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).

WI Women to stage two-week camp in England ahead of ICC World Cup

The Windies will look to add the 50-over title to the ICC World T20 title they won at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, in April, 2016.

They were runners-up when the 50-over World Cup was played in Mumbai, India four years ago.

West Indies secured one of four automatic qualification spots for the eight-team tournament, which starts on June 26 and runs until July 23.

The final will take place at Lord’s. Bristol and Derby will host the semi-finals while Leicester and Taunton are the other venues.

WICB appoints new CEO

Grave joins the organisation with a wealth of experience from both the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) in the UK, where he has been the Commercial Director for the past nine years and Surrey County Cricket Club, where he held several senior leadership roles.  

During his time at the PCA, Grave has significantly grown commercial revenue streams, as well as building excellent relationships and partnerships between the players, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and a wide range of commercial organisations.

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.

Nikita Miller, Alzarri Joseph fined by WICB

Miller along with Roshon Primus were both reported by match umpires Verdayne Smith and Gregory Brathwaite, as well as reserve umpire Rushane Samuels for Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct during the match between Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

WICB appoints Travis Dowlin to selection panel

Dowlin represented Guyana from 1997 to 2011. During that time, he played 85 first-class matches scoring 4,013 runs at an average of 30.7; 57 List A matches scoring 1,189 runs at an average of 24.5 and 24 Twenty20 matches at an average of 29.05.

In 2009 he was Guyana’s captain for that season and in 2010 he captained the West Indies A team tour to Bangladesh.

Sabina Park to host day/night match in return leg of Digicel Regional 4-Day tournament

The schedule of matches for the return leg was confirmed by the  West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Wednesday.

The day/night fixtures are Jamaica Scorpions against Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park in the seventh round from Friday, March 17 to Monday, March 20, and Barbados Pride against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the ninth and penultimate round from Friday, April 7 to Monday, April 10.

Darren Bravo sent home from tri-series in Zimbabwe

The announcement came a day after Bravo reacted on Twitter to WICB president Dave Cameron's interview, where he had said Bravo was offered a grade C contract due to his slipping batting average.

"It is explicit that if your averages are not above a certain level it tells you what contracts you get. It is very, very explicit," Cameron had told SportsMax TV. "His averages in the last two years have been declining, so what do you do? Reward poor performance or do you encourage him to get better?"