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Two-thousand-and-four is such a cricketing lifetime away. And of the West Indies players who did their Gangnam dance over and over again at the Premadasa stadium Sunday evening in Colombo, only Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo would have had memories of West Indies' Champions Trophy victory at The Oval* eight years ago.

Mahela Jayawardene has resigned as Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain, soon after his team lost the final of the World Twenty20 against West Indies in Colombo. He said he will remain captain of the ODI and Test teams until at least the end of Sri Lanka's tour of Australia in January, and remains available for Twenty20 selection.

They had clapped in the Premadasa media room after Darren Sammy finished his pre-final press conference on Saturday. They clapped in the Premadasa press box on Sunday after West Indies took the last Sri Lankan wicket to win the World Twenty20 2012.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The National Team of St. Maarten played against the island of Anguilla Friday in the NAGICO Leeward 50 Overs Tournament.

So lopsided was West Indies' obliteration of Australia in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20, the victors had near enough to 13 overs to bask in their looming progress to the final against Sri Lanka.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Sports Silveria Jacobs was on hand Wednesday night to welcome back the St. Maarten Tae Kwon Do team that recently took part in the All-Star International Tae Kwon Do Open Tournament in Orlando, USA.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The veteran games between Veendam and Risc Takers was cancelled and will be rescheduled.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Cricket Association announced on Tuesday the team that has been selected for the Leeward Islands one-day tournament.

They took the New Zealand spirit, trampled on it, and handed over the broken pieces along with their boarding passes. The team that provided the most entertainment in the Super Eights, with two ties, lost both the Super Overs to end up with zero points.

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October 1, 2012
Start time 1530 (1000 GMT)

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New Zealand players may have had a gastro problem or three, but surely they and West Indies have received the best of Sri Lankan hospitality? For, on Monday, they'll hope like hell that the hosts beat England.

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