Russell Hedgesrhedges@bossierpress.comParish teams dominated the District 1-5A and 1-4A track and field meets last year.They’ll try to repeat that feat this week.The Benton boys and girls will attepmt to defend their District 1-4A titles today at Benton.The Airline Vikings and Parkway Lady Panthers look to defend their boys and girls District 1-5A titles Thursday at Benton.The 1-5A meet was originally scheduled for Airline, but the school’s new track was not completed in time to hold the event there.The District 1-3A meet is today at North DeSoto. Bossier is the defending girls champ.Parkway won a tight battle with Byrd in the girls division last year. Haughton could also be in the mix this year.The Lady Jackets are strong in the sprints again, but the Lady Panthers have the advantage in the longer races.Parkway senior Alison Ringle is the defending district champion in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter run.The Lady Panthers will also look for points from Cassidy Cummings, Destiny McGaffey, Jessica McGuffee and Sara Funderburk in the longer races.Haley Sepulvado, Rain Hall and Julie Anderson could provide some scoring in the field.Sepulvado is the defending district champ in the shot put, and Anderson is the defending champ in the pole vault. Hall turned in an impressive throw in the shot last week in the Haughton meet.Airline’s Jasmyn Carswell will try to defend her district titles in the long and triple jumps.Haughton’s Chelcy Swint was second last year in the shot put and discus.Haughton, the 2012 champ, and Parkway are expected to be in the thick of the race for the boys title.Airline could jump in there, too. The Vikings lost a lot of scoring off last year’s team, but they have two athletes — Jack Wilkes and Cameron Rice — capable of scoring 50 points between them.Wilkes is the defending champ in the 800 and 1,600. Rice won the high and triple jumps and finished second in the long jump.Alabama football signee OJ Smith is one of the top contenders in the shot put.Based on recent results, however, the winner may need in excess of 120 points.Haughton’s Micah Larkins is the defending champ in the 100. He’s also the reigning state 5A champ in the event.Parkway’s Cory Hamilton is the defending champ in the 200 and the favorite in the 400.Parkway’s Hayden Kingfisher is the defending champ in the 3,200.Haughton’s Jacorius Jeter is a potential big scorer in the long and triple jumps. The Bucs’ Cody Hinson is one of the favorites in the pole vault.Haughton could get some significant points from freshman Josh Lister in the sprints and hurdles along with Antonio Woodfork.Parkway and Haughton are strong in the sprint relays, and Parkway is a threat to win the 4X400, too.Benton’s Quinci Middlebrooks won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 in last year’s 1-4A meet.Other defending champions are Madi Sessions (javelin, discus), Brittany Black (200) and Destiny Wallace (shot put).Benton’s Drake Heinz could be a big scorer for the Tigers. Last year he won the 800 and finished second in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200. He is the reigning state champion in the 3,200.Kordavion Stewart could provide points in the hurdles.Garrett Gipson (800) and Stephen Singleton (distance events) and Andre’ Dean (pole vault) are two other athletes to watch.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
Justin Smoak, left,is congratulated by teammate Russell Martin after hitting one of his 18 home runs this season for the Toronto Blue Jays, who open tonight in the American League playoffs against the Texas Rangers.Former University of South Carolina star Justin Smoak is having arguably the best year of his major league baseball career at the ideal time. His friend and former coach, Monte Lee, is not surprised.Smoak, in his first season with the Blue Jays, finished the regular season hitting .226 with 18 homers and a career-high 59 RBIs. He helped the Blue Jays reach the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Toronto faces Texas in the ALDS, beginning this afternoon.