2012
01.31

Roof tiles around Taunton could be in for a fair old battering in the 2012 English county season.

That will at least be the case in the Twenty20 competition, where blasters Chris Gayle and Albie Morkel have joined forces for Somerset.

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2012
01.31

West Indies’ Brian Lara’s knowledge of how to amass big scores at rapid rate without putting his wicket at risk makes him a “superior” batsman of his era than Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, writes former Australian captain Ian Chappell.

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2012
01.31

The fast bowler Pat Cummins is aiming to be part of Australia’s tour of the West Indies but has all but been ruled out of the Commonwealth Bank Series due to his heel injury. Cummins, 18, starred in Australia’s Test victory in Johannesburg in November but has not played since then, and he is expecting to resume bowling in the next two weeks.

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2012
01.31

Matthew Wade is expected to earn a Test call-up for the tour of the West Indies in April after the national selector John Inverarity expressed his desire to have two wicketkeepers in the squad. Wade has been named in Australia’s side for the first three ODIs of the upcoming tri-series while Brad Haddin rests following a long period of cricket.

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2012
01.31

Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul and rookie stroke-maker Darren Bravo are the only two West Indies batsmen ranked in the top 20 of Test cricket. In the latest ICC rankings released on Sunday, Chanderpaul had jumped two places to ninth while the left-handed Bravo dropped one place to 20th.

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2012
01.31

Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has emerged as Leicestershire’s new target to fill the overseas player’s berth at Grace Road for the coming season.

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2012
01.31

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad — Kieron Pollard is eagerly looking forward to this weekend. The strongly-built allrounder, who is known worldwide for his power-hitting, will switch from the “red, white and black” uniform of the WICB Caribbean T20 for the more traditional “whites” as he suits up for Trinidad and Tobago in the WICB Four-day Tournament.

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2012
01.30

The Leeward Islands selectors have named a 13-man squad along with six reserves in preparation for the West Indies Cricket Board Regional 4-Day Cricket Tournament which commences on February 3.

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2012
01.30

St. Lucia’s Minister for Youth Development and Sports Honorable Shawn Edward on Thursday 26th January 2012, said by early next week power will be restored at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, the electricity at the faculty was disconnected by the St. Lucia Electricity Services after a mammoth bill totalling well over $500,000.00 was incurred.

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2012
01.30

Even as a Guyana team was trying to settle in Dominica in preparation for their rescheduled Regional four-day opening fixture against the Leeward Islands, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) was again airing its concerns about the “rock and a hard place” between which Guyanese players find themselves.

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