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Some Of The Tallest Players To Grace The Cricket Pitch

Robert Pershing Wadlow holds the title as the tallest man who ever lived. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1’’ (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb. (199 kg) at his death at age 22. However, Wadlow was no cricketer. The player with the record of being the tallest to play the cricket game belongs to Pakistan’s 38-year-old left-arm fast bowler […]

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Windies Name Women Squad For England Tour

Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has named an eighteen (18) member T20I squad for the Sandals West Indies Women’s Tour of England 2020. The West Indies Women will play five (5) T20 Internationals (T20I) against England Women from September 21-30, at the Incora County Ground, Derby. The touring party, who will all be tested for COVID-19 this week, is […]

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Brian Lara Says Win It In Four Days

Brian Charles Lara, the 51-year-old former Trinidadian and Windies cricketer, is raising the benchmark for his ‘homies’ in his latest media utterance. Lara, popularly known as “The Prince of Port Spain,” wants the West Indies to win the first Test match against England in four days. This is an ambitious call, and many would refer to it as holding a […]

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What Will Windies Stay At Home Players Miss?

The Windies touring party touched down in England nearly a week ago to begin their historic Test series in what is dubbed a “bio-secure” environment. They are the first international sports team to arrive in the UK since the COVID-19 lockdown started in March. The three-match Test series, slated originally to begin on June 4, will now start on July […]

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Windies’ IPL Players May Soon Smile Again

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), like other sporting bodies, is seeking to resume sports activities after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most global events around the world. The Indian cricketing authority has set September and October as a possible startup date for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Initially, the IPL had expressed doubt about […]

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Jamaicans Among Winners At West Indies/WIPA Awards Ceremony

Three Jamaican cricketers walked away as winners at the 7th annual Cricket West Indies/WIPA Awards Ceremony held in Antigua recently. Oshane Thomas, the recently minted Windies pacer got the nod for the  West Indies Emerging Player of the Year. The young pace bowler made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India last October, picked up 24 wickets in 19 […]

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CWI President Laments Lack Of Commitment By Windies Players

Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron, while speaking in an interview on Hitz 92 FM’s Sports Grill, lamented the poor performance of Windies players. He argued that the team’s current struggles are due to the players’ lack of commitment to the West Indies. The Windies lost in all three formats to India recently as well as an away test series […]

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Why Does The West Indies Perform So Poorly In Asia?

If you are a betting person, one of the safest bets in sport is the West Indies losing an away Test match, especially if that match is in Asia. A few years ago, the West Indies would be odds-on favorites to win against Bangladesh regardless of the location of the game. This, has, however, drastically changed as evidenced by the […]

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Fly The Gate For Players

Former first-class cricketer and noted commentator Alan Wilkins has posited the view that players in the West Indies should be allowed the opportunity to play all three formats of the game. Wilkins played for Glamorgan and Gloucestershire. He was a left-arm medium-pace bowler, who took almost 400 wickets between 1976 and 1983, before retiring due to a severe shoulder injury. […]

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Is The West Indies The Best T-20 Team In The World?

The West Indies T-20 team recently put on a dazzling display of enterprising T-20 cricket, deposing the World XI by a mammoth 72 runs. It was a clinical display by the team in all facets of the game; the innings was paced to perfection with cameos from Evil Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Dinesh Ramdin, and a quick-fire finish from Andre Russell. […]