West Indies

Chris Gayle explodes on social media, demands Big Bash League money

Gayle said on social media that he is yet to receive pay for his Big Bash season in Australia in 2015-2016.

Gayle was released from his contract and was fined $10,000 by the Melbourne Renegades after inviting Channel 10 host Mel McLaughlin out for a drink in a post-innings interview live on TV early last year.

Gayle scored 250 runs in eight matches for the BBL team last season, which included equalling the then world record for fastest Twenty20 50, after reaching the mark off just 12 balls. 

Sunil Narine's Renegades cling on to seal dramatic victory

Needing a victory to have any hope of progressing in the 2016-17 edition of the tournament, the Renegades looked on course to do that comfortably until a late cameo from Joe Burns (35 off 22 balls) raised the tension.

The Heat - who will have to wait and see if they get a home draw in the last four - required 18 off the final over, and Burns pushed them to the brink with successive sixes off Nathan Rimmington (2-37).

Nottinghamshire want to sign Andre Russell again for T20 blast

The 29-year-old impressed in three outings for the Outlaws last season and new head coach Peter Moores said the English County side was monitoring his availability with the hope of once again securing his services.

“I would think Andre Russell is at the top of most people’s lists to sign. He’s very much someone who bowls with pace and he hits the ball as cleanly as anyone in the game,” said the former England head coach.

“We’ve also seen from his time here already that he’s great to have in the dressing room.

BIG BASH LEAGUE: Sunil Narine shines but Renegades suffer defeat as records tumble

The Renegades posted the biggest total in BBL history, with captain Aaron Finch (63) and Tom Cooper (53 not out) leading the way as they finished 222 for 4 off their allotted 20 overs.

But the Hurricanes were undeterred and the heroics of Ben McDermott (114 off 52 deliveries) inspired the visitors to a spectacular comeback to immediately dismantle the new marker.

With the Hurricanes needing 22 from the last two overs, Narine (3 for 27) took two wickets and limited Tim Paine's side to six to send them into the last six balls facing an uphill task.

Jimmy Adams begins three-year contract as Director of Cricket for West Indies

The WICB said Adams officially took over the position on Tuesday, January 10 on a three-year contract.

The WICB further pointed out that Adams will oversee and manage all cricket matters to include development of all teams, all coaching and cricket education and other technical programmes. He will have the support of an Operations department.

Adams joined the WICB after serving as head coach of the Kent County Cricket Club (2012 – 2016).

BIG BASH LEAGUE: Kieron Pollard's Adelaide Strikers stop Hurricanes

Pollard occupied the crease for onky a short time and hammered three fours.

But it was Ben Dunk who led the Strikers to the victory with unbeaten half-century against his former franchise. Chris Jordan also starred in the victory.

The Strikers had won just once in the BBL before the Hurricanes arrived at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, but Dunk blasted 79 not out from only 49 balls after he was dropped by Stuart Broad on 54 to move them up to sixth.

England bowler Jordan also made a key impact, taking 3-24 and finishing unbeaten on 15 after smashing a six to win.

Gayle celebrates ‘Don’t Blush Baby’ anniversary with bizarre carnival video

The event took place on New Year’s Day.

The video was posted on Wednesday poking fun at the reaction that followed his comments to Channel 10 host Mel McLaughlin.

In the Instagram video he grinds and dances lewdly with his partner. Both were dressed up in carnival theme.

On Twitter, Gayle wrote: ‘'4th Jan officially 1 year anniversary #DontBlushBaby - Australia, lighten the p***k up.'

However, the video has since been deleted.

Marlon Samuels to join Leeward Islands Hurricanes for Super50 tournament

This was confirmed by Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB), Vernon Springer.

Samuels will join a preparatory camp at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, starting January 9.

Speaking to the Antigua Observer, Springer said “we have 20 guys who will be here over the next couple of days or over the next two weeks and we are going to have some trial games. We promised you we are going to have the best franchise and whatever it takes, we are going to make sure it works.

BIG BASH: Hamstring injury rules Andre Russell out for rest of season

Russell, who picked up a wicket from his four allotted overs and did not bat, was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament after the Jamaican was carted from the field with a nasty-looking hamstring injury.

Eoin Morgan's thrilling late show led Sydney Thunder to the victory. He struck a six from the last ball of the match to finish unbeaten on 71.

WICB to reject invitation to play T20 series in Pakistan

PCB executive committee chairman, Najam Sethi, told media the invitation was in response to one from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), requesting Pakistan play two T20Is in Florida in late March this year.

West Indies host England in three One-Day Internationals from February 25 to March 9, and Sethi said they had requested the two-match series to be played following that engagement.

“We gave a proposal to WICB that after West Indies’ [series against] England, which will end on March 9, they can come to Pakistan between March 11 to 15,” he said.