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President Hunte sends condolences on the passing of oldest WI cricketer

St John’s, Antigua– President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr. Julian Hunte sent condolences to the daughters of Esmond Kentish following his passing yesterday.

Kentish who played two Test matches for the West Indies in 1948 and 1954 was the oldest living West Indian cricketer. He was 94 years old at the time of his passing.

“Esmond was a perfect gentleman who was admired by all for the manner in which he conducted himself as a cricketer and a professional man,” Dr. Hunte noted.

Samuels not satisfied with half century

Basseterre, St Kitts– Marlon Samuels made a successful return to the Test match stage with the bat on Saturday with a well-measured half-century. The right-hander scored a classy 57 off 124 balls with seven fours and two sixes, as the West Indies reached 184-8 on the second day of the Second Digicel Test at Warner Park.

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Nash eyes another big Warner Park score

Basseterre, St KittsThe West Indies arrived in St Kitts on Tuesday evening and hit the field Wednesday morning for a full training session as they prepare for the Second Digicel Test against Pakistan.

The Windies looked a very confident unit as they went through their paces at Warner Park. The home boys are buoyed by the hard-fought 40-run win in the First Digicel Test at the Guyana National Stadium.

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Sir Hilary says 'don' comments misunderstood

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – UWI Cave Hill principal Sir Hilary Beckles has defended his comments characterizing Chris Gayle as a “don”, contending he was merely outlining a public perception that existed.

Sir Hilary was slammed by the West Indies Players Union over the comments, with the players union calling for his resignation as a West Indies Cricket Board director and for UWI to launch an investigation.

WICB expresses confidence in medical personnel and injury management processes

St John’s, AntiguaFollowing widely reported public comments from Chris Gayle and Jerome Taylor pertaining to injuries sustained by them and their treatment and care the WICB reviewed all systems and protocols pertaining to injury management of players.

Following the internal review the WICB is satisfied that its medical personnel acted with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the treatment and care offered to Chris and Jerome.

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