Cricket News Ellyse Perry, Australian superwoman, achieves a feat no cricketer has ever achieved in T20Is

first_img New Delhi: Ellyse Perry is a cricketing superwoman. The Australian allrounder has dazzled the world with her achievements in batting and bowling across all formats. In Tests, she has an average of 45 while in ODIs, she averages a staggering 76 with the bat. With the ball, Perry has taken 145 wickets in ODIs and 31 in Tests. However, in Twenty20 Internationals, Perry has achieved what no cricketer male or female has achieved in the history of the format. On Sunday, during the second Twenty20 International between England and Australia in the Women’s Ashes contest, Perry became the first cricketer on the planet to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in the shortest format of the game. Perry had already taken 100 wickets when she took the wicket of Natalie Sciver in the World T20 final in 2018. However, in the match at Hove, Perry chose to create some more history. England chose to bat and Perry struck early as she got the wicket of Amy Jones for the fourth time in the tour. Danielle Wyatt and Natalie Sciver fell cheaply but Tammy Beaumont steadied the ship along with Heather Knight. The 38-run stand between Beaumont and Knight looked to push England towards a good score but when both fell in quick succession, England stumbled and it took an aggressive, unbeaten 17 from Sophie Ecclestone to help England reach 121/8 in 20 overs. In response, Australia started brilliantly but lost some quick wickets. However, Perry and skipper Meg Lanning took the attack to the England bowlers. Perry smashed four boundaries and a six while Lanning was at her consistent best in this format as Australia inched closer to a win. When Perry thumped a boundary off Katherine Brunt, she became the first woman to score 1000 runs in the format and also take 100 wickets. Australia sealed the win by seven wickets and now have a 12-2 lead in the Ashes series with one match still to play on Wednesday.Also Read | Five runs needed off one ball – See this dramatic finish in Women’s Big Bash LeagueSpeaking to ESPNCricinfo after the end of the game, Perry said, “I guess it’s lovely, but I wasn’t aware of it. I actually think in T20 cricket at the international level, we probably play it as much as the men, so I have played a pretty big volume of games now – over 100. So I suppose when you’ve played 100 games you might get close to it. That’s probably the only reason I’m there – because I’ve played a lot of games,” Perry said.Also Read | Women’s Big Bash League: Brisbane Heat end Sydney dominance, beat Sixers in tense finalFormer Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi (1416 runs and 98 wickets) could have almost achieved the feat but Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan, with 1471 runs and 88 wickets, stands next in line to join Perry. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Ellyse Perry took her 100th wicket in the 2018 World T20 final.Perry reached the landmark of 1000 runs in the second match at Hove.No male cricketer has ever achieved the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in T20Is.last_img read more

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Cricket News Kapil Dev led Cricket Advisory Committee trolled for incorrect spelling of Mike Hesson

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Ravi Shastri was retained as the head coach of the Indian cricket team on Friday and he was given a two-year extension. The decision was made by the Cricket Adivsory Committee (CAC) led by Kapil Dev and it included former India players Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women’s cricket team captain Shantha Rangaswamy. Announcing the decision, Kapil said that it was a unanimous decision to get Shastri back as the coach but there was stiff competition from the likes of former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson and Tom Moody. However, the Cricket Advisory Committee have been trolled for one reason. On the document that has the signatures of all the three members which make up the committee, the spelling of Hesson was spelled wrongly. Instead of Hesson, it was spelt as Hessan. This did not go down with many cricket fans on social media, labeling the entire process as a farce. The candidates were primarily marked on five aspects — coaching philosophy, experience, achievements, communication and knowledge of modern tools. A ‘very good’ had a 20-mark weightage while good carried 15. Average was 10 and poor was five. “Everyone of us gave marks and honestly we never discussed which one of us gave how many marks. When we calculated, it was a very close race, I can tell you. I am not going to get into the details as to how much was the difference but it was a very small number (margin),” said Kapil.  In fact, the 1983 World Cup winning captain said that for him, his former teammate Shastri’s “communication skill” was one of the highlights during his presentation. “I felt his (Shastri) communication skill was better and she (pointing at Shantha) might have felt something else. We were given a marksheet and we filled it up without discussing with each other,” he said.   The CAC reappoints Mr Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. pic.twitter.com/vLqgkyj7I2— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2019What’s the point of naming runner ups? The humiliation of a sham interview process isn’t enough? Just name the pre-decided candidate and get on with it. https://t.co/lY1q93LDzv— cricBC (@cricBC) August 16, 2019So true. Their evaluation sheet was a bigger disgrace. Also got Mike Hesson’s spelling wrong. Terrible— K Sudarshan (@SudarshanEMA) August 16, 2019Gaekwad felt that Shastri was “well versed with the Indian cricket system, and knew the boys and their problems well being the current coach.” Once Kohli openly backed Shastri’s candidature at the pre-departure media conference before the ongoing West Indies tour, it was expected that the former India captain would be a favourite to retain the position.Kapil refused to divulge the details of Shastri’s presentation, which was made over a viedo call from Antigua and was the last of the day. “That’s confidential. He gave a presentation of what he achieved in the last two years and how the team can improve further. He sought more time from the board to make this team stronger in the days to come. All of them gave presentations on what’s the way forward and we weighed it along with the past performances and that swung it in Ravi Shastri’s favour,” Shantha Rangaswamy gave the concluding reply.center_img Ravi Shastri has been retained as the coach of the Indian cricket team.Shastri has gotten an extension until the 2021 World T20 in India.Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad were the other members of the CAC.last_img read more

