Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Gayle named vice captain of West Indies for Cricket World Cup

Destructive opener Chris Gayle.

Destructive opener Chris Gayle.

Destructive opening batsman Chris Gayle of Jamaica has been named as the vice-captain of West Indies for the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

Gayle, the hugely experienced 39-year-old opener and former captain, will be Jason Holder’s deputy.

Gayle said: “It is always an honour to represent the West Indies in any format and this World Cup for me is special. As a senior player, it is my responsibility to support the captain and everyone else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations and I know we will do very well for the people of the West Indies.”

West Indies will be playing in the marquee event for the 12th time and have won twice in 1975 and 1979. They open this year’s campaign against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on May 31. First ball is 10:30am (5:30am Eastern Caribbean Time/4:430am Jamaica Time).

All matches will be aired to West Indies fans in the Caribbean on ESPN – coverage will be LIVE on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN Play – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service – will stream all the matches.

Meanwhile, Shai Hope has been named as the vice-captain for the Ireland Tri-Nation Series now underway.

Hope, the 25-year-old wicket-keeper/batsman was named as the deputy to Holder for the ODI Series which started on Sunday and runs until May 18. “It’s a tremendous honour to be appointed vice-captain for this series here in Ireland. Ahead of this tournament, I was asked to take on this role and I was happy to accept. Anything I’m asked to do for West Indies cricket I’m always happy and willing to put my hand up, so this is great,” Hope said.

The West Indies started the Tri-Nation Series on Sunday when they defeated Ireland by 196 runs at the Clontarf Ground. Hope made 170 in his 50th appearance and added a record opening stand of 365 with John Campbell – who scored 179 – his maiden international century.

West Indies will face Bangladesh on Tuesday at the same venue. First ball is 10:45 am (5:45 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4:45am Jamaica Time).

The ICC Cricket World Cup which will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. West Indies will be playing in the marquee event for the 12th time and have won twice in 1975 and 1979. They open this year’s campaign against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on May 31. First ball is 10:30am (5:30am Eastern Caribbean Time/4:430am Jamaica Time).

All matches will be aired to West Indies fans in the Caribbean on ESPN – coverage will be LIVE on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN Play – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service – will stream all the matches.

SCHEDULE FOR ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP

Match 1: 30 May: England vs South Africa @ Kennington Oval, London 3:00 PM IST
Match 2: 31 May: Windies vs Pakistan @ Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 3: 01 June: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka @ Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 3:00 PM IST
Match 4: 01 June: Afghanistan vs Australia in Bristol @ County Ground, Bristol 6:00 PM IST
Match 5: 02 June: South Africa vs Bangladesh @ Kennington Oval, London 3:00 PM IST
Match 6: 03 June: England vs Pakistan @ Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 7: 04 June: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka @ Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 3:00 PM IST
Match 8: 05 June: South Africa vs India @ The Rose Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM IST
Match 9: 05 June: Bangladesh vs New Zealand @ Kennington Oval, London 6:00 PM IST
Match 10: 06 June: Australia vs Windies @ Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 11: 07 June: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka @ County Ground, Bristol 3:00 PM IST
Match 12: 08 June: England vs Bangladesh @ Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 3:00 PM IST
Match 13: 08 June: Afghanistan vs New Zealand @ The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton 6:00 PM IST
Match 14: 09 June: India vs Australia @ Kennington Oval, London 3:00 PM IST
Match 14: 10 June: South Africa vs Windies @ The Rose Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM IST
Match 15: 11 June: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka @ County Ground, Bristol 3:00 PM IST
Match 16: 12 June: Australia vs Pakistan @ The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton 3:00 PM IST Match 17: 13 June: India vs New Zealand @ Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 18: 14 June: England vs Windies @ The Rose Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM IST
Match 19: 15 June: Sri Lanka vs Australia @ Kennington Oval, London 3:00 PM IST
Match 20: 15 June: South Africa vs Afghanistan @ Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 6:00 PM IST
Match 21: 16 June: India vs Pakistan @ Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM IST
Match 22: 17 June: Windies vs Bangladesh @ The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton 3:00 PM IST
Match 23: 18 June: England vs Afghanistan @ Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM IST
Match 24: 19 June: New Zealand vs South Africa @ Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 25: 20 June: Australia vs Bangladesh @ Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 26: 21 June: England vs Sri Lanka @ Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM IST
Match 27: 22 June: India vs Afghanistan @ The Rose Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM IST
Match 28: 22 June: Windies vs New Zealand @ Old Trafford, Manchester 6:00 PM IST
Match 29: 23 June: Pakistan vs South Africa @ Lord's, London 3:00 PM IST
Match 30: 24 June: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan @ The Rose Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM IST
Match 31: 25 June: England vs Australia @ Lord's, London 3:00 PM IST
Match 32: 26 June: New Zealand vs Pakistan @ Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 33: 27 June: Windies vs India @ Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM IST
Match 34: 28 June: Sri Lanka vs South Africa @ Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 3:00 PM IST
Match 35: 29 June: Pakistan vs Afghanistan @ Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM IST
Match 36: 29 June: New Zealand vs Australia @ Lord's, London 6:00 PM IST
Match 37: 30 June: England vs India @ Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 38: 01 July: Sri Lanka vs Windies @ Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 3:00 PM IST
Match 39: 02 July: Bangladesh vs India @ Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM IST
Match 40: 03 July: England vs New Zealand @ Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 3:00 PM IST
Match 41: 04 July: Afghanistan vs Windies @ Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM IST
Match 42: 05 July: Pakistan vs Bangladesh @ Lord's, London 3:00 PM IST
Match 43: 06 July: Sri Lanka vs India @ Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM IST
Match 44: 06 July: Australia vs South Africa @ Old Trafford, Manchester 6:00 PM IST
Match 45: 09 July: 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4) @ Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM IST
Reserve Day - July 10
Match 46: 11 July: 2nd Semi-Final (2 v 3) @ Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM IST
Reserve Day - July 12
Match 47: 14 July: FINAL @ Lord's, London 3:00 PM IST
Reserve Day - July 15

SCHEDULE FOR TRI-NATION SERIES
(all matches start 5:45am ECT/4:45am Jamaica)

Sunday, May 5: Ireland vs West Indies – Clontarf
Tuesday, May 7: West Indies vs Bangladesh – Clontarf
Thursday, May 9: Ireland vs Bangladesh – Malahide
Saturday, May 11: Ireland vs West Indies – Malahide
Monday, May 13: West Indies vs Bangladesh – Malahide
Wednesday, May 15: Ireland vs Bangladesh – Clontarf
Friday, May 17: The Final – Malahide, Dublin

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