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Women leveled the series after an
impressive all round performance
from Deandra Dottin powered them
to a seven wicket win over New
Zealand Women in the second T20
International at the Arnos Vale
Sports Complex here yesterday.
Dottin grabbed three wickets to
upset New Zealand s batting moment
and returned to smash an unbeaten
40 to lead her side to victory and
leveling the three-match series fol-
lowing Tuesday s crushing defeat.
Dottin combined with Shemaine
Campbelle in a half century stand
as West Indies coasted to 102 for
three in 17.1 overs after New Zealand,
who lost the toss and were asked to
bat, totaled 101 for five in 20 overs.
The Barbadian allrounder wrecked
havoc after a half century stand from
openers Rachel Priest and Suzie
Bates threatened to take the game
away from the homeside.
The New Zealand collapse began
when Bates who struck five fours in
her knock of 29 was run out by
Shakera Selman because she was
backing up to far.
Dottin destroyed the top order
bowling Sophie Devine for eight,
trapping Sara McGlashan lbw for
two and capturing the scalp of Rachel
Priest for 31.
Priest hit three fours and faced
39 balls in her 62 minute occupation
of the crease before she was caught
A poor start by the West Indies
saw them slumping to 12 for two
after Kycia Knight was caught at the
wicket for five and Stafanie Taylor
mistimed a drive to mid-off when
she was on five as well.
But Dottin and Campbelle pulled
West Indies around with a 59 run
third wicket partnership which
repaired the damage and kept the
homeside in the running for a series
Dottin s undefeated top score of
40 came in 42 balls and included
three fours while Campbelle scored
Dottin was named player of the
match. The come-back win by West
Indies to level the series one all now
sets the stage for an explosive third
and deciding fixture tomorrow at
the same venue.
ST JOHN'S---Manager of the
West Indies cricket team, Sir
Richie Richardson, has called on
the region to support wicket-
keeper batsman Denesh Ramdin
as captain of the regional squad.
Sir Richie s call follows the
team s successful showing against
Bangladesh in a recent home
series in which they won all two
Test matches and all three ODIs
while the lone T20 match was
cancelled due to rain.
The former West Indies captain
wants the region to rally around
the young leader.
"A lot of people think it is easy
to just go and captain an inter-
national team or to captain the
West Indies, but it is not easy,
even if you have had some expe-
rience in regional cricket.
"It s a different ball game
because a lot of pressure is on
(him) and he s still learning. He s
got the qualities of a captain, he
is a good team (player) and he is
not going to be perfect. It s a
learning process for him and we
just have to support him," he
Probed for his thoughts on a
proposal that would see the
regional team appointing separate
captains for each format of the
game, Sir Richie said it is not a
concept he believes will work for
"Sometimes, situations call for
that and I can respect that but
for me, I think that if you can
have all the players playing all
formats of the game---then you
just slightly rotate one or two
players just to keep them fresh---
to me, that would be the ideal
situation; but it depends on the
players you have," he said.
West Indies will tour India
from October 8 to 19, where they
will play five ODIs, one T20 and
three Test matches.
LONDON---Glowing tribute has
been paid to cricket legend Sir
Vivian Richards, one of the most
destructive batsmen of a dominant
era for West Indies.
Some of the most decorated
names of West Indian cricket s
golden era joined in the special trib-
utes to Richards during a dinner at
Lord s Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
They included former West
Indies captain Clive Lloyd and for-
mer team mates Andy Roberts, Joel
Garner, Gordon Greenidge and
"It s not often I m moved but
this has been a truly special evening
and something I won t forget for a
very, very long time," said Sir Viv.
"I d like to thank everyone who
has come here tonight and all the
speakers for their incredibly kind
Former England internationals
Derek Underwood, David Gower,
Mike Gatting, Geoff Miller as well
as broadcast legends Tony Cozier
and Sir Trevor McDonald joined in
paying tribute to Richards known
as the "Master Blaster."
