By Clifton Ross in
Trinidad and Tobago
A menacing spell of fast-bowling from Fidel Edwards backed up by half-centuries from openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Dwayne Smith steered Barbados to the finals of the NAGICO Regional Super50 tournament, after sending Guyana Malta Supreme packing in a seven-wicket defeat.
A confident St. Lucian, three-man boxing team wrapped up their six-week preparation in Castries and arrived here last night to do battle in the International Goodwill Tournament which boxes off today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
ST.JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC-Three of the leading West Indies cricketers, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels, have been recalled to the side for the limited-overs matches against Ireland starting next week.
…as Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket continues in Berbice
Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket festival continued yesterday with matches in East Corentyne Berbice. Massiah, Corriverton, McGowan, Auchlyne, Cumberland, Fort Ordnance and Leeds were the latest teams to qualify for final places in their respective zones.
PRETORIA, (Reuters) – Mitchell Johnson showed his fiery bowling had not cooled from the Ashes as he ripped through South Africa’s top order to leave the hosts 140 for six at the close of the second day of the first test against Australia at SuperSport Park yesterday.
Battle for second position on Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings goes down to the wire
(ICC) South Africa is guaranteed to retain the mace as well as collect a cash award of US$475,000 that is presented to the side that tops the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings on the 1 April cut-off date, but battle for second and third places remain tight as both Australia and India have a chance to finish in the top two.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – – FIFA is making contingency plans to move World Cup matches away from Curitiba because it believes the stadium may not be ready in time for the kick-off in June, one of Brazil’s biggest-selling newspapers said yesterday.
(Reuters) – Brazil, who sank to an all-time low of 22nd place on the FIFA rankings last June, continued their slow climb back to respectability when they rose to ninth in the latest list published yesterday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Blake Griffin is making the leap to heights even he has never reached.
The Los Angeles Clippers forward is best known for the gravity defying dunks that have made him a regular on highlight reels, but Blake is evolving as a player and taken his game up a notch to emerge as one of the most lethal weapons in the NBA.
(Trinidad Express) Last year’s inaugural edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was a success with the public. But in an effort to reduce costs for the 2014 tournament, the player salary cap is likely to be scaled down.
WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – India cricket officials shut down any questions about a fixing scandal ahead of the series deciding second test against New Zealand with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni a no show for the traditional captain’s pre-match media conference yesterday.