Jamaica Cricket

Gayle moves up to Number 6 among allrounders

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- West Indies captain Chris Gayle has moved up three places among allrounders in the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings released on Tuesday. Gayle, a powerful left-handed opener and clever off-spinner, is now at Number 6 thanks to his bold 74 and 3-42 from 21 overs in the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin, which ended in a draw.

Allrounder Dwayne Bravo, who is recovering after having an operation on his ankle in September, remains at Number 4.

Taylor celebrates amazing maiden ton

DUNEDIN, New Zealand -- Jerome Taylor played the innings of a lifetime to record his first Test century and also pull the West Indies out of trouble against New Zealand on the fourth day of the first Test at University Oval, Dunedin.

The fast bowler came to the crease with the Windies on 173-6 –- 192 behind. His superb 106 came off just 107 balls with 17 fours, most of them classy drives, and three towering sixes as the Windies made 340. At the close on Sunday evening the Black Caps were 44-2 – with Daren Powell taking two wickets in two balls.

Taylor ready to go full speed ahead

AUCKLAND, New Zealand --West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor said he is eagerly looking forward to the upcoming Test Series against New Zealand. The athletic 24-year-old has been working hard in the nets and noted the tour could be his golden opportunity.

WICB breaks new ground

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has broken new ground with the hosting of a pre-event seminar for its 2009 Cricket Season.

Held at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua on Wednesday, the seminar was part of the Board’s new Strategic Plan Initiative in which the Board has expanded all of its events planning processes to embrace the Territorial Boards across the region.

WICB seeks to deepen relations with Territorial Boards

KINGSTON -- Mr. Dave Cameron, Vice President in Charge of Development with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) leaves Jamaica today (Monday) on a two-day visit to Grenada, during which he will have discussions with that country’s Sports Minister, Mr. Patrick Simmons.  Mr. Cameron is being accompanied by Mr. Emanuel Nanthan, President of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control.



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