Windies “A” squad for One-day matches against Sri Lanka “A”

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has announced a 13-member Windies “A” squad for the three One-day matches against Sri Lanka “A”, starting this week. SQUAD Jahmar Hamilton (Captain) Sunil Ambris Ronsford Beaton Shamarh Brooks John Campbell Rahkeem Cornwall Sheldon Cottrell Montcin Hodge Damion Jacobs Reynard Leveridge Kyle Mayers Andre McCarthy Odean…

Kohli back as No. 1 batsman in ODI rankings

On the back of his 32nd ton and an overall tally of 263 runs in the three-match series against New Zealand, Virat Kohli replaced AB de Villiers as the No. 1 batsman in ICC’s ODI rankings. The latest update, at the conclusion of the India-New Zealand, South Africa-Bangladesh and Pakistan-Sri Lanka bilateral series, saw the…

Man United beat Spurs; Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool all win

Anthony Martial came off the bench to fire Manchester United to a 1-0 victory as Jose Mourinho’s men edged a cagey encounter with high-flying Tottenham. Second hosted third as the Premier League title contenders looked to keep up with early pace-setters Manchester City. The match looked set to end in an unremarkable draw, only for substitute Martial to…

Holder backs ‘main man’ Bishoo to fire again

West Indies captain Jason Holder has called legspinner Devendra Bishoo “the main man” ahead of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Bishoo’s match haul of 9 for 184 helped West Indies seal a 117-run win in the first Test, and with both games being played at the same ground conditions are once again likely to favour spin bowling. “The conditions…

Jaguars, Volcanoes make hay, as rain curtails pink-ball match

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Three-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars made a steady start, a promising, young batsman fell short of a maiden first-class hundred and rain dealt a blow to the pink-ball match when the 2017-18 Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship opened on Thursday. • For “live” scores of the matches, visit the Match Centre on the Cricket West Indies…

Harry Kane out of Manchester United game

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been ruled out of his side’s trip to Manchester United on Saturday with a hamstring injury. Kane scored twice as Spurs beat Liverpool 4-1 on Sunday, before being substituted in the 88th minute. The 24-year-old is the leading Premier League scorer this season with eight goals. “The doctor and medical staff made…

Aspiring Windies players keen for season opening

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – A number of regular faces will be missing and several young players are set to make their first-class debuts, when the 2017-18 Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship opens tomorrow. Several aspiring Windies players will be looking to lay early claim for higher recognition, as the battle for regional supremacy begins across the Caribbean.…

Leicester City appoint Claude Puel as manager and call him ‘perfect fit’

Leicester City have announced the former Southampton head coach Claude Puel as manager at the King Power Stadium following last week’s dismissal of Craig Shakespeare. The club’s vice-chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, described Puel as “a perfect fit”. Leicester interviewed several candidates for the position that has been held on a temporary basis by Michael Appleton for the…