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Negative PCR-Test Results Pave Way For ODI Resumption — Windies vs. Australia

In a newly released statement, Cricket West Indies (CWI) “announced that all 152 persons tested for COVID-19 on Thursday evening returned negative results, following the suspension of Thursday’s second CG Insurance One-Day International (ODI) before a ball was bowled at Kensington Oval, Barbados.” The statement further noted, “All members of the West Indies and Australia teams and coaching staff, as […]

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Seven Events To Watch During The Upcoming Olympics

With the opening ceremony set for Friday, July 23, the Olympics will captivate the mind, heart, and time of most humans on planet Earth for the next two weeks. Caribbean sports fans will especially have their eyes peeled on the performance of the region’s best athletes. That said, here are the top seven events to watch during the Olympics from […]

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COVID-19 Forces No Play In Windies Second One-Day Against Australia

The second one-day international between West Indies and Australia was called to a halt minutes before the scheduled start in Barbados due to a positive COVID-19 case. The Windies in a statement noted that “The established COVID-19 protocols stipulate that all members of both teams and match officials will return immediately to the team hotel and will be re-tested later […]

Soccer

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From The Euro 2021 Final

The final of Euro 2021 was built up by the sports media as a tremendous spectacle. The game pitted a young English Lions team against a sturdy and battle-tested Italian Gladiators. Playing at home under the arch of Wembley stadium, the English fans turned out to see their team bring the title home, having won their last title in 1966. […]

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Gayle Shines As Windies Take Unassailable 3-0 Lead Against Australia

The West Indies was in a no-nonsense mood last evening when they took Australia to the sword by scoring a 3 – nil lead in their T20 International series encounter in St. Lucia. Chris Gayle was back to his utmost best, hitting 67 from 38 balls as the West Indies canter to victory with 31 balls to spare. Stand-in captain […]

Athletics

That Girl Shelly-Ann

Photo credit: Erik van Leeuwen Assessing Fraser-Pryce’s Shot At Winning Olympic 100 And 200 Meters Double It is said that the only thing in life that ages well is fine wine. Well, at 34 years old, Shelly-Ann Fraser is proving to be like that fine wine in the world of athletics.  In 2019, her win as a 32-year-old made her […]

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Windies Stars Fail To Shine — Disappointing T-20 Series Loss To The Proteas

After a disappointing 2 nil loss in the Test series to the South Africans, Caribbean Cricket lovers were eager to see the Men in Maroon stamp their authority in the T-20 format.  Their confidence stemmed from the Windies being the reigning World champion in this format and boasting several stars who are renowned and revered for their brilliance in 20 […]

Soccer

A Mix Take On the 2021 Copa America…. Thus Far

South American football brings the sizzle and flair to the beautiful game we love. Therefore, it was a disappointment in March 2020 when the decision was taken globally to postpone major sporting events like the Copa America championship. In 2021, the tournament is now underway, and it has given us talking points that are good, bad, and downright ugly. In […]

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South Africa Clinch Series Decider As West Indies Fall Short

Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram paved the way for South Africa to claim their first Twenty20 series win since March 2019 as they held off West Indies to secure a 25-run victory. Having decided to bat first in Grenada, Temba Bavuma’s side went on to seal a decisive triumph to round off a 3-2 series success. De Kock’s 60 […]