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List of Players Selected & Those Available for the Draft for the West Indies Regional 4-day Domestic Season

17th June 2015

Quick Singles – Caribbean cricket comment, news & views


Experienced six headline Player Draft

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Half dozen players with Test match experience have been included in the list of 90 entered in the Player Draft of the West Indies Cricket Board Professional Cricket League.

The Player Draft, which has been organised with the goal of achieving an equitable distribution of the available player talent in the Regional 4-Day and NAGICO Super50 tournaments, takes place tomorrow, Thursday, June 18, at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados, starting at 1 p.m.

The WICB announced today the pool of players who will be in the Draft and fast bowler Tino Best, wicketkeeper/batsman Carlton Baugh Jr, batsman Kirk Edwards, left-arm spin bowling all-rounder Ryan Hinds, opener Xavier Marshall and left-handed opener Omar Phillips head the list, which also includes five other players with international playing experience. (See the full lists below). Continue reading


Dr Ralph Gonsalves’ letter to WICB President Dave Cameron

23rd December 2014


Earlier today the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves addressed a strongly worded letter to the President of the WICB, Dave Cameron.

In it he expressed anger at the decision to sack Dwayne Bravo as captain of West Indies’ ODI side (in favour of 23-year-old Jason Holder) – and the omission from the WI ODI squad to play South Africa in the New Year of Bravo, Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard.

All three are widely-recognised as those senior players at the heart of the decision to withdraw the ODI squad from the tour of India recently.

On Saturday, the Convenor of Selectors, Clive Lloyd characterised their omission from the ODI party, and the preference of Holder to Bravo as captain, as being part of a ‘transitional’ process.

There has been no overt statement by either the selectors or the WICB to confirm that the players have been sacked for their part in the India strike – the inference is that they have been dropped on cricketing grounds – although the Caribbean at large has interpreted their exclusion as being for disciplinary reasons in relation to that withdrawal of labour.  Continue reading

Beyond the Pale

14th December 2014

Quick Singles – Caribbean cricket comment, news & views

Click here for the WICB Task Force Conclusions and Recommendations

A short while ago the WICB released the findings of the Task Force looking into the strike action taken by the West Indies ODI players in India in October.

This has appeared attached to a Board press release following a Directors’ meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad yesterday.

The Press release reads as follows:

For immediate release
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Decisions from WICB Board of Directors meeting

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Board of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board met in Port of Spain, Trinidad yesterday, December 13, 2014. The Board deliberated on a number of matters including cricketing, governance, developmental, commercial and scheduling.

Notably the Board received the Task Force and was briefed on the vision for selection by Selection Panel member Courtney Browne who represented Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd who is on tour with the West Indies Test squad in South Africa. Continue reading

No news is… well, no news

6th November 2014

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A one-stop WI Rumshop round-up of Caribbean cricket comment, news & views

The WICB released their first Press Release for sometime on Thursday evening here in the Caribbean, following the eagerly awaited gathering that had been expected to, among other things, ratify the sackings of all three of West Indies’ international captains, or perhaps not.

And it revealed, well, not quite nothing – but it wasn’t the great big denouement we’d been waiting for. The suspects may have been gathered in the drawing-room, but Monsieur Poirot is not yet ready to tell us who committed the foul deed – and who will be lead away handcuffed by the constabulary to face up to the consequences.

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