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Doping Code coming for WICB

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- Effective January 1st, 2009, West Indies cricketers can be tested for drugs in and out of competition.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an official release on Tuesday explained that the measure is in keeping with the codes of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA), to which the International Cricket Council (ICC) is a signatory.

The WICB pointed out that all member countries of the ICC are now governed by the WADA codes.

Barbados names training squad

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados selectors have named 28 players for a training camp to prepare for the upcoming regional cricket season. The list includes several experienced players who have played at the international level.

The new names in the squad are: Carlos Brathwaite, a tall allrounder capable of powerful strokeplay; Kirk Gibson an attacking left-hander and outstanding fielder; lively fast bowler Corey Edwards and Nikoli Charles, a leg-spinner who has been impressive at club level in the last three seasons.

Browne named chief selector in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former West Indies wicket-keeper Courtney Browne has been appointed the new chairman of the Barbados selection panel.

The Barbados Cricket Association has announced that Browne, a former West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman, will replace former Barbados fast bowler Roddy Estwick in the position.

Browne will be joined on the panel by former national fast bowler Hendy Broomes, and Joseph Harris, a former national off-spin bowler and Canada captain.

TT U-17s beat Barbados' Lodge School for Sir Garry title

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Trinidad and Tobago Under-17s successfully defended their Digicel Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools title on Tuesday, with a 21-run victory over the Lodge School.
 
Chasing a victory target of 169 runs from 37 overs, Lodge School were undermined by the probing leg-spin of 14-year-old Kissoondath Magram and were restricted to 147 for nine at the famous Kensington Oval.
 
Magram sent down eight overs for a miserly 17 runs and captured three wickets.
 

Touring London side to face a Windies squad in blind cricket

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - An Under-19 blind cricket team from the London Community Cricket Association will be arriving in the Caribbean this weekend to face a West Indies blind cricket development side in a two-match series.
 
The teams will assemble in Barbados on Saturday and face each other on Sunday at the 3Ws Oval and next Tuesday at the Police Sports Club ground.
 
The English side will also tackle a Barbados XI in their last game on Thursday.
 

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