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Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:31 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood says a conversation with India captain Virat Kohli a couple of years ago helped to revolutionise his game, which has now begun to bear fruit. Blackwood and the West Indies are currently in...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:20 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach says he expects the Test side to put up a better fight against Bangladesh when the two teams meet in the two-match series, which bowls off on February 3 in Chattogram. Roach was quick to point out that the...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says there much work to be done with the regional side after their 3-0 One-Day International (ODI) series defeat to Bangladesh yesterday. The inexperienced regional side succumbed to a 120-run loss in the third...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies stand-in captain Jason Mohammed was a dejected man after the team’s loss in the second One-Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh yesterday. Another hapless batting display saw the regional side falter for another below-par score of...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies assistant coach Corey Collymore says Jamaican all-rounder Chinelle Henry can develop into something special in the international women’s game. Collymore, Henry, and the rest of the West Indies women’s squad are now in Antigua at a...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies One-Day International (ODI) vice captain Sunil Ambris says the news of teammate Hayden Walsh Jr’s positive COVID-19 test presents a sad situation, and that the scenario scared him. Walsh, a Leeward Islands leg-spinner, who is...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies One-Day International (ODI) captain Jason Mohammed says the preparation leading up to their first ODI against Bangladesh next week will be key to the team’s ambitions in the three-match series. Mohammed was speaking after the team had...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies Test captain for the Bangladesh series, Kraigg Brathwaite, says he is expecting his opening partner, John Campbell, to show his true colours in the two-Test series, which bowls off on February 2. The right-handed Brathwaite, who is...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Head of the Jamaica Cricket Association selection panel, Junior Bennett, said it was difficult to come up with the right combination, as the Jamaica Scorpions named their 15-man squad for the Super50 limited-overs tournament, which bowls off in...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:16 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says the fringe players who are on the current tour of Bangladesh can cement their place permanently in the senior side if they show the right attitude and performance. Simmons made the statement following a...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica and West Indies Women’s cricketer and umpire Vivalyn Latty-Scott died on Sunday after ailing for some time. The 82-year-old Latty-Scott was said to have passed away in her daughter’s arms in Florida, where she had been living. The...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former West Indies fast bowler Franklyn Rose is disappointed that the team’s best players will not be on show on the tour of Bangladesh later this month. Cricket West Indies (CWI) says the Windies are set to play three One-Day Internationals (ODI)...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

In a year when the global pandemic dominated the headlines, sports and in particular, cricket, took a major hit, with very little action on the pitch to speak about. Only 22 Test matches and 44 One-Day Internationals (ODI) were played in 2020, with...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The sport of golf was one of the very few activities that was able to manoeuvre through the global pandemic in 2020. Locally, the Jamaica Golf Association was able to stage several key tournaments despite the coronavirus, albeit under strict...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The professional team held off a resolute amateur team to put their hands on the first-ever Rose Cup team match-play golf competition, following the final day of competition in the two-day event at the Caymanas Golf Club. With the match all squared...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican middle-order batsman Andre McCarthy is one of many new faces that will be touring with the West Indies for their three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Tests matches in Bangladesh next month. McCarthy has been named in the ODI squad,...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Caymanas Golf Club in St Catherine will host the inaugural Rose Cup golf tournament on December 29 and 30. The Ryder Cup-style team-play tournament will feature Jamaica’s top professional golf players going up against their amateur counterparts...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

American Erik Barnes and national amateur champion William Knibbs held off the field to capture the professional and amateur sections, respectively, at the 53rd Jamaica Open at Tryall Golf Club. Barnes, who was playing in Jamaica for the first time...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 10:24 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said the second day's play of the second Test against New Zealand was a hard day of cricket to watch, as his side was totally outplayed by the hosts at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. At stumps, the West...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s top professional and amateur golfers Wesley Brown and Justin Burrowes are putting in their final preparations ahead of the start of the Jamaica Open at the Tryall Club in Montego Bay this weekend. Brown is keen on improving on his ninth-...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior men’s cricket team coach Junior Bennett believes Jamaican opener John Campbell is one good knock away from rediscovering his form with the West Indies team. Campbell has been having a difficult time on the tour of New Zealand...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood says he felt less pressure getting to his second career Test hundred than on previous attempts to do so. Blackwood followed up his first innings 23 with a well-played 104 in the second innings...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:35 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach said the career-best innings of 251 from New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was one of the best he has seen. Roach and the rest of the West Indies bowlers were on the receiving end of a batting masterclass from the...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Motorsports is set to have its first official event this year since the pandemic, as the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) is in line to get the green light from the Ministry of Health and Wellness to resume racing at the Palisadoes Track. Board...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2020 | 12:05 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies were made to chase leather on the rain-affected opening day of the first Test against New Zealand, as the home side dominated preceding’s thanks to half-centuries from Tom Latham and captain Kane Williamson. At stumps on day one,...

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