“It doesn’t surprise me that he’s having one of the best seasons of his career, because he’s playing for a contender. He was always a guy that tends to step up when there is more on the line,” said Lee, now the head coach at Clemson University. “It doesn’t surprise me that he’s having such a great year for the Blue Jays. He knows that he’s playing for the postseason by playing in that organization. I’m really happy for him.”Smoak has had an up-and-down career since being selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2008 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2010, playing 70 games before being traded to the Seattle Mariners. He remained in Seattle through the 2014 season and was claimed off waivers by Toronto last October.In four full seasons with Seattle, he hit 61 homers and had 186 RBIs but never played more than 132 games. During his final year with the Mariners, Smoak hit .202 with seven homers and 30 RBIs in 80 games.A change of scenery has proven to be good for Smoak, who had the highest OPS and WAR of his career.Lee, who was an assistant at South Carolina during Smoak’s time with the Gamecocks, said talent has never been a problem for the Goose Creek native.“He’s one of those guys that you want on your team. He’s a team guy, he’s a competitor. He’s a winner,” Lee said. “He’s a guy that wants to win and cares about the ball club. He’s just a great guy to have on your club. He’s a switch hitter. He’s got some power from both sides of the plate.”Smoak, who was a consensus All-American his junior year, hit .383 with 23 homers and 72 RBIs his last season in Columbia. He set school records for home runs (62), RBIs (207), walks 151 and total bases (485) at South Carolina, despite leaving after his junior year. He started every game at first base during his three-year career at USC.Because of his offensive statistics, Lee said, Smoak’s defense was often overlooked.“He’s one of the best defensive first basemen that I’ve ever been around,” Lee said. “He’s got to go down as one of the best first basemen to ever play in the SEC. He was a star.”In addition to facing his former team in the playoffs, Smoak will face a former teammate.Sam Dyson and Smoak played together during Dyson’s freshman season when the right-hander went 8-0 with a 4.09 ERA. Dyson helped the Gamecocks win their first College World Series title in 2010.Dyson was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.He made his debut in Toronto in 2012 before being claimed off waivers by the Marlins in 2013. Texas traded for Dyson earlier this season, and he has pitched well for the Rangers.In 311/3 innings, Dyson is 2-1 with a 1.15 ERA. He has 30 strikeouts, four walks, and has been a valuable member of the Rangers bullpen.No matter what happens over the next several days, a former Gamecock will advance to play in the American League Championship Series.
– Junior CASA team to be named todayTHE curtain came down on the Rainforest Waters Senior National Squash Championships with Mary Fung- A- Fat and Alex Arjoon taking top honours in the female and male classes.Twenty-eight players stayed hydrated throughout the week with ‘Rainforest Waters’ from sponsor’s Banks DIH, and they certainly needed to hydrate with the lengthy rallies and intense play that took place during the competition.The finals brought forth a new level of squash as the seniors, veterans and a few newcomers, hoping to gain much-needed experience, met, sparred, won and lost.In a close battle, it was the women’s final that held the crowd as Mary Fung –A- Fat and Taylor Fernandes vied point for point to take the crown.In the first game, neither was ready to concede as they fought to a 17/15 score. Mary pulled out first to win 3 points followed by Taylor taking back her own 3, then surging ahead with a run of 7 more. At game point for Fernandes 10/3, Fung A Fat dug deep and answered with her own run of 8 points to edge ahead 11/10. In a nail biting finish, Fernandes pushed through for a 17/15 victory.The ensuing games took the same vein as both players displayed decisive, expert placement and excellent retrieval skills, but in the end, the experience and patience of Fung-A-Fat won out in the four setter for a 15/17, 13/11, 12/10, 11/8 win.In the other main final, Alex Arjoon kept ahead of the experienced Richard Chin with clean, precise shots which worked Chin around the court. Despite the expertise of Chin, Arjoon managed to keep in control of the measured rallies and was triumphant in another four setter final with an 11/7, 8/11, 11/7, 11/4.All the players showed great spirit, skill and improvement during this year’s Senior Nationals. The mix of play and style gave the audience real thrills, and the younger spectators some valuable lessons; an important part of the ethics of the game.Meanwhile, the Guyana Squash