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5 players who took up cricket against their family's wishes
5 players who took up cricket against their family's wishes

A career in sport comes with its own set of hurdles and cricket is no exception to this. For some, these hurdles come in the journey towards becoming a professional; however, for a few, they come even before the first step is taken. This happens when the family of the individual, particularly the parents, are not willing to let him or her take up the sport. Cricket has quite a few examples of players who has to face the opposition of their paren

Feb 12 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Viv Richards backs West Indian players amid pay dispute
ICC World T20 2016: Viv Richards backs West Indian players amid pay dispute

Richards said he would like to get involved in the dispute if possible and help with his knowledge The West Indies cricket team, that has been involved in a tug of war against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) amid a contract crisis, have found a considerable support from the West Indian legend Vivian Richards. The players and the board are locked in a bitter pay dispute that is threatening their participation in the World T20.T

Feb 12 2016
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I

T20 matches are for entertainment. The real intention for the introduction of the format was to watch some high-scoring games and enjoy the thrill of boundaries scored and wickets tumbling in successive overs. However, sometimes, a low-scoring match becomes more interesting and thrilling than a high scoring one could ever be. Packed fielding, proper planning, disciplined bowling and lots of in-house discussions bring everybody to the edge of the

Feb 12 2016
WICB reveals three players sign contract amidst dispute over pay cut
WICB reveals three players sign contract amidst dispute over pay cut

Multiple letters have been exchanged so far to resolve the payments deadlock between WI cricketers and the WICBOnly three players have so far signed contracts with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to represent the region in the T20 World Cup, just days before a Valentine's Day deadline runs out.WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead made the disclosure on Thursday without revealing the names of those who have put pen to paper before Sunday

Feb 12 2016
ICC World Twenty20: WICB shocked by the timing of the demands of players
ICC World Twenty20: WICB shocked by the timing of the demands of players

The players want to negotiate the contract with the WICBThe West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has questioned the timing of the Twenty20 World Cup squad's contract demands and says if players refuse to sign by Sunday's deadline, replacements will have to be found.An exasperated WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead, said the new contract pay structure had been discussed at mediation last May, agreed to by players' union, the West I

Dispute between WICB and players over the role of WIPA intensifies; Muirhead responds to Sammy
Dispute between WICB and players over the role of WIPA intensifies; Muirhead responds to Sammy

Multiple letters have been exchanged so far to resolve the payments deadlock between WI cricketers and the WICBThe West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and dissatisfied players have found themselves at odds over the legitimacy of the West Indies Players Association's (WIPA) role in negotiating players' contracts.This disagreement was highlighted in an exchange of letters between the West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy and WICB chief exe

Feb 11 2016
WICB dismisses Sammy's claims as West Indies World T20 squad stands firm over contract issue
WICB dismisses Sammy's claims as West Indies World T20 squad stands firm over contract issue

Sammy was vocal about his displeasure over the contracts handed over to the players by the WICBKINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - The impasse between the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20 and the region's cricket board appeared no closer to resolution on Wednesday with both sides sticking to their positions.West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead says a new team will be chosen if the players do not abide by the pre

Feb 11 2016
West Indies players might boycott ICC World T20 amid contract crisis
West Indies players might boycott ICC World T20 amid contract crisis

The rift between the players and the WICB over the issue of contracts has resurfaced againThe West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is on the verge of a player strike on the eve of the World Twenty20 after the 15-man squad appeared collectively to reject the contract offered by the board.The captain of the West Indies T20 side Darren Sammy has written to the board that the players “can’t accept the huge financial reduction” in the te

Feb 10 2016
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI

Of the 351 players that were in the pool for the IPL Auction 2016, only 94 were sold. As the vast majority of the players went unsold, it should come as no surprise if they are plenty of unhappy players. While some of the players, like the uncapped players wouldn't have expected to be picked, there were plenty of internationals, who were unlucky to miss out. Shane Watson was the most expensive player but not all Australians had a good time a

Feb 7 2016
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs

The 2016 IPL auction is just around the corner and the franchisees would have started to do their homework on which players to pick in the IPL auctions. All the franchisees are given a total purse of Rs 66 crores. From that 66 crores, the teams will have to compromise the fee they spent for the retained players and the remaining money will be used during the IPL auctions.  Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be ove

Feb 4 2016
Darren Sammy disappointed by contract snub from WICB
Darren Sammy disappointed by contract snub from WICB

Sammy has captained the West Indian test side in 30 matchesTwenty20 captain Darren Sammy has spoken of his disappointment at not being offered a retainer contract by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).The former Test captain was one chopped from the 15-man list announced recently by the WICB for the period running from October 1 last year to September 30, 2016, reports CMC."It's the first time in the last seven or eight years that I

Feb 2 2016
Darren Sammy wants West Indies to stay World No. 1 in T20s
Darren Sammy wants West Indies to stay World No. 1 in T20s

The WI T20 captain said that West Indies cricket is his passion.The West Indies captain Darren Sammy is backing his team to keep their T20 number one ranking and also win this year's World Twenty20 tournament.The 32-year-old was on Friday named the West Indies captain for the tournament to be played in India from March 8 to April 3, reports CMC.Sammy has made 60 appearances in T20 Internationals for the regional side. He previously led the We

Jan 31 2016
Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers
Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers

Cullinan said that he loved watching Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’Darryll Cullinan said that he loved Virat Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’ while also describing AB de Villiers as a freak, Times of India reports. The former South African cricketer compared T20 Cricket to the sport of baseball and also voiced his concerns about the sta

Jan 31 2016
2016 ICC World T20: Chris Gayle returns to the squad; Darren Sammy to captain the side
2016 ICC World T20: Chris Gayle returns to the squad; Darren Sammy to captain the side

Three controversial players will represent West Indies after a long time.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors announced on Friday that Darren Sammy will captain the West Indies team at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.The tournament will start from the 8th of March to the 3rd of April. The 15-man squad to be led by the 32-year-old Sammy, includes Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine. Gayle, Bravo and Narine will be playing fo

Jan 30 2016
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement

Chanderpaul scored over 20,000 international runsAfter 22 years of international cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul finally hung up his boots. He is one of only two modern players, aside from Sachin Tendulkar to have played in two decades. He ends his career as the second-highest West Indian Test run-maker, only 86 behind Brian Lara.Chanderpaul played over 160 Tests for West Indies but hadn't played since May 2015, when he was dropped for home T

Jan 23 2016
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