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Has Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant?
Has Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant?

Will West Indies again become a Test cricket powerhouse?  West Indies have won just six while they have lost 11 of the 20 Test matches they have played since the start of 2013. A deeper look into this stat shows that they have lost all their eight Test matches abroad while they have won just half of their home games. So the best Test nation 30-40 years ago has stooped so low that they cannot win consistently at home while a win ov

Jul 30 2015
5 players who will remain indebted to the CLT20
5 players who will remain indebted to the CLT20

Now that CLT20 has been scrapped, many of the novice players who are just getting ready to step into top level cricket would be certainly disheartened with that decision. Though CLT20 was primarily looked out at as a source of income by most of the cricket associations around the world, it was indeed a platform for all those talented young cricketers to showcase their talents at the highest level. Also, since BCCI was one of the foundi

Jul 26 2015
5 ugly cricket fights
5 ugly cricket fights

Cricket is not a contact sport. The rules of the game do not allow for any deliberate contact amongst its players. Though contact can still occur, they are mostly unintentional and incidental.  It's not ice-hockey where cheap shots and ugly brawls is the norm. Nor is it football, where you may have the occasional head-butt. In case the physical contact aggravates to something more, cautionary measures are taken to avoid further provoc

Jul 17 2015
Bravo not keen on Tests after meeting Windies coach
Bravo not keen on Tests after meeting Windies coach

We won’t be seeing Bravo in the Test scene for a while Port of Spain (Trinidad), July 1 (IANS) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo says a meeting with West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has not convinced him that he should return to Test cricket because player conditions have not improved. The outspoken Trinidad and Tobago cricketer says the incentives to return to Test cricket are not appealing enough and that player conditions have gotten wor

Jul 1 2015
Kieron Pollard and my exclusion from West Indies World Cup squad was big joke: Dwayne Bravo
Kieron Pollard and my exclusion from West Indies World Cup squad was big joke: Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard after winning a match for West Indies against Australia in 2012 Former West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo said that he was not surprised by the axe from the 2015 World Cup squad and sounded off on the lack of ambition shown by the West Indies team and management. Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, two of the most dangerous limited-overs players in world cricket at present, were given a talk by WICB Chief Sel

Hero Motocorp - New title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League
Hero Motocorp - New title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League

Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, will be the new title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for a period of one-year. With this sponsorship, the much-awaited 3rd season of CPL will be known as the ‘Hero Caribbean Premier League’. Synonymous with some of the marquee sports partnerships in India as well as globally, Hero MotoCorp has for long had a steadfast

Jun 10 2015
The Chris Gayle Phenomenon - Cricket's Babe Ruth and Twenty20's Don Bradman
The Chris Gayle Phenomenon - Cricket's Babe Ruth and Twenty20's Don Bradman

Babe Ruth, Chris Gayle and Don Bradman These are not comparisons that should be made lightly. Sir Donald Bradman conquered his game in almost the same way that Babe Ruth, the master of sport’s other bat and ball game – baseball – did his. Both were unrivalled giants of their era, and their records and achievements still stand the test of time today. If there is a modern day equal though, Chris Gayle’s dominance

Jun 8 2015
Phil Simmons wants to meet West Indies' IPL players
Phil Simmons wants to meet West Indies' IPL players

Phil Simmons Port of Spain (Trinidad), May 25 (IANS) New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons wants to meet and discuss Test cricket with five West Indies players who were among the top performers in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Simmons wants to hold talks with Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard to discuss their possible return to the Caribbean Test team. The players are expected back i

May 25 2015
Kapil Dev honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at CEAT Cricket Rating ceremony
Kapil Dev honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at CEAT Cricket Rating ceremony

CEAT Cricket Rating recognised the outstanding international performances over the past one year Mumbai, May 25, 2015: Tyre major CEAT Limited celebrated the success and glory of international cricket with CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2015 at a glittering ceremony here today. The awards honoured the best of the International cricketers based on their performances as rated by the CEAT Cricket ratings (CCR) for the

May 25 2015
Mumbai Indians turned things around fantastically
Mumbai Indians turned things around fantastically

Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) played like a true champion side, showed character and were eventually crowned champions of the eighth season of Indian Premier League (IPL). After losing five matches from first six of the season, no one would have imagined as to what was going to unfold in the coming days. Even many of their supporters turned away because their team was lying in the bottom of the table. But soon after those initial losses, t

May 25 2015
Mumbai Indians lift second IPL title with a 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians lift second IPL title with a 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings

MI celebrating their second IPL crown Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A far too superior Mumbai Indians crushed the Chennai Super Kings under the weight of a daunting asking rate on Sunday to lift the coveted Indian Premier League title for the second time, in a virtual replay of the final between the two sides in 2013 at the same venue Eden Gardens. Put into bat, Mumbai gave an awesome batting display to plunder 202/5, and then restricted Chennai

May 25 2015
IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina addressed the press before the final Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL). The match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. CSK had a troubled ride to the finals as they were defeated in the first qualifier by the red hot MI but courtesy of their finish at the top of the league table, they got another shot at reaching t

May 24 2015
Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Mumbai Indians to lift IPL trophy
Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Mumbai Indians to lift IPL trophy

MI defeated CSK in their previous meet Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) In what could be deja vu from 2013, Eden Gardens will again host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), who will lock horns for the most coveted domestic prize, the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday. While CSK have won the title twice, MI had clinched it once two years earlier. However, the road to the final was not easy for either of the two teams. Mu

May 23 2015
Kieron Pollard gets motivated when people criticise him
Kieron Pollard gets motivated when people criticise him

Kieron Pollard Kieron Pollard has played one of the main roles in Mumbai Indians' (MI) road to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finals. His consistent performance down the order has helped MI to post and chase good totals. He played a crucial part in building the innings against the Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier of the IPL. His 17 balls 41 runs which included 5 sixes helped Mumbai set a decent target to defend. When asked

May 22 2015