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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

Injured Russell to miss remainder of PSL 2018
The West Indies allrounder injured his right hamstring during Islamabad United's fixture against Karachi Kings on Sunday

Cricket West Indies urges caution against 'doomsday' T20 scenario
CWI wants the ICC to address the possible eventuality that international bilateral cricket will be cannibalised by T20 leagues

Gayle's six-laden 123 razes UAE
Shimron Hetmyer played the perfect partner, allowing UAE no respite once Gayle departed to complete a blistering century of his own

Devine, Kasperek star in NZ's one-run win
New Zealand battled their own nerves, and a domineering onslaught from West Indies' Kyshona Knight, to claim a hard-earned victory in the first ODI in Lincoln

Why is the ICC not streaming the World Cup qualifier?
Given the presence of four Full Members and the high-stakes nature of the tournament, good viewership figures can be expected, but bringing it to that audience might not yet be a cost-effective undertaking

Flower 'disappointed' as Lions spin issues exposed in whitewash
West Indies A completed a 3-0 whitewash over England Lions in the unofficial Tests as Jomel Warrican capped an impressive personal series with a haul of 11 for 88

Guptill, Simmons fetch biggest bids at CPL draft
Both players went for USD 160,000, with Jamaica Tallawahs picking the New Zealand opener and St Lucia Stars making the West Indies batsman the first pick of the draft

Spinners, Roach help West Indies defend 115
A 32-run win against UAE, however, will not mask the team's worries over their batting leading into the tournament proper

Afghanistan stun West Indies in warm-up win
Afghanistan gave West Indies a hint of the struggle that could be in store for them in their bid to reach the 2019 World Cup, after battling back from the brink of a crushing defeat

'About time we win a World Cup' - Holder
The West Indies captain sees the World Cup qualifiers as an opportunity to finalise combinations for the showpiece event in England in 2019

Female PE teachers stalling cricket in Jamaica - Dave Cameron
Female physical education teachers who are "not interested" in the history of cricket is one reason the game is falling behind other sports in Jamaica, Dave Cameron has said

Bowlers, Cato lead Windward Islands to Super50 title
Barbados suffered a collapse that restricted them to 232 for 9, which Windward Islands chased down with three balls to spare

CPL offers Hales and Rashid first glimpse of white-ball freedom
The pair have put themselves forward for next week's Caribbean Premier League draft

Father-son bonding, the Chanderpaul way
Shivnarine and Tagenarine on playing professional cricket together in the Caribbean

Brathwaite century ends Kent's Caribbean odyssey
A century from Kraigg Brathwaite ended Kent's hopes in the West Indies Super50 Cup, as Barbados progressed to Saturday's final with a 13-run DLS win in a rain-reduced contest in Antigua

Alfonso Thomas named West Indies bowling coach
Cricket West Indies has made a number of changes to the coaching and support staff keeping in mind the World Cup Qualifiers and Women's World T20 scheduled for later this year

Haynes, Sammy question Pybus' return to West Indies
The former team director was hired back by Cricket West Indies without an interview process

Cornwall, Warrican share 16 wickets in tight WI A win
West Indies A survived a scare on the final morning to secure a nervy two-wicket over England Lions in the first unofficial Test in Jamaica

West Indies, Rest of the World XI to play fundraising T20I
The match, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, has been granted international status, with the proceeds going towards the restoration of the cricket grounds in Dominica and Anguilla

Smartt replaces injured Selman for New Zealand tour
The seamer's inclusion is the only change from the West Indies women squad that had been named for the home series against Sri Lanka

Pybus returns to Cricket West Indies as high performance director
Pybus left his previous role of director of cricket in 2016 when he did not seek a contract renewal after a three-year term and Jimmy Adams was appointed

Kensington Oval to host first day-night Test in the Caribbean
West Indies will host their first day-night Test match on June 23 when they play Sri Lanka in Barbados

Playing for West Indies the 'ultimate goal' - Narine
The offspinner has dismissed suggestions that he is not interested in playing for West Indies; it is just a matter of not rushing back to ODIs with his remodelled bowling action, he said

