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Pakistan took firm control of the second test against a deflated West Indies on Sunday with a massive 342-run lead despite captain Misbah-ul-Haq not enforcing the follow-on.

West Indies was bowled out for 224 and Pakistan, which then held a 228-run first innings lead, finished the third day at 1-114.

Both openers Azhar Ali (52 not out) and Sami Aslam (50) scored half centuries after successfully going for television referrals against lbw decisions early in their innings off Kraigg Brathwaite's offspin.

Earlier, Pakistan seamers and spinner Yasir Shah made batsmen sweat for runs as West Indies could add only 118 to its overnight total of 4-106 in two sessions before being bowled out at tea.

Shah grabbed three wickets with the second new ball after lunch to finish with 4-86 while Rahat Ali (3-45) and Sohail Khan (2-35) effectively used the reverse swing to trouble the West Indies.


Day/night matches planned for new Digicel SportsMax Regional 4-Day season ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Half-dozen of the 30 matches in the upcoming the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League Digicel SportsMax Regional 4-Day Tournament will be day/night contests played with pink cricket balls, it was announced on Thursday. In keeping with the trend worldwide and to further pursue the experiment that it started six years ago, the WICB has scheduled the matches throughout the coming season which begins on November 11. “We welcome the return of day/night matches with the pink ball in the Digical SportsMax R4Day,” said WICB Manager, Cricket Operations Roland Holder, as the regional governing body released fixtures for the first half of the season on Thursday. (EDS: See accompanying spreadsheet with match officials’ appointments). “Each team has two matches – one home, one away – as gradually international boards begin to embrace this concept. “The purpose of the re-introduction of day/night matches is two-fold. First, it allows our elite players to familiarise themselves with the pink ball, and secondly, it allows for greater spectator attendance, as patrons can have a relaxing evening watching their favourite team.” Four of the day/night matches, which will begin at 3 pm daily, have been scheduled before the Christmas/New Year’s holiday break in the Tournament. They include an opening round fixture between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Windward Islands Volcanoes at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. Defending champions Guyana Jaguars will be part of the second day/night match, when they travel to St. Lucia to face the Volcanoes at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground in the third round from November 26 to 29. The Jaguars return home to host long-standing rivals Barbados Pride in the following round from December 9 to 12 at the Guyana National Stadium in a day/night contest, another of which takes place between Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Jamaica Scorpions from December 15 to 18 at Warner Park in St. Kitts during the fifth round. The last two day/night matches are currently scheduled to be contested in the New Year during the second half of the Tournament in April. Recently, West Indies completed their first ever day/night Test, when Pakistan bounced them by 56 runs in a tense finish in Dubai. They are scheduled to play another day/night Test next year at Edgbaston on their tour of England.
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10/22/2016, 12:28 PM by The Chairman
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The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board has extended its congratulations to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force all-rounder, Yannick Ottley on earning his undergraduate degree from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

On Thursday, the all-rounder graduated with a BSc in Informati...
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10/22/2016, 11:11 AM by The Chairman
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The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will open the Digicel SportsMax 4-Day tournament with a day/night match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes.

Play will commence at 3pm from November 11-14 at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain. Half-dozen of the 30 matches in the forthcoming West...
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10/21/2016, 04:27 PM by The Chairman
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Although receiving a lot of flak from pundits and fans, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron is standing by the decision made to get rid of former coach Phil Simmons.

Simmons was relieved of his duties just days before the Windies departed the Caribbean s...
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