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West Indies seek ICC support in call for first-class warm-ups
England-like resistance could threaten quality of future tour preparations

Vasbert Drakes joins West Indies coaching set-up for England series
Toby Radford and Esuan Crandon also named among coaching staff for England series

An island of legends: Desmond Haynes picks his greatest Barbados Test XI

West Indies' interim coach Richard Pybus shrugs off criticism of comeback
Former director of cricket said West Indies are "focused, positive and motivated" and that there were no issues in the camp

Seamers to the fore as West Indies put up their Dukes
England coach Trevor Bayliss hopes the use of a specially designed Dukes ball "plays into our hands"

Stuart Broad finds his range as England extract maximum benefit from glorified net
England's new No.3 shows signs of seizing his route back into the side with hard-hitting 98

Jonny Bairstow misses milestone but makes his mark with 98
England's new No.3 shows signs of seizing his route back into the side with hard-hitting 98

Jason Holder in line for stint as Northants overseas player
West Indies captain understood to have agreed a deal in April ahead of Ireland tour

'I was like a proud dad when we won at Headingley' - Stuart Law
Former coach warns that West Indies are fully capable of springing another surprise against England in their forthcoming series

Stuart Broad hat-trick as England take 19 wickets in a day
Reducing a CWI President's XI with six Test players to 203 for 19 represented a fine effort from an admirably ruthless England

Joe Root shrugs off Big Bash rust as England ease into Caribbean groove
A glorified warm-up on a sluggish deck did provide Joe Root with a welcome chance to find his groove

Darren Bravo returns to West Indies Test squad to face England
Senior batsman returns after two-year absence to add experience to batting following Bangladesh loss

Richard Pybus confirmed as West Indies interim coach in spite of Leewards' protest
Coach to oversee Test squad during England series, and is expected to remain in charge through World Cup

CWI asked to 'rescind' Pybus appointment
The Leewards Islands Cricket Board has cited "grave concerns" over the process followed by the CWI president Dave Cameron to appoint West Indies' new head coach

Shane Shillingford suspended from bowling in domestic cricket
An assessment revealed that his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees limit permitted under playing regulations

Richard Pybus set to become West Indies' head coach
The former Pakistan and Bangladesh coach has been serving as CWI's high performance director since February 2018

'I am new to international cricket, I made a mistake' - umpire Tanvir Ahmed
'If you look at my past, I don't have a bad history. It was one mistake. Inshallah, I will come back well'

Ready to risk sanctions for team's sake - Brathwaite on umpiring errors
Play was suspended for eight minutes in Mirpur after umpire Tanvir Ahmed made wrong no-ball calls off Oshane Thomas

Lewis 89, Paul five-for help West Indies clinch T20I series
Spurred by controversial no-ball calls and Lewis' belligerent 89, West Indies finally found success in Asia this winter

West Indies' last chance to salvage Bangladesh tour
Having lost the Test and then the ODI series, the visitors will look to spring a surprise on Bangladesh in the T20I series decider

Mahmudullah's knock made things easier for me - Shakib
The Bangladesh captain called his deputy's unbeaten 21-ball 43 a special knock and urged him to bat in the same aggressive manner in every format

All-round Shakib helps Bangladesh level series
The Bangladesh captain struck an unbeaten 26-ball 42 before his five-wicket haul derailed the West Indies chase

High on Hope and IPL riches, West Indies eye series win
With six of their players landing contracts at Tuesday's IPL auction, the visitors will look to channel the propitious circumstances into a series-clinching outing in Dhaka

Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell lead West Indies to dominating win
The left-arm quick's 4-28 kept Bangladesh to just 129, and the opener then smashed a fifty off just 16 balls

WI look to break five-game losing streak against upbeat Bangladesh
The match has been rescheduled twice in the last 48 hours, mainly due to some technical problems with one of the light towers. It will now start at 12.30pm local time

Rovman Powell disappointed over umpiring error
The West Indies captain was given out on what was evidently a no-ball due to fielding infringements by Bangladesh

