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ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2016 SF-2: West Indies beat Bangladesh set up final against India
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2016 SF-2: West Indies beat Bangladesh set up final against India

West Indian boys celebrate after defeating Bangladesh in the semi-final of the Under 19 World CupThe West Indies broke Bangladeshi hearts with a thrilling three-wicket win over the hosts in Mirpur on Thursday to set up the title clash with India in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.In a match produced by ICC TV and aired across the globe by 15 broadcasters, Shamar Springer followed his two for 36 with an unbeaten 62, which steered

Feb 11 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

Feb 11 2016
ICC U-19 World Cup final 2016: India vs West Indies - Team news, live streaming, squad, date, time
ICC U-19 World Cup final 2016: India vs West Indies - Team news, live streaming, squad, date, time

Sarfaraz Khan has been one of the stars for the India U-19 teamThe India U-19 and West Indies U-19 teams will battle it out in the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup on Sunday. This is the fifth time that India U-19 are going to be playing in the final of the tournament, while this is only the second time for West Indies U-19. The Indians have won the U-19 World Cup thrice before, with the last victory coming under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand

Feb 11 2016
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

5 occasions when cricket matches were called off due to violence
5 occasions when cricket matches were called off due to violence

Perhaps one of the worst reasons for play to get disrupted during a cricket match is crowd violence. There has been a number of times when there was trouble on the cricket field due to a riot initiated by the crowd. While such incidents generally tend to happen when the home side is in a losing position, there have been cases where issues with the ground authorities or infighting among the crowd triggered a riot. Whatever the cause, these i

Feb 11 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads
ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads

ICC World T20 trophyThe 2016 World T20 is just around the corner and the teams are announced their squads to take part in the tournament. This year’s edition is scheduled to take place in India from March 8 to April 3.This year’s tournament features 16 teams out of which 10 will play in the main round. Out of those ten teams, the top two teams from each qualifying group will join the top 8 teams in the main round.There are some big na

Feb 11 2016
Bangladesh vs West Indies U-19 WC semi-final: Preview, Team News, Live stream and TV Channel Info
Bangladesh vs West Indies U-19 WC semi-final: Preview, Team News, Live stream and TV Channel Info

This team has already become the first Bangladeshi side to reach the semi-final of any world eventBangladesh will face a stiff test when it clashes against a strong West Indian side in the second semi-final of the Under-19 cricket World Cup in Mirpur on Thursday.Riding on some superb performance and support of home fans, Bangladesh has delivered consistently in familiar conditions to join India as the only unbeaten teams in the 16-nation tourname

Feb 10 2016
Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL
Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL

Gayle and Watson buried their differences by posting this photo on social mediaAustralian all-rounder Shane Watson and West Indian big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle appear to have buried their long-running dispute before playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore later this year.The duo will be playing for the same team in IPL this season after Watson was picked up for Rs 9.5 crore by the Bangalore-based franchi

Feb 10 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
Bangladesh confident of facing West Indies in semi-final of Under 19 World Cup
Bangladesh confident of facing West Indies in semi-final of Under 19 World Cup

West Indies defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets in the quarter-finalYoung Bangladesh batsman Joyraz Sheikh feels they are comfortable facing the West Indies in the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup here on Thursday.The West Indies set up a clash against the hosts in the last four, beating Pakistan by five wickets in the quarter-finals at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.A few days before the youth World

Feb 9 2016
Two WICB officials backed Chanderpaul without 'approval' for Test team selection
Two WICB officials backed Chanderpaul without 'approval' for Test team selection

Apparently, not all amongst the WICB officials wanted Chanderpaul to go.A report into alleged interference in the selection process has determined that the two highest ranking officials of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) spoke without "approval" when they backed the retention of veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the Australia series.WICB president Dave Cameron and his vice president, Emmanuel Nanthan had supported Chanderp

Feb 8 2016
Narsingh Deonarine praises retired West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Narsingh Deonarine praises retired West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Chanderpaul played 164 Tests and scored 11.867 runs for West Indies.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batsman Narsingh Deonarine has praised the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul as a cricketer with great intellect and humility, and who was always willing to help younger players.The 41-year-old Chanderpaul announced his retirement from international cricket two weeks ago following a stellar 164-Test career which yielded 11,867 runs, reports CMC

Feb 8 2016
West Indies stun Pakistan by five wickets to enter semi-finals of Under-19 World Cup
West Indies stun Pakistan by five wickets to enter semi-finals of Under-19 World Cup

Tevin Imlach’s half century played a vital role in guiding West Indies towards the target.Skipper Shimron Hetmyer and Tevin Imlach hit half-centuries as the West Indies upset Pakistan by five wickets to cruise into the semi-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh on Monday.Hetmyer scored 52 and Imlach made 54 to ensure a gallant 113 by Umaid Masood went in vain as the West Indies surpassed Pakistan’s 227 for six wit

Feb 8 2016
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
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