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Gayle-storm heads to the United States with CPL

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle believes, that, the historic Lauderhill leg of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches starting this week in Central Broward Stadium. The West Indies star says he hopes the six matches can elevate the profile of the competition to a new level as the high-flying Tallawahs get set to do battle in back-to-back games against the in-form St. Lucia Zouks on Saturday (12pm) and Sunday (4pm).

The prolific left-hander has continued his fine run of form in a competition he has made his own since 2013 and is currently raked in third position in the CPL’s leading run-getters (260 runs in eight games to date at a strike rate of 159.5 and an average of 52). And though he is still undergoing treatment on a back injury which has troubled him of late, his strong batting form, coupled with his 23 Maximums (sixes) to date, has reasserted his reputation as one of the game’s most devastating batsmen.


Charles inspires Zouks to third successive home CPL win

A match-winning stand between Shane Watson and Johnson Charles saw the St Lucia Zouks to victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Sunday.
Charles made a career best 94 not out as the Zouks made it three wins from three from their home leg to put themselves in the mix for finals week in St Kitts & Nevis. The two batsman paced the chase perfectly as they reached the victory target with some ease.

Tallawahs brimming with confidence in Florida

The Caribbean Premier League is moving on to Florida in the coming days and the Jamaica Tallawahs have arrived in the USA sitting at the top of the league table and with a place in the knockout stages already assured. Tallawahs’ Coach Paul Nixon has been delighted with his Hero CPL so far and is full of praise for the improvements the tournament has made since his last stint with the Jamaican franchise in 2013.

“I was here in the inaugural season of the Hero CPL and seeing the difference now, with the world class professionals that are here is wonderful. It is incredible how much the competition has grown in standards and professionalism.


Zouks maintain winning feeling against Tridents in CPL

The St Lucia Zouks have made it two Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) wins in two at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium thanks to the bowling of Sammy himself and runs from Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher. The win takes them to six points and makes qualification for the knockout stages for the first time in their history a real possibility for the St Lucian side.

Chasing just 138 to win Charles and Fletcher got the home side off to the best possible start. In the first 10 overs the openers managed 80 runs without losing a wicket. It was actually a quiet start until the ninth over that was delivered by Imran Khan. That one cost 17 runs as Johnson Charles smashed two sixes.


Mustafizur goes wicketless, Sussex lose to Surrey

Sussex Sharks have suffered a heavy six-wicket defeat at the hands of Surrey in the NatWest T20 Blast cricket tournament with Bangladesh medium pacer Mustafizur Rahman remaining wicketless. The 20-year-old seamer gave away an uncharacteristic 31 runs from 3.2 overs as Surrey chased down the total of 153/6 posted by Sussex at Kennington Oval, reported on Saturday.

At least 500 Bangladeshis turned up among a capacity crowd of about 24,500 to cheer youngster Mustafizur but they left disappointed.


Sussex goes gaga over "special" Mustafizur

After left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman served up a superb bowling spell to steer Sussex Sharks to victory over Essex Eagle on his county cricket debut, captain Luke Wright said the Bangladesh youngster was worth the wait.

The 20-year-old put his guile on display to return with 4/23 as Sussex, who had been languishing in the bottom half of the South Group, earned a 24-run win at Chelmsford in the NatWest T20 Blast on Thursday.


Mustafizur takes 4-fer on Sussex debut in T20 Blast

Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman announced his English county debut in style, helping Sussex Sharks earn a 24-run win over Essex Eagles in a NatWest T20 Blast game here. The wily 20-year-old seamer grabbed four wickets giving away 23 runs from four overs at Chelmsford, reported on Friday.

Asked to bat first, Sussex batsmen rallied to post an imposing 200/6 at the country ground on Thursday.


Women's Cricket gets long overdue boost

With just one week to go until the start of the Kia Super League, twelve of the competition’s star players were in Manchester last night to celebrate the launch of the inaugural tournament.

A mixture of the six team captains – Amy Satterthwaite (Lancashire Thunder), Georgia Elwiss (Loughborough Lightning), Charlotte Edwards (Southern Vipers), Natalie Sciver (Surrey Stars), Heather Knight (Western Storm) and Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire Diamonds) – and overseas signings, including Suzie Bates, Marizanne Kapp, Rachel Priest and Sophie Devine, mingled with guests as the cricketing world came together to look forward to the start of the historic competition next weekend.


Sammy inspires Zouks to historic CPL victory over Patriots

On the night that the Beauséjour Stadium was renamed in honour of Daren Sammy, the Zouks captain celebrated with a match winning half-century against the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Sammy recorded his highest CPL score as the Zouks secured a victory that keeps them in the tournament.

The same is not the case for the Patriots who can no longer advance to the knockout stages having recorded just one win in the eight matches they have played so far. They ended up 35 runs short of their victory target meaning they are now playing for pride in their remaining fixtures.


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