Skipper Jason Holder led from the front with a four-wicket haul as West Indies defeated UAE by six wickets in their crucial final round-robin Pool B match to keep their hopes alive in the ICC cricket World Cup, here on Sunday.
West Indies captain Jason Holder already had one of the toughest jobs at the World Cup but this week faces the hardest assignment for any sportsman -- waiting to see if other results will send his team into the quarter-finals.
West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as “a self-inflicted blow”, the decision by the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel to exclude Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the regional side for the ongoing World Cup.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach is looking to the upcoming ICC World Cup to prove he is back to full fitness and form, after recovering from an ankle injury which ruled him out of the Test series against South Africa last December.
Winners of the first two World Cups, West Indies head into the 2015 tournament with little or no expectations of success as the chaotic mismanagement of the game in the Caribbean continues to take its toll.
Cricket legend Joel Garner, a former West Indies fast bowler, is set to challenge embattled incumbent Dave Cameron for president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in elections carded for early next month.
The embattled West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has insisted on a "cricketing solution" to the current impasse with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and has called for a meeting within the next two months as it battles to stave off the $42 million pay-out demanded by the BCCI.
West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has said he would not be drawn into the controversy surrounding the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the regional squad for next month’s ICC Cricket World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
No matter which format they play, West Indies have become a formidable side in all formats of the game. Reason being, they have some established names like Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy, who apart from being big-hitters, can be handy with the ball as well.
Chief selector Clive Lloyd has praised Kraigg Brathwaite’s maturity in the wake of the opener’s third Test century and said that coupled with the presence of the experienced Marlon Samuels, the West Indies were now only two middle order batsmen short of being a quality Test side.