Three cheers for ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar
Hip hip hooray! In a 13 - 1 vote, the ICC overwhelmingly approved the new ICC Constitution, finance and governance model, effectively dismantling the dictatorship of the so-called 'Big Three' The great Aussie escape - Did Kohli miss a trick?
With the Aussies down for the count, a fainthearted Kohli failed to seal the deal
Dave Cameron's WICB - The swamp that refuses to drainCameron
wants to control the players' livelihood. If he says jump, the players
are only allowed to ask, how high. Someone should remind Cameron that
massa day done.
ICC orders Dainty USACA get in line
the latest skirmish, the ICC came out swinging, ordering Dainty's USACA
to shape up or ship out with an April 1 deadline to ratify the new
A big league thrashing of fake World Champions India
The ignominious defeat of India this week was just desserts for a bunch of spoiled and pampered prima donnas.
Manohar dismantles ICC dictatorship
news out of Dubai at the ICC meeting, Manohar made good on his promise
to dismantle the "Big Three" dictatorship put in place by Srinivasan,
the Hillary Clinton of cricket: money-grubbing, dishonest, and crooked.
Kane Williamson bradmanesque finisherHooper yes, but don't expect miraclesBall tampering: du Plessis, Kohli, and Warner in the hot seat
Rohan Kanhai on the journey from Berbice to test cricket
Steve Roopnarine Majestic in Commonwealth League T20 Final
Liberty SC conquers Mount Everest to capture EACA T20 Crown
Tristian Coleman leads dominant Westbury to MCL T20 Title
Living up to their reputation as the "Yankees of New York Cricket", Westbury, led by the young and gifted Jamaican opener, Tristian Coleman, captured the MCL T20 Title defeating Progressive.
Progressive dethrones MCL T20 defending champions Villagers
Progressive and Villagers, two of the most talented teams in the Metropolitan Cricket League delighted their fans to a thrilling semifinal of the league's T20 Cup. It was spine-tingling, nail-biting, nerve-wracking stuff.
The dictatorship of WICB under Dave Cameron
Hours before the team's departure for the Pakistan tour, WICB announced the firing of coach Phil Simmons. Cameron gave the reason as a difference in culture. What difference? Simmons is from Trinidad.
Carlos Brathwaite: The next sacrificial lamb?
In yet another controversial move, the WICB appointed Carlos Brathwaite captain for the T20 series in Florida. Starboy says that Cameron's WICB might be convinced that Brathwaite is ready, willing, and able to be the next company man.
Bolt of lightning strikes Rio
At Rio 2016 the star that shines brightest is, indisputably, Jamaica's very own Usain St. Leo Bolt. Born in the parish of Trelawny in 1986, Bolt bolted (pun intended) his way to international stardom.
Progressive symbolizes the proud legacy of the Metropolitan Cricket League
Each time Progressive Cricket Club takes the field, they proudly represent the traditions of excellence of the Metropolitan Cricket League (MCL). The team is very much aware of this responsibility and one that it fiercely protects.
CPL- the biggest party in sports rocks Florida
Traveling to Florida one immediately thinks of surf, sand, sunshine, and bikini-clad eye candies. To that we can now add the glorious game of cricket: the sport that has captured the imagination of half the world.
CPL debut in America and USACA suffers another humiliation
What a historic moment for the Caribbean Professional League (CPL) making its debut in America!! It's also ground breaking for America Cricket despite the pathetic efforts of Gladstone Dainty's VP, Owen Grey, to play spoil sport.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
When Gayle and Pollard maul the Kiwis in Florida
was carnival in South Florida with the tassa drums; pyrotechnics from
Gayle and Pollard, and the unmistakable charm of the Digicel beauties
Is Greed the reason for USACA failures?
out of the way, suddenly the USA is where it's all happening for cricket. All six franchises of the Caribbean Professional League (CPL) will be in Florida from July 28 with double headers scheduled for the weekend.
USACA could not move its bowels much less CPL games from FloridaUSACA
is constipated. This bogus threat to stop the games in Florida is like
an armless swordsman challenging a samurai warrior to duel. The CPL games will go ahead as scheduled despite USACA
West Indies face relegation to Division 2 Test
In a major overhaul of World cricket, West Indies might find itself playing Division 2 Test cricket against the likes of Nepal and Afghanistan.
