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West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

'I don't know what the strength of West Indies cricket is'
Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts has questioned the fitness of the current pace attack on the eve of the first Test against England at Edgbaston

England gears up for pink-ball bow
West Indies are "huge underdogs", in the words of their captain Jason Holder, but they cannot be counted out, given their form during the warm-ups, the uncertainty of what the pink ball might do at Edgbaston, and the inexperience in England's top order

'Let's rewrite history' - Law's call to West Indies
Stuart Law believes West Indies can "exploit the weaknesses" in the England side and prove their critics wrong

When is tea, how are ticket sales? Edgbaston day-night Test FAQs
What you need to know about the first Test in England's home series against West Indies

Joel Garner warns hosts against underestimating West Indies
The West Indies' team manager said anyone who writes off the no. 8 ranked side does so "at their peril"

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'
England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience

Powell strolls to hundred in untaxing warm-up
West Indies' batsmen looked in good order and Kieran Powell struck a century as a less-than-testing warm-up against a weakened Derbyshire side ended in a tame draw

Root shoulders the demands of the England captaincy
Joe Root is discovering the relentless demands made on an England captain - and that is even before he begins to think about the Ashes

Gabriel worry for WI as batsmen find form
Shai Hope and Roston Chase scored unbeaten hundreds but Shannon Gabriel suffered problems with his run-up, bowling 20 no-balls

Hope springs eternal to lift West Indies
Kyle Hope gave the West Indians a boost ahead of next week's First Test Match at Edgbaston when he scored the first century of the tour in the day/night game against Derbyshire at Derby

Root rues England's top-order shortcomings
Joe Root has admitted the idea of his moving back into England's top three was discussed ahead of naming a squad for the Investec Test series against West Indies

Trinbago Knight Riders made to pay for 38 for 8 collapse
Kesrick Williams and debutant Odean Smith struck regularly in an innings that saw Knight Riders fall from 109 for 2 to 147 all out

Radford hails workout for batsmen
Lightning and bad light ended batting practice for the touring West Indies who emerged second-best from their three-day draw with a makeshift Kent XI in Canterbury

Dickson dominates before West Indies hit back late
Sean Dickson hit an excellent 142 to ensure West Indies endured three sessions of leather chasing on the second day against Kent at Canterbury

Woakes, Ballance unlikely for Edgbaston
A lack of first-class cricket could be hampering England's plans ahead of the first Investec Test against West Indies

McCarthy, Sami fire Tallawahs to first win
Kieron Pollard's 33-ball 62 gave Jamaica Tallawahs a few jitters in the end overs but Mohammad Sami's four-for ensured an opening win for the defending champions

Bowlers lead the way as Patriots complete double over Warriors
Chris Gayle's slowest half-century set it up, and his bowlers finished the job on a slow pitch, as the Guyana Amazon Warriors fell agonisingly short of a win against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots

West Indian batting unconvincing against Kent second-string
Rookie seam-bowler Charlie Hartley celebrated his Kent recall with career-best figures of 4 for 80 as the county's second-string bowling attack made West Indies toil for runs

Akeal Hosein's heroics help Tridents open with win
Jamaica Tallawahs slipped to their third defeat in as many matches in Lauderhill, after falling to Barbados Tridents by 12 runs

Shadab, McCullum crush St Lucia Stars
Shadab Khan spun a web while Brendon McCullum and Colin Munro's bruising half-centuries helped seal a dominating nine-wicket win for Trinbago Knight Riders

Maron takes over as West Indies' fielding coach
The 42-year-old South African replaces Andre Coley, who has been appointed head coach of Windward Islands Volcanoes

'Can't wait to watch Rashid bowl' - Guptill
Guyana Amazon Warriors have featured in three CPL finals and lost each one of them. Their captain Martin Guptill hopes this year's squad, which includes Afghanistan's star legspinner Rashid Khan, can go all the way

Tallawahs have a different brand of cricket now - Nixon
Jamaica Tallawahs were pushed into rebuild mode following the departure of several key senior players, and their coach Paul Nixon believes they will have to cope with it by being smarter in their approach and more energetic on the field

The time for Caribbean flair is now
The format, player movements, where the teams stand, and everything else you need to know ahead of the fifth season of the Caribbean Premier League

