Sandeep Lamichhane

LIT UP: Sandeep Lamichhane of Barbados Tridents has his bails illuminated after being bowled by Romario Shepherd of the Guyana Amazon Warriors during match six of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, at Guyana National Stadium, in Providence, on Sunday night. 

Nicholas Pooran returned to haunt the team which let him go, slamming a stroke-filled unbeaten half-century as Guyana Amazon Warriors strolled to their third straight win with a dominant 47-run victory over Barbados Tridents on Sunday night.

Sent in at the Guyana National Stadium, Amazon Warriors recovered from a shaky start to post a challenging 180 for four, with the left-handed Pooran stroking 61 off just 30 balls.

Left-handed opener Chandrapaul Hemraj had earlier punished the Tridents bowlers with a top score of 63 from 55 deliveries while all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford arrived late on to unleash a savage 14-ball unbeaten 32.

In reply, Tridents extended their woeful run in the CPL dating back to last season, dismissed for 133 in the 17th over with only Ashley Nurse, batting at number seven, showing any enterprise with a top score of 40 of 25 balls. South African left-hander JP Duminy, a late inclusion in the Tridents squad, was the only other player to reach 20.


The Trinidad and Tobago men’s senior national football team finally broke their winless run, albeit in a friendly international against Anguilla at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last night.

After two easy wins the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force skipper Imran Khan insists that he won’t let his players become complacent ahead of their next fixture on Wednesday.

Fifteen-year-old Shafali Verma and opening partner Smriti Mandhana pummelled enterprising half-centuries to condemn a listless West Indies Women to an 84-run defeat in the opening Twenty20 International late Saturday night.

Injury has ruled captain Stafanie Taylor out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against India, dealing a serious blow to West Indies’ chances of making a comeback in the five-match rubber.

It’s a convenient narrative to accept that a dearth of talent, apart from all the other factors, has been a significant contributor to the near-quarter-century of strife that has been the experience of West Indies cricket since Mark Taylor’s Australians brought the 15-year era of Test series invincibility to an end in 1995.