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Bangladesh boosted by Mashrafe's presence against imperious West Indies
Andre Russell also returns for West Indies, and is expected to make his first ODI appearance since 2015

Jerome Taylor joins Somerset for Vitality Blast
Taylor is expected to be available for nine games, as well as the knockout stage if Somerset qualify

Colin Graves offers support for Collis King in UK immigration fight
Former West Indies star forced to return to Barbados while applying for a visa to live in the UK alongside his British wife

Russell returns to West Indies ODI squad for first time since 2015
Andre Russell, Alzarri Joseph and Kieran Powell have been recalled to the West Indies side for their three-match ODI series against Bangladesh beginning July 22

'I want to be seen as a genuine allrounder' - Jason Holder
West Indies' captain feels he is now coming into his own as an international cricketer, after impressive performances with bat and ball against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Holder's six-for seals 2-0 sweep
Jason Holder completed Bangladesh's devastation with career-best match figures of 11 for 103, as West Indies cantered to their first series win at home since 2014

Holder takes five as hapless Bangladesh crumble again
Jason Holder's second five-wicket haul in three Tests consigned Bangladesh to another embarrassing meltdown

Rishabh Pant stars as India A pull off superb comeback to beat West Indies A
India overcome 110-run deficit to chase down 321 in the fourth innings courtesy half-centuries from Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair and Hanuma Vihari

Brathwaite, Hetmyer put West Indies in command
Riding on Kraigg Brathwaite's second successive century, West Indies went to stumps at 295 for 4, having accumulated runs at 4.85 per over in the post-tea session

Bangladesh look to regroup after Antigua disaster
A win for West Indies will give them their first Test series win at home since 2014

Roach rested, Joseph called up for second Test
Returning from a long lay-off, fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has been picked in a 13-man West Indies squad for the second Test against Bangladesh, which starts on Thursday

Shaw 188, Samarth 137 chart India A revival
West Indies' eighth-wicket paid hold off India A after they turn a 250-run deficit into a 359-run lead on tense final day

Roach and Gabriel set the tone - Holder
The West Indies captain expects Bangladesh to bounce back in the second Test after the innings and 219 runs defeat in the first

Gabriel packs off Bangladesh inside three days
Nurul Hasan top scores for visitors with entertaining 64; Bangladesh eventually lose 20 wickets in just 59 overs

Bangladesh collapse again after Brathwaite's ton
The visitors slid to 50 for 6 after the West Indies opener's 121 secured a 363-run first-innings lead on a 14-wicket day

'It came very rapid' - Roach on taking five wickets in 12 balls
The West Indies fast bowler enjoyed great success by manipulating the angles to make sure the Bangladesh batsmen had to play (and nick) at everything

Bangladesh crash to their lowest total after Roach's five
The quick took 5 for 8 to raze Bangladesh for 43 and set West Indies up for a 158-run lead at stumps on day one

Trial by pace for shaky travellers Bangladesh
West Indies' quicks will pose a stiff challenge for the visitors, who will be looking to leave a difficult 12 months behind

Hetmyer returns for Bangladesh Tests
A series win will see the ninth-ranked West Indies swap places with the eighth-ranked Bangladesh

ICC to limit players to three T20 leagues a year?
The ICC's Full Members are on the verge of clamping down on player participation in domestic T20 leagues, and may well also stop sanctioning such leagues in Associate countries

Hanuma Vihari and Prithvi Shaw hundreds flatten West Indies A
India A proved far too powerful as they warmed up for next week's final against England Lions with a dominant display

Topley and Dawson in trim for Hampshire's Lord's final
Four wickets apiece for Reece Topley and Liam Dawson set up an easy Lions victory and left both in good heart for Saturday's Royal London Cup final

Joseph returns from back injury in 12-man squad to face Bangladesh
He has been out since sustaining a back injury late last year and has been named to face Bangladesh in a practice match in Antigua

Kusal, Dilruwan steer Sri Lanka in nervous chase to level series
West Indies fancied their chances when Kusal Mendis fell in the first over of the day but an injured Kusal Perera and a stoic Dilruwan Perera ensured they didn't have any further trouble

Holder four-for leaves Test evenly poised on 20-wicket day
The day started off with Sri Lanka five wickets down in the second innings. It ended with Sri Lanka five wickets down in the fourth

Kusal Perera 'cleared of any serious injury'
Sri Lanka batsman crashed into the advertising hoardings while attempting a catch on the boundary