Walter shows his promise to challenge West Indians
Paul Walter underlined his burgeoning reputation as an allrounder of considerable promise with starring performances from both bat and ball on the final day against the West Indians

Simmons, Foo find form in Tallawahs' win over USA
Lendl Simmons found some form for Jamaica Tallawahs, even as USA were left struggling in a 60-run defeat

Roach working on moving the ball as he aims at Test return
Kemar Roach, who took 3 for 17 on the second day of West Indies' three-day warm-up match against Essex, shed light on the efforts he has been taking towards a Test return ahead of the three-match series against England

Roach shows form before rain sets in
West Indies quick Kemar Roach blasted a hole in the Essex top order before rain brought an early finish to the second day of the tour match at Chelmsford

NZC drop West Indies Test with eye to the future
New Zealand's first home day-night Test, against England next March, remains an uncertain prospect

Chase, Blackwood, Brathwaite shine as West Indies start tour
The West Indians were given a thorough examination by a patchwork Essex attack on the opening day of the tourists' two-month tour of England and Ireland

USA to play T20s against CPL franchises
Two Caribbean Premier League squads will play warm-up fixtures against the USA men's team in the build-up to this year's pair of CPL double-headers in Florida

West Indies stars offered 'temporary amnesty' by board
With the cricket board officially offering 'temporary amnesty' to players who do not fit their selection criteria, the likes of Gayle, Pollard and Narine could be back as early as next month

Roach returns, Reifer picked for England tour
Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been recalled to West Indies' Test squad for the series in England that begins on August 17

England thrash West Indies to top table
Heather Knight led England to 220 on a slow surface before their bowlers strangled West Indies in the chase to set up a semi-final clash against South Africa

Player-board relationship 'steadily improving' - Gayle
Chris Gayle said the players and Cricket West Indies need to build on a steadily improving relationship "to get the best players out on the field"

CWI agrees truce with star players over availability
The biggest names in Caribbean cricket could be about to return to the West Indies team after significant progress was made in negotiations between players and the board

Dottin, Taylor star as West Indies leave Pakistan winless
West Indies were aided by rain after putting up a strong batting display against Pakistan which saw Deandra Dottin reach her maiden ODI hundred, supported by Stafanie Taylor's 90

Pakistan, WI face off in battle for pride
While West Indies will look to build on their 47-run victory against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will be keen on ending their 12-match winless streak in the World Cup

India were 20 runs short - Brathwaite
West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite and coach Stuart Law have expressed how they were happy to restrict India to under 200, as the 190 total was 20 runs short

Aguilleira, spinners hand West Indies first win
Sri Lanka paid a hefty price for letting West Indies off the hook from a vulnerable position, leaving them still in search of their maiden win in this Women's World Cup

Lewis 125* as West Indies power through to nine-wicket win
Evin Lewis put behind him the dismal ODI series to score 125 as he made mockery of India's target of 191

Australia, England set to revive rivalry
Australia and England will look to firm up their chances of a semi-final spot, even as Sri Lanka and West Indies pursue their first win in this edition

Roston Chase sweeps West Indies awards night
Roston Chase walked away from the West Indies Players' Association/Cricket West Indies' annual awards ceremony with two of the biggest prizes: the Cricketer of the Year Award, and the Test Cricketer of the Year Award

Big names give West Indies much-needed heft
The presence of players like Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree and Kieron Pollard makes the one-off T20I potentially the most evenly matched game of India's tour of the West Indies

Holder rues poor shot selection
West Indies captain Jason Holder was critical of his batsmen after they squandered starts in the fifth ODI in Kingston

Kohli savours triumph over short ball
Virat Kohli had struggled against the short ball on slow West Indian pitches, but with the series up for grabs, he overcame them to make an unbeaten 111

WATCH - Jadhav goes low and slow
Watch: The moments of play that made the Kingston ODI

Priest, bowlers brush aside West Indies
A grand show from bowlers Lea Tahuhu and Leigh Kasperek, followed by a blitz from Rachel Priest, saw New Zealand canter home against West Indies

Kohli, spinners seal 3-1 series win
Normal service resumed in the West Indies as the hosts' batsmen failed again - this time on a much better batting surface - and India chased 206 down with relative ease to seal the series 3-1

NZ eye second win against bottom-ranked West Indies
A loss for New Zealand would dent their chances of a straightforward entry into the semi-final, while a defeat for West Indies would further hurt their net run-rate, which is already down in the negative

A series showdown at Sabina Park
Sabina Park might possibly provide the best batting pitches in the Caribbean, but it has not been the luckiest ground for India. Can the ninth-ranked West Indies pull off a grand upset?