Andre Russell set to return after year-long ban
The allrounder will play his first competitive cricket match in a year when he represents Jamaica in West Indies' domestic 50-over competition

CPL window set between August 8 and September 16
The schedule for the CPL has been selected to avoid matches coinciding with West Indies' international games, allowing marquee players to submit their names for this year's draft

Never said West Indies career was over - Dwayne Bravo
The allrounder is peeved at the West Indies selection panel for sending out mixed signals on the matter

West Indies announce separate player contracts for different formats
Only five players - Holder, Gabriel, Shai Hope, Joseph, and Bishoo - have been contracted for all formats, while six have been given red-ball contracts and five others white-ball contracts

Narine, Russell, Pollard, Darren Bravo pick PSL over WC Qualifiers
Jason Holder is the captain and Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels are the senior members of the 15-man squad for the World Cup Qualifiers

Najam Sethi backtracks on five-year agreement with West Indies
Najam Sethi has said a five-year plan which sees West Indies tour Pakistan each year is off, but a three-match T20I series in Lahore will go ahead as planned

West Indies to host first standalone Women's World T20
Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, and St Lucia will host the Women's World T20 from November 9 to 24 later this year

Young's late blast steers WI to four-wicket win
Young, aided by significant contributions from Bhaskar Yadram, Emmanuel Stewert and Kirstan Kallicharan, helped West Indies beat Ireland by four wickets in Lincoln

Smith, Theophile secure draw with 323-run stand
Tyrone Theophile and Devon Smith put up a record stand for Windward Islands, the highest partnership of the season, after Devon Thomas led Leeward Islands' dominance

Reifer's five-for and hundred stamps Guyana dominance
The allrounder picked up 5 for 40 and coupled it with an innings of 108 off 217 balls to beat Trinidad & Tobago

Brooks and Harding blow Jamaica away
The captain struck a vital 166 in the first innings while the fast bowler picked up a five-for in the fourth innings to seal the game

West Indies' Persaud, Perez leave U-19 World Cup midway
The 17-year-old wicketkeeper left for Guyana on Saturday night following his mother's death

Athanaze ton, Yadram, Royal blow Kenya away
Despite the 222-run win, the defending champions are no longer in contention for the knockouts

On reflection, I'd withdraw the appeal - Stewart
"Moving forward, if I'm in such a situation, I'd withdraw the decision to go upstairs," the West Indies U-19 captain said after his team's controversial obstructing-the-field call sparked debate

Makwetu, Rolfes lead South Africa into quarter-finals
South Africa joined New Zealand as the second quarter-finalists from Group A after they dumped defending champions West Indies out of the tournament

West Indies spark spirit-of-cricket debate with controversial dismissal
Emmanuel Stewart, the West Indies captain, appealed for obstructing the field after a South Africa batsman picked up the ball close to off stump, even though it was stationary

ICC rule no change to ODI status for World Cup Qualifiers
The 10-team qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe, for the main event in England in 2019, will begin on March 4

Jacobs, Blackwood star in Jamaica's 57-run win
Damion Jacobs' match haul of 12 for 157 and Jermaine Blackwood's resolute batting display helped Jamaica beat Leeward Island by 57 runs

Hodge, Shillingford deliver Windward Islands maiden win
Kavem Hodge's century and offspinner Shane Shillingford's match haul of 6 for 88 consigned Trinidad and Tobago to an innings-and-37-run defeat in their clash against Windward Islands

Allen, Ravindra lead NZ to eight-wicket win
Rachin Ravindra's 3 for 30 and Finn Allen's unbeaten 115 took New Zealand home with eight wickets and 63 to balls to spare

'Playing in Super50 will speed up USA player development' - Dassanayake
USA's head coach is optimistic as they prepare to take part in West Indies' regional limited-overs tournament ahead of theT20 qualifiers and ICC WCL campaigns later this year

USA to play in 2018 WICB Regional Super50
USA's senior side has accepted an invitation to play in the WICB Regional Super50 tournament, beginning on January 30 in Barbados and Antigua

