The local cricketing fraternity was thrown into shock with the news that cricket umpire Carlton Best was killed by robbers at the age of 38.
It is understood that Best a resident of Sangre Grande went missing two days ago and his relatives reported this to the police who went in search of him.
A body was found just after midnight on Wednesday in the Aranguez area and his relatives were called in to identify. To their horror it was Carlton and an autopsy has been ordered for Friday to determine the cause of his death.
When the West Indies players pass through immigration today at the Gatwick International Airport, they will finally realise that the ICC World Cup tournament is still in progress and they are leaving early.
Former West Indies fast bowler Joel 'Big Bird' Garner stormed out of the Taunton County Ground an angry man after the West Indies' seven-wicket loss to Bangladesh in their latest ICC 2019 World Cup match on Monday, saying the bowlers didn't target the wicket but the Bangladeshi batsmen.
Despite tallying 321 runs, their highest total so far in the competition, the West Indies were beaten all over the ground by Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who hit an unbeaten 124 to lead his team to a win with almost 10 overs to spare.
A brilliant unbeaten century from allrounder Shakib Al Hasan steered Bangladesh to a commanding seven-wicket victory over the West Indies at Taunton on Monday, a result which means the regional side will now be hardpressed make it to the next phase of the 2019 ICC World Cup.
Al Hasan hit a masterful 124 not out and had an able partner in Liton Das as Bangladesh, chasing a record 322 for victory, got there with almost 10 overs to spare. This was the second highest run chase in World Cup history
Opener Joe Root scored a fine unbeaten century to steer England to a crushing eight-wicket victory over the West Indies in their ICC 2019 World Cup match at Southampton, a result which makes the Windies' road to the last four very rocky from here.
Root hit 11 fours off 100 balls as England, chasing a modest 213 for victory, got there with 17 overs to spare to pile on the pressure for Windies skipper Jason Holder and his team, who will now have to win their remaining five matches to have a chance of getting to the playoff phase.
West Indian fans left the Trent Bridge ground here an angry lot on Thursday after West Indies suffered a narrow 15-run defeat to Australia in their second 2019 ICC World Cup match.
NOTTINGHAM —West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite is frustrated over the “dodgy” umpiring during his side's 15-run loss to Australia and is also questioning why his team does not get as many lbw decisions as their opponents.
West Indies overturned four calls by the two umpires in Thursday’s match at Trent Bridge, including two in three balls against opener Chris Gayle in the third over of the innings by Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc.
It wasn't a case of Pakistan Zindabad but a case of Pakistan playing bad, as West Indies of old came to Trent Bridge to whip Pakistan by seven wickets in their first match of the 2019 ICC World Cup in England yesterday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had put a notice in the media centre that lunch would be served between the hours of 2 pm to 4 pm earlier in the day. Well, we didn't even get to that, as the game was finished before lunch.
The Hero Caribbean Premier T20 tournament will bowl off in Trinidad when the defending champions the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) comes up against the St. Kitts/Nevis Patriots at 6pm on September 4.
The venue for this match is still to be decided as General Secretary of Queen's Park Cricket Club Colin Murray said that negotiations are still underway as far as hosting the matches at the Mecca of local cricket.