West Indies recall Gayle for one-off T20I
West Indies have recalled Chris Gayle for the one-off T20I against India at Sabina Park on July 9

Kesrick Williams did an outstanding job - Holder
Captain Jason Holder and coach Stuart Law hoped that West Indies' stunning win against India in the fourth ODI would be a stepping stone to higher honours

West Indies stun India in low-scoring thriller
MS Dhoni scored India's slowest half-century in 16 years as India failed to chase down 190 on a slow pitch against a spirited attack

WI slump to new low after 48 all out
South Africa dismantled West Indies for the second-lowest total in their history and sixth lowest in the tournament's en route a crushing 10-wicket win, their second in three games

Will India test their bench strength?
India are 2-0 up and cannot lose the series; will they finally give Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik a look-in?

'Hungry' Rahane makes it count
Having warmed the bench in the Champions Trophy, Ajinkya Rahane has said he was eager to perform well in the Caribbean

CPL in Florida remains 'an investment'
Caribbean Premier League organisers have reaffirmed their faith in making annual visits to the USA as the 2017 edition approaches, with the opening weekend taking place in Lauderhill on August 5 and 6

WATCH - How WI bounced Kohli out, and Dhoni and Jadhav innovated
Watch highlights of the key events from the third ODI between West Indies and India in Antigua

Dhoni, spinners set up win in low-scoring match
In Antigua, West Indies got a bit of a leveller when they won the toss on a damp pitch and kept India to 251, but their batsmen still fell short by 93

Mandhana, spinners outshine West Indies
After India's spin attack overwhelmed the West Indies batsmen with flight and guile, Smriti Mandhana made short work of the 184-run chase with a 108-ball 106

WI's last chance to stay alive in series
If the hosts lose on Friday, they will go 0-2 down with only two matches left

Kyle Hope, Ambris earn maiden ODI call-ups
Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris have earned call-ups to West Indies' one-day international squad for the final three ODIs of their ongoing home series against India

Bolton century leads Australia to breezy win
An opening partnership of 171 between Nicole Bolton and Beth Mooney paved the way for Australia women to begin their title defence with an eight-wicket win against West Indies

Kuldeep hard to pick from the wrist - Kohli
Virat Kohli thinks Kuldeep Yadav's ability to turn the ball both ways while bowling cross seam makes all the difference

WATCH - West Indies pay for bowling errors
Key highlights from the second ODI between West Indies and India

Rahane, Kuldeep star in 105-run win
Ajinkya Rahane's third ODI century and Kuldeep Yadav's 3 for 50 helped India thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second ODI in Port of Spain and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series

One eye on weather, one on India's middle order
Rain is expected again in the afternoon in Port-of-Spain where India would want to assess the strength of the batsmen they employ at No. 4 and below

Don't like the way I have been treated - Darren Bravo
Following the suspension of his contract last year, due to a controversial tweet, the West Indies batsman has asked Cricket West Indies to prove that he had indeed posted a message criticising board president Dave Cameron

WATCH - Dhawan and Rahane keep a good thing going
Watch clips of the action from the first ODI between West Indies and India in Port of Spain

No result after Dhawan-Rahane show
Heavy rain cut short the first ODI of the series between West Indies and India

Kohli's India face the Caribbean grind
Both India and West Indies have had on- and off-field issues of late. The visitors are still favourites, provided their batsmen adjust to the slow, low Caribbean tracks

West Indies unchanged for first two India ODIs
Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was unavailable as he continues his rehabilitation from an injury that kept him out of the series against Afghanistan; West Indies are unchanged

Decider washed out; Law 'not sure' of WI's chances of direct entry into World Cup
The series between West Indies and Afghanistan ended in a 1-1 tie as the deciding match was washed out by rain, which had been heavy overnight and persistent through the day

Onus on WI batsmen with series on the line
The hosts have struggled against the concerted discipline of Afghanistan, but if they want to go 2-1 up, they need to attack

