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World Cup qualifiers 2018
« on: January 25, 2018, 07:08:42 PM »
http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/2018/01/25/cwi-names-windies-world-cup-qualifiers-squad/

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced the WINDIES 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
 
The ICC World Cup qualifiers will be played from March 4 to 25. The WINDIES have been drawn in Group A alongside Ireland, The Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, and the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 winners.
 
WINDIES MEN’S TEAM FULL SQUAD
Jason Holder (captain)
Jason Mohammed (vice-captain)
Devendra Bishoo
Carlos Brathwaite
Sheldon Cotterell
Chris Gayle
Shimron Hetmyer
Shai Hope
Evin Lewis
Nikita Miller
Ashley Nurse
Rovman Powell
Kemar Roach
Marlon Samuels
Kesrick Williams
 
Commenting on the Squad, Chairman Courtney Browne said:
 
“We are pleased to announce a squad that has a combination of experience and youth.  Given the importance of the West Indies qualifying for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, we thought it was important that we chose players who brought not only skills but experience to the table, combined with younger players who had performed creditably on the international scene.
 
We contacted some of our well-known senior cricketers to ascertain their availability for the tournament and we are pleased that Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have indicated their full support and commitment to the cause. Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo and Andre Russell however indicated that they were unavailable to help us qualify as their priority was playing in the Pakistan Super League.
 
Dwayne Bravo was not contacted as he had indicated previously that he is no longer available to play cricket for the West Indies.
 
We welcome back Carlos Braithwaite and value his contribution to the team on and off the field.  Kemar Roach is a highly experienced player who recently returned to international cricket last year is also a good addition to our ODI squad, as we set out to win the ICC World Cup Qualifiers.
 
We expect this squad under the able leadership of Jason Holder, supported by a core group of senior players to achieve this goal. Of course, Head Coach Stuart Law and his staff will provide all the support and guidance necessary.  We wish the team well and look forward to a successful campaign.”
 
Notes to the Editor: Due to ICC regulations, the squad was selected before the teams were named for the Cricket West Indies Super50 Cup. The WINDIES squad for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers needed to have been submitted by February 2, 2018. While player performance form in the Super50 will not have a bearing on selection, it gives an excellent opportunity for 50-over preparation. All players become eligible for selection in the forthcoming WINDIES A Tour to England in June and the International Home Series against Bangladesh in July.
 
WINDIES ICC World Cup Qualifiers Schedule
Tuesday, March 6: v WCL Division 2 winners at Old Hararians
Thursday, 8 March – v Papua New Guinea at Old Hararians
Saturday, 10 March – v Ireland at Harare Sports Club
Monday, 12 March – v Netherlands at Harare Sports Club
Thursday, March 15 to Friday, March 23: Super Six stage
Sunday, March 25: FINAL at Harare Sports Club
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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 11:31:43 PM »
What! They have two Jasons. They cyah beat we!

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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 10:48:12 AM »
What! They have two Jasons. They cyah beat we!

 ;D ;D Thanks for giving me something to laugh about in the midst of all this sht.

I have a feeling that for some or most of the players, the problem wasn't Pakistan, they may be just fed up with the irregularities of the Board.

They dropped Big Bravo and KP from the last WC squad citing age. Then pick men the same age as them and went running for them after the WC was finished.

They have MANUFACTURED reasons to take away the captaincy from Ramdhin from both TT and the WI. They dropped him whilst he was performing, coming up with some sht reason about "not being lively enough behind the stumps."
He is the best Wktkpr batsman in the WI and should have been on that squad as Captain.

Ravi Rampaul has the highest score ever by a number 11 batsman in ODIs, he has been performing for years but they go pick fking Kemar Roach???

They have frustrated Big Bravo and Ramdhin to the point where they are no longer considering the WI team.

Once again we are a Third Worlf Fking joke. We go find some way to get embarrassed in this tournament.

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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 02:17:41 PM »
Cameron declares war on Bravo, Pollard, Narine

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Dave Cameron - Cricket West Indies Board president
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Controversial Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, has warned Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard they may never play for West Indies again, following their reluctance to represent the regional side at the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

CWI said on Thursday the T&T trio had snubbed offers to be included in the 15-man squad for the all-important March 4-25 tournament, where West Indies will be vying for one of the remaining two spots at the 2019 World Cup in England.

