Johnny Grave

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Johnny Grave said : “We all have to accept that we’re all operating, working, living in very different times, under very different circumstances,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It’s taxing on everyone’s mental health so we’re very aware of that and that’s why we’ve put in these types of supportive policies and put in more people to support the team,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We all have to accept that we’re all operating, working, living in very different times, under very different circumstances,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, January 8, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It’s taxing on everyone’s mental health so we’re very aware of that and that’s why we’ve put in these types of supportive policies and put in more people to support the team,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, January 8, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “I think we all have to accept we are working in very different times,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We made it clear that during this unprecedented time, we would give the players the opportunity if they didn’t feel safe, if they didn’t want to leave their families or if they had reservations, that we would support their decisions not to tour,” “It is s temporary policy. It is purely to do with unusual circumstances and particularly playing away from home and we don’t expect this policy to continue after the Bangladesh tour because we’ve got four home tours and we will expect all players to be available to play within the region,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Once we have all the test results back we will make an announcement. We are still waiting for the results from Antigua and Barbados,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The big thing that I’m looking forward to financially is the fact this [upcoming Bangladesh tour] is our last away obligation for 11 months,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The One-Day Internationals are part of the ICC Super League, which is the qualification process for the next 50-over World Cup which takes place in 2023, and the Test matches are part of the World Test Championship,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The big thing that I’m looking forward to financially is the fact this [upcoming Bangladesh tour] is our last away obligation for 11 months,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The One-Day Internationals are part of the ICC Super League, which is the qualification process for the next 50-over World Cup which takes place in 2023, and the Test matches are part of the World Test Championship,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The big thing that I’m looking forward to financially is the fact this [upcoming Bangladesh tour] is our last away obligation for 11 months,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The One-Day Internationals are part of the ICC Super League, which is the qualification process for the next 50-over World Cup which takes place in 2023, and the Test matches are part of the World Test Championship,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We knew it was going to be unprecedented times and difficult for players and we said from the outset we’d accept any player who chose, due to these unprecedented times and unprecedented conditions for these tours, to opt out,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “We’re satisfied that we have gone through a really robust and lengthy process with the Bangladesh Cricket Board to ensure that the players will be safe in Bangladesh,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It’s a shorter tour and we’ve also got the ODI players there should we need to extend anyone’s stay if they were significant injury to any of the players through the one-day series or as we prepare for the Test matches,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 20, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It’s a shorter tour and we’ve also got the ODI players there should we need to extend anyone’s stay if they were significant injury to any of the players through the One-Day series or as we prepare for the Test matches,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It's a shorter tour and we've also got the ODI players there should we need to extend anyone's stay if they were significant injury to any of the players through the one-day series or as we prepare for the Test matches,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I think it is hard work at all levels. I think we’re going through a transformation of Cricket West Indies – we’ve got a clear strategic plan,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, December 18, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “We need to continue to push the whole sports science and medicine programme within the West Indies system,” “Not just at the international level but at the franchise level to ensure that we have our best players available for our selectors, that we are appropriately managing injury prevention and recovery and continue to drive fitness standards throughout the region” External link

stabroeknews Friday, December 18, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I think it is hard work at all levels. I think we're going through a transformation of Cricket West Indies (CWI) – we've got a clear strategic plan,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “We need to continue to push the whole sports science and medicine programme within the West Indies system,” “Not just at the international level but at the franchise level to ensure that we have our best players available for our selectors, that we are appropriately managing injury prevention and recovery and continue to drive fitness standards throughout the region” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “I must also thank the ECB, along with Hampshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire who hosted our teams this summer and ensured that they were kept safe during both tours,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, December 4, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Team ) : “We would be the first International Team to visit Bangladesh since the onset of the pandemic and, acting always with the health and safety of our touring party at the forefront of our minds, we have decided to conduct a pre-tour recce by sending two highly experienced professionals to assess the BCB’s bio-secure plans and protocols. Our respective medical and operations teams have held a number of positive meetings over the last few weeks and following receipt of the report from our inspection team, a recommendation will be made to our Board of Directors on whether it is safe to tour Bangladesh early next year” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Team ) : “We would be the first International Team to visit Bangladesh since the onset of the pandemic and, acting always with the health and safety of our touring party at the forefront of our minds, we have decided to conduct a pre-tour recce by sending two highly experienced professionals to assess the BCB’s bio-secure plans and protocols. Our respective medical and operations teams have held a number of positive meetings over the last few weeks and following receipt of the report from our inspection team, a recommendation will be made to our Board of Directors on whether it is safe to tour Bangladesh early next year” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

smh Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

theage Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s one of the things we learned from the England tour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the reserves to come together and train with the first team, help prepare them and be there in the event we had any injury or illness that curtailed or ruled out any players,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “To travel all that way [to New Zealand], to then go through 14 days of quarantine for three T20s played across four days, it’s an awful long way to go for fourth days worth of cricket,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s one of the things we learned from the England tour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the reserves to come together and train with the first team, help prepare them and be there in the event we had any injury or illness that curtailed or ruled out any players,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “To travel all that way [to New Zealand], to then go through 14 days of quarantine for three T20s played across four days, it’s an awful long way to go for fourth days worth of cricket,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s one of the things we learned from the England tour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the reserves to come together and train with the first team, help prepare them and be there in the event we had any injury or illness that curtailed or ruled out any players,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “To travel all that way [to New Zealand], to then go through 14 days of quarantine for three T20s played across four days, it’s an awful long way to go for fourth days worth of cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We know it’s going to be very tough. I was there in 2017 when it was a one-sided affair and New Zealand got the better of us in all games,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “It will still be exactly the same terms as the England tour, the players who retain contracts whether international or the franchise levels, will still be at 50 percent of pay as of all members of staff, contractors and umpires and all our stakeholders are currently receiving 50 percent of pay since July 1,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “We are working on a plan for a sort of hybrid regional season for the early part of 2021. So, in February having our Super50 tournament probably hosted in one country rather than two and just having the six regional teams playing each other once with a sixth and fifth and fourth and third place playoff along with the semi-finals and final to give everyone at least six or seven matches,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, October 30, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Cricket Canada ) : “But the likelihood is for us to invite a team from USA or Canada, you will be talking about a mandatory 14-day quarantine in most of the countries we would host along with other logistical complications. I think logistically for both ourselves, USA Cricket and Cricket Canada it makes more sense to plan for this time next year for a ten-team Super50 and really gun for that with confidence rather that sort of trying to get something done too early and put ourselves or both sides of the fence under too much pressure,” “I think our plans for Super50 even in that hybrid format are probably ambitious because we realistically will have to know where we are playing, start the preparations for pitches and start all the logistics, working with governments through protocols probably within the next four to five weeks if February is even going to be achievable,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, October 30, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Cricket Canada ) : “I think with everything we are having now with Covid, the logistical, medical and operational challenges are significant and you do need longer to plan these things. We very much hope that we will be in a position this time next year to invite our friends from Canada and USA Cricket to play in a Super50 that we’ve played before across two host countries and also involving the University team CCC (Combined Campuses and Colleges) and the Emerging Players,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, October 30, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As the players and support staff depart on the journey to New Zealand, we wish them the very best – this is a very important tour for us as we build towards defending our ICC T20 World Cup title and also complete another series in the ICC World Test Championship. Fans all around the world have been missing their favourite sports, so we want to continue to play our part to bring joy and smiles to the faces of those who support and enjoy our cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This itinerary and schedule took a lot of detailed planning and we want to thank everyone who played a part in putting it together. In the present COVID-19 environment everything requires great attention to detail. Our medical and logistics teams here have been working very closely with their counterparts in New Zealand to ensure everyone would be in a safe environment which is also conducive to exciting and entertaining cricket on the field,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave indicated : “We got a challenging year ahead,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “We will have to go through a 14-day quarantine and hopefully as a team we can play in front of crowds in New Zealand and the players wouldn’t be in bio-secure venues and be able to tour New Zealand as they would have been expected to in New Zealand,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it would have been easy for us to say ‘no thanks’,” “We feel like we have a duty to the sport and an obligation for the World Test Championship” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave says : “Australia – they have hardly played us or Bangladesh and haven’t played Ireland or Afghanistan,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly there are bigger markets at lower cost bases and those discrepancies have been exposed through the explosion of revenue through satellite tv,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Many people are living paycheck to paycheck as there are no unemployment benefits,” “It’s been very tough for the region” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “There are many players from all over the world in the CPL but it’s gone smoothly,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Just waiting on final confirmation from the BCCI that the IPL will start of the 19th September. If it does start then, we can’t host South Africa after the CPL, so will have to postpone to 2021” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We very much hope that South Africa will be able to come here in September for either a T20-only tour or a Test-only tour at the very least,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We won’t be able to play Test cricket against South Africa during the IPL Cricket South Africa have made that very clear to us. They’ve got a commitment to their players to allow them to go and play in the IPL,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The plan as we are working on now is that the players would come home (from England), they will have the weekend at home. Those that are in the Caribbean Premier League will head down to Trinidad on probably August 3 so it’s a quick turnaround,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The plan as we are working on now is that the players would come home [from England], they will have the weekend at home. Those that are in the Caribbean Premier League will head down to Trinidad on probably August 3rd so it’s a quick turnaround,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The cost of chartering planes, which we can do, is really prohibited when you’re talking about youth tournaments, and even to some extent regional and professional tournaments. Probably only the TV money/the sponsorship money that allows international cricket to operate this usually increased cost-based,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As soon as they get to Old Trafford they will go to a holding room in the stadium where they will be able to have breakfast and at the same time go in batches to get tested again. And then we should get those test results by Thursday,” External link

india Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about West Indies Test ) : “He wrote passionately about how hard a decision it was for him and how much he loves playing for West Indies, but with consultation with his family he doesn't feel he can leave them and doesn't want to go on the tour,” External link

business-standard Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Keemo Paul is the sole breadwinner in his entire household and wider family. He was really concerned if something happened to him how his family would cope,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “He also mentioned he made his decision with great remorse as it was always a huge honour for him to play for West Indies,” “So, yes, perfectly valid reasons and the ones that we fully respect. We were never going to force or try to coerce and we didn’t ask them to reconsider” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Keemo Paul is the sole breadwinner in his entire household and wider family,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We gave them all the most up-to-date information on the tour,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “He wrote a personal note to us to explain it was with a heavy heart that he had decided not to tour but that he just didn’t feel comfortable going to England. He wrote passionately about how hard a decision it was for him and how much he loves playing for West Indies, but with consultation with his family he doesn’t feel he can leave them and doesn’t want to go on the tour,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, June 5, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Keemo Paul is the sole breadwinner in his entire household and wider family,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, June 5, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Darren Bravo ) : “Darren Bravo had concerns about his health and any consequences that it may have on his young family. He also mentioned he made his decision with great remorse as it was always a huge honour for him to play for West Indies. So, yes, perfectly valid reasons and the ones that we fully respect. We were never going to force or try to coerce, and we didn’t ask them to reconsider” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, June 5, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We definitely will respect any player’s decision who for whatever reason doesn’t want to tour,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “The players have had lots of questions and rightly so about trying to understand what is completely new to sport and completely new to them as cricketers, in terms of what the environment will be like,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We definitely will respect any player’s decision who, for whatever reason, doesn’t want to tour,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The plan at the moment is to depart from Antigua where most of the LIAT aircraft are based at the moment so we have one charter that will come across from Kingston [with the Jamaican players] to Antigua and one aircraft will fly from here in Antigua down to Guyana and then work its way back up [with players from the southern Caribbean],” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The plan at the moment is to depart from Antigua where most of the LIAT aircraft are based at the moment so we have one charter that will come across from Kingston [with the Jamaican players] to Antigua and one aircraft will fly from here in Antigua down to Guyana and then work its way back up [with players from the southern Caribbean],” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The effects of this pandemic have been distressing for everyone – the worst crisis of our lifetime – and at present, we cannot be certain when the situation will be rectified. We recognize that this will cause financial pain for all our staff, players, coaches and umpires across the Caribbean, but having kept everyone on full-pay since the outbreak in March we have no choice but to take decisive action from next month onwards. CWI’s greatest asset is our people and players and everyone sharing equally in the temporary reduction, we believe is the best way for us to ensure we get through this crisis and protect our organisation and all the jobs in the system. We will be reviewing the situation regularly with the hope that we can return to normal operations at the earliest opportunity” External link

spiceislander Monday, June 1, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The effects of this pandemic have been distressing for everyone – the worst crisis of our lifetime – and at present, we cannot be certain when the situation will be rectified,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The effects of this pandemic have been distressing for everyone – the worst crisis of our lifetime – and at present, we cannot be certain when the situation will be rectified,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “They are temporary cuts that will be reduced or lifted as soon as we can,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : ”We’ve been discussing everything with WIPA and the Antigua Workers Union for a while now. I think everyone is happy that we are treating everyone equally” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "It's great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “From where we sit at the moment, based on the information we have, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point,” “Our board meeting is on May 28. If the tour has to take place, by the start of June we would need to have the board approval and support by then in order to get the charter flight logistics in place and select the players. We are in the final stages of discussions with the ECB and they are in the final stages of finalising their plans in order to get the UK Government and ECB board support” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The current plan we are working to has the three Tests starting on July 8, July 16 and July 24. As for the venues, we believe it could be the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, but we haven't had that formally confirmed yet," "Players have concerns, but certainly I have had no feedback that a player has said, based on what we know now and what we have shared, that they won't tour. No-one has directly come out and said they won't tour, but we haven't formally asked them yet," External link

business-standard Monday, May 25, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “From where we sit at the moment, based on the information we have, based on the fact that every day there are less and less cases in the UK everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point,” “Our board meeting is on May 28. If the tour has to take place, by the start of June we would need to have the [CWI] board approval and support by then in order to get the charter flight logistics in place and select the players” External link

stabroeknews Monday, May 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “They would have been tested prior to departure, they are then on private charters within the Caribbean, then a private charter to the UK, and then they enter a biosecure bubble where other than them and the people looking after them – groundstaff, catering and hotel staff – no-one else is allowed,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, May 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “From where we sit at the moment, based on the information we have, based on the fact that every day there are less and less cases in the UK everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point,” “Our board meeting is on May 28. If the tour has to take place, by the start of June we would need to have the [CWI] board approval and support by then in order to get the charter flight logistics in place and select the players” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, May 25, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “They would have been tested prior to departure, they are then on private charters within the Caribbean, then a private charter to the UK, and then they enter a biosecure bubble where other than them and the people looking after them – groundstaff, catering and hotel staff – no-one else is allowed,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, May 25, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “We are expecting to get a formal offer to tour England probably by the end of the month so that we can get our board’s approval and the players can potentially leave the region (the Caribbean) in early June,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, May 25, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We want four weeks before the first Test to prepare our team so we are currently planning on leaving the week starting June 8. The current plan we are working to has the three Tests starting on July 8, July 16 and July 24. As for the venues, we believe it could be the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, but we haven’t had that formally confirmed yet” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, May 25, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

watoday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

watoday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

watoday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

theage Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

theage Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

theage Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As of the start of this week, we were able to email and contact the international women’s players and confirm that their T20 World Cup match fees will be paid in full this week. We’d already paid the prize money, as I confirmed a few weeks ago, back in March,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We’re not yet in a position to do that with the franchise players. We’re working hard to try and resolve that and as I’ve assured all the players and the franchises, it is our number priority from a financial point of view, for us to clear that, and I hope to do so sooner rather than later” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As of the start of this week, we were able to email and contact the international women’s players and confirm that their T20 World Cup match fees will be paid in full this week. We’d already paid the prize money, as I confirmed a few weeks ago, back in March,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We’re not yet in a position to do that with the franchise players. We’re working hard to try and resolve that and as I’ve assured all the players and the franchises, it is our number priority from a financial point of view, for us to clear that, and I hope to do so sooner rather than later” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I don’t think they will be tested every day. We will test everyone before they leave, test everyone on arrival and then we will have regular sample testing throughout the period. Medical practitioners will also monitor temperature checks but not full-blown testing,” External link

nationnews Friday, May 22, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Mr Cameron ) : “We received a letter yesterday from representatives of Mr Cameron and we haven’t responded as yet, but I expect us to respond in the next couple of days,” External link

