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West Indies

The West Indies is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Lucayan Archipelago.

The region includes all the islands in or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean. Depending on the context, some references to the West Indies may include some nations of northern South America that share the history and culture of the West Indian islands.

The West Indies is a geologically complex island system consisting of 7,000 islands and islets stretching over 3,000 km from the Florida peninsula of North America south-southeast to the northern coast of Venezuela.

These islands include active volcanoes, low-lying atolls, raised limestone islands, and large fragments of continental crust containing tall mountains and insular rivers. Each of the three archipelagos of the West Indies has a unique origin and geologic composition.

Alzarri Joseph found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

GUYANA: Alzarri Joseph has received an official reprimand and one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during Wednesday’s ODI against Bangladesh which the Windies won by three runs to keep the three-match series alive. The Windies fast bowler was found to have violated Article 2.1.7 of the code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon…

West Indies dismiss Bangladesh for record low of 43

Kemar Roach took five wickets as West Indies demolished Bangladesh for 43, their lowest Test total, on the opening morning of the first Test in Antigua on Wednesday. At lunch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, West Indies had reached nine without loss. Bangladesh's pitiful performance was also the second shortest first innings in the 141-year history ot Test cricket. At 18.4 overs, it was just one ball longer than Australia's dismissal for 60 off 18.3 overs by England at Nottingham in 2015. Put in to bat on the greenest…

West Indies appoints Mushtaq Ahmed as bowling coach

LAHORE: Pakistan’s former legendary spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been appointed as spin-bowling coach of team West Indies for a month. Mushtaq's contract with the PCB as the National Cricket Academy head coach ended last month and the extension takes effect from July, allowing him to take up the role with Cricket West Indies. Mushtaq had also worked with England as a spin-bowling consultant in the past. "It's a privilege to work with the West Indies cricket team," Mushtaq told the ESPNcricinfo. "They have produced many…

Afridi, Malik named in World XI for match against WI

Pakistan cricket stars, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik, have been named in a World XI that will play against West Indies at Lord's next month in a match aimed to raise funds for the Caribbean islands badly damaged by hurricanes last year. The Pakistan duo and Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera have been named to play for the World XI that will be captained by England skipper Eoin Morgan against a Windies side that will feature Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. Lord's holds happy memories for the Pakistan duo, who won the ICC…

‘Pakistan firmly on road to cricket revival’

KARACHI: Pakistan's cricket chiefs hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival. The three-match series against the World Twenty20 champions, staged in the once militancy-wracked port city of Karachi, was accompanied by a wave of optimism, with enthusiastic fans braving heavy security checks to express their gratitude to the West Indies for the visit which ended Tuesday. Last month Karachi also hosted the final of the popular…