Flower accepts the poisoned chalice

A dogged refusal to buckle has long been a characteristic of the man who has been appointed the the new England coach

West Indies v England, 5th ODI, St Lucia

Help needed for the 'Big Three'

There was one obvious reason for the disappointing climax to an otherwise heartening Digicel Series for the West Indies on Friday. It was that Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul contributed 36 runs between them

West Indies contract dispute

Power struggle comes to a head

Reading between the unambiguous lines of their latest statements and media releases, it is obvious that the each side has run out of patience

Twenty20: an earthly odyssey

The shortest format has well and truly come into its own and can no longer be sneered at

To strike or not to strike?

How are West Indians and fans of West Indies cricket supposed to feel right now? Elated that their team is enjoying considerable success against England, or worried that all of this renewed optimism will inevitably come to nothing

West Indies v England, 1st ODI, Georgetown

Bravo thrilled to be back among the buzz

Dwayne Bravo is eager to make up for lost time as he continues his comeback from the ankle injury that kept him out of the West Indies side for eight months