Rovman Powell only Jamaican named in West Indies ODI squad to face England

The 23-year-old Powell was this week bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League auction 2017.

He was Jamaica Scorpions top batsman in the just concluded regional Super50.

The 15-man squad will have a camp in the build-up to the three-match rubber against the visitors. The squad will arrive in Antigua later this week and will work under the guidance of new Head Coach Stuart Law.

The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Selection Panel also announced the WICB’s President’s XI 12-man squad to face England in a 50-over match.

WICB announces poster competition to celebrate Sabina Park's 50th Test match in April

The venue, located in Kingston, Jamaica, will celebrate the milestone when it host the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan from Friday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 25.

As part of that recognition, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has joined with the Kingston Cricket Club and the Jamaica Cricket Association to have a poster competition to celebrate the milestone.

The WICB said the poster competition will be part of the list of activities that is scheduled to happen during the period.

Expanded Scotiabank/WICB Kiddy Cricket Programme launched

This was disclosed during the official launch of the 2017 programme on Thursday at Sabina Park.

The 2017 staging has attracted 242 participants up from 224 the previous season.

Key stakeholders from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Ministry of Education and Scotiabank were present at the launch.

It was also announced that there will  be an increase in the number of coaches, one for each parish, an adjustment that will allow at least 16 schools in each parish to get special attention during the programme.  

Cameron looks set to serve another term as WICB president

The Corporate Secretary, Verlyn Faustin, confirmed that Cameron and Nanthan were the only two nominees received for the posts of President and Vice President respectively.

Both Cameron and Nanthan have already served two year terms in the respective positions. The posts will be ratified at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) also due on the same day. The election and AGM are scheduled for Antigua.

Stuart Law is new West Indies head coach

In a career spanning almost 30 years as a professional coach and player, Law was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team to Sri Lanka in 2016. Before that he was part of the coaching staff for Bangladesh Under 19, Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat and had stints as High Performance Coach for Cricket Australia and head coach for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh senior teams.

Chief selector says Bravo not eligible to play until he settles dispute with WICB

The 27-year-old Bravo was forced to return home from Harare on the eve of the November tri-series in Zimbabwe after criticising WICB president Dave Cameron.

Bravo was also not picked in the Trinidad & Tobago squad for the Regional Super50, the domestic limited-overs tournament that got underway on Tuesday.

He recently had a Skype meeting with WICB officials, but details of the meeting have not been made public.

Jamaica Scorpions lose to Marooners in opening match of Super50

Set a victory target of 216 in the Group B fixture, Jamaica Scorpions were bowled out for 140 in 35 overs.

Brandon King top scored for Jamaica Scorpions with 48, two runs short of his third first class 50.

King, who came to the crease with Jamaica Scorpions in early trouble at 22 for 2 after 4.1 overs, batted patiently while watching wickets tumbling around him.

When he departed with the score on 103 for six after 24.1 overs, only captain Nikita Miller offer any real resistance with 25 not out.

Jamaican Jeavor Royal to play in Regional Super 50 for West Indies Under-19 squad

Royal is the only Jamaican that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced in the 14-member squad on Thursday.

The squad includes five players who were part of the team, which won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last year.

These are allrounders Shamar Springer and Keemo Paul; middle-order batsman Kirstan Kallicharan; wicket-keeper/batsman Emmanuel Stewart; and left-arm fast bowler Obed McCoy.

West Indies to host Pakistan from March to April

The series is scheduled to start in the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago and end in Dominica.

The Twenty20 matches are scheduled for T&T; the three ODIs in Guyana, then the teams will then travel to Jamaica, Barbados and Dominica for each of the Test matches.

WICB’s Manager of Operations, Roland Holder thinks the series will offer the home team an additional opportunity in the busy cricket year “to improve its ranking. Any series against Pakistan always poses an interesting contest for the West Indies.”


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).