Instead, the three players opted to fulfill their commitments in the Pakistan Super League which bowls off February 22, and runs parallel to the qualifiers.

Speaking to TVJ Sports also on Thursday, Cameron said CWI would “probably” review the trio’s involvement in West Indies cricket.

“We asked them to do the math and balance, give us an opportunity and play for us this time,” the Jamaican administrator said.

“We were very disappointed about it (players’ decision) and the board in its wisdom, feels that after this World Cup – the qualifiers – we’ll probably not invite those players to be a part of Cricket West Indies going forward.”

Cameron’s provocative comments are likely to cause yet another ripple through the regional game, especially following on from the fiasco involving Bravo which led to the player’s exclusion from the Windies side.

The left-hander has not played since November, 2016 when he was sent home ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe for an ill-advised Twitter rant aimed at Cameron, who had earlier criticised his form.

Bravo was subsequently barred from selection pending an apology. CWI announced last July that a resolution had been reached, paving the way for his return to the squad.

CWI chief executive, Johnny Grave, said this week Bravo had since been given several opportunities to return to international cricket but “for some reason he’s declined them all.”

Both Narine and Pollard, meanwhile, last played for West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 International against England last September. Both were initially named in the T20 squad to face New Zealand last December but pulled out for “personal reasons.”

Exciting all-rounder Andre Russell joined Bravo, Narine and Pollard in declining selection for the World Cup qualifiers but Cameron said the Jamaican had put forward “a reasonably good case.”

“We have spoken to Andre. I think he has presented a reasonably good case about the amount of 50-overs cricket at this point in time,” Cameron said.

“While he will play the Super50, he will not play the qualifiers but we believe he should be available for Cricket West Indies going forward.”

Russell is returning to cricket following a one-year anti-doping whereabouts ban.

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http://www.guardian.co.tt/sports/2018-01-27/cameron-declares-%E2%80%98war%E2%80%99-bravo-pollard-narine
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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 12:21:31 PM »
 :bs: >:( :( :cursing: ::) :-[ :pissedoff: :banginghead:

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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 09:48:23 AM »
Afgh. beat WI

Afghanistan nearly bottled what should have been a straightforward chase of 198, but the insurance provided by the brilliance of their spinners just about bailed them out in their Super-Sixes clash against West Indies. Throughout the 47.4 overs that the chase lasted, it always seemed like Afghanistan would pull this off one way or the other. And yet, they never managed to eliminate the apprehension that accompanied as one batsman after the other perished in their dash towards an early finish.

Where a cool head and common sense was the demand of the hour - the asking rate was always in control - rash judgement and impulsive strokeplay took over. In the end, they managed to hang in there, scraping through by three wickets, to hand West Indies their first defeat of the tournament, and keep their own campaign alive.

The second-innings indiscretions were a far cry from the top-class performance that their spinners put in. Facing a must-win in every remaining match, Afghanistan presented their best selves yet in the tournament to rein in a powerful West Indies line-up.

The circumstances couldn't be seemingly any more averse to bowling. These were pristine batting conditions, with the sun beating down on the Harare Sports Club, and a surface that came with a thin layer of sheen. To add to that, West Indies were coming into the game with an average first-innings score of 307 in the tournament. But Afghanistan's opening pair of pacer Dawlat Zadran and offspinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman demonstrated the old adage: well-begun is half-done.

Having seized the early advantage with the wicket of Chris Gayle, Afghanistan were relentless. Mujeeb's 3 for 33 underpinned what ended up being a spin-dominated innings, with as many as 39 overs coming from the slow bowlers. Mohammad Nabi became the first Afghanistan bowler to 100 ODI wickets, as West Indies limped to an underwhelming 197 for 8.

Mujeeb and Dawlat complemented each other perfectly. While Dawlat had the West Indies batsmen on a leash by continually probing away in the channel outside off, Mujeeb flummoxed them with a whole array of variants. Inside his first two overs, West Indies had been subjected to conventional offbreaks, carrom balls, topspinners, and a googly that smashed the top of an unsuspecting Gayle's off stump.

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It wasn't until the eighth over, when Evin Lewis swept Mujeeb hard through fine leg for the first of four fours in nine balls, that West Indies began to find momentum.

