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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Different Shades Of Marlon Samuels’ Cricket Career

When Caribbean cricket lovers hear the name Marlon Samuels, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the brash and flamboyant batsman that delivered match-winning knocks on the biggest stage? Or is it the hot-tempered batsman that stirred up controversy both on and off the field? In this article, I will review the good, the bad, and […]

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Will We Ever See The Glory Days Return To West Indies Cricket?

The West Indies dominated world cricket for almost two decades spanning the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. In that period, the West Indies won back-to-back ODI World Cups in 1975 and 1979 while making the finals in 1983. The dominance of the team is seen by the fact that the team played 42 test series between 1974-1995 and in that span […]

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Assessing The Positives And Negatives Of Jayden Seales In His Test Debut

Caribbean cricket lovers have longed for the return of the glory days when the West Indies dominated world cricket for nearly two decades. The backbone of the team was having a quartet of dominant fast bowlers. In the 1970s to 1980s, there were bowlers like Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, and Collin Croft. The 1990s were dominated […]

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Coach Simmons — Opening Partnership Is The Key To Windies Future Success

Any good contractor will tell you that the key to a strong and dependable building is a solid and firm foundation. Therefore, a considerable amount of time and energy is expended on clearing the land, excavating, and setting up a foundation. The foundation of a good batting lineup and by extension a good Test team is a good opening partnership. […]

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Top 5 West Indies Fast Bowlers Of All-time

The West Indies cricket team was a dominant force in the gentleman’s game for more than two decades. Observers feel that what contributed to the team’s dominance was the region’s innate ability to produce young, athletic, and menacing fast bowling talent. The bowlers were able to consistently seam the ball in both directions, astute in short-pitch bowling, and able to […]