Shivnarine Chanderpaul enters SA series with third ICC ranking at stake
Shivnarine Chanderpaul enters SA series with third ICC ranking at stake

Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul will enter the opening Test against South Africa starting here Wednesday, with his top three spot in the world batting rankings under threat.

Clive Lloyd laments lack of preparation games, crammed tours
Clive Lloyd laments lack of preparation games, crammed tours

West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has criticised the shortage of warm-up games on the current tour of South Africa, saying modern-day cricket itineraries left little room for player development.

West Indies bosses, players blamed for India tour fiasco
West Indies bosses, players blamed for India tour fiasco

West Indies cricket bosses, players and their union representatives were all blamed Sunday for October`s catastrophic abandonment of the tour of India.

Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series against South Africa
Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series against South Africa

West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first Test match against South Africa that begins Wednesday.

Devon Smith aiming to continue prolific form in South Africa
Devon Smith aiming to continue prolific form in South Africa

Prolific opening batsman Devon Smith is backing himself to be among the top scorers for the West Indies on their tour of South Africa after leaving the Caribbean as the leading scorer in the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL).

West Indies past contracts crisis: Richie Richardson
West Indies past contracts crisis: Richie Richardson

Team manager Richie Richardson says the West Indies have moved beyond the recent controversial impasse with their union and board and are fully focussed on the upcoming cricket Test series against South Africa.

We've got to stop airing our laundry in public: Brian Lara
We've got to stop airing our laundry in public: Brian Lara

 Sympathising with the West Indies players for their India tour pull-out after a fallout with the WICB, Caribbean legend Brian Lara said that communication between the players' and the board is key and its time to stop making internal issues a public matter.

Desmond Haynes wants end to WICB, players spat
Desmond Haynes wants end to WICB, players spat

Legendary former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes wants an end to the bickering between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its players.

West Indies stars handed South Africa tour deadline
West Indies stars handed South Africa tour deadline

West Indies named a full-strength squad to tackle South Africa on Wednesday but gave players a November 18 deadline to sign contracts after the last tour of India was abandoned over a pay dispute.

Dwayne Bravo claims 'all sorted out' between West Indies board, players
Dwayne Bravo claims 'all sorted out' between West Indies board, players

West Indies' ODI captain Dwayne Bravo has claimed that all is sorted out between the players and the board in light of their dramatic mid-series withdrawal from India last month and also said that a full-strength national team would tour South Africa next month.

Don't think BCCI will be that severe on us: Brian Lara
Don't think BCCI will be that severe on us: Brian Lara

 Batting legend Brian Lara has backed West Indies cricket to survive the current crisis arising out of the team's abrupt withdrawal from the India tour over a pay dispute with its board and players' association, as he believes the "BCCI will not be that severe on us".

West Indies cricket chiefs ask politicians for help over Indian demands
West Indies cricket chiefs ask politicians for help over Indian demands

West Indies Cricket Board officials are turning to Caribbean political leaders for support and guidance in the aftermath of a USD42 million claim by Indian authorities following last month's abandonment of the tour to India by the West Indies team.

Sri Lanka series exciting one with World Cup spots up for grabs: Virat Kohli
Sri Lanka series exciting one with World Cup spots up for grabs: Virat Kohli

Relishing at the prospect of leading the side in the the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the hastily-planned series would be an exciting one, especially with World Cup spots up for grabs.

WICB officials must go to India to salvage situation: Andy Roberts
WICB officials must go to India to salvage situation: Andy Roberts

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts feels that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) should immediately send representatives to India and salvage the situation by speaking to the BCCI bosses as paying huge damages could end cricket in the Caribbean.

Trinidad cricket board condemns Windies players pull out
Trinidad cricket board condemns Windies players pull out

 The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has condemned the recent decision by the West Indies cricketers to abort their tour of India.

Players' meeting with WICB, WIPA termed "fruitful"
Players' meeting with WICB, WIPA termed "fruitful"

The West Indies cricketers' meeting to resolve the contracts and pay dispute issue with their players union (WIPA) and the national cricket board (WICB) has turned out to be "cordial, positive and fruitful".

Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league
Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league

 Four of the players who controversially quit the recent One-Day International (ODI) cricket tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa's Ram Slam Twenty20 League.

West Indies will be at World Cup 2015, says official
West Indies will be at World Cup 2015, says official

Cricket World Cup chief executive John Harnden said Tuesday he was confident the West Indies would play in next year`s tournament, despite their shock withdrawal from a tour of India.

Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an "interested party"
Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an "interested party"

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended.

WICB forms task force to probe India tour pull-out
WICB forms task force to probe India tour pull-out

 The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to establish a task force to probe the circumstances leading to the dramatic pull out by its cricketers from an ongoing tour of India.