Tag: Australia

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Jamaica’s Taylor Puts Sydney Thunder In BBL Win Column

Jamaica and West Indies women’s captain Stafanie Taylor starred with bat and ball as the Sydney Thunder women had a six-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League. Taylor claimed 3-24 from her 4 overs at the Hurricanes were restricted to 153-9 from their 20 overs. The 27-year-old then returned to score an unbeaten 20 from […]

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Steven Smith — Cricket Australia’s Run Machine

The captain of the Australian cricket team Steven Smith has developed into not only one of the best modern-day batsmen but one of the best in the history of test cricket. He has amassed some mind-boggling numbers in his relatively short test career, and if he continues in the same vein, he will surely own most if not all the […]

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Cricket Netizens Call Charge Of West Indies…

Losing An Unfair Game — Balderdash In response to an article written by Daniel Brettig titled, “West Indies losing an unfair game” on espncricinfo.com website, W.I. cricket fans took to social media in large numbers to express their view in a heated debate on the topic. Bretigg posited in his piece that the West Indies players were disadvantaged by virtue […]

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Holder Backs Idea Of Enhanced Pay In Internationals

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies Captain Jason Holder believes parity in earnings will motivate players to focus more on international cricket instead of solely on the lucrative Twenty20 format. Holder was responding to claims by England star Kevin Pietersen that the game’s biggest stars, especially those from West Indies, were being lost to international cricket because of the lure […]

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To Climb Or Not To Climb?

When we travel the globe on our anthropological expeditions and tourist infused treks, we often come to indigenous locations around the world said to be sacred. Rules such as “do not climb” or “do not photograph” can be instant downers for Instagram obsessed nomads. It seems we now live in a world where photographs are more important than moments, and […]

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Australia Complete 277-run Demolition

Australia completed a 277-run demolition of West Indies inside four days at Sabina Park to win the Frank Worrell Trophy 2-0. West Indies began the day with eight wickets in hand, but their resistance was feeble. The contest was all but over after they lost 5 for 56 in the first session, and they crumbled for 114 shortly after lunch. Mitchell […]

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West Indies Should Persist With Youth

In light of West Indies crashing to a chastening nine-wicket defeat inside three days in the opening Test against Australia, veteran sport writer and commentator Tony Cozier has called on former West Indies cricket captain now selector Clive Lloyd to persist with the young lads under his charge. He writes thus: Clive Lloyd’s brave new world of youth, alternatively the […]

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West Indies Name Squad For First Test Of Australia Series

The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board announced today a 14-member West Indies squad for the first Test of the International Home Test Series against Australia, starting this Wednesday at Windsor Park here.  Squad Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood Kraigg Brathwaite , Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder Shai Hope, Veerasammy Permaul, […]

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Demonstrators Cry Yes Australia! No Sharia! In Protest March

According to press reports, hundreds of Australians took to the streets to  protest against Islamic extremism. The flag waving and placard bearing protestors chanted “Yes Australia. No Sharia” as they rallied throughout the streets. The group dubbed the “Reclaim Australia” attracted hundreds of people to the march but also triggered counter-rallies from other groups who criticized them as racist and […]