Deepak Chahar, Mayank Agarwal help India A cruise to first win
A five-wicket haul for Deepak Chahar limited West Indies A to a total of 221 before Mayank Agarwal's century underpinned the chase

Gabriel, Roach give West Indies honours on rain-hit day
Sri Lanka failed to build on Lahiru Kumara's four-for on a truncated second day in which only 59 overs were possible

Dowrich half-century rescues West Indies on rain-hit day
Dowrich and Holder's unbroken 79-run stand repairs West Indies after fast bowlers scythe through top order on a lively Kensington Oval deck

Sam Hain's 145* sets up another dominant Lions win
Sam Hain hit a career-best unbeaten 145, then Chris Jordan and Liam Dawson combined to wreck the West Indies A reply, as England Lions romped to a second impressive victory

Holder wants his bowlers to be 'lot more consistent'
The West Indies captain also asked his batsmen to convert starts into bigger scores, something they have lacked in the last couple of series

Sri Lanka look to refocus on cricket in pink-ball Test; Lakmal named captain
They are 1-0 down and will be led by Suranga Lakmal in Dinesh Chandimal's absence. West Indies, meanwhile, have won their two most recent Tests at the Kensington Oval

Shai Hope, Stafanie Taylor clean up at CWI Awards
Shai Hope walked away with the three biggest prizes at the CWI awards ceremony held on June 20 in Barbados

Andre Russell named Jamaica Tallawahs captain for CPL 2018
The allrounder takes over the leadership from Kumar Sangakkara after missing the previous season because of a doping ban

Cricket's repository of ball-tampering since 2000
A list of all ball-tampering offences that led to an ICC charge in the 21st century

Xavier Marshall left out of USA selection camp in Texas
The former West Indies batsman is not among the 33 players invited to camp to be held from June 21-24 in Texas. Former USA captain Steven Taylor, however, has made the cut

Keemo Paul replaces Shimron Hetmyer for final Test against Sri Lanka
Paul is uncapped at Test level but has an impressive first-class average of 17.35 across 14 appearances

'Words can't describe Gabriel's performance' - Holder
Only once has a West Indian bowler struck more than the 13 times he did in a single Test match, and that was back in 1976

Brathwaite, bad weather hold off Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka denied series-levelling win as 32.3 overs lost to weather on rainy final day in St Lucia

Gabriel gets five again but SL lead nears 300
Two dashing innings - a confident 87 off 117 from Kusal Mendis, and a stroke filled 62 off 70 from Niroshan Dickwella - propelled Sri Lanka to a 287-run lead in St Lucia, edging them ahead in the Test

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge
By not pleading guilty to the charge laid by the ICC, Chandimal will attend a hearing by match referee Javagal Srinath after the conclusion of the Test

Gabriel strikes for West Indies after narrow lead
Sri Lanka's quicks scythed through the West Indies lower order, and finished only 13 runs behind for the loss of one wicket by stumps

Sri Lanka deny wrongdoing amid ball-tampering controversy
The players refused to take the field for more than an hour after umpires informed them of their decision to change the ball

Smith and Kumara shine on rain-hit day
Only 42.3 overs were possible due to intermittent showers, enough time for the opener to score a fifty and the fast bowler to show some menace

Gabriel commends bowlers for strong opening-day show
The West Indies pacer said hitting the right lengths helped extract good bounce from a slow surface

Chandimal 119* saves Sri Lanka opening-day blushes
Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach shared nine wickets as West Indies took the first-day honours

West Indies eye successive Test wins after four years
After decimating Sri Lanka by 226 runs at Port-of-Spain, Jason Holder will hope for a repeat showing from his side

'Our lower order, one of the world's most consistent' - Holder
Holder also praised Shane Dowrich's partnerships with himself, Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach - the result of which was their first innings total of 414 for 8

Chase, Bishoo spin West Indies to massive win
Spinners took six wickets on the final day as West Indies recorded their biggest run-margin victory at Queen's Park Oval

We just need one more big effort - Stuart Law
The West Indies coach wants his bowlers to hit the right lengths and target the stumps on the final day, taking some assistance from the variable bounce of the pitch

Kusal Mendis keeps SL fighting in improbable chase
Setting Sri Lanka a monumental 453 to chase before removing three top-order wickets, West Indies continued to stride towards victory but Kusal Mendis stood in their way with a defiant 94 on on day four

'Want to tire Sri Lanka out on the field' - Kieran Powell
West Indies have a clear mantra: bat long, grind the opposition down and then take advantage of their weariness on a pitch with uneven bounce