Tony Cozier out for seventy Five
His love for West Indies was such that he lived and died each day with the changing fortunes of the team. It is to WICB president, Wycliffe Cameron's shame that he may have used his position to hurt Tony Cozier during the last two years of his life
West Indies succeed despite WICB
Messrs. Cameron and his comrades would have you believe that the success of the T20 is proof that there is nothing wrong with the WICB, and by extension the regional game. But in truth, and in fact, it has absolutely nothing to do with the decrepit state of the game in the region.
Female Reporters slam creepy Gayle conduct
"He does this constantly," Meadows, a female reporter, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "He's a creep, he has creepy behavior." Starboy believes that Gayle crossed a line that he either refuses to recognize or of which he is unaware.
Stop the press! Did I hear correctly? Sachin and Warnie inna New York? Bhai, shut your mouth. Starboy seh: Nah man, ah fe true, dem man a come. USACA has absolutely nothing to do with it and that practically guarantees its success, said Starbo
Everest/ACS are EACA T20 blitz Champions
The Everest/American Cricket Society defeated the Liberty Sports Club in a most exciting cricket match, on Sunday, October, 2015, and was crowned the champions of the Eastern American Cricket Association T20 Blitz Tournament, for the 2015 cricket season.
X- Factor Marshall bombards Idlewild with boundaries galore in the MCL T20 finals
Last Sunday, the Idlewild cricket field (the old Idlewild airport) traded the launching of planes for cricket balls as former West Indies star batsman, Xavier Marshall, delighted the large crowd to an exhibition in strokeplay.
Was Simmons misled by Lloyd?
The sacking of coach Phil Simmons has reopened the Bravo and Pollard fiasco of which Clive Lloyd has bee the butt of jokes throughout the recent World Cup
Lance Gibbs: The Spin King of Queens Town
Long before Murali or Warne, it was Queenstown's very own Lance Gibbs that captured the attention of world cricket.
Liberty Sports Club crowned EACA 2015 Champions
Kirton, Madramootoo, Henry, and Deonarain star as Liberty Sports Club dethroned Big Apple to capture their maiden title
NYSC Election - Time for Change
Before leaving my home, Eric Ferrier promised faithfully that if elected he will amend the constitution to require two term limits. That was nine years ago. Why has Eric Ferrier not keep his promise?
Jamie Harrison announces new initiative for US Cricket
Until recently the top man at ACF, Harrison abruptly resigned. The party line is that both sides agreed to go separate ways. That's the story that went around. But here is the real low down. The ACF leadership traded Jamie Harrison for a seat at the recent ICC negotiations.
Dainty Plea Rejected by Vincent Adams
Adams turned down an invitation from Gladstone Dainty to join his committee to appeal the ICC suspension of USACA. Adams sees little hope that the ICC will reverse its suspension and believes that it may only be a waste of time and money.
USACA Time for a Fresh Star
USACA has been given the boot for a third time by the ICC - that is three times in 10 years. Think of the players, coaches, managers who had their dreams ruined by a dysfunctional Board. What now?
Why did Cameron refuse to go to India?
When did we, West Indians, become such a docile, submissive people? Have we now chosen the security of servitude? If so, then let us get down on our knees and crawl; and lick the hand of arrogance and injustice that lords over us. And one day, may posterity forget that we were once West Indians.| Can Cameron survive Indiagate?Is WICB guilty of discrimination asks former President Patrick Rousseau | A painful anniversary for WI cricket - Charles Wilkin | Dont blame the messenger - Tony Cozier |
Why punish players when WICB and WIPA to blame - HoldingOnce again, players are being victimised and punished, and I have yet to hear about any repercussions for those who created the problem in the first place |Michael Holding: WICB hung the players out to dry | Holding Back: Watch the video | Bravo sacking 'travesty of Justice' - Prime Minister Gonsalves
Phil Hughes tragedy a wake up call
The ugliest spectacle in today’s game is the crass conduct that has taken the place of civility and fair play. The abysmal state of the game today suggested that something like this was never far away. We saw it coming, and we did nothing to stop it.
Muralitharan should never have played top flight cricket says Mohammad Yousuf
"I played him a lot of times and I know how he exceeded the 15-degree limit. With each ball, one could see him speed up his deliveries and I told him myself 'you are lucky to be playing'," says the former Pakistan captain. | Chucking crackdown 20 years too late, says Umpire Darrell Hair|
BCA's major CEO blunder
Last week’s shocking revelation by Barbados TODAY of BCA CEO Jefferson Miller’s recent conviction for grand theft in the United States has left a lot of egg on some prominent people’s faces. | Miller fired and BCA under fire | Barbados CEO Jefferson Miller to resign?
