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WI celebrate to Bravo's "Champion" in hotel lobby

A new video showing the West Indies team returning to their hotel after defeating India in their T20 World Cup Semi-Final today, has been shared online by cricket.co.au.

The video runs for 2.47 minutes and shows some members of the team dancing to Dwayne Bravo's "Champion" song as they leave the team bus and enter the hotel.

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Gayle sets two records as WI beat England in T20 World Cup

The West Indies have won their opening fixture of the T20 World Cup against England in Mumbai, with Chris Gayle setting two records for sixes in the process.

The West Indies were set 183 runs to win by England, after the West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl.

England scored 182 for 6.

The West Indies in reply, made 183 for 4 off 18.1 balls, with Chris Gayle, taking just 47 balls to reach 100, ending the game at that score not out.

Lendl Simmons dropped from World Cup squad with back injury

West Indies have dropped batsman Lendl Simmons from their Twenty20 World Cup squad owing to a back injury, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.

"The 31-year-old right-handed top-order batsman will remain in Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation," the WICB said.

"A replacement player will be named in the coming days," it said in a statement.

Simmons, who has played 34 T20Is with a top score of 77, joins all-rounder Kieron Pollard on the sidelines after a knee injury forced him to decline signing a player contract for the tournament in India.

PM's rift with WICB can affect WI vs India test

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s recent rift with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has left uncertainty surrounding the staging of the third Test match against India at the Queen’s Park Oval.

The Indians are carded to tour the West Indies from July 14 to August 11 for a series of four Tests with the third scheduled for T&T from July 28 to August 1.

However, officials at the WICB believe that Dr Rowley’s recent calls for the dissolution of the organistion, could signal that his government will not be supporting the Test being played in Trinidad.

Chanderpaul: I was forced by WICB to retire

West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he was forced to resign from the West Indies cricket team by the West Indies Cricket Board.

In an article published by ESPNcricinfo, Chanderpaul expressed resentment at being obliged to announce his international retirement in order to gain a No-Objection Certificate to play in the Masters Champions League currently taking place in the UAE.

Chanderpaul, 41, has not played international cricket since May 2015 and was omitted from the list of contracted WICB players in December.

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