Association will today name its junior team that will head to Jamaica this weekend for the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament.Sunday’s Results:Alex Arjoon beat Richard Chin 11/7, 8/11, 11/7, 11/4Shomari Wiltshire beat Regan Pollard 11/7, 12/14, 11/1, 11/4.Damien DaSilva beat Robert Fernandes 11/5, 5/11, 11/4, 11/9.Jonathan Antczak beat Samuel Ince-Carvalhal 6/11, 11/7, 4/11, 13/11, 11/8Jason Van Dyk beat Adam Alves 11/9, 12/10, 5/11, 11/6.Mary Fung-A-Fat beat Taylor Fernades 15/17, 13/11, 12/10, 11/8.Ashley Khalil beat Abosaide Cadogan 11/6, 8/11, 11/8, 11/5.Kirsten Gomes beat Sarah Lewis 11/4, 11/3, 11/4Madison Fernandes beat Tian Edwards 11/2, 11/2, 11/2.The full lists of winners are as followsMen – Final Winner — Alex ArjoonRunner-up — Richard ChinThird place — Jason KhalilFourth place — Nyron JosephMen- Classic PlateWinner — Shomari WiltshireRunner-up — Regan PollardThird place — Damien DasilvaMen- PlateWinner — Jonathan AntczakRunner-up — Samuel Ince-CarvalhalThird place –Jason Van DykWomenWinner — Mary Fung-A-FatRunner-up –Taylor FernandesThird place –Ashley KhalilWomen- Classic PlateWinner — Kirsten GomesRunner up — Sarah LewisThird place — Madison Fernandes
MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – A review into the culture of the Australian cricket team would be made public next week and had not been delayed, the chairman of Cricket Australia (CA) said yesterday.David Peever, who as re-elected as chairman for another three years at the organisation’s annual general meeting yesterday, said the report from the Ethics Centre would be released on Monday, after the CA board had discussed it with stakeholders.“There has been no delay,” Peever told reporters. “We didn’t get a final copy of the review until this week.“We have always said they will be released before the start of the international men’s summer, which is what is happening.”CA commissioned the warts and all review of its organisation and the men’s team, after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa earlier this year threw the team into turmoil.Captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned for their roles in the scandal, which prompted a mix of anger and schadenfreude, with media pundits and former players suggesting Australia had brought themselves undone with the aggressive way they played the game.The ball-tampering scandal was also seen as a watershed for the sport in Australia with CA launching the root-and-branch review and ordering a charter governing player behaviour.Since the scandal broke, coach Darren Lehmann has resigned, while chief executive James Sutherland said he would step down from his role after almost 20 years in the job, although he said it had no bearing on his decision.He will be replaced by former deputy Kevin Roberts.
Members Ugly unis + ugly athlete = GOLD. What…Is….That? 2,975 Share on other sites Link to post 35 1,624 1,390 This was a no brainer for me. Posted April 22, 2017 Link to post Posted April 20, 2017 tulanebc 4 pepis21 Sorta looks like the logo. Share on other sites Page 1 of 6 crosfam Ugly dude. Share on other sites 0 35 MCM0313 2,848 SportsLogos.Net 1,947 posts 1 Link to post 2 Share this post 1,259 Posted April 20, 2017 Location:Polska/Poland Bill Guerin in the mooterus upperV03 1,340 posts 0 That’s a handsome animal right there. 2 Location:Ininananpolis, Ininana Location:Salem, OR 2,591 6 Members 16,001 35 Share on other sites 6,949 300 posts Share this post 5 Members 10 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said: 16,001 Link to post Posted April 20, 2017 12 35 Member of the Right Brigade 2,591 ColeJ 1,259 Looks weird to see them using their new Flying Elvis helmets with the leftover Pat Patriot pants. Link to post 300 posts 3 Favourite Logos:Indianapolis Colts; Kansas City Chiefs; Green Bay Packers; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ohio State; UCLA script; Tulane; Portland Trail Blazers; most of MLB’s “interlocking letters” logos; Seattle Mariners. Members Share on other sites 5 Posted April 20, 2017 Share on other sites Posted April 22, 2017 joey joe joe jr. shabadoo Location:Salem, OR By tulanebc, April 20, 2017 in Sports Logo News 1 minute ago, upperV03 said: ColeJ 1,259 tulanebc tulanebc Share on other sites Share on other sites Okay, so we’ve done the whole ugly uniform thing for various reasons, but I’m upping the ante. The usual ugly sports uniform PLUS an ugly athlete wearing