Home > News >

West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI: Grenada govt distances itself from controversy

West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 177 runs in the second ODI © AFP
West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 177 runs in the second ODI © AFP

St.George’s (Grenada): Aug 27, 2014

The Grenada government distanced itself from a decision to stop the post game party after the second One-Day International (ODI) match between West Indies and Bangladesh at the national stadium last Friday. Economic Development Minister Oliver Joseph said Tuesday that his government was not responsible for turning off the music in the party stand after Bangladesh crashed to a 177-run defeat two hours before the game was scheduled to end, reports CMC.

The Keith Mitchell administration has been criticized for stopping the music by sections of the public including callers to talk shows. “You will recall that the match ended at around 3 p.m. and the music was going on in the posse stand and it was just stopped all of a sudden,” Joseph told a news conference.

“I want to make it very clear that this was beyond the control of the government. West Indies Cricket Board makes that decision and they sent instructions out that the music should be stopped,” he said.

Bangladesh were shot out for a disappointing 77 in a feeble attempt to chase down the 248 run target set by West Indies. Bangladesh’s final seven wickets fell for just 13 runs amid a carnival atmosphere at the national stadium.

“So a lot of people were angry with us for stopping the music because the vendors were still selling their drinks and people were enjoying themselves and having fun,” said Joseph.

“I too was disappointed when the music was stopped. The West Indies cricket board really had control over that aspect.”

Meanwhile, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is reported to be pleased with the large turnout of spectators for the game, weeks after officials lamented the poor attendance for the opening matches of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Grenada.

“We were indeed delighted with the turn out,” said Joseph.

“The report from the board of directors of the West Indies Cricket board is that they were extremely pleased.”

The National stadium in Grenada will host a Test match between West Indies and England in April next year.

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 13, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Gros Islet, St Lucia

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali


World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 72 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 7 wkts

Scotland tour of Ireland, 2014

Sep 12, 2014  at Dublin

Scotland won by 8 wkts


India tour of England 2014: Highlights


Ajmal addresses media after being suspended

West Indies in complete command of 2nd Test against Bangladesh at Gros Islet

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in CLT20 2014 Preview: A pack of world-class players

Saeed Ajmal’s suspension: ICC catches big fish to send strong message on suspect actions

Kolkata Knight Riders in CLT20 2014: Heavyweights who stand an excellent chance of going the distance

Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014 Preview: South African unit high on quality

Bangladesh Bangladesh vs West Indies Bangladesh vs West Indies 2014 Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Lahore Lions vs Mumbai Indians Lahore vs MI MI vs Lahore Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Lions Southern Express West Indies West Indies vs Bangladesh West Indies vs Bangladesh 2014

Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB’s decision to conduct domestic T20 tournament before ICC World Cup 2015

Shahid Afridi to be named Pakistan’s T20 captain; Misbah-ul-Haq to hold on in Tests and ODIs

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Australia to train on fake pitches assisting spin

Kolkata Knight Riders eager for better show in CLT20 2014: Trevor Bayliss

CLT20 2014: MS Dhoni says IPL teams know conditions well

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Lahore Lions’ fate mimics that of Pakistan

CLT20 2014 Qualifier match 5: Lahore Lions vs Southern Express — Key battles

CLT20 2014 Qualifier Match 6: Mumbai Indians vs Northern Knights — Key battles

Barbados Tridents in CLT20 2014 Preview: Absence of big names presents opportunity to youngsters

Agatha Christie – the cricketing connections of the queen of crime fiction

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

635 Posts | 7 Fans

Yuvraj Singh in Anupam Kher show

Aditya Roy Kapur takes Parineeti Chopra out for a romantic candle-light dinner, should Shraddha Kapoor be worried?

Discovered — proteins that control connection between nerve cells

Microsoft to officially unveil Windows 9 on September 30

Google is Apple’s biggest competition, Facebook is a partner, Amazon is neither: Tim Cook

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Why does Karan Patel aka Raman throw tantrums

The Mediterranean diet — dietician’s tips to start with this healthy plan

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here