Shai Hope's game cut short by blow to helmet
Hope was struck on the helmet during his unbeaten 108, while Roach hurt his right hamstring while bowling

Evin Lewis returns to West Indies' T20I squad
Also back in the squad are Kesrick Williams and Sheldon Cottrell, while Kieron Pollard and Obed McCoy miss out with injuries

Mehidy, Soumya, Tamim give Bangladesh series win
The spinner picked up 4 for 29 before the two batsmen made short work of the 199 chase

Rovman Powell questions Bangladesh's skills against pace
Mashrafe Mortaza backs his batsmen in response, saying losing wickets at the wrong time has cost his side rather than shortcomings against pace

West Indies seek more convincing show in series decider
Bangladesh would be wary of slip-ups in the third ODI. Losing wickets in clusters after a big partnership has been a long-term problem for them

Keemo Paul reprieves affected bowlers' confidence - Mashrafe
Keemo Paul was dropped twice at crucial stages of West Indies' chase, and Mashrafe believed the hosts could have pulled things back had the catches been held

Shai Hope shows faith in Keemo Paul as West Indies hang on for glory
Windies batsman delighted to deliver a matchwinning hundred at last

Shai Hope stars with 146* as West Indies level series
Hope and Keemo Paul shared a 71-run seventh-wicket stand to take West Indies home with two balls to spare

Bangladesh eye finishing blow over collapsible WI
The home side will be hopeful of securing a series win with one ODI to spare in Dhaka on Tuesday

Bangladesh tick most boxes in dominating first ODI victory
Mashrafe led the way as West Indies were kept to 195, and Mushfiqur's unbeaten half-century then helmed a straightforward chase

Tamim's return gives Bangladesh happy headache
Who among Tamim, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das will open the batting for the hosts in their ODI series opener against West Indies?

Tamim Iqbal returns from injury with match-winning ton against West Indians
In a rain-hit contest, BCB XI scored at over 7.5 runs an over to down the visitors in their only warm-up game

Rovman Powell to lead West Indies in ODIs in Bangladesh
Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo and Roston Chase returned to the squad

Gayle wins AUD 300,000 in damages in defamation suit
The West Indies batsman had been the subject of Fairfax Media articles claiming he had exposed himself to a massage therapist in Sydney during the 2015 World Cup

West Indies' shot selection 'wasn't good at all' - Kraigg Brathwaite
West Indies' captain said his team encountered drier surfaces in Bangladesh than they had done in India, but refused to blame conditions for their performances

Winning after enforcing the follow-on a special achievement - Shakib
The Bangladesh captain said his side had had a lot to prove after their 2-0 defeat in the West Indies in July

Tamim, Shakib back in squad for WI ODIs
Both players had missed Bangladesh's previous ODI series, against Zimbabwe, due to fitness issues

Mehidy 12-for scripts record Bangladesh win
Mehidy Hasan Miraz's 12-for propelled Bangladesh to their first innings win in Tests, as West Indies slumped on the third day

Mental tweaks give Mahmudullah batting edge
The seasoned campaigner trades flamboyance for hard grind and the result is a marked improvement in his batting numbers

West Indies crumble against spin after Bangladesh rack up 508
After keeping West Indies on the field for most of the first two days to score 508 in their first innings, Bangladesh didn't allow any let-ups with the ball, reducing West Indies to 75 for 5

Shadman, Shakib half-centuries hand Bangladesh the advantage
The debutant's half-century gave Bangladesh a solid platform while Shakib bookended a fairly successful day for the hosts

New and improved Pooran revels in T10 freedom
The West Indies batsman is enjoying a prolific run, quite unlike his struggles in the tournament's inaugural edition

Buoyant Bangladesh sweat over Mushfiqur Rahim's finger injury
For West Indies, meanwhile, Keemo Paul is likely to replace the suspended Shannon Gabriel

CPL keen to host women's T20 tournament
The tournament's chief operating officer said it was not a question of "if" but "when".

