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TTCB says it is tightening disciplinary process

The T&T Cricket Board says it is tightening its disciplinary process and "recently started a review of its internal organisational structure and processes."

In a media release issued on Tuesday afternoon, the TTCB said the board management structure is being re-examined as it relates to utilisation of resources, in light of the changing, and at times challenging cricket and economic landscapes.

NGC, the board's main sponsor pulled the plug on its partnership and has left a hole in the finances of the National Sports Organisation.

Comfortable win for Red Force over CCC

It was carded as a day/night affair but Trinidad and Tobago required less then three hours to dispose of a listless Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by nine wickets in their second match of the Regional Super50 yesterday.

Off-spinner Sunil Narine was brilliant, claiming five for 10 from 7.4 overs, to sink Marooners for 101 off 25.4 overs after the Barbabados-based unit opted to bat first at historic Kensington Oval.

Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell picked up three for 40 while left-arm spinner Khary Pierre took two for 15.

Narine, Lewis devastate CCC in Super50

Sunil Narine dazzled with the ball as the T&T Red Force hit back in the Super50 Cup with a convincing victory over the Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) Marooners.

Narine finished with 5-12 to help bowl the Marooners out for just 101 runs in 25.4 overs. Earlier, the Marooners won the toss and elected to bat first. 

But for Ryan Hinds, who scored 32, no other batsman put up a fight.

CPL window for Windies players

West Indies players will not have to choose between club and country this August when the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) bowls off. That’s because Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the CPL organisers have come to an agreement on a window for this year’s edition. The tournament bowls off August 8th and ends on September 16th.

West Indian presence diminishes in IPL

The West Indian presence in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has diminished to a great extent, so much so that T20 giant Chris Gayle was picked up on the last day of the draft.

Gayle squeezed into the 2018 edition after he was chosen on the third time of asking on Sunday’s second day of the auction.

Red Force rot continues in Super50 slaying

The T&T Red Force was hammered by 172 runs in its opening Super50 Cup match against hosts Barbados Pride on Monday night at 3 Ws Oval.

Having won the toss and inserted the opposition, Pride racked up 278/9 from its 50 overs. Among the run-scorers were Kevin Stoute (74) and Roston Chase (50).

There were also cameo knocks along the way that helped the hosts. For instance, Shai Hope scored 47 runs from 50 balls while Jonathan Carter hit a quickfire 37.

WI announce separate contracts

Cricket West Indies has introduced a new system of different contracts for Test and limited-overs international players, effective from July 1. The system will have three categories: all-format contracts, red-ball contracts, and white-ball contracts.

Only five players - Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Devendra Bishoo - have been contracted for all formats, while six have been given red-ball contracts and five others white-ball contracts.

Bravo fires back at Dave Cameron

Following threatening comments from Dave Cameron, president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) on TVJ on Thursday that T&T’s Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard, together with Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell, may never play for the regional side again, former one-day captain Dwayne Brave has responded. Yesterday, on I95.5FM, Dwayne Bravo, the elder brother of Darren Bravo, speaking with sports commentator Andre Errol Baptiste stated clearly, “I still want to play for the West Indies and never said otherwise. Once I am fit, that has not changed.”

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