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    BERLIN, Germany (CMC) – Outstanding former Australia Test captain Steve Waugh believes the turmoil in West Indies cricket is a perfect example of the disruption the Twenty20 format has caused in the sport internationally. Speaking to media at the Laureus Sports Awards here Monday, Waugh said the lucrative T20 leagues across the globe had created a “loyalty to money” among players instead of “loyalty to the team.”


  • Samuel Badree, the West Indies and Royal Challengers Bangalore legspinner, has been ruled out of IPL 2016. Badree had injured himself during the World T20 final on April 3 and has not played a game since then. He will be replaced by chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi, who plays for South African franchise Titans. Westindiesforum.com



  • We hasten to say that the weaknesses we have identified reflect the state of West Indies cricket. Under-resourced and under-capitalised at every level, West Indies players are ill-prepared for competition at the international level. Indeed, given the weak domestic nurseries, both in terms of competition and training, Caribbean cricketers have been punching way above their weight for many years.

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Headline! NEW DELHI, (Reuters)-India will tour West Indies in July-August for a four-match Test series which will mark the resumption of bilateral ties between them, the cricket boards announced yesterday.Relations between the two boards turned sour after a visiting Caribbean team pulled out midway through their 2014 tour of India over a protracted pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The Indian cricket board (BCCI) immediately suspended all planned Caribbean tours and demanded nearly $42 million in damages from its West Indian counterpart already grappling with a fund crunch and a players’ revolt. “BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICB,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement, confirming all outstanding issues between the boards had been resolved. “We recognise that West Indies has a huge role to play in the development of cricket and we are happy to support their endeavours.” BCCI president Shashank Manohar confirmed in an interview last week that India had dropped the damages claim. Dates and venues of the series was not disclosed but any contest against India translates into significant television revenue. “We are extremely delighted that concerns which arose due to the incomplete tour have been addressed and would like to thank BCCI for reviving our ties,” WICB president Dave Cameron said in a statement. “West Indies cricket appreciates the support of BCCI and the cricket loving fans of the islands keenly look forward to witness some exciting contests between the two teams.” Leading West Indian players nearly pulled out of the World Twenty20 in India over the rumbling row with their board before Darren Sammy and his men went on to win the tournament in Kolkata earlier this month.
The Chairman
05/02/2016, 10:30 AM by The Chairman
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Ravi Rampaul has stated constantly being overlooked for a catalog of reasons by a succession of selectors in the Caribbean across the various formats is why he decided to become a Kolpak player with Surrey.

Rampaul's most recent appearance for the West Indies was in...
The Chairman
05/02/2016, 10:12 AM by The Chairman
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Brian Lara bowed out of the game as one of the all-time greats. His career had its highs and lows, but he has always weathered the storm and came out a better player. His world record score of 400 not out in 2004 against England will forever be etched in the memories of ...
The Chairman
04/30/2016, 11:21 AM by The Chairman
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THE International Cricket Council (ICC) may have reprimanded the victorious Darren Sammy and his men for their actions and comments against their employers (West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). However, no action is likely to be taken against them, either by the parent body or the players’ association.“We cannot take any disciplinary action against them as most of the T20 team-players (male) are not ...
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