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Rihanna’s cousin shot dead after spending Christmas in Barbados

A cousin of singer Rihanna has been shot dead mere hours after they spent Christmas Day together in their native hometown of Barbados. Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, aged 21, was walking in the St Michael's area on December 26 when he was shot by an unidentified man several times, according to local Barbadian news station Nation News. Alleyne later succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to hospital in a private vehicle. The eight-time Grammy award-winning singer paid tribute to Alleyne on Instagram, mourning him by…

Pakistan to face West Indies in first T20 in Barbados 

BARBADOS: Pakistan will face West Indies in the first T20 International being played at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. Both teams have played only four T20 Internationals since the World T20 last year. World champions West Indies will be seeking to erase the recent memory of a pitiful showing in the United Arab Emirates. Carlos Brathwaite's team has the opportunity to make an immediate statement on home soil against a Pakistan side that has also been inactive since those comprehensive triumphs in Dubai and Abu…

West Indies topple South Africa in Tri-Nation series

BRIDGETOWN: Darren Bravo’s third hundred and impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel propelled the West Indies to a comprehensive 100-run victory over South Africa in the ninth and final preliminary match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Friday.

Williamson ton puts NZ in control of deciding test

Kane Williamson registered his seventh test century to put New Zealand in control of the third and deciding test against West Indies at the end of a rain-affected fourth day in Barbados on Sunday. Williamson made an unbeaten 161, his highest test score, after more than three hours of play had been lost. "Every time you get the chance to play a knock that puts the team in a good position is always one you remember," he said after New Zealand finished on 331 for seven, a lead of 307 runs. "It's always nice to get a big…

Williamson gives NZ 99-run lead in decider v W.Indies

Kane Williamson stroked his 14th test half-century as New Zealand battled their way to a 99-run lead on the third day of the deciding test against West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday. Williamson went to the crease with his side in trouble at one for one in their second innings, having lost opener Tom Latham for a duck. The right hander held the innings together, despite losing Hamish Rutherford (19) and Ross Taylor (six), with 58 not out as New Zealand reached 123 for three when bad light stopped play for the…

Bad weather hampers day two of W.Indies v N.Zealand decider

BARBADOS: Persistent rain disrupted the second day of the third and deciding test between West Indies and New Zealand in Barbados with the hosts taking their overnight score from 33 without loss to 169 for two. Kraigg Brathwaite followed his maiden century in the second test with a composed 68 while fellow opener Chris Gayle was dismissed for 42 after the pair made a strong start with a 79-run partnership as they replied to New Zealand's first innings 293. Kirk Edwards (42) and Darren Bravo (eight) were at the crease when…

New Zealand all out on 293 in third test against West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite and Chris Gayle led West Indies to 32 without loss, a deficit of 261 runs, at the end of the first day in the third and deciding test against New Zealand in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday. Brathwaite, man of the match in the second test in Trinidad following his maiden century, finished on 11 while Gayle was 18 not out after almost being run out for a duck and then smashing a straight six. The visitors were bowled out for 293 after wasting a succession of starts by their middle-order batsmen and the…