Powell takes WI 360 ahead after bowlers' day out
As West Indies persisted, their bowlers delivering tight lines and testing lengths long after the morning's swing had disappeared, Sri Lanka's first innings crashed and burned after lunch

Bishoo delighted with 'West Indies fire' in Trinidad
West Indies legspinner also values batting contribution in century stand with Shane Dowrich that helped set up the game

Dowrich ton, fiery pacers give West Indies the advantage
The wicketkeeper posted his highest Test score before the West Indies pacers ran through the Sri Lanka top order

Dowrich, Holder keep West Indies alive after early damage
Suranga Lakmal moved the ball skillfully in the morning, and Lahiru Kumara bowled aggressively all day, but a 90-run sixth-wicket stand between Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich ensured the hosts emerged from day one with some credit

Sri Lanka hope to make history in the Caribbean
They have never won a Test series in the West Indies, and considering the hosts' form, they have a good chance to break that duck now

Devon Smith returns to West Indies Test squad after three years
The uncapped wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton is also in the squad for the Tests against Sri Lanka, while Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood and Raymon Reifer have been left out

Odean Smith picked by T&T; no takers for Roshon Primus
West Indies internationals Kirk Edwards, Sheldon Cottrell and Odean Smith were among the high-profile picks in the 2018-19 Professional Cricket League draft

Financially-challenged CWI asks SLC help to host home series
One Test from Sri Lanka's tour next month may be scrapped in favour of limited-overs internationals

Bangladesh to play in Jamaica after 14 years
This is Bangladesh's fourth tour to the West Indies, the last of which was in 2014 when they didn't win a single game

West Indies to host Bangladesh for T20Is in Florida
The stadium in Lauderhill is set to host the second and third games of a three-match T20I series in August

Mushtaq Ahmed to coach West Indies spinners for a month
The former Pakistan legspinner signed a one-month contract with Cricket West Indies, after which he is likely to return as head coach at the NCA in Lahore

Billings' Twenty20 links help Kent seal Brathwaite deal
When Sam Billings has not been on the field in IPL, he has been busy enticing Carlos Brathwaite to sign a short-term deal for Kent in the Vitality T20 Blast

Beaton suspended from bowling in international cricket
The fast bowler failed an independent assessment after he was reported for a suspect action during an ODI against New Zealand on December 24

Old Trafford to host India-Pakistan World Cup clash
England and South Africa will kick off the tournament at The Oval on May 30, and Lord's will host its fifth World Cup final on July 14

Denied the opportunity to help Caribbean people - Bravo
Some of West Indies' best-known players are claiming they were "denied the opportunity…. to help Caribbean people" by being omitted from the teams involved in the Hurricane Relief game at Lord's

Russell to return to West Indies squad in fundraiser for Irma-Maria damage
The allrounder has been named in a 13-man squad that will take on an ICC Rest of the World XI at Lord's to raise funds for rehabilitation of cricket centres in the Caribbean

Three women among Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year
Heather Knight, Nat Sciver and Anya Shrubsole are named among the Five Cricketers of the Year, while Virat Kohli is Leading Cricketer in the World

No excuse for teams not to tour Pakistan now - Sarfraz
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed urged the world to change its perception about playing international cricket in the country after the highly successful T20I series against West Indies in Karachi

'A bit daunting, but security has been outstanding' - WI coach Stuart Law
West Indies coach Stuart Law also said he was impressed by some of the young players despite they 3-0 drubbing they took from Pakistan

Babar, Fakhar lead Pakistan to 3-0 sweep
Ramdin's 18-ball 42 the lone bright spot for West Indies as they suffer another heavy defeat to round off short Pakistan visit

Azam, Talat help Pakistan thrash West Indies and seal series
Both batsmen made sparkling fifties to carry Pakistan to their highest T20I total before West Indies surrendered meekly again in Karachi

West Indies reduced to 12 men as Permaul injures ankle
The left-arm spinner bowled just three balls on T20I debut; no replacement is likely to be flown in for the series that finishes on Tuesday

Jet-lagged West Indies slump to massive defeat
The chasm between the two sides was in full evidence as Pakistan romped to their joint-highest T20 total before they bowled West Indies out for their lowest

In-form Pakistan heavy favourites against inexperienced West Indies
As Karachi gears up for its first international match in nine years, the mood around the game is not so much about the revival of big cricket in Pakistan as much as its normalisation