them. Sam Cassell should be shown here along with Manute Bol. I’m expecting greatness from us all, so who’s first? pepis21 0 All Activity This thread needs a little Shaun Van Allen. $1 Cans of PBR Share this post IMO the one wit the the giant logo was worse, but I still wouldn’t call it ugly Prev 1,354 Prev He looked so innocent in his first seasons: 748 Next 6 upperV03 Share this post Members Ugly dude. 5,926 posts Members Favourite Logos:Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Tigers 329 Location:Los Angeles, California 1 Share this post Pig Miller 2,975 Members 12,787 posts 4,620 posts Posted April 20, 2017 Favourite Logos:Cowboys, Lakers, LAFC and Rams. Sports Logos On January 8, 2015, Swift was arrested by police for involvement in an armed home invasion attempt. Swift claimed he was high on drugs at the time of the incident. 35 426 posts Share on other sites Share this post Recommended Posts That’s a handsome animal right there. crosfam 2,335 Members 329 Not exactly a uniform, but close enough. RIP Kobe AgentColon2 What…Is….That? 0 https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/robert-swift-arrested-again-in-connection-with-home-invasion-robbery-045721428.html Ugly unis + ugly athlete = GOLD. Share on other sites 1,457 Posted April 20, 2017 In 2013, Swift refused to vacate his foreclosed home, which had been bought by a new owner. The new owner bought the house in Sammamish, Washington, in January 2013 for half the price Swift paid in 2006. Swift eventually left the home, which was reportedly riddled with animal feces, guns, bullets, beer bottles, and garbage. Observers also noted old letters from some of the top college basketball programs in the country trying to recruit Swift, before he went straight to the NBA from high school. Link to post 748 upperV03 Link to post Share on other sites 8 1,457 Share this post joey joe joe jr. shabadoo mjd77 Share on other sites On 4/20/2017 at 6:24 AM, AgentColon2 said: Share on other sites 2,271 2,335 748 Share on other sites Link to post Location:Ininananpolis, Ininana A failed 18 yr-old Sonics first round draft pick… Robert Swift. Turned down USC for the NBA, and later turned to drugs and crime. 2,848 1,728 posts 5,746 posts AgentColon2 Location:St. Petersburg, FL Share on other sites Share this post Posted April 21, 2017 C-Squared Share this post Members 35 Franck Ribery luckily plays for France and Bayern, both of which look super good. 4 Share this post Share this post 16,001 Rockstar Matt 1,354 Share on other sites 3 Members Members Share this post Posted April 20, 2017 Location:Eugene, OR 1,457 6,949 8 hours ago, upperV03 said: Link to post What human wouldn’t look ugly next to that good boy? Location:Ohio 19 Share on other sites Posted April 20, 2017 Forums Home Followers 4 I feel like Ribery definitely deserves to be in this thread, so I’m gonna throwback to his early Galatasaray days when this kit would probably count as ugly: 5,935 posts 2,975 1,354 Location:detroit This was a no brainer for me. 8 hours ago, joey joe joe jr. shabadoo said: Share on other sites Share this post Members Ugly unis + ugly athlete = GOLD. Share this post Link to post Link to post Members Forums Home 1,585 329 6,949 Sports Logo News 6 Posted April 20, 2017 pianoknight Posted April 20, 2017 Link to post In October 2014, police raided the house of Trygve Bjorkstam, an alleged heroin and methamphetamine dealer, who had a collection of 18 guns. They found Swift living in the home, and in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. In November 2014, police charged Swift with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun. Sign in to follow this Members Share this post 2 Share on other sites MCM0313 2,591 Members Share this post Sign in to follow this 2 3,530 posts 35 Looks like he’ll be on your next episode of Dateline. 1,624 Link to post 15 0 Members Posted April 20, 2017 Link to post 35 2 12,366 posts 5,935 posts 6,949 300 posts Share on other sites tigerslionspistonshabs Location:Ininananpolis, Ininana 35 Posted April 22, 2017 Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t know any of this: 35 Not exactly a uniform, but close enough. 2 Sports Logo News 374 posts oldschoolvikings pianoknight Next 2,271 UnclearInitial Link to post Share this post 16 Jonah Henderson Share this post Posted April 20, 2017 Posted April 22, 2017 33 minutes ago, raysox said: Members tulanebc Posted April 22, 2017 Members 2 hours ago, tulanebc said: Link to post Location:Sheboygan Falls, WI Location:Ininananpolis, Ininana tulanebc Jonah Henderson This topic is now closed to further replies. 