That was, however, immediately snuffed out by Nabi, who struck with his first ball. Nabi's delivery came on with the arm and hit Shimron Hetmyer's pad, but not before it had brushed the inside edge that the umpire had failed to spot.

Lewis' misjudgment in calling for a suicidal single in the next over had him run out to a direct throw from Najibullah Zadran as Afghanistan further established their ascendancy - reinforced by the fact that Rashid Khan, the team's best bowler, made his first appearance as late as the 23rd over.

Marlon Samuels and Shai Hope arrested the slide with a 55-run fourth-wicket stand, but it was an association where a lack of strike-rotation was all too evident. With the duo progressing at three to the over, Rashid could afford to hold Mujeeb back for a third spell.

West Indies' only bright passage came during Jason Holder's burst of 28, but he fell to a sharp catch by Najibullah at long-on off Mujeeb that sent them right back into their shell. Hope, who survived an extremely close leg before shout against Rashid on 18, barely made Afghanistan feel the pinch. He alone ate up 55 dots, and picked an inopportune moment to get out - in the 43rd over, with West Indies searching for acceleration, when he was the set batsman.

Like Afghanistan, West Indies' bowlers were sharp and accurate to begin with. Keemo Paul, the debutant, struck with his first legal delivery, getting Javed Ahmadi to play all around a length ball that straightened, and trapped him leg before. But the rash strokes began costing them soon after, Mohammad Shahzad slashing a wide delivery to cover.

Rahmat Shah then played the most important knock of Afghanistan's innings. His trio of boundaries off Carlos Brathwaite in the 14th over signaled that Afghanistan were getting a move on. He found two able partners - first in Samiullah Shenwari, with whom he added 66 for the third wicket, and then in Mohammad Nabi, who helped him add 49 for the fourth wicket.

It took a brilliant diving catch by Hetmyer at deep square leg to end the second of those associations. In their 93-ball association, the duo had played out nearly 10 overs of dots. Still, with 66 needed off 84 balls with six wickets in hand, this was Afghanistan's game to lose.

Rahmat continued to eat away at the target until, in trying to force a cut, he picked out backward point. Now, Afghanistan were feeling the jitters for the first time in the chase. Najibullah and Gulbadin Naib took them closer with handy cameos, but perished to profligate shots. It was Afghanistan's batting depth that eventually got the job done: Rashid, with an ODI average of 21, bats at No. 8; he saw them through.

West Indies were culpable of their own share of lapses. They dropped catches of Rahmat, Shenwari, Nabi and Rashid. In all, the reprieves cost them 58 runs: damage that is irreversible when you're defending 197.

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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 10:01:04 AM »
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/nepal-gain-one-day-international-status-for-the-first-time/article23269655.ece

Nepal gain One Day status

hey beat Papua New Guinea and then watched the Netherlands defeat Hong Kong in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers
Nepal became the latest nation to join the One-Day International (ODI) club, securing their 50-overs status for the first time at the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

The Paras Khadka-led team beat Papua New Guinea on Thursday and then watched the Netherlands defeat Hong Kong to secure Nepal's elevation to the group of four teams with temporary ODI status until 2022.

Scotland, the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates are the other three teams in that bracket, one below the 12 sides that enjoy permanent status.

Nepal's feat is even more impressive since their cricket board remains suspended over government interference in its operation.

“It's massive. It's something we have worked towards for a very long time,” Khadka was quoted as saying in an ICC media release.

“We're very glad that we're winning games through different situations, players are standing up and everyone's contributing. As a captain I'm very happy to lead such an amazing bunch of boys. We've always been hungry to do well.”

Spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, who claimed 4-28 against Papua New Guinea, posted a photograph of the team's celebration in Harare on Twitter.

“...A big proud day for all the people of Nepal What a beautiful journey so far. Together its Possible. Nepal - An ODI Nation!” the 17-year-old tweeted.

Former international captains including Australia's Michael Clarke and Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq took to Twitter to congratulate Nepal's achievement.

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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 05:57:18 PM »
I heard WI just barely made the cut. So they are in the WC?

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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2018, 08:08:36 PM »
We getting licks from Afghanistan now?

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Re: World Cup qualifiers 2018
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2018, 08:32:11 PM »
We getting licks from Afghanistan now?

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