nationnews Friday, May 22, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “At the moment processing payments for our women and men international players,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The ECB is confident that they can deliver a safe plan for bio-secure behind closed doors cricket that will meet the UK Government guidelines and will therefore likely secure their board’s approval,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We are trying to create a broadcast environment where we get much more smooth revenues on an annual basis, not necessarily linked to exactly who’s touring. All those things will help to manage cash flow in a better way” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We had a call with the ECB on Monday and I think it’s fair to say they are getting increasingly confident they’ve got a robust plan for what’s now being referred to as bio-secure cricket behind closed doors. Our medical team are getting comfortable with those plans. The logistics are starting to be developed. We have calls planned for the back-end of this week. We’re getting closer to being in a position to receive what would be a definitive plan by the ECB that’s been approved by the UK Government for us to consider” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The ECB is confident that they can deliver a safe plan for bio-secure behind closed doors cricket that will meet the UK Government guidelines and will therefore likely secure their board’s approval,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," "If you grow up in a country where the population might only be 60,000 or 70,000 people, to be thinking the UK has had over 30,000 deaths is a massive figure. We have to be absolutely clear that it's safe first and foremost," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Individual cricketers that are outside of the framework of our cricket or contractual system can clearly talk openly and freely,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, May 18, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve got to get back playing cricket and the cricketers pretty much across the Caribbean have been in complete lockdown in 24-hour curfews, are champing at the bit to get back playing the game they love,” “We’re not going to rush it but it is going to be very, very different, and we’re a long way off being able to confirm whether the tour will happen or not” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve got to get back playing cricket and the cricketers pretty much across the Caribbean have been in complete lockdown in 24-hour curfews, are champing at the bit to get back playing the game they love,” “We’re not going to rush it but it is going to be very, very different, and we’re a long way off being able to confirm whether the tour will happen or not” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 17, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “If any international contracted player loses their contract, they are automatically offered a grade A contract for the next year, which is the highest level franchise contract,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “If any international contracted player loses their contract, they are automatically offered a grade A contract for the next year, which is the highest level franchise contract,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave acknowledged : “She did get injured and when it came to awarding the new 15 contracts to players she wasn’t part of that 15,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” “If you grow up in a country where the population might only be 60,000 or 70,000 people, to be thinking the UK has had over 30,000 deaths is a massive figure” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “In light of what UK government announced a day or so ago, we expect to hear from the ECB in terms of much more progress in developing their plan for what would be, in their opinion, a safe tour,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We’ve said to the ECB we want four weeks minimum, from landing, to prepare and to acclimatise and get used to the conditions. Obviously, that would involve testing and quarantine as well. So, there’s really no deadline from us, as it’s very much an England home tour. Any deadlines would really be dictated by the ECB and their calendar,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave acknowledged : “She did get injured and when it came to awarding the new 15 contracts to players she wasn’t part of that 15,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

pakobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The players would be very much in a bubble,” External link

pakobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Ultimately cricketers want to play cricket, it’s hugely important to their livelihoods and the survival of our respective organisations,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Ultimately cricketers want to play cricket, it’s hugely important to their livelihoods and the survival of our respective organisations,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Ultimately cricketers want to play cricket, it’s hugely important to their livelihoods and the survival of our respective organisations,” External link

thecourier Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The players would be very much in a bubble," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The players would be very much in a bubble," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The players would be very much in a bubble," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

news18 Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

trust2 Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

trust Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “First thing we need to get is the UK government clearance on that tour and then it will be up to us to consider the plan, consult with the players, and ultimately get a decision from our board of directors whether to go through with that tour or not,” “With Covid-19 being such a dynamic situation, until the players actually leave the region; until the first ball is bowled, I guess we’re at risk of a lot of different factors that would mean the tour cannot go ahead. But we’re hopeful at this stage that live cricket can return somewhere in the world soon because the world of cricket, professional cricket in particular, needs that to happen as soon as possible. But no one’s going to rush it and player safety and staff safety is at the forefront of everyone’s mind,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We are continuing our discussions with CSA on the feasibility of hosting the men’s tour later this summer and will have further discussions in due course on new dates for the women’s and ‘A’ team tours,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," "If you grow up in a country where the population might only be 60,000 or 70,000 people, to be thinking the UK has had is a massive figure" External link

bbc Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, April 27, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Secondly, our major priority is to try and keep all our people paid at full pay for as long as we can, but clearly there will come a point in time where that becomes not a possibility,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

arabnews Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

afp-english Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

afp-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other internationals boards on trying to find new dates" "We will only travel to England to play the series if our players can be assured that it is safe to do so. Our respective medical teams are beginning to discuss how this series could be played whist guaranteeing the health and safety of our players and support team. We will be as flexible as we can without compromising the safety of our team," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other internationals boards on trying to find new dates. " External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other internationals boards on trying to find new dates” “We will only travel to England to play the series if our players can be assured that it is safe to do so. Our respective medical teams are beginning to discuss how this series could be played whist guaranteeing the health and safety of our players and support team. We will be as flexible as we can without compromising the safety of our team,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We continue to be in regular dialogue with the ECB on when and how we might be able to rearrange the Test Series. Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other Internationals Boards on trying to find new dates," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s important also for our selectors also to look at the players and select a group of cricketers; not just the best on paper, but also those in the best form. So (the CPL) is really important and we really hope that the CPL can happen in some way, shape-or-form and I think all the players are reminded that we’re in a very difficult position and I think the fans will need to understand,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Unfortunately, we’re in this position where our seven-year broadcast deal that we’ve had Sony Ten Sports, which is out of India, has come to an end; we’re in the midst of all the media negotiations which has been going on for about six months now. We’ve completed deals in South Africa and New Zealand, which are the two teams which were due to tour in July and August this year…now unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a pause on those negotiations, so at the moment, the situation is uncertain until we can give certainty to those broadcasters that cricket is going to be back, it’s almost impossible for us to close those deals,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 24, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Secondly, our major priority is to try and keep all our people paid at full pay for as long as we can, but clearly there will come a point in time where that becomes not a possibility,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, April 24, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially,” “Whilst all of our contracted players have received their salaries and allowances, and some players have received prize money and match fees, there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially...there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially... there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority," External link

firstpost Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially…there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially...there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially...there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Secondly, our major priority is to try and keep all our people paid at full pay for as long as we can, but clearly there will come a point in time where that becomes not a possibility,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave indicated : “they will continue to operate until the Covid-19 pandemic has passed” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave noted ( about William Hussey ) : “There is an ICC Teleconference on Thursday and a (WI) Board of Directors call next week, 30th April, so we will know more (about those tours) then,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 13, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve agreed with the ECB we’ll sit down after Easter to see how the world looks and when we think we can get that series on,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 13, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

nationnews Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve agreed with the ECB we’ll sit down after Easter to see how the world looks and when we think we can get that series on,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 10, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve agreed with the ECB we’ll sit down after Easter to see how the world looks and when we think we can get that series on,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 10, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “We are hoping that cricket can restart in time for the U17s and U19s to be played as planned in July and August,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We held a teleconference with the franchise CEOs earlier this week (last week),” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “They are very important tournaments, not just in terms of the preparation but in terms of the preparation for the selection of those respective squads as we look to compete in the World Cups of those events due to take place in the early part of 2021,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 30, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Following the advice from our medical advisory committee, we’ve extended the suspension that we announced ten days ago which was for an initial 30-day period,” “We’ve now extended that until the end of May as well as postponing a number of our tournaments, and we’ve reluctantly had to cancel some as well” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 30, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “They are very important tournaments, not just in terms of the preparation but in terms of the preparation for the selection of those respective squads as we look to compete in the World Cups of those events due to take place in the early part of 2021,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Following the advice from our medical advisory committee, we’ve extended the suspension that we announced 10 days ago which was for an initial 30-day period,” “We’ve now extended that until the end of the May as well as postponing a number of our tournaments, and we’ve reluctantly had to cancel some as well” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “They are very important tournaments, not just in terms of the preparation but in terms of the preparation for the selection of those respective squads as we look to compete in the World Cups of those events due to take place in the early part of 2021,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Following the advice from our medical advisory committee, we’ve extended the suspension that we announced 10 days ago which was for an initial 30-day period,” “We’ve now extended that until the end of the May as well as postponing a number of our tournaments, and we’ve reluctantly had to cancel some as well” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “That’s a bit too early for us to say at this stage...we have currently just postponed the final two rounds,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I have not had any discussions with England over whether we can host,” External link

india Friday, March 20, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, March 20, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Tom Harrison ) : "I have been in contact with [England and Wales Cricket board chief executive] Tom Harrison a few times over the last week," "The only discussions we have had are, in principle, having flexibility over warm-up games, when the series would start and how many rest days [there would be]. "We have given the ECB assurances that we will be as flexible as we can. We have not had any discussion about not playing them in June. "We have not had any discussion about playing them later in the English summer. We have not had any discussion about hosting the matches here" External link

bbc Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave confirmed : “To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful. The ECB would retain all commercial and broadcast rights,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This is not about us trying to take advantage of the situation,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful," External link

