbled to the spin of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who claimed four for 61 and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, who picked up three for 53.
With a lead of 108, Scorpions batted themselves into a strong position thanks to Blackwood, who was unbeaten on 80 at the close.

Guyana vs Barbados

Georgetown, Guyana, December 9 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Guyana Jaguars were bowled out for 311 off 88.2 overs in their first innings at the close of play after winning the toss against Barbados Pride on the first day of the fourth round Digicel regional Professional Cricket League first-class Day/Night match at the Guyana National Stadium today.

Left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul topscored with 100.

Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands



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Reds Perreira announce retirement from First-Class cricket Commentary

Fri, Dec 9, '16



Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira has progressed from humble beginnings and overcome several hurdles including a stroke in Australia to become Guyana’s best Radio Cricket Commentator and a household name around the World.

Yesterday, at the Tower Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, the 77-year-old Pertreira, his silver locks shimmering in the bright morning sunshine, officially announced his retirement from First-Class cricket commentary to bring an end to an iconic career on the Microphone where it all began in 1961 in Guyana at Rose Hall Canjie where he made his debut on Radio when British Guiana played Trinidad & Tobago.

Reds’ last assignment on Radio will be describing the action in today’s historic four-day Day/Night First-Class game between Guyana and Barbados at Providence. This brings an end to an illustrious 372- First-Class matches, 147-Tests and 202-ODI career in Radio commentary which has taken him to every cricket playing Country except Bangladesh.

Kaieteur News has the story

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Toil and trouble for Red Force

Fri, Dec 9, '16



A day of toil in the field at Sabina Park in Kingston ended in further disappointment for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force yesterday in the DigicelRegional Four-Day fourth-round match.

Replying to the Jamaica Scorpions' first innings effort of 314, the Red Force openers Kyle Hope and Isaiah Rajah seemed to the taking their side safely to the close before two wickets fell in two balls in the last over of the day to leave the Red Force struggling on 35 for two.

Rajah (nine, two fours) gave a catch to wicketkeeper Devon Thomas off the bowling of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, first ball of the last over, and nightwatchman Marlon Richards followed immediately when he was adjudged lbw.

Those two body blows put an end to the positive response Rajah and opening partner Kyle Hope had made. They had put together 35 in 23 minutes, including a six from Hope and Rajah's two boundaries.

read more at Trinidad Express

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Three West Indians on shortlist of six for West Indies head coach post

Thu, Dec 8, '16



Bridgetown, Barbados, December 8 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Three West Indians including former international players Augustine Logie and Jimmy Adams, along with Barbadian Henderson Springer, are on a shortlist of six contenders for the post of West Indies team head coach.

That position, left vacant following the firing of Phil Simmons three months ago, as well as the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in light of the resignation of Michael Muirhead, are to be ratified at the quarterly meeting of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in St. Maarten this weekend.

Well-placed sources in Antigua, the headquarters of the WICB and Jamaica, where WICB president Whycliffe "Dave" Cameron resides, told BCAcricket.org that former Australian batsman Stuart Law is among those on the shortlist for head coach, which attracted several candidates from England and Australia.

The sources did not name the other two candidates.

According to the sources, the WICB is very keen to have the new coach in place as early as next month to prepare for the tours to the Caribbean by England in February and March for three One-Day Internationals (ODI), to be followed by Pakistan for a four-match Test series.

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TT youth cricketer claims sex abuse

Thu, Dec 8, '16


Trinidad & Tobago

A NATIONAL cricket official is currently being investigated for sexual abuse of a youth cricketer by the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) .

Newsday understands the matter has also been reported to the Children’s Protection Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. According to a report on caribbeannewsnow .

com yesterday, the incident occurred while the team was abroad for a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) regional tournament at a hotel room after the official invited the player for a massage to deal with an injury. Contacted yesterday, the local cricket official being accused declined comment on the issue. But speaking to Newsday yesterday, CEO of the TTCB Suruj Ragoonath, revealed he has been made aware of the allegation and said the TTCB is carrying out its own probe into the alleged incident before any action is taken .

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