Best performers from UWI World Universities T20 tournament to train with CPL teams

Mon, Aug 19, '19

 

Caribbean Premier League

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is continuing its support of aspiring young cricketers. Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to support their efforts to give their students the best possible sporting opportunities, CPL will be inviting five cricketers who have excelled during the 2019 UWI Faculty of Sport (FoS) World Universities T20 Competition to join CPL franchises for their pre-tournament training camps. 

The teams which took part in this inaugural event were Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) the 2019 CWI Super50 champions, Tertiary Sports Association of Trinidad & Tobago (TSATT), University of the West Indies (UWI), USA Combined Universities (USA), Oxford MCCU (UK). 

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Holder’s West Indies: You’ll find them here

Mon, Aug 19, '19

by KRISSANIA YOUNG

Commentary

Jason Holder’s tenure as West Indies Test captain has so far spanned thirteen series over four years; with the all-rounder missing an entire series just once (WINDIES in Bangladesh 2018). Holder’s wait for his first win as captain lasted three series, before getting off the mark in Sharjah against Pakistan (WINDIES in the United Arab Emirates 2016). Having claimed victory in nine of the twenty-nine matches he’s overseen (vice-captain Brathwaite has taken charge of five of the thirty-four games during Holder’s reign), one would find that it is the consistent performers in Holder’s brightest moments of leadership, along with the greatest of potentials, who have survived the selection processes—and rightly so. ‘You’ll find them here’—the finale of the series, Holder’s West Indies, will assess: Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph.

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CWI leadership seeking close partnership with CARICOM governments

Mon, Aug 19, '19

 

WICB
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent And The Grenadines - Cricket West Indies under the current leadership of President Ricky Skerritt and Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow reiterates its campaign commitment to strengthen ties with CARICOM, following a courtesy call on Thursday morning with Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Hon Ralph Gonsalves. 
 
Accompanying CWI President Skerritt and Vice President Shallow at the meeting was former West Indies wicket-keeper and recently appointed CWI Independent Director, Ambassador Michael Findlay.
 
The more than three-hour meeting conducted in a serious but very cordial atmosphere,
addressed not just the urgent need to strengthen schools cricket, but also concerns and plans for Governance reform, a financial review, modernization of the Team Selection System, and the need to introduce a fitness culture at the youth level.
 

Holder's West Indies: Faded

Fri, Aug 16, '19

by KRISSANIA YOUNG

Commentary

In this, part two of the three-part series, Holder’s West Indies (which assesses the evolution of the squads assembled in the Holder Era of West Indies Test Cricket), we will be taking a look at former key members of the Jason Holder-led West Indies Test team who aided the formation of the team’s identity, yet could not hold on to their place in the team.

Faded is a bracket of four; opener Kieran Powell, middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood, spinner Devendra Bishoo and fast-bowler Miguel Cummins.

Powell

Keiran Powell made his Test debut in July of 2011 against India. He then took a break from cricket in 2015, making his Test come-back against Pakistan two years later at Sabina Park. Powell only managed four half-centuries during his return, including 90 against Zimbabwe, 88 against Sri Lanka and 83 in India. The case of the left-hander is a rather perplexing one: whenever Powell looked in good touch, doing the hard bit to get a start, he would find a way to get out. The 29-year-old’s inability to adapt to the push and pull of power associated with Test match cricket proved to be his undoing. Instead, insisting on showcasing his aggressive nature regardless of the stage of a game.  Therefore, instead of persisting with Powell for a third season, the West Indies moved on to John Campbell.

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Bravo: Pollard should be captain

Fri, Aug 16, '19

 

Media Watch

Retired West Indies cricketer Dwayne Bravo said it maybe time to try Kieron Pollard as a white-ball captain for the regional side while he also said the door was not opened to him for West Indies re-entry.

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