6,949 oldschoolvikings Share this post Posted April 20, 2017 1,390 Location:Waxahachie, Texas 1,585 300 posts Members Marek Hamsik is hardly a looker and he’s worn some G-d awful kits at Napoli. Especially the ‘you know what? Camo isn’t ugly enough, how can we make it worse?” Kit 2,478 posts UnclearInitial tulanebc raysox Link to post Trequartista Link to post upperV03 3,678 posts Location:Dzekoburgh This was a no brainer for me. Rockstar Matt What human wouldn’t look ugly next to that good boy? 6,949 Link to post All Activity 6,476 posts tigerslionspistonshabs 1,390 Hideous. Did he get those Adidas from Shoe Carnival? 1,624 His arms are like four tattoos away from being a black guy. Go To Topic Listing 1,585 2,271 SportsLogos.Net 2 2 Link to post 3 Share this post 1 2,335 tulanebc Page 1 of 6 Franck Ribery luckily plays for France and Bayern, both of which look super good. mjd77 35 Members tulanebc C-Squared raysox 2,848 Location:DETROIT 3 Followers 4 Posted April 22, 2017 Sports Logos 35
The Warriors Shop Related Products Share Displayed poorly × Not relevant $9.99 Ads by Amazon ENDS IN Bestseller Displayed poorly (7782) Other Displayed poorly ENDS IN Shares × Bestseller Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY $19.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. LocalSportsJournal.comThe Fruitport boys soccer team blanked Grand Rapids Covenant Christian 3-0 on Thursday in a non-league game.The Trojans led 1-0 at halftime after a goal from Cam Schultz that was assisted by Bryce Lanore.Eli Covert and Cody Mayette added second half goals. Covert’s goal was unassisted while Mayette scored on an assist from Schultz.Fruitport’s goalkeeper Connor Hines stopped all four shots faced.The Trojans are now 3-4-2 on the season.WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 8, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 0 – The Warriors, who completed their third shutout of the week, were paced by Brandon Fles with two goals in a Lakes 8 victory on Thursday.Charlie Alfree, Andrew Rasmussen, Ryan Bradford-Royal, Michael Masumpa, Hayden Hubers each added a goal for WMC. Isaac Van Hoven chipped in with two assists along with a goal.The Warriors are now 6-1-2 on the season and will travel to Orchard View next Tuesday.FRUITPORT CALVARY 7, WELLSPRING PREP 4- The Eagles maintained their perfect record on Thursday night.Ben Zelenka and Luke Anhalt led the Eagles with two goals apiece, while Luke Assaad, Zach Zehr and Tyler Brown each added one tally.Ethan Pollock and Zelenka each chipped in with an assist each.The Eagles are now 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in league play.MONA SHORES 6, KENOWA HILLS 1 – The Sailors scored six unanswered goals to erase an early 1-0 deficit on Thursday.George Deveau paced Mona Shores with two goal, while Ethan Brown, Clark Meston, Camden Deruiter and Hayden Yaros each added a goal.Yaros also contributed with two assists for the Sailors and goalkeeper Keegan Dekuiper and Everett Emery both played in net.The Sailors improved to 3-3-2 overall and 2-1-1 in conference play.LUDINGTON 3, ORCHARD VIEW 3 – The Orioles and Cardinals played to a tie in Lakes 8 action on Thursday.Roger Mckenzie led the Cardinals with two goals while Logan Woods netted the other goal. Alex Cantu contributed an assist.The Orioles were led by Brayden Porter, Isaiah Lynn and Will Flewelling with a goal each.Flewelling, John Biggs and Evan Shay each added an assist for the Orioles.Orchard View goalkeeper Landon Tyler stopped eight shots while Orioles’ goalie Maxime Greiner stopped five.The Orioles are now 10-1-1 on the season while Orchard View is 5-1-1 on the year.GR CATHOLIC CENTRAL 1, SPRING LAKE 0 – The Lakers allowed a goal late in the contest on Thursday night in an O-K Blue Conference contest.REETHS-PUFFER 3, MUSKEGON 0 – Many scoring opportunities and a strong defense led the Reeths-Puffer boys soccer team to a shutout victory Thursday night.The Rockets scored two first goals on tallies from Troy Beebe and Ashton Carpenter to give Reeths-Puffer a 2-0 halftime advantage.Jackson McKinnon added the lone second half goal for Reeths-Puffer.Andrew Storck and Jaxon Carpenter each notched an assist for the Rockets while goalkeeper DaMario Chapman stopped two shots..The Rockets improved to 2-6-1 overall and 1-3 in conference play. They host Spring Lake this Saturday. DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Mail 0 Share Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other × Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Storks $2.99 Report a problem This item is… (4149) (4044) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Not relevant Moana (2016) (With Bonus Content) Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Other (9174) Ads by Amazon $3.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Other Moana (2016) (Theatrical Version)
