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Dr Hunte sends condolences to Ken Ablack relatives

 

St John’s, Antigua – WICB President Dr. Julian Hunte has sent condolences to the relatives of former First Class player and long-time commentator Ken Ablack who died in his native Trinidad at the age of 91.

Ablack worked for the BBC’s Test Match Special in the 1950s and served as producer for the BBC.

Between 1946 and 1949 Ablack made three appearances for Northamptonshire as a slow left arm orthodox bowler.

Ablack had best figures of 3 for 32 and took a total of six wickets during his three year career.

Morton to make debut for TT in CT20

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Runako Morton, the former Leeward Islands captain, has been named in the Trinidad and Tobago squad for next month’s West Indies Cricket Board’s Caribbean T20 Tournament.

The 32-year-old right-hander was born in Nevis but now lives in Trinidad. Two months ago made the decision to make himself available for Trinidad and Tobago. Morton will come face to face with his old team-mates when the Trinis meet the Leewards in Antigua on Thursday, January 13 at 8 pm (7 pm Jamaica Time).

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WICB announces cheap Caribbean T20 ticket prices

 

St John’s Antigua Fans will not have to dig deeply into their pockets to enjoy the action at the Caribbean Twenty20 matches in Antigua and Barbados.

The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that ticket prices will be minimal with tickets for all matches in Antigua costing a mere EC$10.

Tickets for all preliminary matches and the semi-finals in Barbados will cost BD$10. Tickets for the final on Sunday January 23rd at Kensington Oval will be just BD$15.

Windsor Park to debut as worlds newest Test venue in packed 2011 schedule

St John's, Antigua - Windsor Park in the Caribbean nature isle of Dominica will debut as the world’s newest Test venue in July 2011 when it hosts the Third Digicel Test between West Indies and India.
 
For the packed 2011 season of cricket in the Caribbean, West Indies will host Pakistan and reigning world Test champions India for a total of two Twenty20s, ten One Day Internationals and five Tests.

West Indies and Pakistan will clash from April 21st to May 24th in a T20, five ODIs and two Tests.

Caribbean Twenty20 - Where stars are born

St John's Antigua - The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the slogan for Caribbean Twenty20 is “Where stars are born”.

“In Caribbean Twenty20 2010 we saw a number of young players coming to the fore. There was Jonathan Foo, Krishmar Santokie and Player of the Tournament Devendra Bishoo putting in outstanding performances so this slogan was more or less inevitable because Caribbean T20 is where stars are indeed born,” said WICB Commercial Manager Nelecia Yeates.

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