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The West Indies face England today, June 14, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kearns/Getty Images)
Christmas in August

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 14, 2018: Here are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, June 14, 2019:

West Indies Versus England

The West Indies Cricket team goes into its fourth World Cup match today, June 14th with three points on the board. This will be a unique match as it means the Windies will face England and one of their own who has just become part of the English squad – Barbadian fast bowler, Jofra Archer.

The Bridgetown-born Archer only made his international debut for England in May and played in the Cricket World Cup later the same month. But West Indies coach Corey Collymore says top batsman, Chris Gayle, is eager to take on the English seamers at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday.

“Chris thrives on that. I have known him since he was 16 and he has always loved a challenge,” said Collymore, the West Indies bowling coach. “He has always enjoyed the challenge of fast bowling, so I expect him to relish that. I have known Archer for a while, and I saw Wood in the Caribbean.”

US fans can catch the action on Willow TV with a subscription.

The Windies next World Cup match-ups are as follows:

June 14 v England, Southampton, 7.30pm AEST

June 17 v Bangladesh, Taunton, 7.30pm AEST

June 22 v New Zealand, Manchester, 10.30pm AEST

June 27 v India, Manchester, 7.30pm AEST

July 1 v Sri Lanka, Durham, 7.30pm AEST

July 4 v Afghanistan, Leeds, 7.30pm AEST

The ICC’s list of official broadcasters is here.

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Reggae Girlz Faces Italy

Five days after their 2019 FIFA World Cup debut, Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz go into their second match today, Friday June 14th at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims.

The Jamaicans will be trying to a win over Italy, even as the Italian side will be looking to keep their momentum after upsetting Australia in a come-from-behind win in their opening match Sunday.  Jamaica, however, has a lot of work to do after a 3-0 loss to Brazil in their first match. But there were some positive signs especially in goalie Sydney Schneider that can serve the team well. Defender Lauren Silver, told the Jamaica Gleaner that “…. going into the Italy game, …. we can take those notes and take it into the game against Italy and maybe we will have a little bit more of an edge going into that game as well.”

Fans can catch the action in the US on FS1 at noon.

India Is Coming To The West Indies

Can’t get enough cricket? Get ready for more this August as the Indian cricket side tours the West Indies.

The West Indies and India will play two Tests – from August 22nd to 26th at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua and from August 30th to September 3rd at Sabina Park in Jamaica. During the five-week Tour the two sides will also play three Twenty20 and three One-day Internationals.

The MyTeam11 Series starts with three T20Is, with the first two matches being contested back-to-back on the weekend of August 3rd and 4th at the Broward County Stadium in the city of Lauderhill in Florida.

Gold Cup Kicks Off Tomorrow

While the eyes of many soccer fans are on the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off with two North American and two Caribbean teams in Group A tomorrow Sat. June 15th as 16 teams set out to be crowned the champions of the CONCACAF region.

Canada takes on Martinique at 7:30 PM ET in the first opener at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena while Mexico faces Cuba at10:00 PM ET.

On Sunday, June 16th, Haiti takes on Bermuda at 6 p.m. while Costa Rica faces Nicaragua at 8:30 p.m. at the National Stadium of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.

On Monday, June 17th, Curacao faces El Salvador at 7 p.m. while Jamaica takes on Honduras at 9:30 p.m.  at Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Tuesday, June 18th will be a big day as the US takes on the South American CARICOM nation of Guyana’s Jaguars minus defender/midfielder Tyler Adams at 10 p.m. Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors will earlier face Panama at 7:30 p.m. at Allianz Field, Saint Paul.

Catch the action live on FOX Sports.

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