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Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira added his name to the growing list of sponsors of the Guinness Cage Street-ball championships by donating several balls to tournament coordinators Three Peat Promotions on Tuesday. The Linden native, a rising star in the political arena and a seasoned football administrator, said that he is committed to sports development especially at the community and grassroot levels, which are the foundations of the discipline.He disclosed that such initiatives foster social cohesion in a nation that is ethnically diverse, declaring he will always be supportive of enterprises that aim to bring communities together while giving opportunities to individuals to expose their talents.“I will also be providing a pair of football turfs for the Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the tournament. Incentives such as this is good for improving the overall quality of event, as it awards talent and skill,” he said. The 24-team tournament is currently at the round of 16 stage and will resume Saturday at the Haslington Tarmac. Upon the conclusion of the round of 16 section, the quarterfinal stage will commence. The tournament is being organized to forge integration among the participating communities in an effort to create a better understanding among its inhabitants.Among the entities supporting the cause are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E- Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminum & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF), Ray’s Auto Sales, Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store and C & C Prestigious Styles. Round of 16 Matches(1)- Hustlers vs. North East La Penitence-19:00hrs(2)- Broad Street vs. Alexander Village-19:20hrs (3)- Tiger Bay vs. Avocado Ballers-19:40hrs(4)- Leopold Street vs. Albouystown-20:00hrs(5)- Sparta Boss vs. Back Circle-20:20hrs (6)- Ol Skool Ballers vs. BV-B-20:40hrs(7)- Blazers vs. Vryheid’s Lust-21:00hrs(8)- Uprising vs. Plaisance-21:20hrsQuarterfinal Matches (9)-Winner of 1 vs. Winner of 2-22:00hrs(10)-Winner of 3 vs. Winner of 5-22:20hrs(11)-Winner of 4 vs. Winner of 6-22:40hrs (12)-Winner of 7 vs. Winner of 8-23:00hrs
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara will lead a Marylebone Cricket Club side on their tour of Lahore in February to help Pakistan in their bid to convince touring sides to return to play test cricket in the country, the club said yesterday. The MCC, which was founded in 1787, will play a number of matches in the city in February after its World Cricket Committee voiced support in seeing touring sides return to Pakistan at meeting held at Lord’s in August.Pakistan is currently hosting Sri Lanka in a two-match series, their first tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore left six security personnel and two civilians dead and six players injured.Other teams refused to travel to Pakistan due to security concerns and the side were forced to play home tests at neutral venues in the United Arab Emirates. The PCB promised watertight security for the Sri Lankan players as the team returned to play several limited overs matches earlier this year – though 10 key players opted out citing security concerns.A full-strength Sri Lankan side, however, returned for the tests, the first of which was drawn in Rawalpindi.Former Sri Lanka captain Sangakkara, who took over as the first non-British president of the MCC in October in a one-year post, said he was excited to lead the club side in Pakistan. “It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan, and the PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape since the tragic events of 2009,” he said in a statement.