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Anand Sanasie of Guyana Cricket Board to Contest Presidency of Cricket West Indies

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Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board Anand Sanasie will challenge incumbent Ricky Skerritt for the presidency of Cricket West Indies at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) set for March 29.

Anand Sanasie says he will focus on improving team performance, strengthening regional cricket and revolutionizing grassroots cricket if he becomes the next president of Cricket West Indies. He also makes a case for improving women’s cricket and expanding the sport into the North American market stating that now is the time for CWI to adopt more visionary policies.

In a lengthy statement released Wednesday night, Sanasie outlined the pillars of his manifesto as he formally announced his challenge to the presidency of Ricky Skerritt, who is in the latter stages of the role he won in March 2019 when he unseated then incumbent Dave Cameron. “I am honoured to also announce that I will be contesting along with a stalwart of West Indies Cricket administration, my colleague Mr Calvin Hope of Barbados” he confirmed.  “Calvin and I have consulted widely across the region and out of these consultations we have developed a detailed manifesto, which we will be unveiling in the coming weeks.”

Nominations for the highly coveted posts closed today. The ticket of Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow defeated then-incumbent Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan 8-4 in March 2019 after a contentious campaign.

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The late Oliver Scott Jr. Honored with St. Lucia Les Piton Gold Medal at 42 Independence Celebrations

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Former President of the St Lucia National Cricket Association Oliver Scott Junior has been honored for his invaluable contribution to St Lucia. In celebration of St Lucia’s 42nd Anniversary of Independence, Oliver Faustino Scott Junior was posthumously celebrated for his contribution to sports. Scott was bestowed with the St Lucia Les Piton Gold Medal for having performed long and meritorious service in the field of sports, specifically cricket. Scott passed away last year and has been largely regarded as one of the best administrators in St Lucia’s sporting history.

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Guyana Jaguars Beat Windward Islands Volcanoes in CG Insurance Super50 Cup

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Fast bowler Keon Joseph had a huge impact with the new ball and Shimron Hetmyer made a stroke-filled half-century as Guyana Jaguars recorded a comprehensive victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes in the CG Insurance Super50 Cup on Monday. Joseph steamed in from the Sir Curtly Ambrose end and took two key wickets in the first over of the match. He had dangerman Andre Fletcher caught at cover by Tevin Imlach and moments later had captain Sunil Ambris taken behind by Kemol Savory. Joseph had impressive figures of 4-24 and was later named the CG Insurance Man-of-the-Match. Volcanoes were bowled out for 153. Hetmyer made 67 not out as Jaguars reached 155-1 off 28.4 overs in reply – to win by nine wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

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Off Spinner Andre McCarthy Lead Jamaica Scorpions to Victory, Beating Barbados Pride

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Andre McCarthy took a sensational hat-trick as Jamaica Scorpions made an incredible comeback to beat Barbados Pride in their final preliminary match of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup on Sunday. The off-spinner ended with the amazing figures of 6-16 off 9.1 overs to lift his team to victory by 51 runs under lights at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. It was Jamaica’s second win in a row which took them to eight points and they qualified for the semifinals. Chasing 219 for victory, Pride was bowled out for 167 due McCarthy’s career-best figures and the best for Jamaica in List A history. He was named the CG Insurance Man-of-the-Match.

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