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CANOC President Brian Lewis hopes a solution can be found so cricket can return to the Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) President Brian Lewis has claimed the continued absence from the Commonwealth Games programme would be a "loss for cricket".

Read more: Cricket in the Commonwealth Games would help re-energise West Indies, claims CANOC President

Warrior spirit: West Indies captain Jason Holder bellows in celebration of the wicket of Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad during the third and final One-Day-Internaional at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana on Tuesday. Pakistan won by six wickets. —Photo: WICB Media/Randy Brooks

A recent article in a Caribbean newspaper hinted that West Indies captain Jason Holder is too nice a guy to get the best out of his players. It suggested that he should get tougher with them and adopt the sergeant major approach that Allan Border, a former Australian captain, used with his players.

Read more: Copy Worrell and Sobers, not Border

Bang!: West Indies opening batsman Evin Lewis smacks another delivery during his Man-of-the-Match 125 not out against India in their one-off T20 International at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday. West Indies won by nine wickets. —Photo: AP

If he wasn't on their radar previously, Evin Lewis must certainly be on the minds of a few T20 franchise owners around the world after his blistering match-winning century yesterday at Sabina Park.

Read more: The Evin Lewis reality

West Indies Cricket Board to impose a 20 percent levy on their contracts for overseas T20 tournaments.


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Social media has come alight with discussion revolving around the decision by West Indies batting legend Brian Lara to have a stand at his Stadium, the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Toruba, named in honour of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Read more: Cricket fan puts Lara’s vision into perspective

West Indies captain Jason Holder bats during Day Five of the Second Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Zayed Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. West Indies lost the match by 133 runs to make it eight straight losses on the tour to UAE. Photo courtesy Windiescricket

ST JOHN’S—Legendary West Indies captain Sir Viv Richards believes the poor run of results in the current series against Pakistan could be a sign that tensions between players and the West Indies Cricket Board may be reaching breaking point.

Read more: Sir Viv condemns WICB/players tension

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