“With international cricket having returned for the first time in a decade, it is wonderful the Club is doing its part to strengthen cricket in Pakistan and I look forward to being part of the trip.”MCC works closely with world governing body International Cricket Council and undertakes overseas tours, where they play exhibition matches to help in the development of the game. PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan welcomed the decision of MCC, which has been based at Lord’s, which it owns, since 1814 and is the custodian of the Laws of the game.“The decision by the world’s oldest and most influential cricket club to send a quality team is further testament that Pakistan is as safe and secure a country as any other cricket-playing nation in the world, and MCC’s tour is a further step forward in normalising team tours to Pakistan,” he said.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Former Test opener Philo Wallace has urged West Indies tour selectors to hand Chemar Holder his debut in the first Test against England next month, contending the uncapped speedster can shock England and lay the foundation for a series win. The 49-year-old, who played seven Tests and 33 One-Day Internationals, argued Holder should be made part of a four-pronged pace attack including captain Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph, pointing out he was “sharp and ready”.“I think the exciting thing about this squad is we have fast bowlers. We have fast bowlers – I’m not putting anything else – and to hear the bowling coach (Roddy Estwick) when he speaks about the excitement of these fast bowlers is wonderful,” Wallace said.“My excitement is going to be Chemar Holder and I hope they don’t keep him in cotton wool. I hope that he starts because he and Alzarri Joseph are the future of our bowling and we need to get them in as quickly as possible. “They won an Under-19 World Cup together [in 2016] – Chemar went up as a replacement and everybody wanted to know why he wasn’t there from the beginning. He went up in the end and showed his class. “He’s been an investment in Barbados and West Indies cricket and I think the time is right now to showcase him. He’s sharp and he’s ready, and I think someone like him would shock the Englishmen. “I know Shannon (Gabriel) is in the reserves and I think that he would be the 15th man.” Chemar Holder proved outstanding in the recent first class championship, snatching 36 wickets at just under 19 runs apiece for champions Barbados Pride, to emerge as the leading fast bowler in the tournament.The 22-year-old bowled with pace and aggression in tandem with the likes of Test seamer Kemar Roach and his performances saw him force his way into the 14-man squad for the three-Test series which bowls off in Southampton on July 8.Wallace said along with the four quicks he would also include off-spinning all-rounders Roston Chase and Rahkeem Cornwall in the final XI for the opening Test – a move designed to also boost the Windies’ batting. “You’re looking at five batsmen but when you look at those six bowlers, four out of those six bowlers can bat so you’re actually playing nine or 10 batsmen,” Wallace pointed out.“It’s time Cornwall recognises his ability as a batsman. I know he’s only played a few Test matches but we have to give him the confidence that he can go out there and bat.”West Indies are wrapping up quarantine at Old Trafford after arriving in England two weeks ago for cricket’s first-ever “bio-secure” series, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Following quarantine, they will continue to train in isolation from the public for another two weeks ahead of the first Test. All three Tests are being played behind closed doors to mitigate against the spread of the virus.Wallace argued that the isolation measures implemented for the series could actually work to the tourists’ advantage.“I think West Indies can win this series. I think the four weeks they have been quarantined at Old Trafford is going to do them wonderfully well,” explained Wallace.“Mind you, some of the players – or most of the players have been playing four-day cricket before COVID-19 caused that to stop … but I think that the team will bond. “We have young men that have played cricket together and we have senior guys who have played together … there’s a good gel, a good mixture and I think the camaraderie will definitely be there. “So this confinement is really going to help West Indies to really bring that bond and that brotherly love together, and that togetherness quite quickly.”