afp-english Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 16, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour, so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 16, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Our medical panel is meeting as we speak so they can provide a recommendation on our upcoming tours and series,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Our medical panel is meeting as we speak so they can provide a recommendation on our upcoming tours and series,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about William Hussey ) : ”We are currently looking ahead at tours and tournaments in the next 4-6 weeks but are in regular dialogue with the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and also ICC, but there’s no suggestion at this point that the tour will not be going ahead. But clearly, there is so much uncertainty and no one can look that far into the future and say what will or won’t happen” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 13, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about William Hussey ) : ”We are getting regular updates from our CMO and medical panel, and will continue to follow their advice. We are also receiving updates from ICC and regional governments. “We have given all staff, players and officials medical advice around the importance of good hygiene, washing hands, etc., and have instigated a policy of only essential travel” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 13, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “One of the things we are going to have to do in a far better way than ever before in our history is live within our means,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 6, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “We’re certainly going to do long term financing for the Coolidge Cricket Ground,” “At the moment we’ve effectively bought the venue out of our operating cash flow and we need to turn that into a long term financing and replace some of that operating cash in the business” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 6, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Sherfane retested with Shimron and unfor­tu­nately just missed the mi­nimum standard although it was his best score to date, so he is ma­king progress,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Hopefully in the next few weeks he will undergo what is described by the medical team as a return-to-play protocol,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Sunil Narine ) : “He’s obviously been a player that has been a fantastic servant and player for West Indies particularly in white ball cricket but at this stage, Sunil is still working on his action,” “He obviously had the finger injury which took him out and made him struggle to bowl, and we’re hoping that he’s going to be fully fit … and be able to bowl his full portfolio of deliveries for the IPL and then fingers crossed, from the West Indies point of view, all goes well and he can follow that through into the CPL and hopefully be in form and be available for the World Cup” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “In our strength and conditioning policy, they’re tested twice every year. Obviously, players will be re-tested if they fail,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “In our strength and conditioning policy, they’re tested twice every year. Obviously, players will be re-tested if they fail,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “they failed to meet the minimum standard in the testing that all international players took part in” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “All player salaries for December were paid before the Xmas [Christmas] break so we are up to date. Next salary payments are due at the end of January,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This is significant step forward for CWI and cricket fans and stakeholders across the region. Not only does this provide a full calendar of international fixtures which allows us to better plan and schedule our cricket, but it allows everyone who supports and loves cricket to know when the next big game or tournament is coming” External link

spiceislander Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This is significant step forward for CWI and cricket fans and stakeholders across the region. Not only does this provide a full calendar of international fixtures which allows us to better plan and schedule our cricket, but it allows everyone who supports and loves cricket to know when the next big game or tournament is coming” External link

nationnews Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "His injuries are probably not going to be ones that are ever going to be fully solved. Like many other sportsmen, like the Beckhams and the Ibrahimovics that have knee injuries, daily rehab is going to be part of his life for the rest of his playing career. We hope that he just takes our medical advice, strengthens his knee and hopefully when he's back to 100 per cent fitness he'll be back wearing maroon," External link

business-standard Monday, August 5, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "We're positive and thinking about the best. Our thought for the moment is we want Andre to fully recover and get back to full fitness as the dynamic allrounder, but if Andre Russell has to become just a batsman, then the selectors will select him based on his performances and on that criteria," "But at the moment, I know he wants to continue. He loves bowling. He wants to be an allrounder and hopefully, he's doing everything he can to ensure that happens by following his rehab, listening to the medical advice and taking it easy. So it's good to see him not playing every game in Canada, managing his knee and managing his rehab," External link

business-standard Monday, August 5, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "His injuries are probably not going to be ones that are ever going to be fully solved. Like many other sportsmen, like the Beckhams and the Ibrahimovics that have knee injuries, daily rehab is going to be part of his life for the rest of his playing career. We hope that he just takes our medical advice, strengthens his knee and hopefully when he's back to 100 per cent fitness he'll be back wearing maroon," External link

dnaindia Monday, August 5, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "We're positive and thinking about the best. Our thought for the moment is we want Andre to fully recover and get back to full fitness as the dynamic allrounder, but if Andre Russell has to become just a batsman, then the selectors will select him based on his performances and on that criteria," "But at the moment, I know he wants to continue. He loves bowling. He wants to be an allrounder and hopefully, he's doing everything he can to ensure that happens by following his rehab, listening to the medical advice and taking it easy. So it's good to see him not playing every game in Canada, managing his knee and managing his rehab," External link

dnaindia Monday, August 5, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "His injuries are probably not going to be ones that are ever going to be fully solved. Like many other sportsmen, like the Beckhams and the Ibrahimovics that have knee injuries, daily rehab is going to be part of his life for the rest of his playing career. We hope that he just takes our medical advice, strengthens his knee and hopefully when he's back to 100 per cent fitness he'll be back wearing maroon," External link

irishsun Monday, August 5, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "We're positive and thinking about the best. Our thought for the moment is we want Andre to fully recover and get back to full fitness as the dynamic allrounder, but if Andre Russell has to become just a batsman, then the selectors will select him based on his performances and on that criteria," "But at the moment, I know he wants to continue. He loves bowling. He wants to be an allrounder and hopefully, he's doing everything he can to ensure that happens by following his rehab, listening to the medical advice and taking it easy. So it's good to see him not playing every game in Canada, managing his knee and managing his rehab," External link

irishsun Monday, August 5, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 5, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

therepublic Monday, August 5, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

tribtown Monday, August 5, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, August 5, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "We lost about $20 million U.S. last year," External link

actionnewsjax Monday, August 5, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "We lost about $20 million U.S. last year," External link

wftv Monday, August 5, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "We are very grateful to Hampshire CCC for agreeing to host us at the Ageas Bowl and to Cricket Australia for agreeing the additional warm-up game," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Playing in the IPL and playing in front of millions of people watching on TV, thousands of people in packed stands in big stadiums, many people will say that in terms of preparing for World Cup – where the eyes of the world are watching you and the stadiums in England from my understanding will have capacity crowds for all games – some people will argue the IPL is better preparation than just sort of warming up or playing games where maybe the context and the pressure isn’t quite the same,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “We’ve also said to the players ‘you’ve been in India for almost two months, we’ll let you come back into the Caribbean, come and spend a week with your family and friends and recharge’ because again, the World Cup is no short tournament – it’s not a couple of weeks,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We are pleased that we have been able to collaborate with CPL to find a spot in our international calendar to ensure that all the best Caribbean cricketers can take part, as the tournament plays a crucial role in our preparations and planning for the T20 World Cup in 2020,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Cricket heroes inspire the next generation of children to play the game in their communities and this partnership will also aim to improve children’s health and activity through cricket” External link

spiceislander Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It (England tour) is always important but this year more than ever because of the fact last year was such a bad year for us financially,” “Playing Sri Lanka at home and Bangladesh at home, the contract that we have with our TV crew … probably 50 percent of our revenue comes from TV, and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are the worst value within that deal. So to have got through last year … was tough” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “This year is massive. To have an England tour of this size looking ahead for the next five years is unprecedented,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We are trying to compete, we can do that better in shorter formats because it is easier, but people who say we should give up on Test cricket I find pretty offensive,” External link

gulf-times Monday, January 28, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We are trying to compete, we can do that better in shorter formats because it is easier, but people who say we should give up on Test cricket I find pretty offensive," External link

business-standard Monday, January 28, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

firstpost Monday, January 28, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We are trying to compete, we can do that better in shorter formats because it is easier, but people who say we should give up on Test cricket I find pretty offensive," External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 28, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

afp-english Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

afp-en Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave added : "I saw Andrew Flintoff say he can't believe Jason Holder got a double hundred, yet I think Jason Holder is a fantastic cricketer and has been performing so fantastically over the last 18 months - a brilliant captain" External link

bbc Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : "I saw Andrew Flintoff say he can't believe Jason Holder got a double hundred, yet I think Jason Holder is a fantastic cricketer and has been performing so fantastically over the last 18 months - a brilliant captain" External link

bbc Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The Wisden Trophy has got incredible history and the West Indies have got a proud record to defend. England have only won one Test Series on West Indies soil in 50 years. We hope that our fans will once again become the team’s twelfth man and rally to create the noise and colour that gives the squad the support they deserve and register a win in what will be a great battle” External link

clickittefaq Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The Wisden Trophy has got incredible history and the West Indies have got a proud record to defend. England have only won one Test Series on West Indies soil in 50 years. We hope that our fans will once again become the team’s twelfth man and rally to create the noise and colour that gives the squad the support they deserve and register a win in what will be a great battle” External link

spiceislander Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The West Indies used to set the benchmark for fitness in cricket and it was one of the hallmarks of the great WINDIES teams of the 1980s and 1990s. International teams have taken our lead and set new standards. We are investing in all players’ fitness to give our cricket the best chance of success” External link

