Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop maintains the wrong call was made to overhaul the entire management team of the senior men’s side on the eve of last year’s 50-overs World Cup in England.
West Indies players took to social media on Monday to brighten the spirits of regional fans and also reassure them of their commitment amidst the challenges posed by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Barbados Pride have been declared champions of the domestic first class championship after Cricket West Indies on Tuesday decided to cancel the final two rounds of the tournament.
Caribbean Premier League organisers said Monday they had taken no decision to reschedule the upcoming tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would continue to monitor the “evolving situation” in coming months.
Early preparation, a desire to win and, above all else, fitness are what president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley says is responsible for the success of champions-in-waiting Barbados Pride in the regional four-day competition.
Another major local season will have to start at a later date owing to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Cricket West Indies says it will face a logistical nightmare in rescheduling its international home series if the coronavirus pandemic results in a disruption to these fixtures.
Barbados Pride have virtually sewn up the Regional first class title after opening up a 40-point lead at the top of the standings, following their crushing win over reigning champions Guyana Jaguars last weekend.
Cricket West Indies says it will continue to liaise with its counterparts, the England and Wales Cricket Board, over the upcoming Test tour as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the United Kingdom’s sporting calendar.
Test seamer Kemar Roach finished with a nine-wicket match haul as Barbados Pride routed Guyana Jaguars for an embarrassing 94 in their second innings, to march to an emphatic 235-run victory on Saturday’s third day.