England women host West Indies ahead of 2019 Ashes
The Ashes series against Australia will once again contested on a points system across all three formats

Bangladesh coach sees no demons in Chattogram turning track
Steve Rhodes said that turning pitches in the subcontinent are as acceptable as quick tracks in places like Antigua

For West Indies, the answers to spin lie in the mind
The lack of partnerships at the top and in the middle order hurt the visiting side in the first Test, and they'll need to change their approach to the turning ball

Taijul six-for helps Bangladesh defend 204 for 1-0 lead
Sunil Ambris and Jomel Warrican mounted a fightback with a staunch ninth-wicket stand, but the 204-run target eventually proved too much

Dowrich fancies West Indies' chances in 'even game'
West Indies' target on Saturday is to keep Bangladesh's lead below 200 runs, and they plan on doing that by "going hard at them" in the morning session

Shannon Gabriel suspended from Mirpur Test
West Indies pacer gets two demerit points for shoulder contact with Imrul Kayes, taking his tally to five and forcing the suspension

West Indies claw back late on 17-wicket day
Debutant Nayeem Hasan took five wickets to help Bangladesh go 78 ahead, but West Indies fought back with five wickets in the last session

Healy, Perry give Australia a shot at fourth title
West Indies' hopes of a home final to do an encore of Kolkata 2016 went up in flames less than halfway through their chase

Gabriel brought us back in the game - Warrican
The left-arm spinner admitted that it was about discipline and not luck, when asked about the chances West Indies missed on the first day

Bangladesh surrender advantage after Mominul ton
Shannon Gabriel's four-wicket burst reduced the hosts to 235 for 7 before the lower order fought back

Healy set to return as Australia look to redress 2016 loss
West Indies have been unbeaten so far in the World T20, and will be coming into the semi-final high on confidence and form

Will Bangladesh banish July ghosts or West Indies conjure them?
A little more than four months ago, when the two teams met in the Caribbean, Bangladesh were trounced 2-0 by West Indies

Nic Pothas named interim West Indies head coach
Pothas has been elevated from his role as fielding coach following the departure of Stuart Law

Hope, Powell and Soumya find form ahead of first Test
Shadman Islam, NCL's highest scorer this season, also impressed with 73 for the hosts

Deandra Dottin stars as West Indies seal last-over win
West Indies squeezed out England in a thrilling finish at the Daren Sammy Stadium to claim top spot in Group A and set up a semi-final against Australia

Hayley Matthews helps West Indies storm into semi-finals
Hayley Matthews caned West Indies with the bat at the start of the match, before rushing through their lower order with three wickets as West Indies won by 83 runs

N Srinivasan's 3am message to Dwayne Bravo: 'Please take the field'
Dwayne Bravo opens up on the events that led to West Indies pulling out midway through their India tour in 2014

Taylor overcomes neck injury to take career-best 4 for 12
About 12 overs into the chase in St. Lucia, it seemed like a West Indies win was very unlikely but the captain took the ball because she wanted to change the game, and she did

Stafanie Taylor's career-best figures help West Indies defend 107
Shabnim Ismail rocked West Indies' top order, but South Africa lost their last nine wickets for 28 runs and were bundled out for 76

Injured Holder out of Bangladesh tour; K Brathwaite to lead in Tests
Jason Holder was replaced by Guyana allrounder Raymon Reifer for the two Tests in Bangladesh

Dhawan, Pant star as India seal whitewash despite late drama
In a match that will be difficult to explain for analysts, India went from cruising through what should have been a difficult chase on a turning pitch to needing a misfield off the last ball to stumble over the line

Two centuries coming, says Dottin after explosive five-for
The West Indies allrounder lit up the first night of the Women's World T20, but she isn't close to being done

Players cannot be forced to play for country over franchise - Ramdin
The wicketkeeper, though, said that West Indies could have put up a better show in India if the seniors were available

What's in a dead-rubber for despondent West Indies?
West Indies have won only one of their nine internationals on the tour so far, and have had to endure a possibly agonising wait over the Diwali festivities

West Indies defend 106 with Dottin's 5 for 5
Bangladesh were bowled out for 46, the lowest total in a Women's World T20 game

Hayley Matthews named West Indies vice-captain ahead of WWT20
Uncapped Sheneta Grimmond has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury and replaced by 17-year old pacer Qiana Joseph

