Free Press Journal
  • IPL 2018: These 10 marquee players weren’t picked at the auction this season

    Indian Premier League is back and it will be the eleventh season of the marquee T20 tournament. Before every IPL, the auction takes place to finalise squads (this year it was mega auction) and auctions are like the lottery, you win some, you lose some. International superstars eagerly wait for their name to be called up during the auction and how much they have earned and which team they

  • Phil Simmons axed as West Indies coach

    Kingston: West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has been fired, the West Indies Cricket Board confirmed, drawing a line under a stormy tenure marked by tensions with his paymasters.

  • World T20 star Brathwaite to lead WI in T20 series vs India

    St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda): Carlos Brathwaite, who was the star of the West Indies World Twenty20 victory, has been appointed the new skipper of the national T20 squad, which will be playing two T20 Internationals against India later this month in Florida.

  • Darren Sammy sacked

    “I got a call yesterday, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they’ve reviewed the captaincy of the Twenty20 team and I won’t be captain anymore and that my performances have not merited selection in the squad.” Darren Sammy (In a video on his Facebook wall) St. John’s

  • Sammy axed as Windies T20 captain in `30-sec phone-call`

    Barbados: West Indies’ Darren Sammy, who led the Caribbean side to WorldT20 glory, revealed that he had been sacked from the post of the skipper in a 30-seconds telephonic conversation with the head of the selectors.

  • Darren Sammy defends Chris Gayle, calls him ‘entertainer’

    London : West Indies’ two-time World T20-winning captain Darren Sammy has defended his team-mate Chris Gayle, who has once again revived accusations of sexism against him with some lewd comments in an interview with a British daily.

  • No place for Gayle, Sammy, Bravo in West Indies team

    St John’s (Antigua and Barbuda) :  Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo were all left out of the West Indies squad for the first four tri-nation one-day international series while T20 matchwinner Carlos Brathwaite has been included.

  • Sammy excited to lead Zouks again in CPL

    St. Lucia: West Indies T20 skipper Darren Sammy has welcomed the return of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to his native place St. Lucia, saying he is really excited to lead the Zouks which has a perfect blend of youth and experience towards the title glory.

  • One rule for us, another for India: Richards

    Kingston :  The legendary Viv Richards has lashed out at ICC for its official reprimand of the World T20 champions West Indies, stating that it has one rule for the Darren Sammy-led outfit and another for Indian cricket team.

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    Windies’ board dispute: Vivian Richards backs ‘honest’ Sammy

    Johannesburg: Former West Indies skipper Sir Vivian Richards has thrown his support behind T20 skipper Darren Sammy after he made what is described to be an `inappropriate` comments about the country’s cricket board following their stunning victory in the World T20.

  • ‘WICB most unprofessional Board, Cameron is immature: Bravo

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has launched a scathing attack on West Indies Cricket Board, calling it as the “most unprofessional” in the world and its president Dave Cameron an “immature and small-minded arrogant” person. Bravo, who has had several run-ins with the WICB in the past, made the comments following the West Indies triumph in the World T20 in India.

  • WICB vice president blasts Sammy’s comments as ‘demeaning, insulting’

    Roseau (Dominica): West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)vice president Emmanuel Nanthan on Tuesday launched a major broadside against Darren Sammy, 48 hours after he led the West Indies into the history books by becoming the first team to capture the T20 World Cup twice.

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    West Indies St Lucia ground to be named in honour of Sammy

    St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda): Darren Sammy’s success in captaining the West Indies to the World Twenty20 title has been recognised by his native St Lucia after it was announced that the island’s main cricket ground would be renamed in his honour.

  • WICB hits back at Sammy but offers negotiations too

    St John’s(Antigua)/Kolkata: The West Indies Cricket Board today hit back at captain Darren Sammy over his scathing attack on it after the team’s World Twenty20 victory last night but offered to talk to the players on how to resolve the long-standing pay dispute. Sammy gave vent to the team’s frustration with its administrators stating that lack of support from the Board has been disappointing after the team’s second World T20 title triumph, beating England by four wickets.

  • Vivacious Windies take on meticulous English in WT20 final

    Kolkata: They dampened the local spirits by knocking out India but a resurrected West Indies cricket team will bring its own brand of joie-de-vivre to the ICC World Twenty20 summit clash when they take on a transformed England in what promises to be a battle of power-hitting here tomorrow. The exuberant Caribbeans, who almost did not come to the tournament owing to a pay dispute with their Cricket Board, have been nothing short of phenomenal so far.

  • It’s like David vs Goliath: Darren Sammy

    Mumbai : West Indies captain Darren Sammy today insisted that his side would be no pushover in the World Twenty20 semifinal clash against India today even though it seems like a “David vs Goliath contest”.

  • Clash against India is like David vs Goliath: Sammy

    Mumbai: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has no qualms in conceding that India would be odds-on favourites in tomorrow’s World Twenty20 semifinal clash but insists that his side would be no pushover in what seems like a “David vs Goliath contest”. “I think it is 80-20 to India, so it feels like David vs Goliath contest but people tend to forget David won the fight, so it’s something similar to that,” said Sammy on the eve of
    the clash here.

  • Sammy backs embattled Russell to fire at World T20

    Johannesburg: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has thrown his support behind Andre Russell and called on his under-fire teammate to put his best foot forward in the World Twenty20.  West Indies, who lifted the coveted trophy in 2012, will begin their World T20 campaign when they will take on England on Wednesday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.