Tributes were also played on
video screens from Michael Hold-
ing, Bob Willis, Alan Lamb and Ian
Botham, Richards closest friend in
the game and godfather to his son.
"Tonight at Lord s, a very special
place for Viv, he was honoured in
front of 550 fans, friends and former
colleagues," said Paul Robin, Chief
Executive of the Lord s Taverners.
"If he didn t realise how special
a player and human being he is,
then he should after the event! It
was a fun night for all and in raising
funds for two good causes, we are
supporting work both here and in
Antigua that is close to Viv s heart."
The dinner raised nearly
£100,000 for the United Kingdom s
leading youth cricket and disability
sports charity, the Lord s Taverners,
and the St John s Anglican Cathe-
dral Restoration Project in Antigua.
MUMBAI---A new venue has
been chosen for the second One-
Day International (ODI) between
India and West Indies, the Board
of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) has announced.
The second ODI of the upcom-
ing series has been switched from
Cuttack to New Delhi for "oper-
ational reasons" BCCI secretary
Sanjay Patel said in a statement.
India and West Indies are due
to play five ODIs, three test match-
es and a one-off T20 International
from next month.
"The match schedule of the
series between India and the West
Indies to be played in October-
November had to be revised due
to operational reasons. Cuttack will
now host the one-off T20I and
Delhi will host the second ODI,"
Dharamshala will host the third
and fourth ODIs respectively. The
final ODI will be played at Kolkata."
The tour starts with the first of
the five-match ODI series in Kochi
on October 8 with the one-off T20I
set for Cuttack on October 22.
The three-match Test series
bowls off October 30 in Hyderbad.
KINGSTON---Middle order bats-
man Marlon Samuels is relishing
his return to the West Indies team
ahead of the tour of India.
Samuels, who was dropped in
June, was recalled to the regional
side preparing to play five One Day
Internationals (ODI), three test
matches and one T20 International
The 33 year old Jamaican crick-
eter says he plans to use his new
opportunity to play to his full poten-
"I am looking at staying on
another two or three years to go
hard and set the record straight
with my talent," said Samuels.
"I still believe I haven t shown
my full potential as yet. I had some
good seasons consistently, but there
is a lot to come. Brian Lara s world
record, for example, is still on my
The 2012 Wisden Cricketer of
the Year was dropped from the West
Indies Test team after failing to score
in both innings of the first Test
against New Zealand at Sabina Park.
Samuels also registered a series
of low Test, and one-day interna-
tional scores on tours of India and
New Zealand late last year.
"I saw it (exclusion) as an oppor-
tunity for me to go back and reflect
on my life and my talent, while at
the same time putting in some hard
work," said Samuels who averages
34.68 from 52 Tests and 31.35 from
159 one-day internationals.
Deandra Dottin, left, and Shemaine Campbelle leave the field after guiding the West Indies women to victory in the
second T20 against New Zealand in Arnos Vale, yesterday. PHOTO ASHLEY ALLEN
Dottin stars as
Windies level series
Glowing tribute to the 'Master Blaster'
New Zealand 101-5 in 20 overs
(Rachel Priest 31, Suzie Bates 29,
Deandra Dottin 3-9, Shakera
West Indies 102-3 in 17.1 overs
(Deandra Dottin 40 not out,
Shemaine Campbelle 29 not out)
New venue chosen for
second India vs WI ODI
October 3: Practice match in Mumbai
October 5: Practice match in Mumbai
October 8: 1st ODI in Kochi
October 11: 2nd ODI in New Delhi
October 14: 3rd ODI in
October 17: 4th ODI in Dharamshala
October 20: 5th ODI in Kolkata
October 22: T20I in Cuttack
October 25-27: West Indies v Board
President's XI in Kanpur
October 30-November 3: 1st Test in
November 7-11: 2nd Test in Bengaluru
November 15-19: 3rd Test in
aiming to peak in India
Richie wants support for Ramdin
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