Busted Busts and Day/Night on the Horizon

29th January 2014

Quick Singles – news round-up

Recent events in Caribbean Cricket & beyond.

Despite the ICC casting a cloud over the Caribbean, the cricket continues, and so does the cricket news.

Thursday will see the first game in the Nagico Super50 tournament, and all the 14-man squads were finalised and announced within the last seven days. You can find a run-down on all 8 squads here. TV coverage of the tournament will be carried throughout the region by ESPN, and ball-by-ball radio coverage via local radio stations and via the internet. Chris Gayle will not be appearing in the competition, having previously been reported to be on the comeback trail.

Also not appearing in the Caribbean soon is England captain, Alastair Cook. He confirmed he won’t be making the trip to the West Indies for the upcoming 3 ODIs in Antigua, and 3 T20s in Barbados.

Further disappointment in Barbados came earlier this month when the bust of Sir Everton Weekes at the 3 Ws monument was vandalised. The Daily Nation’s readers gave their reaction.

A breakdown of discipline and disappearing moral fibre in society is also to blame for the failures in regional cricket says the same newspaper.

Still in Barbados, despite reports that the demotion of Kirk Edwards as captain was mutual and amicable, Barbados Today provides a different story.

Looking ahead, Vinode Mamchan in the Trinidad Guardian reveals that we’ll be seeing more matches in this year’s CPL; that we’ll have a return of day/night cricket in the regional 4-day competition; and Vinode also discloses that the WI selectors intend to be more transparent and disclose their selection policy.

In Jamaica, Courtney Francis has been confirmed as the JCA’s CEO; and finally in the latest IPL auction news Marlon Samuels has been valued in the top bracket, while Kemar Roach is notable among the missing names.

David Oram

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