WI Emerging Players defeated Barbados Pride by three wickets under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern in the first day/night semi-final of the Regional Super50 Cup at Queen’s Park Oval on Thursday.
Off-spinner Rookie Rahkeem Cornwall snatched the fourth best figures by a West Indies spinner in Tests in the finest outing by a Caribbean side slow bowler in nearly half a century, as the visitors got the better of the exchanges on the opening day of the one-off Test against Afghanistan on Wednesday.
West Indies Emerging Players survived a crushing 10-wicket defeat to Group A winners Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on Monday, to qualify for the semi-finals of the Regional Super50 Cup.
Captain Jason Holder says West Indies are bracing for the anticipated trial by spin against Afghanistan but has backed his batting group to negate the threat when the one-off inaugural Test bowls off on Wednesday.
Defending champions, Harrison College, put in a dominant performance to win the inter-secondary school swimming championships at the Wildey Aquatic Centre on Monday.
England bowler Jofra Archer says he was subjected to racist abuse during his side’s first Test-defeat by New Zealand.
Barbados Pride confirmed their spot in next week’s Super50 Cup semi-finals in Trinidad with a comfortable seven-wicket win over minnows Canada on Saturday.
There were ominous signs for West Indies ahead of next week’s inaugural one-off Test against Afghanistan after they suffered a batting failure on the opening day of their solitary tour match against an Afghanistan Cricket Board XI on Wednesday.
Nkrumah Bonner sustained his great form with a fourth List A hundred before off-spinner Jamie Merchant snatched a four-wicket haul, as Jamaica Scorpions exacted revenge on Group A leaders Barbados Pride with a 26-run victory on Wednesday.
Assistant coach Roddy Estwick has hailed the work of his bowlers but believes there is still much work to be done if West Indies are to become a major force again in the white-ball formats.