Munro century headlines New Zealand's drubbing of WI
The opener became the first batsman to make three T20I hundreds and lifted New Zealand to their highest total as West Indies ended a horror tour with no wins

West Indies' last chance for a first win on tour
Unless West Indies win their final match of the tour in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday, they will return home empty-handed

Former West Indian umpire Clyde Cumberbatch dies aged 81
Clyde Cumberbatch officiated in 12 Tests and 26 ODIs from 1981 to 1997 before serving as the chairman of West Indies umpires training and examination committee for 12 years

Rain ruins match after Munro's 66 off 23 balls
Only nine overs were possible in Mount Maunganui as West Indies continue to search for their first win of the tour

Gayle and WI need to break out of the funk
If West Indies concede the match, they will have to return home with nothing to show for their stay in New Zealand

Rookies Phillips, Rance star in dominating NZ win
Tim Southee celebrates captaincy debut with a win as West Indies wither away in steep chase to remain winless on tour

WI grapple with the loss of Pollard, Narine and Samuels
Both T20 heavyweights have pulled out due to personal reasons, leaving the world champions short on firepower as they face a New Zealand team in top form

Taylor, Boult keep West Indies winless on tour
A 166-run target in a truncated 23-overs-a-side contest proved too much for West Indies, after Matt Henry and Trent Boult blew away the top order

Struggling West Indies seek year-end high
Time is running out for Jason Holder's team to identify combinations for the World Cup Qualifiers next year, even as Tom Latham's men seek to close out 2017 with a 3-0 sweep

West Indies pacer Beaton reported for suspect action
Beaton was reported after West Indies' second ODI against New Zealand, in which he returned figures of 1 for 60 in eight overs

'Talk is cheap', Law wants results from his team
West Indies head coach Stuart Law came down hard on his team after they listlessly crumbled to a 204-run defeat against New Zealand in the second ODI in Christchurch

Boult's seven-for seals New Zealand's series win
Boult's relentless accuracy and Lockie Ferguson's raw pace hit the high notes after Nicholls' enterprising 83 in a dominating win

Under-strength New Zealand still favourites
Kane Williamson and Tim Southee won't be playing in Christchurch but West Indies are still in for a fight to level the series

Illness leaves Gayle in doubt for Christchurch ODI
The opener scored 22 in Wednesday's first ODI in Whangarei, and did not field during New Zealand's innings

Bracewell, Astle put New Zealand 1-0 up
Doug Bracewell and Todd Astle combined for seven wickets to help New Zealand cruise to a five-wicket win in the first ODI in Whangarei

West Indies bank on Gayle to break wretched run
West Indies will have to cope without Marlon Samuels, Alzarri Joseph, and Sunil Ambris, but they will be buoyed by the return of Chris Gayle and their captain Jason Holder, who had been suspended for the Hamilton Test

Bramble, Permaul lead Guyana to thumping ten-wicket win
Anthony Bramble's unbeaten 196 and Veerasammy Permaul's eight-wicket match haul helped Guyana consign Leeward Islands to a ten-wicket defeat inside three days at Providence Stadium

Don't see myself making a WI comeback - Dwayne Bravo
Bravo has not played Test cricket in seven years and last played an ODI in 2014. His last T20I outing was against Pakistan in September 2016 in the UAE

Samuels, Joseph ruled out of New Zealand ODIs
Sunil Narine has also made himself unavailable for the T20s due to personal reasons. Ashley Nurse was drafted in as his replacement.

White-ball contracts for West Indies players
A player contracted in the A category can now earn over USD 300,000, independent of domestic T20 deals, more than double of the previous highest-earning contracts

Prepare for more two-Test series starting May 2019
A copy of the incoming FTP shows that 41 out of 81 Test series between May 2019 and May 2023 will be two-Test series

Astle, Ferguson return to New Zealand's ODI squad
Williamson, Southee partly rested in anticipation of heavy workloads during a hectic home summer involving limited-overs series against Pakistan and England

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