Pride delighted to be on top of 4-Day tree

Pride delighted to be on top of 4-Day tree

CWI/PCL Regional 4-Day tournament…By Brandon Corlette For the past five seasons in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional 4-Day tournament, Barbados Pride have finished as proverbial bridesmaids, in second position. Pride has not won the Regional 4-Day title since 2013, because the five-time defending champions, Guyana Jaguars, began their quest to sweet success in that season. Despite Pride being the second-best team for most seasons, they have had the most players in the West Indies teams over the past seasons. After eight rounds in this 2020 season of the Regional 4-Day tournament, Pride has looked a...

Blackwood, Permaul are top performers after 8 rounds

Blackwood, Permaul are top performers after 8 rounds

CWI PCL Regional 4-Day tournament… After eight rounds of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional 4-Day tournament, Jermaine Blackwood and Veerasammy Permaul have topped the respective batting and bowling charts. The Jamaican Blackwood, who has scored 768 runs, with the tournament’s high score of 248, is aiming to break into the West Indies Test Team for the England series. He has an average of 51.20 and has recorded six half-centuries. Kyle Mayers is the second-highest run-scorer with 654 runs, while the ever-consistent Devon Smith occupies the third spot with 649 runs, which include one century and...

Tick tock! Has time caught up with the Jaguars?

Tick tock! Has time caught up with the Jaguars?

CWI/PCL Regional 4-Day tournament…Story and Photos By Brandon Corlette Recording three wins and three defeats in eight matches of the CWI PCL Regional 4-Day Championships has been something rare for five-time defending champions the Guyana Jaguars in previous seasons. A team will not always win, and this is certainly true for the Guyana Jaguars, but with two rounds remaining in this Regional 4-Day season, Jaguars must take time to ponder on their performance with a view to correcting their mistakes and preparing for another season. The Jaguars certainly cannot be expected to get it correct every time, but one has...

Roach relishes sweet success in Guyana

Roach relishes sweet success in Guyana

Fresh from dismantling five-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars with a match haul of 9-90 at the Guyana National Stadium Providence, West Indies Test seamer Kemar Roach was satisfied with his pink-ball performance. In his exclusive interview with this daily publication, Roach noted that the win against Jaguars meant a lot. “It feels good, it’s been a long season bouncing back from the defeat against Windwards, Pride really put their hands up and kept the team in the winner row,” Roach disclosed. He rated this bowling performance in the eighth-round clash against Guyana as one of his better spells. “This is...

Rutherford seeking to seize opportunities in stint with Mumbai Indians

Rutherford seeking to seize opportunities in stint with Mumbai Indians

By Brandon Corlette and Jemima Holmes West Indies and Guyana’s explosive T20 batsman Sherfane Rutherford will rock the Mumbai Indians’ outfit when the Indian Premier League (IPL) eventually gets underway. Expecting to depart Guyana’s shores shortly to prepare for the IPL, Rutherford spoke with this daily publication and noted that he anticipates learning a lot from some of the best players in the world. “I want to thank God for the opportunity,” he declared. “As we know, Mumbai Indians is one of the best IPL teams. For me, it’s going to be fun, even though it is a power-packed team....

Johnson calls for use of white sight-screens in pink ball affairs

Johnson calls for use of white sight-screens in pink ball affairs

CWI/PCL Regional 4-Day Tournament…By Brandon Corlette Guyana Jaguars have suffered one of their biggest defeats in the modern era of the West Indies Regional 4-Day Championships. After that 236-run defeat against the Barbados Pride, Jaguars captain Leon Johnson is once more calling for the use of white sight-screens in day/night pink ball matches. “I think sighting at night, especially in the field, it was a bit difficult; we put down a couple in the first evening. The batting in the day was much easier. Obviously, we did not bat much in the night, but I think (that), generally, in the...

Beaten in own backyard! Roach, Carter send Jaguars packing

Beaten in own backyard! Roach, Carter send Jaguars packing

CWI/PCL Regional 4-Day tournament…Story and photos by Brandon Corlette Barbados Pride inflicted a 236-run win against Guyana Jaguars in three days of their eight-round clash of the West Indies Regional 4-Day championships. Watched by less than 40 supporters who made their exit as Guyana were bowled out for 94 in 24 overs, chasing 330 to win, Kemar Roach replicated his brilliance with the ball, ending with four wickets in the second innings while Jonathan Carter took three wickets to silence the roaring five-time defending champions. Jaguars began the day in cautious fashion for a matter of three overs; Shimron Hetmyer...

GAW Emerging Player Sinclair seeking to learn from T20 stars in CPL

GAW Emerging Player Sinclair seeking to learn from T20 stars in CPL

By Brandon Corlette Kevin Sinclair’s career is reaching greater heights. Things have progressed for him from making the cut in the West Indies Emerging Players team that won the Regional Super50 tournament to playing first-class cricket for Guyana Jaguars, and now earning selection for the Guyana Amazon Warriors as the Emerging Player for the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League. Excited to wear the Amazon Warriors armour in August, Sinclair disclosed that it feels good the way things are progressing. “Currently, in the Regional 4-Day team, I am not thinking too far ahead. When the time comes, I’ll just do the...

CWI Suspends Cricket season amid confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region

CWI Suspends Cricket season amid confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region

Cricket West Indies (CWI) acting on the recommendation of its Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) has taken the decision to suspend all CWI Tournaments and face-to-face group meetings, from Monday March 16, for a minimum of 30 days. CWI Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Israel Dowlat, stated “the health and safety of our players, officials and staff, are of paramount importance to CWI and we have advised the Board of Directors to take proactive policy steps to decrease the growing risk of contamination and spread of the virus”. Chairman of the MAC, Dr Donovan Bennett, stated, “We are acting based on medical...

Dark day! Roach, Holder rock Jaguars to 55 all out on 18-wicket day

Dark day! Roach, Holder rock Jaguars to 55 all out on 18-wicket day

CWI/PCL Regional 4-Day tournament…ꟷ Jaguars need 330 runs to winStory and Photos by Brandon Corlette The second day of this top-of-the-table clash between the Guyana Jaguars and the Barbados Pride in the West Indies Regional 4-Day Championships was a dark day for the Jaguars. Test seamers Kemar Roach and Jason Holder shared nine wickets between themselves as the Jaguars were sent packing for 55 all out, their lowest total against Barbados Pride in the history of first-class cricket. Having begun their second innings with a 119-run lead, at stumps the Pride were bowled out for 210 in 66.2 overs, with...