Following a one year absence due to challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic the regional 4-day Cricket Championship is set to return in January.
The most recent regional 4-day competition was brought to an end 2 rounds shy of completion in March of last year due to Covid-19.
Meanwhile, players who are centrally contracted by Cricket West Indies (CWI) are being assured that they will undergo no further cuts in their contracts despite the absence of the regional 4 day competition for this season.
Players and staff centrally contracted by CWI saw their salaries cut in half last year as regional cricket's governing body grappled with the financial constraints brought on by Covid-19.
They were returned to their full salaries after 6 months as CWI was able to confirm a number of international home series during the summer.
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the government will be celebrating Jamaica’s athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, ISSA. Keith Wellington says permission has been given for the staging of the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships.
Former Reggae Boy attacker, Tremaine Stewart, is dead.
Stewart reportedly collapsed on Sunday morning, April 18 while playing football in his community of Gordon Pen in St. Catherine.
He was rushed to the Spanish Town hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
The 32 year-old recently signed with Jamaican Premier League team Dunbeholden FC. He previously represented Waterhouse FC and Portmore United, locally.
He also represented Aalesund FC in Norway and Rovaniemen Palloseura in Finland.
Stewart represented Jamaica 11 times, making his debut in 2012.
He scored two goals for the Reggae Boyz.
Among those who have paid tribute to Stewart is the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange who hailed the footballer for his commitement to the development of Jamaica's grassroots football programme, especially in his community, whih falls in the minister's constituency.
"He was very driven and involved in the developmental programmes which have been giving young people an opportunity to develop their talent. I thank him for his contribution and wish the best for his family, friends and the entire community at this time. He will be missed," she said.
A claiming race with 8 runners has been reinstated to Saturday's programme at Caymanas Park by the promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) after initially being abandoned.
Opener Shai Hope struck an unbeaten century as West Indies beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the third one-day international in Lucknow to complete a 3-0 sweep on Monday.
Fourteen year old Zaneta Alvaranga delivered an eye popping early-season performance that set tongues wagging at the National Aquatic Centre recently.
Shai Hope and Roston Chase struck half-centuries to power West Indies to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one-day international in smog-hit Lucknow on Wednesday.
Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson got married to former athlete and coach Derron Herah on Saturday, November 2 at Old Fort Bay in St Ann.
Twenty-five year old artistic gymnast Danusia Francis became only the second Jamaican to qualify for gymnastics at the Olympics, with a breakthrough performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Germany on Friday.