WICB lobbies regional players

Thu, Oct 30, '14

 

Media Watch

In an attempt to gain the initiative in the standoff with its international players, WICB president Dave Cameron has sent a letter of reassurance to regional players, days before the domestic season starts.

Incidentally Cameron sent out the letter, which has been seen by ESPNcricinfo, the day before the WICB's board of directors met to discuss the crisis arising out of West Indies players' pullout from the India tour earlier this month over a payments-structure dispute.

It is clear that Cameron does not want the issue to impact the revamped first-class tournament, the Professional Cricket League (PCL), even as the international players, WICB and West Indies Players Association (WIPA) start a fresh round of negotiations to resolve the deadlock.

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Gonsalves proposes CARICOM intervention

Thu, Oct 30, '14

 

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): St Vincent's prime minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is advocating the assembling of a three-member CARICOM panel to help resolve the ongoing contract dispute between West Indies players, their union, WIPA, and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

In a letter to WICB president Dave Cameron last week, Gonsalves said the current crisis was too serious a matter to be solved by the board alone and suggested the wider engagement of CARICOM.

Gonsalves proposed the panel be comprised of current CARICOM chairman, Antigua's prime minister, Gaston Browne; Grenada's prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, and former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson.

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West Indies Cricket: A Nuh Nutten

Wed, Oct 29, '14

by RAY FORD

Commentary

Jamaica has more churches per square mile, than any other country in the world. Go figure. And so what if I don’t know my Bible line-by-verse? A nuh nutten.

But there’s a passage which speaks to a man walking by a monument one day, and the next, it was a rubble. This reminds much of West Indies cricket.

It seems just yesterday, West Indies ruled the cricketing world. Today, it’s the scourge of it.

The time is too long gone, and the matter too much above my pay-grade to say who’s right and who’s wrong. But if I may borrow from Tony Becca’s last Sunday column, no party seems to be telling the full truth. And so when all the self-satisfying snouts have finished their vacuuming, there will be blame still left in the trough.


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Samuels in talks for SA tour

Wed, Oct 29, '14

 

West Indies Players Association

Marlon Samuels is the only player from the ill-fated tour of India whom the West Indies selectors are likely to pick for the upcoming tour to South Africa in December. The West Indies are due to play three Tests, five limited overs internationals and three T20 matches. Sources told the Guardian that the selectors have already contacted several players about the possibility of being part of the team, and only Samuels of the 15-member squad which abandoned the tour in India, has been contacted.

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Sri Lanka ‘A’ win series against Windies ‘A’

Tue, Oct 28, '14

 

Windies 'A'

Set a target of 218 to win on the final day of their final four-day ‘unofficial’ Test, Sri Lanka ‘A finished at 166 for five at close against West Indies ‘A’ at Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa yesterday. The home team thus won the ‘unofficial’ Test series 1-0 following their 10-wicket win recorded in the first one, played at Hambantota.

Set a target of 218 to win on the final day of their final four-day ‘unofficial’ Test, Sri Lanka ‘A finished at 166 for five at close against West Indies ‘A’ at Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa yesterday. The home team thus won the ‘unofficial’ Test series 1-0 following their 10-wicket win recorded in the first one, played at Hambantota.
Sri Lanka, chasing the target on Tuesday, lost three quick wickets (3-48) but their No. 3 bat Lahiru Thirimanne settle in for 133 balls with five fours to guide his team through to the 45th over of the innings with a well-made fifty (57).

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