spiceislander Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT



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Johnny Grave said : “We all have to accept that we’re all operating, working, living in very different times, under very different circumstances,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It’s taxing on everyone’s mental health so we’re very aware of that and that’s why we’ve put in these types of supportive policies and put in more people to support the team,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We all have to accept that we’re all operating, working, living in very different times, under very different circumstances,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, January 8, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It’s taxing on everyone’s mental health so we’re very aware of that and that’s why we’ve put in these types of supportive policies and put in more people to support the team,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, January 8, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “I think we all have to accept we are working in very different times,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We made it clear that during this unprecedented time, we would give the players the opportunity if they didn’t feel safe, if they didn’t want to leave their families or if they had reservations, that we would support their decisions not to tour,” “It is s temporary policy. It is purely to do with unusual circumstances and particularly playing away from home and we don’t expect this policy to continue after the Bangladesh tour because we’ve got four home tours and we will expect all players to be available to play within the region,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, January 8, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Once we have all the test results back we will make an announcement. We are still waiting for the results from Antigua and Barbados,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The big thing that I’m looking forward to financially is the fact this [upcoming Bangladesh tour] is our last away obligation for 11 months,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The One-Day Internationals are part of the ICC Super League, which is the qualification process for the next 50-over World Cup which takes place in 2023, and the Test matches are part of the World Test Championship,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The big thing that I’m looking forward to financially is the fact this [upcoming Bangladesh tour] is our last away obligation for 11 months,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The One-Day Internationals are part of the ICC Super League, which is the qualification process for the next 50-over World Cup which takes place in 2023, and the Test matches are part of the World Test Championship,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The big thing that I’m looking forward to financially is the fact this [upcoming Bangladesh tour] is our last away obligation for 11 months,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The One-Day Internationals are part of the ICC Super League, which is the qualification process for the next 50-over World Cup which takes place in 2023, and the Test matches are part of the World Test Championship,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We knew it was going to be unprecedented times and difficult for players and we said from the outset we’d accept any player who chose, due to these unprecedented times and unprecedented conditions for these tours, to opt out,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “We’re satisfied that we have gone through a really robust and lengthy process with the Bangladesh Cricket Board to ensure that the players will be safe in Bangladesh,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It’s a shorter tour and we’ve also got the ODI players there should we need to extend anyone’s stay if they were significant injury to any of the players through the one-day series or as we prepare for the Test matches,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 20, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It’s a shorter tour and we’ve also got the ODI players there should we need to extend anyone’s stay if they were significant injury to any of the players through the One-Day series or as we prepare for the Test matches,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It's a shorter tour and we've also got the ODI players there should we need to extend anyone's stay if they were significant injury to any of the players through the one-day series or as we prepare for the Test matches,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I think it is hard work at all levels. I think we’re going through a transformation of Cricket West Indies – we’ve got a clear strategic plan,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, December 18, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “We need to continue to push the whole sports science and medicine programme within the West Indies system,” “Not just at the international level but at the franchise level to ensure that we have our best players available for our selectors, that we are appropriately managing injury prevention and recovery and continue to drive fitness standards throughout the region” External link

stabroeknews Friday, December 18, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I think it is hard work at all levels. I think we're going through a transformation of Cricket West Indies (CWI) – we've got a clear strategic plan,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “We need to continue to push the whole sports science and medicine programme within the West Indies system,” “Not just at the international level but at the franchise level to ensure that we have our best players available for our selectors, that we are appropriately managing injury prevention and recovery and continue to drive fitness standards throughout the region” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “I must also thank the ECB, along with Hampshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire who hosted our teams this summer and ensured that they were kept safe during both tours,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, December 4, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Team ) : “We would be the first International Team to visit Bangladesh since the onset of the pandemic and, acting always with the health and safety of our touring party at the forefront of our minds, we have decided to conduct a pre-tour recce by sending two highly experienced professionals to assess the BCB’s bio-secure plans and protocols. Our respective medical and operations teams have held a number of positive meetings over the last few weeks and following receipt of the report from our inspection team, a recommendation will be made to our Board of Directors on whether it is safe to tour Bangladesh early next year” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Team ) : “We would be the first International Team to visit Bangladesh since the onset of the pandemic and, acting always with the health and safety of our touring party at the forefront of our minds, we have decided to conduct a pre-tour recce by sending two highly experienced professionals to assess the BCB’s bio-secure plans and protocols. Our respective medical and operations teams have held a number of positive meetings over the last few weeks and following receipt of the report from our inspection team, a recommendation will be made to our Board of Directors on whether it is safe to tour Bangladesh early next year” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land,” External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

smh Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There was no mention of any change to the biosecure measures and protocols that will take place tomorrow when the players from the IPL land," External link

theage Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s one of the things we learned from the England tour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the reserves to come together and train with the first team, help prepare them and be there in the event we had any injury or illness that curtailed or ruled out any players,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “To travel all that way [to New Zealand], to then go through 14 days of quarantine for three T20s played across four days, it’s an awful long way to go for fourth days worth of cricket,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s one of the things we learned from the England tour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the reserves to come together and train with the first team, help prepare them and be there in the event we had any injury or illness that curtailed or ruled out any players,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “To travel all that way [to New Zealand], to then go through 14 days of quarantine for three T20s played across four days, it’s an awful long way to go for fourth days worth of cricket,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s one of the things we learned from the England tour. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the reserves to come together and train with the first team, help prepare them and be there in the event we had any injury or illness that curtailed or ruled out any players,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “To travel all that way [to New Zealand], to then go through 14 days of quarantine for three T20s played across four days, it’s an awful long way to go for fourth days worth of cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We know it’s going to be very tough. I was there in 2017 when it was a one-sided affair and New Zealand got the better of us in all games,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “It will still be exactly the same terms as the England tour, the players who retain contracts whether international or the franchise levels, will still be at 50 percent of pay as of all members of staff, contractors and umpires and all our stakeholders are currently receiving 50 percent of pay since July 1,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “We are working on a plan for a sort of hybrid regional season for the early part of 2021. So, in February having our Super50 tournament probably hosted in one country rather than two and just having the six regional teams playing each other once with a sixth and fifth and fourth and third place playoff along with the semi-finals and final to give everyone at least six or seven matches,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, October 30, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Cricket Canada ) : “But the likelihood is for us to invite a team from USA or Canada, you will be talking about a mandatory 14-day quarantine in most of the countries we would host along with other logistical complications. I think logistically for both ourselves, USA Cricket and Cricket Canada it makes more sense to plan for this time next year for a ten-team Super50 and really gun for that with confidence rather that sort of trying to get something done too early and put ourselves or both sides of the fence under too much pressure,” “I think our plans for Super50 even in that hybrid format are probably ambitious because we realistically will have to know where we are playing, start the preparations for pitches and start all the logistics, working with governments through protocols probably within the next four to five weeks if February is even going to be achievable,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, October 30, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Cricket Canada ) : “I think with everything we are having now with Covid, the logistical, medical and operational challenges are significant and you do need longer to plan these things. We very much hope that we will be in a position this time next year to invite our friends from Canada and USA Cricket to play in a Super50 that we’ve played before across two host countries and also involving the University team CCC (Combined Campuses and Colleges) and the Emerging Players,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, October 30, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As the players and support staff depart on the journey to New Zealand, we wish them the very best – this is a very important tour for us as we build towards defending our ICC T20 World Cup title and also complete another series in the ICC World Test Championship. Fans all around the world have been missing their favourite sports, so we want to continue to play our part to bring joy and smiles to the faces of those who support and enjoy our cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This itinerary and schedule took a lot of detailed planning and we want to thank everyone who played a part in putting it together. In the present COVID-19 environment everything requires great attention to detail. Our medical and logistics teams here have been working very closely with their counterparts in New Zealand to ensure everyone would be in a safe environment which is also conducive to exciting and entertaining cricket on the field,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave indicated : “We got a challenging year ahead,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “We will have to go through a 14-day quarantine and hopefully as a team we can play in front of crowds in New Zealand and the players wouldn’t be in bio-secure venues and be able to tour New Zealand as they would have been expected to in New Zealand,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it would have been easy for us to say ‘no thanks’,” “We feel like we have a duty to the sport and an obligation for the World Test Championship” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave says : “Australia – they have hardly played us or Bangladesh and haven’t played Ireland or Afghanistan,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly there are bigger markets at lower cost bases and those discrepancies have been exposed through the explosion of revenue through satellite tv,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Many people are living paycheck to paycheck as there are no unemployment benefits,” “It’s been very tough for the region” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “There are many players from all over the world in the CPL but it’s gone smoothly,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Just waiting on final confirmation from the BCCI that the IPL will start of the 19th September. If it does start then, we can’t host South Africa after the CPL, so will have to postpone to 2021” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We very much hope that South Africa will be able to come here in September for either a T20-only tour or a Test-only tour at the very least,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We won’t be able to play Test cricket against South Africa during the IPL Cricket South Africa have made that very clear to us. They’ve got a commitment to their players to allow them to go and play in the IPL,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The plan as we are working on now is that the players would come home (from England), they will have the weekend at home. Those that are in the Caribbean Premier League will head down to Trinidad on probably August 3 so it’s a quick turnaround,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 24, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The plan as we are working on now is that the players would come home [from England], they will have the weekend at home. Those that are in the Caribbean Premier League will head down to Trinidad on probably August 3rd so it’s a quick turnaround,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 24, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The cost of chartering planes, which we can do, is really prohibited when you’re talking about youth tournaments, and even to some extent regional and professional tournaments. Probably only the TV money/the sponsorship money that allows international cricket to operate this usually increased cost-based,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As soon as they get to Old Trafford they will go to a holding room in the stadium where they will be able to have breakfast and at the same time go in batches to get tested again. And then we should get those test results by Thursday,” External link

india Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about West Indies Test ) : “He wrote passionately about how hard a decision it was for him and how much he loves playing for West Indies, but with consultation with his family he doesn't feel he can leave them and doesn't want to go on the tour,” External link

business-standard Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Keemo Paul is the sole breadwinner in his entire household and wider family. He was really concerned if something happened to him how his family would cope,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “He also mentioned he made his decision with great remorse as it was always a huge honour for him to play for West Indies,” “So, yes, perfectly valid reasons and the ones that we fully respect. We were never going to force or try to coerce and we didn’t ask them to reconsider” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Keemo Paul is the sole breadwinner in his entire household and wider family,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We gave them all the most up-to-date information on the tour,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “He wrote a personal note to us to explain it was with a heavy heart that he had decided not to tour but that he just didn’t feel comfortable going to England. He wrote passionately about how hard a decision it was for him and how much he loves playing for West Indies, but with consultation with his family he doesn’t feel he can leave them and doesn’t want to go on the tour,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, June 5, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Keemo Paul is the sole breadwinner in his entire household and wider family,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, June 5, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Darren Bravo ) : “Darren Bravo had concerns about his health and any consequences that it may have on his young family. He also mentioned he made his decision with great remorse as it was always a huge honour for him to play for West Indies. So, yes, perfectly valid reasons and the ones that we fully respect. We were never going to force or try to coerce, and we didn’t ask them to reconsider” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, June 5, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We definitely will respect any player’s decision who for whatever reason doesn’t want to tour,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “The players have had lots of questions and rightly so about trying to understand what is completely new to sport and completely new to them as cricketers, in terms of what the environment will be like,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We definitely will respect any player’s decision who, for whatever reason, doesn’t want to tour,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The plan at the moment is to depart from Antigua where most of the LIAT aircraft are based at the moment so we have one charter that will come across from Kingston [with the Jamaican players] to Antigua and one aircraft will fly from here in Antigua down to Guyana and then work its way back up [with players from the southern Caribbean],” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The plan at the moment is to depart from Antigua where most of the LIAT aircraft are based at the moment so we have one charter that will come across from Kingston [with the Jamaican players] to Antigua and one aircraft will fly from here in Antigua down to Guyana and then work its way back up [with players from the southern Caribbean],” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The effects of this pandemic have been distressing for everyone – the worst crisis of our lifetime – and at present, we cannot be certain when the situation will be rectified. We recognize that this will cause financial pain for all our staff, players, coaches and umpires across the Caribbean, but having kept everyone on full-pay since the outbreak in March we have no choice but to take decisive action from next month onwards. CWI’s greatest asset is our people and players and everyone sharing equally in the temporary reduction, we believe is the best way for us to ensure we get through this crisis and protect our organisation and all the jobs in the system. We will be reviewing the situation regularly with the hope that we can return to normal operations at the earliest opportunity” External link

spiceislander Monday, June 1, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The effects of this pandemic have been distressing for everyone – the worst crisis of our lifetime – and at present, we cannot be certain when the situation will be rectified,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “The effects of this pandemic have been distressing for everyone – the worst crisis of our lifetime – and at present, we cannot be certain when the situation will be rectified,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “They are temporary cuts that will be reduced or lifted as soon as we can,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : ”We’ve been discussing everything with WIPA and the Antigua Workers Union for a while now. I think everyone is happy that we are treating everyone equally” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "It's great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “From where we sit at the moment, based on the information we have, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point,” “Our board meeting is on May 28. If the tour has to take place, by the start of June we would need to have the board approval and support by then in order to get the charter flight logistics in place and select the players. We are in the final stages of discussions with the ECB and they are in the final stages of finalising their plans in order to get the UK Government and ECB board support” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The current plan we are working to has the three Tests starting on July 8, July 16 and July 24. As for the venues, we believe it could be the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, but we haven't had that formally confirmed yet," "Players have concerns, but certainly I have had no feedback that a player has said, based on what we know now and what we have shared, that they won't tour. No-one has directly come out and said they won't tour, but we haven't formally asked them yet," External link

business-standard Monday, May 25, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “From where we sit at the moment, based on the information we have, based on the fact that every day there are less and less cases in the UK everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point,” “Our board meeting is on May 28. If the tour has to take place, by the start of June we would need to have the [CWI] board approval and support by then in order to get the charter flight logistics in place and select the players” External link

stabroeknews Monday, May 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “They would have been tested prior to departure, they are then on private charters within the Caribbean, then a private charter to the UK, and then they enter a biosecure bubble where other than them and the people looking after them – groundstaff, catering and hotel staff – no-one else is allowed,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, May 25, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “From where we sit at the moment, based on the information we have, based on the fact that every day there are less and less cases in the UK everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point,” “Our board meeting is on May 28. If the tour has to take place, by the start of June we would need to have the [CWI] board approval and support by then in order to get the charter flight logistics in place and select the players” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, May 25, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “They would have been tested prior to departure, they are then on private charters within the Caribbean, then a private charter to the UK, and then they enter a biosecure bubble where other than them and the people looking after them – groundstaff, catering and hotel staff – no-one else is allowed,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, May 25, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “We are expecting to get a formal offer to tour England probably by the end of the month so that we can get our board’s approval and the players can potentially leave the region (the Caribbean) in early June,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, May 25, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We want four weeks before the first Test to prepare our team so we are currently planning on leaving the week starting June 8. The current plan we are working to has the three Tests starting on July 8, July 16 and July 24. As for the venues, we believe it could be the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, but we haven’t had that formally confirmed yet” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, May 25, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

watoday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

watoday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

watoday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

theage Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

theage Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

theage Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "I doubt anyone can survive for more than a year without home cricket," External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There's no way anyone's going to fly anywhere for six white-ball games in two weeks if you're going to quarantine for two weeks, then play two weeks and then quarantine on the way back," External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "If the only way for us to host international cricket is by private charter flights and bio-secure stadiums, then our only option for a home tour that is viable is England, who are just eight hours away," External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As of the start of this week, we were able to email and contact the international women’s players and confirm that their T20 World Cup match fees will be paid in full this week. We’d already paid the prize money, as I confirmed a few weeks ago, back in March,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We’re not yet in a position to do that with the franchise players. We’re working hard to try and resolve that and as I’ve assured all the players and the franchises, it is our number priority from a financial point of view, for us to clear that, and I hope to do so sooner rather than later” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “As of the start of this week, we were able to email and contact the international women’s players and confirm that their T20 World Cup match fees will be paid in full this week. We’d already paid the prize money, as I confirmed a few weeks ago, back in March,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We’re not yet in a position to do that with the franchise players. We’re working hard to try and resolve that and as I’ve assured all the players and the franchises, it is our number priority from a financial point of view, for us to clear that, and I hope to do so sooner rather than later” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I don’t think they will be tested every day. We will test everyone before they leave, test everyone on arrival and then we will have regular sample testing throughout the period. Medical practitioners will also monitor temperature checks but not full-blown testing,” External link

nationnews Friday, May 22, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Mr Cameron ) : “We received a letter yesterday from representatives of Mr Cameron and we haven’t responded as yet, but I expect us to respond in the next couple of days,” External link

nationnews Friday, May 22, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave stated : “At the moment processing payments for our women and men international players,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The ECB is confident that they can deliver a safe plan for bio-secure behind closed doors cricket that will meet the UK Government guidelines and will therefore likely secure their board’s approval,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We are trying to create a broadcast environment where we get much more smooth revenues on an annual basis, not necessarily linked to exactly who’s touring. All those things will help to manage cash flow in a better way” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We had a call with the ECB on Monday and I think it’s fair to say they are getting increasingly confident they’ve got a robust plan for what’s now being referred to as bio-secure cricket behind closed doors. Our medical team are getting comfortable with those plans. The logistics are starting to be developed. We have calls planned for the back-end of this week. We’re getting closer to being in a position to receive what would be a definitive plan by the ECB that’s been approved by the UK Government for us to consider” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “The ECB is confident that they can deliver a safe plan for bio-secure behind closed doors cricket that will meet the UK Government guidelines and will therefore likely secure their board’s approval,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," "If you grow up in a country where the population might only be 60,000 or 70,000 people, to be thinking the UK has had over 30,000 deaths is a massive figure. We have to be absolutely clear that it's safe first and foremost," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Individual cricketers that are outside of the framework of our cricket or contractual system can clearly talk openly and freely,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, May 18, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve got to get back playing cricket and the cricketers pretty much across the Caribbean have been in complete lockdown in 24-hour curfews, are champing at the bit to get back playing the game they love,” “We’re not going to rush it but it is going to be very, very different, and we’re a long way off being able to confirm whether the tour will happen or not” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve got to get back playing cricket and the cricketers pretty much across the Caribbean have been in complete lockdown in 24-hour curfews, are champing at the bit to get back playing the game they love,” “We’re not going to rush it but it is going to be very, very different, and we’re a long way off being able to confirm whether the tour will happen or not” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 17, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “If any international contracted player loses their contract, they are automatically offered a grade A contract for the next year, which is the highest level franchise contract,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “If any international contracted player loses their contract, they are automatically offered a grade A contract for the next year, which is the highest level franchise contract,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave acknowledged : “She did get injured and when it came to awarding the new 15 contracts to players she wasn’t part of that 15,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” “If you grow up in a country where the population might only be 60,000 or 70,000 people, to be thinking the UK has had over 30,000 deaths is a massive figure” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “In light of what UK government announced a day or so ago, we expect to hear from the ECB in terms of much more progress in developing their plan for what would be, in their opinion, a safe tour,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We’ve said to the ECB we want four weeks minimum, from landing, to prepare and to acclimatise and get used to the conditions. Obviously, that would involve testing and quarantine as well. So, there’s really no deadline from us, as it’s very much an England home tour. Any deadlines would really be dictated by the ECB and their calendar,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave acknowledged : “She did get injured and when it came to awarding the new 15 contracts to players she wasn’t part of that 15,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 15, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

pakobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The players would be very much in a bubble,” External link

pakobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Ultimately cricketers want to play cricket, it’s hugely important to their livelihoods and the survival of our respective organisations,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Ultimately cricketers want to play cricket, it’s hugely important to their livelihoods and the survival of our respective organisations,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Ultimately cricketers want to play cricket, it’s hugely important to their livelihoods and the survival of our respective organisations,” External link

thecourier Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The players would be very much in a bubble," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The players would be very much in a bubble," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "The players would be very much in a bubble," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “There will be no coercing players into this tour,” External link

news18 Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

trust2 Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," External link

trust Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave pointed out : “First thing we need to get is the UK government clearance on that tour and then it will be up to us to consider the plan, consult with the players, and ultimately get a decision from our board of directors whether to go through with that tour or not,” “With Covid-19 being such a dynamic situation, until the players actually leave the region; until the first ball is bowled, I guess we’re at risk of a lot of different factors that would mean the tour cannot go ahead. But we’re hopeful at this stage that live cricket can return somewhere in the world soon because the world of cricket, professional cricket in particular, needs that to happen as soon as possible. But no one’s going to rush it and player safety and staff safety is at the forefront of everyone’s mind,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We are continuing our discussions with CSA on the feasibility of hosting the men’s tour later this summer and will have further discussions in due course on new dates for the women’s and ‘A’ team tours,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "There will be no coercing players into this tour," "If you grow up in a country where the population might only be 60,000 or 70,000 people, to be thinking the UK has had is a massive figure" External link

bbc Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, April 27, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Secondly, our major priority is to try and keep all our people paid at full pay for as long as we can, but clearly there will come a point in time where that becomes not a possibility,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates,” External link

arabnews Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

afp-english Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other international boards on trying to find new dates," External link

afp-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other internationals boards on trying to find new dates" "We will only travel to England to play the series if our players can be assured that it is safe to do so. Our respective medical teams are beginning to discuss how this series could be played whist guaranteeing the health and safety of our players and support team. We will be as flexible as we can without compromising the safety of our team," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other internationals boards on trying to find new dates. " External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other internationals boards on trying to find new dates” “We will only travel to England to play the series if our players can be assured that it is safe to do so. Our respective medical teams are beginning to discuss how this series could be played whist guaranteeing the health and safety of our players and support team. We will be as flexible as we can without compromising the safety of our team,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We continue to be in regular dialogue with the ECB on when and how we might be able to rearrange the Test Series. Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other Internationals Boards on trying to find new dates," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It’s important also for our selectors also to look at the players and select a group of cricketers; not just the best on paper, but also those in the best form. So (the CPL) is really important and we really hope that the CPL can happen in some way, shape-or-form and I think all the players are reminded that we’re in a very difficult position and I think the fans will need to understand,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Unfortunately, we’re in this position where our seven-year broadcast deal that we’ve had Sony Ten Sports, which is out of India, has come to an end; we’re in the midst of all the media negotiations which has been going on for about six months now. We’ve completed deals in South Africa and New Zealand, which are the two teams which were due to tour in July and August this year…now unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a pause on those negotiations, so at the moment, the situation is uncertain until we can give certainty to those broadcasters that cricket is going to be back, it’s almost impossible for us to close those deals,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 24, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Secondly, our major priority is to try and keep all our people paid at full pay for as long as we can, but clearly there will come a point in time where that becomes not a possibility,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, April 24, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially,” “Whilst all of our contracted players have received their salaries and allowances, and some players have received prize money and match fees, there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially...there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially... there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority," External link

firstpost Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially…there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially...there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Cricket West Indies is facing a tough time financially...there is still money that is outstanding and we are trying to settle these player payments as a priority,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Secondly, our major priority is to try and keep all our people paid at full pay for as long as we can, but clearly there will come a point in time where that becomes not a possibility,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave indicated : “they will continue to operate until the Covid-19 pandemic has passed” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave noted ( about William Hussey ) : “There is an ICC Teleconference on Thursday and a (WI) Board of Directors call next week, 30th April, so we will know more (about those tours) then,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 13, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve agreed with the ECB we’ll sit down after Easter to see how the world looks and when we think we can get that series on,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 13, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

nationnews Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve agreed with the ECB we’ll sit down after Easter to see how the world looks and when we think we can get that series on,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think probably the best-case scenario for us, although we’ve not discussed it yet, is we would have one four-day game leading into what would almost certainly be back-to-back Test matches, starting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly look to play those in July and shift our summer accordingly,” “The easiest matches for us to rearrange would be the six games against New Zealand. We are blessed that we can host cricket any time of year” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 10, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We’ve agreed with the ECB we’ll sit down after Easter to see how the world looks and when we think we can get that series on,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 10, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “We are hoping that cricket can restart in time for the U17s and U19s to be played as planned in July and August,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “We held a teleconference with the franchise CEOs earlier this week (last week),” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “They are very important tournaments, not just in terms of the preparation but in terms of the preparation for the selection of those respective squads as we look to compete in the World Cups of those events due to take place in the early part of 2021,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 30, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Following the advice from our medical advisory committee, we’ve extended the suspension that we announced ten days ago which was for an initial 30-day period,” “We’ve now extended that until the end of May as well as postponing a number of our tournaments, and we’ve reluctantly had to cancel some as well” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 30, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “They are very important tournaments, not just in terms of the preparation but in terms of the preparation for the selection of those respective squads as we look to compete in the World Cups of those events due to take place in the early part of 2021,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Following the advice from our medical advisory committee, we’ve extended the suspension that we announced 10 days ago which was for an initial 30-day period,” “We’ve now extended that until the end of the May as well as postponing a number of our tournaments, and we’ve reluctantly had to cancel some as well” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “They are very important tournaments, not just in terms of the preparation but in terms of the preparation for the selection of those respective squads as we look to compete in the World Cups of those events due to take place in the early part of 2021,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “Following the advice from our medical advisory committee, we’ve extended the suspension that we announced 10 days ago which was for an initial 30-day period,” “We’ve now extended that until the end of the May as well as postponing a number of our tournaments, and we’ve reluctantly had to cancel some as well” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “That’s a bit too early for us to say at this stage...we have currently just postponed the final two rounds,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “I have not had any discussions with England over whether we can host,” External link

india Friday, March 20, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, March 20, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Tom Harrison ) : "I have been in contact with [England and Wales Cricket board chief executive] Tom Harrison a few times over the last week," "The only discussions we have had are, in principle, having flexibility over warm-up games, when the series would start and how many rest days [there would be]. "We have given the ECB assurances that we will be as flexible as we can. We have not had any discussion about not playing them in June. "We have not had any discussion about playing them later in the English summer. We have not had any discussion about hosting the matches here" External link

bbc Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave confirmed : “To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful. The ECB would retain all commercial and broadcast rights,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This is not about us trying to take advantage of the situation,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful," External link

afp-english Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 16, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “It is [still on] at the moment but it’s a dynamic situation that is changing quite literally by the hour, so at the moment there’s been no announcement by the ECB about postponing any of their upcoming events,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 16, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Our medical panel is meeting as we speak so they can provide a recommendation on our upcoming tours and series,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “Our medical panel is meeting as we speak so they can provide a recommendation on our upcoming tours and series,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 13, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about William Hussey ) : ”We are currently looking ahead at tours and tournaments in the next 4-6 weeks but are in regular dialogue with the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and also ICC, but there’s no suggestion at this point that the tour will not be going ahead. But clearly, there is so much uncertainty and no one can look that far into the future and say what will or won’t happen” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 13, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about William Hussey ) : ”We are getting regular updates from our CMO and medical panel, and will continue to follow their advice. We are also receiving updates from ICC and regional governments. “We have given all staff, players and officials medical advice around the importance of good hygiene, washing hands, etc., and have instigated a policy of only essential travel” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, March 13, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “One of the things we are going to have to do in a far better way than ever before in our history is live within our means,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 6, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “We’re certainly going to do long term financing for the Coolidge Cricket Ground,” “At the moment we’ve effectively bought the venue out of our operating cash flow and we need to turn that into a long term financing and replace some of that operating cash in the business” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 6, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Sherfane retested with Shimron and unfor­tu­nately just missed the mi­nimum standard although it was his best score to date, so he is ma­king progress,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Hopefully in the next few weeks he will undergo what is described by the medical team as a return-to-play protocol,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained ( about Sunil Narine ) : “He’s obviously been a player that has been a fantastic servant and player for West Indies particularly in white ball cricket but at this stage, Sunil is still working on his action,” “He obviously had the finger injury which took him out and made him struggle to bowl, and we’re hoping that he’s going to be fully fit … and be able to bowl his full portfolio of deliveries for the IPL and then fingers crossed, from the West Indies point of view, all goes well and he can follow that through into the CPL and hopefully be in form and be available for the World Cup” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “In our strength and conditioning policy, they’re tested twice every year. Obviously, players will be re-tested if they fail,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : “In our strength and conditioning policy, they’re tested twice every year. Obviously, players will be re-tested if they fail,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “they failed to meet the minimum standard in the testing that all international players took part in” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “All player salaries for December were paid before the Xmas [Christmas] break so we are up to date. Next salary payments are due at the end of January,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This is significant step forward for CWI and cricket fans and stakeholders across the region. Not only does this provide a full calendar of international fixtures which allows us to better plan and schedule our cricket, but it allows everyone who supports and loves cricket to know when the next big game or tournament is coming” External link

spiceislander Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “This is significant step forward for CWI and cricket fans and stakeholders across the region. Not only does this provide a full calendar of international fixtures which allows us to better plan and schedule our cricket, but it allows everyone who supports and loves cricket to know when the next big game or tournament is coming” External link

nationnews Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "His injuries are probably not going to be ones that are ever going to be fully solved. Like many other sportsmen, like the Beckhams and the Ibrahimovics that have knee injuries, daily rehab is going to be part of his life for the rest of his playing career. We hope that he just takes our medical advice, strengthens his knee and hopefully when he's back to 100 per cent fitness he'll be back wearing maroon," External link

business-standard Monday, August 5, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "We're positive and thinking about the best. Our thought for the moment is we want Andre to fully recover and get back to full fitness as the dynamic allrounder, but if Andre Russell has to become just a batsman, then the selectors will select him based on his performances and on that criteria," "But at the moment, I know he wants to continue. He loves bowling. He wants to be an allrounder and hopefully, he's doing everything he can to ensure that happens by following his rehab, listening to the medical advice and taking it easy. So it's good to see him not playing every game in Canada, managing his knee and managing his rehab," External link

business-standard Monday, August 5, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "His injuries are probably not going to be ones that are ever going to be fully solved. Like many other sportsmen, like the Beckhams and the Ibrahimovics that have knee injuries, daily rehab is going to be part of his life for the rest of his playing career. We hope that he just takes our medical advice, strengthens his knee and hopefully when he's back to 100 per cent fitness he'll be back wearing maroon," External link

dnaindia Monday, August 5, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "We're positive and thinking about the best. Our thought for the moment is we want Andre to fully recover and get back to full fitness as the dynamic allrounder, but if Andre Russell has to become just a batsman, then the selectors will select him based on his performances and on that criteria," "But at the moment, I know he wants to continue. He loves bowling. He wants to be an allrounder and hopefully, he's doing everything he can to ensure that happens by following his rehab, listening to the medical advice and taking it easy. So it's good to see him not playing every game in Canada, managing his knee and managing his rehab," External link

dnaindia Monday, August 5, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "His injuries are probably not going to be ones that are ever going to be fully solved. Like many other sportsmen, like the Beckhams and the Ibrahimovics that have knee injuries, daily rehab is going to be part of his life for the rest of his playing career. We hope that he just takes our medical advice, strengthens his knee and hopefully when he's back to 100 per cent fitness he'll be back wearing maroon," External link

irishsun Monday, August 5, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "We're positive and thinking about the best. Our thought for the moment is we want Andre to fully recover and get back to full fitness as the dynamic allrounder, but if Andre Russell has to become just a batsman, then the selectors will select him based on his performances and on that criteria," "But at the moment, I know he wants to continue. He loves bowling. He wants to be an allrounder and hopefully, he's doing everything he can to ensure that happens by following his rehab, listening to the medical advice and taking it easy. So it's good to see him not playing every game in Canada, managing his knee and managing his rehab," External link

irishsun Monday, August 5, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 5, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

therepublic Monday, August 5, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

tribtown Monday, August 5, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We lost about $20 million U.S. last year,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, August 5, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "We lost about $20 million U.S. last year," External link

actionnewsjax Monday, August 5, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "We lost about $20 million U.S. last year," External link

wftv Monday, August 5, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : "We are very grateful to Hampshire CCC for agreeing to host us at the Ageas Bowl and to Cricket Australia for agreeing the additional warm-up game," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “Playing in the IPL and playing in front of millions of people watching on TV, thousands of people in packed stands in big stadiums, many people will say that in terms of preparing for World Cup – where the eyes of the world are watching you and the stadiums in England from my understanding will have capacity crowds for all games – some people will argue the IPL is better preparation than just sort of warming up or playing games where maybe the context and the pressure isn’t quite the same,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “We’ve also said to the players ‘you’ve been in India for almost two months, we’ll let you come back into the Caribbean, come and spend a week with your family and friends and recharge’ because again, the World Cup is no short tournament – it’s not a couple of weeks,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “We are pleased that we have been able to collaborate with CPL to find a spot in our international calendar to ensure that all the best Caribbean cricketers can take part, as the tournament plays a crucial role in our preparations and planning for the T20 World Cup in 2020,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : “Cricket heroes inspire the next generation of children to play the game in their communities and this partnership will also aim to improve children’s health and activity through cricket” External link

spiceislander Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “It (England tour) is always important but this year more than ever because of the fact last year was such a bad year for us financially,” “Playing Sri Lanka at home and Bangladesh at home, the contract that we have with our TV crew … probably 50 percent of our revenue comes from TV, and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are the worst value within that deal. So to have got through last year … was tough” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave explained : “This year is massive. To have an England tour of this size looking ahead for the next five years is unprecedented,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:55:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We are trying to compete, we can do that better in shorter formats because it is easier, but people who say we should give up on Test cricket I find pretty offensive,” External link

gulf-times Monday, January 28, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We are trying to compete, we can do that better in shorter formats because it is easier, but people who say we should give up on Test cricket I find pretty offensive," External link

business-standard Monday, January 28, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

firstpost Monday, January 28, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We are trying to compete, we can do that better in shorter formats because it is easier, but people who say we should give up on Test cricket I find pretty offensive," External link

yahoo-au Monday, January 28, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

afp-english Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave told : "Former players have said some stuff I think is unwarranted and borderline disrespectful," External link

afp-en Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave added : "I saw Andrew Flintoff say he can't believe Jason Holder got a double hundred, yet I think Jason Holder is a fantastic cricketer and has been performing so fantastically over the last 18 months - a brilliant captain" External link

bbc Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added : "I saw Andrew Flintoff say he can't believe Jason Holder got a double hundred, yet I think Jason Holder is a fantastic cricketer and has been performing so fantastically over the last 18 months - a brilliant captain" External link

bbc Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The Wisden Trophy has got incredible history and the West Indies have got a proud record to defend. England have only won one Test Series on West Indies soil in 50 years. We hope that our fans will once again become the team’s twelfth man and rally to create the noise and colour that gives the squad the support they deserve and register a win in what will be a great battle” External link

clickittefaq Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Johnny Grave added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The Wisden Trophy has got incredible history and the West Indies have got a proud record to defend. England have only won one Test Series on West Indies soil in 50 years. We hope that our fans will once again become the team’s twelfth man and rally to create the noise and colour that gives the squad the support they deserve and register a win in what will be a great battle” External link

spiceislander Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Johnny Grave said : “The West Indies used to set the benchmark for fitness in cricket and it was one of the hallmarks of the great WINDIES teams of the 1980s and 1990s. International teams have taken our lead and set new standards. We are investing in all players’ fitness to give our cricket the best chance of success” External link

spiceislander Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT



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