West Indies survive Rashid scare to level series
Struggling against the short ball, Afghanistan slumped to 135 all out, but Rashid Khan ensured West Indies' chase would be far from straightforward

West Indies brace for battle against conditions
West Indies will have to rethink their strategy of playing four fast bowlers on a low, slow St Lucia pitch to remain in this series

Rashid Khan rips the fight out of West Indies
The 18-year old legspinner had only 212 to defend and he did so in style, picking up 7 for 18, the fourth-best figures in ODI history

WI look to stay on track for tour whitewash
ODI cricket returns to St Lucia for the first time since the stadium was renamed the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium where Jason Holder returns to West Indies' limited-overs side

England ease past West Indies in World Cup warm-up
England Women laid down a marker ahead of this month's World Cup as they beat West Indies by six wickets in a warm-up encounter in Loughborough

Samuels' 89* completes West Indies sweep
Marlon Samuels' highest score in T20Is, an unbeaten 66-ball 89, steered West Indies to whitewash-sealing seven-wicket win at Warner Park

West Indies eye clean sweep at Warner Park
Carlos Brathwaite's team will not want to give Afghanistan the slightest chance, for an upset - if it should occur - is what will be remembered most from this series

Roston Chase earns maiden ODI call-up
Roston Chase has been rewarded for his consistent run in the Pakistan Tests with a maiden call-up to West Indies' ODI squad for the three-match series against Afghanistan

Afghanistan crumble under pace barrage, West Indies clinch series
Afghanistan lost their trial by pace and the second T20 to West Indies by 29 runs in a shortened game at Basseterre

Reckless batting snaps Afghanistan's winning streak
A mid-innings collapse, elicited by a hare-brained approach, ended Afghanistan's record 11-match winning streak as West Indies cruised to a six-wicket win in the series opener at Warner Park

Plan B for West Indies, history for Afghanistan
Considering Afghanistan's reputation as a formidable T20I unit, Carlos Brathwaite's men will look to bring on their A-game to contend with the tourists

West Indies could rethink ODI selection policy
West Indies' limited-overs stars could be back in the ODI team if the WICB considers a proposal to revisit the eligibility criterion for selection

Ronsford Beaton called up for Afghanistan T20Is
Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels, all of whom will be coming off their IPL stints, also found a place in the squad

India to tour West Indies right after Champions Trophy
India will tour the West Indies for five ODIs and one T20 international in June and July, with the trip beginning almost immediately after the Champions Trophy final in England.

We showed a lot of guts - Roston Chase
West Indies allrounder Roston Chase praised his team's efforts in the series and called his fighting century on the final day against Pakistan the "toughest" of his career

Chase left stranded in dramatic send-off to Misbah, Younis
Roston Chase was left stranded on 101 as Pakistan wrapped up their first ever series win in the West Indies with just six balls left to play

Brilliant Yasir leads Pakistan towards history
Meanwhile, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan would be quietly confident that they can retire from Test cricket with the honour spearheading Pakistan to their first series win in the Caribbean

Dwayne Bravo targets CPL return
The West Indies allrounder said he did not want to rush back to competitive cricket without regaining full fitness

West Indies fight despite Yasir's three-for
Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich kept West Indies from disintegrating in the last hour of an engrossing but slow-moving day, finishing up at 218 for five, still trailing Pakistan by 158 runs

West Indies cautious after Pakistan's 376
On a pitch that posed very little challenges, both teams were content to play cricket of a rather cautious brand

Azhar, Babar fifties blunt West Indies
A 120-run stand between Azhar Ali and Babar Azam made it Pakistan's day after they were put in to bat under overcast conditions in the series decider in Roseau

Hope occasion can give team additional motivation - Misbah
Misbah-ul-Haq, who will make his last international appearance in Roseau, admits that emotions are a given on occasions like this but is keen to remain focused on the job at hand as Pakistan seek their maiden Test series win in the Caribbean

Series at stake as Misbah, Younis make last bow
Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq will play their final Test at Windsor Park with the series on the line against West Indies

West Indies pick 16-year-old quick for World Cup
West Indies women's squad for the World Cup, which will be played in England in June-July, features four new faces, including 16-year-old fast bowler Qiana Joseph

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