West Indies cricket legend, Sir Wes Hall has expressed full support for the idea of cricket academies being the “finishing schools” for cricketers with talent and technique.
Speaking at a ceremony following The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Vice-Chancellor’s Cricket Match at the 3Ws Oval at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados recently, the former fast bowler reminded the audience that it had always been the vision of his mentor, Sir Frank Worrell, that there should be “a synergistic approach between education and sport.”
The International Cricket Council today charged West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel with a breach of its code of conduct over an incident between Gabriel and England captain Joe Root.
Towards the end of play on the third day of the third and final Wisden Test match in St Lucia, Root was picked up by the stump mic saying to Gabriel: "Don't use it as an insult … there is nothing wrong with being gay."
It has been almost three years in the making but talented left-handed batsman Darren Bravo has been recalled to the West Indies Test Squad for the England series that begins here in the Caribbean later this month.
Bravo last represented the regional team in the longest format in October 2016 against Pakistan in Sharjah. He had scores of 11 and three in that match which the West Indies won by five wickets.