Sham Ali attack on MCL in poor taste
In a Letter to the Editor, a fan takes issue with Sham Ali's attack on the Metropolitan League.
A Royal Thrashing of the World Champions
You do know what they say about the best laid plans, don't you? Well, just in case the BCCI may have forgotten, it got a rude reminder with a good, old-fashioned, West Indian trouncing of the world champions in the first ODI.
Liberty sweep T20 Blitz group to qualify for EACA playoff
Liberty Sports Club knocked off New York Centurion and Metem Meer Zorg Cricket Clubs then completed the sweep with win over Victory Cricket Club in the EACA T20 Blitz group. Crucial contributions from Vijendra Sing, Francis Mendonca, Leon Mohabir, Terrence Madramootoo, Altaaf Habibulla and Trinson Carmichael secured the sweep.
Remembering Jimmy Maharaj
The planning committee for the occasion, headed by Shadi Khan, a lifelong friend of Jimmy's, had been planning the event for months.
Big Apple decimate Atlantis in EACA 40 Over finals
It was a beautiful day for cricket. A larger than usual crowd came to enjoy a keen cricket contest between two of the best clubs in the EACA | Atlantis and Big Apple in EACA 40-Over finals | Saffie ton leads Big Apple to 2013 EACA title |
Amsterdam ton sinks Richmond Hill
Led by a brilliant all-round performance from Alex Amsterdam, Atlantis stormed into the EACA 40-over finals. Like Poseidon, the mythical sea god of the fabled city of Atlantis, Amsterdam led from the front stroking a magnificent, undefeated hundred. | Alex Amsterdam and Samantha Ramataur set to lead Atlantis |
Captain Denesh Ramdin, can keep, can bat
In his last 17 Tests, Ramdin averages 42.36 in 27 innings with three hundreds, and in his last four ODI innings, he has scores of 128, 74, 34, 169; 405 runs at an average of 101.25
Coach Gibson sacked, WI player tells Ondrive
In a press release yesterday, the WICB reported that the Board and Gibson "mutually agreed to terminate their association" but in an invited comment, a member of the West Indies team informed Ondrive that 'Gibson was shown the door'.
| Inflated egos and arrogance hinder Windies - Holding tells Ondrive | Gibson sole survivor of unholy alliance | On the question of Darren Sammy | Darren Bravo leaves tour abruptly | The curious case of coach Otis Gibson
Schoolboy 'Wonderkid' Derick Narine dethrones Demerara in 2014 Intercounty Finals
New York cricket witnessed a changing of the guards last weekend as the new kid in town, Derick Narine, took centre stage while Steve Massiah made a golden duck | Demerara retains 2013 Intercounty Championship |
John Aaron previews the 2013 Intercounty games | A brief history of the Guyana Intercounty Tournament
Kallis: Test cricket's least celebrated great
Considered the greatest allrounder of his generation, Kallis was rarely talked of in the same bracket as all-time greats such as Don Bradman, Sir Garry Sobers and Sachin Tendulkar.
Tony Cozier unplugged
The legendary commentator speaks about WSC, his fractious relationship with Lara and IPL
| Reds" Perreira honored by New York Indo-Caribbean Federation
To bat right, get your mind right - Martin Crowe
Bradman had the greatest cricketing mind. Next to him on that scale would be Tendulkar.
| Batting is foot position and movement | Arthur Morris: 'Feet are the most important'
He saved the best for last
In a speech that provoked us to tears, Tendulkar spoke from the heart, and like music to attending ears we were held spellbound by his humility
From the archives
At 21, Tendulkar had already scored 8 test hundreds. But his feats were primarily solo efforts. He was world class, but his team was still in the also-ran category.
To a batsman of Tendulkar’s calibre, this was unacceptable. In a broader context, it underscored an inconvenient truth for many Indians: despite a population of a billion people, the nation was still regarded as relatively insignificant in the sporting world.
Sachin Tendulkar - Master of Destiny
Zaheer Saffie hundred lights up the Cag
Can you imagine? Brian Lara, a black man, ignored a request from Mandela? There are guys who would jump off buildings for Mandela, bigger heroes than Lara. He never answered Mandela, and I don't think he has ever answered him since then." - Pat Rousseau, the WICB president.
Where's the outrage over Sarwan's continued omission?
The young players – Edwards, Bravo, Fudadin, Powell, Charles are being sacrificed while the focus remains on freezing out Sarwan.
was carnival in South Florida with the tassa drums; pyrotechnics from
Gayle and Pollard, and the unmistakable charm of the Digicel beauties