Women's World T20 can narrow gap between the haves and have-nots
For some teams in West Indies, success could bring change at home and go some way to ensuring the gap doesn't become an insurmountable chasm

Brathwaite bemoans absence of regular openers
In the absence of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis, West Indies have struggled to get much out of make-shift opening pairs this series

Rohit Sharma's fourth T20I hundred gives India series win
Rohit Sharma scored his fourth T20 international century - the most by anybody - to seal the series win for India

India, West Indies top orders in focus in Lucknow's international return
Shikhar Dhawan's form has cooled off since the Asia Cup, while the visitors don't have a specialist opener in their T20I squad

Karthik, Krunal usher India home in low-scoring scrap
Debutant quick Oshane Thomas and his captain Carlos Brathwaite ran the hosts close in a chase of 110 in Kolkata

Depleted West Indies search for redemption in natural habitat
Krunal Pandya looks likely to debut, while India will ponder their bowling combination on an Eden Gardens pitch that has proved pace-friendly in the recent past

Andre Russell to miss T20I series against India
Despite being named in the squad, the allrounder did not travel to India because of injury

India storm to series win after Ravindra Jadeja four-for
Rohit Sharma made a breezy, unbeaten 63 as India hunted down their target of 105 in just 14.5 overs

'We're not just playing India, we're learning from them' - Nic Pothas
West Indies fielding coach says it is the leadership system that is the reason for India's success in the format

West Indies eye top-order stability in bid to square series
Kieran Powell and Chandrapaul Hemraj are no Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis, but they haven't even gone past the mandatory Powerplay unscathed in this series

Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu tons give India heavy win
Not often does a knock of 162 get lamented as a missed double-century but that is often the case with Rohit as he starred in India's third-biggest win in ODIs

India grappling with familiar middle-order frailty
Should West Indies limit the impact of Rohit, Kohli and Dhawan, they could well become the only team to beat India twice in a home ODI series since October 2016

Shai Hope and Ashley Nurse help West Indies draw level
Jasprit Bumrah snared a four-wicket haul, but the duo's efforts carried West Indies, need a victory to stay alive in the series, to a competitive total

Can West Indies cross the finish-line against near full-strength India?
With the return of Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, India could finally field a near full-strength side in the third ODI, with only Hardik Pandya missing

West Indies' big hitters ready for Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar challenge
West Indies scoring 300 plus in the first two ODIs might have prompted India to recall their best quicks for the remainder of the series, according to their coach Stuart Law

Mushtaq Ahmed signs with West Indies as assistant coach
The former legspinner will leave his role as the head coach of Pakistan's NCA with immediate effect

Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket
The 35-year old will continue playing franchise T20 cricket across the world

The Dhoni plan that worked to Hope's advantage
Umesh Yadav had stuck to a full and straight plan for the first five balls of the final over, until the plan was changed for the last delivery

Hope ties game against India with last-ball boundary
Shimron Hetmyer's sensational hitting and Shai Hope's near run-a-ball unbeaten hundred brought West Indies awfully close to their highest successful chase in ODIs, but they contrived to somehow fall behind and then hit a last-ball four to come away with

Chris Gayle's absence is background noise for realist Jason Holder
The World Cup door isn't yet shut on the Jamaican opener, but West Indies' captain has urged the younger players to make the most of their opportunities on this India tour

West Indies caught in Virat Kohli's race to 10,000 runs
The visitors will need their bowlers to step up to stop India's batsmen from running away with the game once again

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli chase down 323 with ridiculous ease
Shimron Hetmyer scored a brilliant 106, but too many batsmen threw away their wickets, leaving West Indies about 40 runs short of a testing total on a flat pitch

'Father figure' Holder wants WI to target 300-plus scores
A squad that contains nine players who have played fewer than 20 ODI matches is on the path to find consistency before the World Cup

Evin Lewis pulls out of limited-overs leg of India tour
The opener has withdrawn citing personal reasons, and has been replaced by Kieran Powell and Nicholas Pooran in the ODI and T20I squads respectively

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