Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Money in bank

AS an incentive for representing the country well at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s footballers, the “Soca Princesses” will each receive $50,000, Sport Minister Rupert Griffith announced yesterday. Griffith said the national team was well capable of qualifying for next year’s World Cup and the government was fully supportive of the team. They play Costa Rica tomorrow in Washington DC and victory would put them into the World Cup finals in Canada next year. So far in the series, T&T have beaten Haiti 1-0 and Guatemala 2-1, while losing 1-0 to world champions United States 1-0. Read more »

  • T&T U-17s whip Bajans 3-0

    Trinidad and Tobago’s Men’s Under 17 footballers bounced back from their opening defeat to St Lucia, to whip Barbados 3-0 in the second group match of the Caribbean Under-17 final round tournament on Tuesday night at Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Read More »

  • ICC can’t intervene in BCCI, WICB feud

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) says it does not have the power to intervene in the current dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) unless it is asked to do so. Read More »

  • Windies women lose second warm-up match

    An impressive unbeaten half century from teenager Hayley Matthews and a destructive three wicket haul from spinner Anisa Mohammed could not prevent West Indies women from a six run loss to Cricket Australia Women’s X1 in a T20 match Canberra, yesterday. Read More »

  • Gibson says he was fired as WI head coach

    Ottis Gibson says he was fired as West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise. Gibson’s declaration three months after ending ties with the WICB contradicts a statement from the board which said the two had mutually agreed to end their association. Read More »

  • Jamaica go out 3-1

    Mexico became the final team to secure a semifinal berth in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, overcoming a one-goal deficit to register a 3-1 Group B victory over Jamaica in the rain on Tuesday night. Veronica Charlyn Corral struck two goals in the second half, the game-winner and insurance tally, for Las Tri, who needed a draw to advance at RFK Stadium. Read More »

  • WICB batting on $ticky wicket

    AS the directors of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) met in an emergency session in Barbados on Tuesday “to conduct a thorough assessment of all the ramifications” of Friday’s unprecedented abandonment of the Indian tour, they faced the prospect that the organisation could go out of business should the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) press a claim for damages along with its suspension of future bilateral tours. Read More »

  • W Connection lose again

    Two matches, two defeats. It is not exactly the way defending Digicel Pro League champions Directv W Connection would have liked to begin the season. W Connection have lost twice since edging Central FC 1-0 in the season-opening Digicel Charity Shield. In contrast, they began last season unbeaten in their first 12 league matches. Read More »

  • George tops in national judo

    Christopher George of Queen’s Park Judo Club claimed both the Senior Male Over-90kg category and the Open category when Judo Trinidad and Tobago (JUDO TT) held its annual National Judo Championships at the Chinese Association in St Ann’s, on Saturday. The 30-year old, a former swimmer and national water polo player, is set to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the CAC Games in Veracruz, Mexico in November. Read More »

  • QPCC go to work on SHAPE

    Queen’s Park CC crushed SHAPE 15-0 to set up a final Men’s Open Pool A encounter with Paragon when the T&T Hockey Board Indoor Championship continued at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, Hamilton-Holder Street, Woodbrook on Saturday. The Parkites will now play Paragon to determine who tops that group ahead of the semi-finals. Read More »

  • Sobers wins Tobago Cross Country

    Kade Sobers emerged victorious in the men’s race at the THA/Tobago Cross Country meet, on Saturday, at the Mt Irvine Golf Course. Sobers completed the eight-kilometre event in 31 minutes, 37 seconds, forcing his Falcons clubmate Lyndon Bacchus to settle for second spot in 33:57. Read More »

  • ‘Popstar’ could return Saturday

    THERE will be a bumper 11-race race card when racing continues at Santa Rosa Park, Arima, on Saturday. This is very surprising and it could be the first time in the two decades of centralised racing in Arima that a single non-public holiday programme will contain this many events. Read More »


    The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will be establishing a Task Force to review the premature end of the tour to India and is requesting a meeting with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as a first step in trying to repair the “longstanding good relationship” between the two Boards. Read More »

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