Valcke says reputation destroyed as he appears before tribunal

LAUSANNE, (Reuters) – Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said his reputation had been destroyed by his 10-year ban from football as he appeared before a hearing to overturn the punishment at sport’s highest appeal court yesterday.

T&T stun USA to put them out of World Cup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago stunned United States 2-1 here Tuesday night, to end an otherwise disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign on a high and dump the CONCACAF powerhouses out of the Russia showpiece.

Windies players sidelined as CSA postpones league

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Seven West Indies players were among those left in the lurch following yesterday’s shock announcement of the postponement of South Africa’s inaugural Twenty20 Global League.

Windies A hoping home conditions provide stimulus

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica,  CMC – West Indies A will be hoping to make home advantage count when they clash with Sri Lanka A in the opening four-day “Test” of the three-match series at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here today.

AIBA president Wu suspended by amateur body

(Reuters) – The International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport’s governing body said in a statement yesterday.

Persaud maintains lead after second day

Guyana’s fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud ended yesterday’s second day of the 2017 West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council championships with a slim one point lead over England’s David Calvert at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.

Spanish sports ministry calls for new federation elections

BARCELONA, (Reuters) – Spain’s sports minister has requested that its national soccer federation (RFEF) holds new elections as a result of the corruption investigation into former president Angel Maria Villar, Spanish media reported yesterday.

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualify for World Cup

- Lionel Messi scores hat-trick against Ecuador

(Reuters) – Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup yesterday after a dramatic last round of South American matches that also saw Peru clinch a spot in a playoff against New Zealand.

Dover disappointed with result but sees positives

Wayne Dover, Golden Jaguars Interim Head-Coach said yesterday that while he was disappointed with the agonizing 1-0 loss to Grenada, several positive signs can be identified from the International Friendly.

Australia’s Behrendorff takes four to set up easy win

(Reuters) – Australia’s Jason Behrendorff took four wickets for 21 in an inspired spell of fast bowling to set up an eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international yesterday, squaring the three-match series at 1-1.

Australia shaken after rock thrown at team bus in India

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – The Australia cricket team suffered a scare following their Twenty20 international win over India in Guwahati yesterday after a rock was thrown at their team bus, shattering one of the windows, governing body Cricket Australia (CA) said.

Sri Lanka complete 2-0 series sweep of Pakistan

Sri Lanka 482 (Karunaratne 196, Yasir 6-184) and 96 (Wahab 4-41, Haris 3-1) beat Pakistan 262 (Azhar 59, Haris 56, Dilruwan 3-72, Herath 3-84) and 248 (Shafiq 112, Dilruwan 5-98) by 68 runs   (Cricinfo) Like waves breaking upon a cliff, Sri Lanka’s bowlers  yesterday kept coming at Pakistan until eventually, the hosts fractured and tumbled into the sea.

Programme a boon for domestic, international level: West

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – Head coach Graeme West believes the West Indies A-team programme performs the vital dual role of feeding players into the international side and also strengthening regional franchises by helping players enhance their skills.

Organisers upbeat over Windies fixture

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, CMC – Cricket officials here were busy putting the finishing touches on preparations in anticipation of West Indies’ arrival for their three-day match against Zimbabwe starting next Sunday.

Brooks eyeing big runs against Sri Lankans

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica,  CMC – Captain Shamarh Brooks plans to use the West Indies A series against Sri Lanka starting here today, to make a strong statement of intent.

Australian Jones named interim Afghanistan head coach

(Reuters) – Former Australia batsman Dean Jones is to take over the role of Afghanistan head coach on an interim basis and lead the team in their Intercontinental Cup fixture in Hong Kong later this month, the country’s cricket board has announced.

Red-faced Cricket South Africa postpones T20 Global League

Cricket South Africa President Chris Nenzani speaks at the inaugural player draft of the T20 Global League T20 Global League   JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) troubled T20 Global League has been postponed to 2018 in an embarrassing climb-down for the organisation which launched the tournament amid great fanfare in London in June.

West wants fringe players to cash in during SL tour

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – Head coach Graeme West has urged his players to make the most of the opportunity by getting among the runs and wickets, as West Indies A chase a series win in the upcoming three-match four-day “Test” rubber against touring Sri Lanka A.