WI's 7-wicket loss to England in ODI means no direct entry into 2019 World Cup

Jonny Bairstow struck a maiden one-day international hundred as England condemned West Indies to a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday that means the twice former champions can no longer gain direct entry to the 2019 World Cup.

West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winners, had to take this five-match series 5-0 or 4-0 with a tie or no result if they were to avoid the indignity of a qualifying competition for the next edition in England in two years' time.

Gibbs, Ranatunga, Khan named for game to open Brian Lara Academy

The teams have been announced for Friday's opening of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy and it involves names like Herchelle Gibbs, Arjuna Ranatunga, Imran Khan and Curtly Ambrose.

An International eleven will take on a Trinidad and Tobago eleven to open the academy.

The following are the names on both teams. 

International XI

CPL 2017 schedule - T&T hosts its first game is August 7th

Trinidad and Tobago will host its first Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match on August 7th as the Trinbago Knight Riders take on the St. Lucia Stars.

The schedule of the 2017 CPL tournament was released Monday morning together with the following statement: