Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Team manager Richie Richardson said yesterday that West Indies were well prepared for their upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against India, and would use the tour to enhance their planning for next year’s World Cup. West Indies face India in the first of five ODIs next Wednesday at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi and Richardson said that unlike the previous tour of India, the Caribbean side would enter the series with excellent preparation behind them. “We have arrived in good time and have a few days to practice and get acclimatised. All of our players have been engaged,” Richardson told reporters. Read more »

  • Daniel claims second stage of Classic

    French cyclist Aurelien Daniel clinched Stage Two of the 28th annual Tobago International Cycling Classic at Turtle Beach, yesterday. Daniel came from behind to claim the four laps/100 kilometre Division One event in three hours, two minutes and 49 seconds which took the riders through Turtle Beach, Spring Gardens, Les Coteaux, Arnos Vale and back to Turtle Beach. Read More »

  • Naps on top

    Naparima College leapfrogged St Anthony’s College yesterday to replace the Westmoorings side atop the BG T&T Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division after nine rounds of football. “Naps”, who beat Fatima College 2-0 at Lewis Street, owe St Mary’s College a thank you note, though, as the “Saints” took full advantage of home advantage and a sloppy “Tigers” team to earn full points at Serpentine Road, St Clair. Read More »

  • T&T hockey women win again

    Trinidad and Tobago’s national women’s hockey team scored their second straight win, this time a 3-1 triumph over the Dominican Republic, as the first round of the FIH Hockey World League continued yesterday, in Kingston, Jamaica. The result follows on the heels of their 5-1 victory over Puerto Rico, on the opening day of the tournament, on Tuesday. Read More »

  • Army, Police clash

    DEFENCE Force look for a second win of the relatively-new season in the professional football league tomorrow, but it is likely to be tough going when they meet a beefed up Police team in the feature match of a Marvin Lee Stadium double header. Police opened the season with a competitive 0-0 draw with San Juan Jabloteh, another team that has recruited heavily this season having brought in four Jamaicans. Jabloteh look for their first win when they take on St Ann’s Rangers in the first match (6 p.m.) of tomorrow’s double header. Read More »

  • WASA edge Spurs 2-1

    Striker Keron Clarke scored on either side of halftime, to give WASA a 2-1 victory over Siparia Spurs in the National Super League on Sunday at WASA ground, St Joseph. It turned out to be a far more difficult task for leaders WASA, who took a 1-0 lead when Clarke added a low finish onto a inside pass from the midfielder in the 19th minute. Read More »

  • CPL broadcast broadens

    New figures published on Tuesday from Jamaica indicated a significant growth in fans for the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL), with over 65 million people across the globe tuning in to see the likes of Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine entertain in the 2014 edition, dubbed the “Biggest Party in Sport.” Read More »

  • Sharma, Romain claim top honours in Rotary’s ‘Golf for Life’

    No one won the BMW 1 Series or the TT$1.6 million up for grabs at The Rotary Club of St Augustine’s fourth annual “Golf for Life” tournament held last weekend at the Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trincity. Read More »

  • Champions League T20 good preparation for India series, says Rampaul

    Seasoned West Indies seamer Ravi Rampaul believes his Champions League Twenty20 campaign will serve him well in the One-Day International (ODI) series against India starting next Wednesday. The right-arm seamer spearheaded the Barbados Tridents attack during the CLT20, taking five wickets as the Caribbean side won just one of their four preliminary games to miss out on the semi-final round. Read More »

  • ‘Babes’ on display Saturday

    THE FIRST juvenile contest of the season, the 1,000-metre Nursery Stakes for West Indian-bred two-year-olds, will be staged Saturday at Santa Rosa Park. The race has attracted seven runners. It comprises of five locally-breds and two Jamaica-breds. Among the five T&T-bred contestants is the Bobby Persad-trained Kentucky Woman, a half-sister to Glorious Country, who finished third in the Trinidad Derby Stakes. Read More »

  • Backing SUNIL

    Members of the local cricket fraternity are backing Sunil Narine to overcome his latest problems with his bowling action. Read More »

  • Opening win
  • Tridents chew up Northern Districts

    Prolific Jonathan Carter and pacer Ravi Rampaul stared with bat and ball respectively as Barbados Tridents defeated Northern Districts by six wickets to conjure up their lone victory in the Champions League T20 yesterday. Carter posted a steady 30 while Rampaul snatched three wickets as Tridents, playing their final match of the tournament, won with two balls and six wickets to spare at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Read More »

  • Pooran makes grade

    Teenaged wicketkeeper batsman Nicholas Pooran is among the list of 10 players already contracted by the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket board, but there was no room for Akeal Hosein. Read More »

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