One of the best times we've come together as a side - Holder
The West Indies captain praises a "total team effort" but acknowledges team isn't a finished article yet

Afghanistan complete come-from-behind title win
Mohammad Shahzad's adventurous 84 led the way after teenager Mujeeb Ur Rahman had helped restrict West Indies to 204 in the final

Martin, bowlers inflict seven-wicket defeat on West Indies
New Zealand wrapped up the series 4-0 against the visitors in Hamilton

Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers
As one of the most competitive ICC tournaments in recent times comes to a close, we take a look at four big talking points from the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe

'Two critical moments in two critical games have potentially cost us' - Coetzer
While Scotland's captain rued his team's bad luck with lbw decisions, West Indies' Jason Holder pointed out that the availability, or otherwise, of the DRS was not under his control

Relief for West Indies, heartbreak for Scotland
The two-time champions sealed a berth in the 2019 World Cup when rain arrived with Scotland five runs short of the DLS par score

Peterson's last over steals one-run win for New Zealand
West Indies needed five to win from the last over with six wickets in hand but offspinner Anna Peterson took two wickets and added a run-out on the penultimate ball to seal the win

Jason Holder was outstanding - Law
The West Indies coach also showered praise on his side's energy and fielding, and called Brendan Taylor's century "one of the best one-day hundreds" he had seen

CWI offering players '$25,000 to tour Pakistan'
Cricket West Indies is offering its contracted and non-contracted players major pay hikes as an incentive to play the series of three T20 internationals in Pakistan next month

Holder, Samuels take West Indies closer to World Cup
Brendan Taylor's belligerent century went in vain as West Indies recorded their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history

Devine, Satterthwaite, Martin thrash West Indies
Sophie Devine's 3 for 12, Amy Satterthwaite's unbeaten 71, and Katey Martin's 65 gave New Zealand a 2-0 lead in the T20I series against West Indies in Mount Maunganui

Sunil Narine's bowling action reported in PSL
Offspinner placed on PSL's watch list, but can continue bowling in the tournament unless reported a second time

Afghanistan stay alive after spinners' brilliance sets up narrow win
Afghanistan nearly bottled what should have been a straightforward chase of 198, but the insurance provided by the brilliance of their spinners from earlier in the day just about bailed them out

NZ hold on for narrow win courtesy Kasperek's three-for
Spinner Leigh Kasperek's two scalps in the space of three balls in the 19th over, even as Stafanie Taylor was left stranded at her end, helped New Zealand prevail over West Indies by eight runs

Lewis 84 puts Netherlands out of Super Sixes
A 113-run stand between Wesley Barresi and Ryan ten Doeschate kept Netherlands in the hunt in their chase of 310, but a string of run outs pegged them back and left them well short of the DLS par score when rain brought the contest to a premature halt

Hain, Parkinson guide England Lions to consolation win
England Lions achieved a consolation seven-wicket win at the end of their disappointing tour of the Caribbean, thanks to an unbeaten 50 from Sam Hain

Karachi set to host Pakistan-West Indies T20Is
Najam Sethi, the PCB chairman, has announced that the matches will be played on April 1, 2 and 3

Devine brutal as New Zealand whitewash West Indies
She hammered 73 off 58 balls and took 3 for 24 to wrap up the ODI series 3-0, and consolidate her team's position on top of the Women's Championship table

Rovman Powell ton leads West Indies into Super Six
From 83 for 5, West Indies recovered to set Ireland a target of 258, and proceeded to win by 52 runs with Kemar Roach picking up four vital wickets

Keemo Paul celebrates West Indies call-up by upsetting England Lions
The former Under-19 champion struck a half-century at No. 9 and then helped defend a total of 256 by picking up 3 for 55

Keemo Paul replaces injured Cottrell in West Indies squad
Sheldon Cottrell suffered the injury during West Indies' first group game, against UAE, in which he bowled only 4.4 overs

Holder and Brathwaite ward off PNG threat
For a few moments, West Indies looked in danger of losing to Papua New Guinea, chasing a target of 201. But their captain Jason Holder took charge to lead the team across the line

Bates, Devine give New Zealand 2-0 lead
The openers added 175 to steer the hosts through a breezy chase after a four-wicket haul from Leigh Kasperek had helped them bowl West Indies out for 194

West Indies A hold on despite Hain 144
Sam Hain's 144 on England Lions debut went in vain as the visitors narrowly failed to chase down their target against West Indies A in the first of three unofficial ODIs

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