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Cricket News Ben Stokes – Innings that didn’t let sun to set in Great Britain

first_imgNew Delhi: Nine days – That’s all we have to cherish. On 4th September, Wednesday, you’ll be unable to write on Ben Stokes as the focus will once again shift to ongoing Ashes series. These nine days are all you have to toast the man behind reincarnation of Test cricket. But what willyou write about? Whatever you write, make sure it’s nothing less than what the gentleman deserves.An innings that unfolded the classic folktales of Ian Botham’s Headingley innings. Innings that took ecstasy from one camp to another. Innings that didn’t let sun to set in Great Britain. England team was bundled out for 67 in the first innings of third Test match and Australians, who were 1-0 up in the five-match Ashes series, asked the World champions to chase 359 on a sluggish track and the way three lions had featured in the Test match – it looked a lost dream until Ben Stokes scripted a stunning turnaround.On the intensely dramatic final day of the Test match, England lost wickets at a regular interval against ‘overly’ confident Australia team who would have retained the Ashes with a win in Leeds.When England’s last batsman, Jack Leach, joined Stokes at the crease they still required an unlikely 73 for victory. However, Stokes farmed the strike expertly with his 10th-wicket partner and struck the ball as sweetly as one could dreamt of, once finding the crowd with an outrageous reverse sweep, and on another occasion stepping outside off stump to scoop Pat Cummins to fine leg for six.Stokes’s effort evoked memories of Ian Botham’s famous Ashes escape act with England at this very venue in 1981 and there will be discussion as to whether the modern-day all-rounder’s efforts are even more impressive.Ben Stokes’ innings against Australia not only derived Australia’s inability to defend 359 in the fourth innings, but has put Test cricket in the best place possible. In the era of T20 cricket, Stokes played a blend of orthodox and unorthodox – while keeping his head still to smash Aussie bowlers out of the park. He kept his emotions under control and dominated the game on his terms.Stokes managed to score his first boundary on the 75th ball he faced but yielded 48 runs from last 24 balls, striking at 200 with ease. The few scares which Josh Hazlewood did in his opening spell of the day had started to look dream with same bowler getting hit for consecutive sixes into the Western Terrace in penultimate pressure situation.What made the innings look even more special was how he kept his partner Leach off strike. En route to eighth Test ton, Stokes made sure to have the strike on nine out of ten occasions which eventually led Leach to finish with just one run in unbeaten 76-run stand. Yes, the innings wasn’t without luck as he was out leg-before to Nathan Lyon when England still needed two runs, but Australia didn’t have a review to challenge Joel Wilson’s on-field call. Stokes was also dropped by Marcus Harris off Pat Cummins’s bowling on 116, and not to forget disastrous run-out miss by Nathan Lyon, coming even before umpiring blooper. However, destiny favors the brave hearts and Ben Stokes genius against Australia certainly deserves it.The winning shot from his willow through the cover region will certainly become the highlight of World Test championship one day. The urn is still alive, very much because of Ben Stokes genius. Will it be termed as greatest Test innings ever? – Well, time will tell us. But we can stamp the authority and say, ‘Not too far off’. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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The Latest: Premier League pushes back start date

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Premier League has pushed back its restart date and says play will not resume at the beginning of May. The Tour de Suisse has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, removing one of the few cycling events left on the calendar before the Tour de France is due to start.The nine-day Swiss race was scheduled to run from June 6-14 and is designed to give riders a chance to prepare for the three-week Tour de France. The French race is still scheduled to start on June 27.Colombian rider Egan Bernal won in Switzerland last year ahead of his first Tour de France title.Organizers in Switzerland say its “the first time since the Second World War that the traditional event will not take place.”They say “the risk of additional strain on the Swiss health system due to possible crashes during racing is high.” German soccer club Borussia Dortmund is converting part of its stadium into a treatment center amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Bundesliga club says a space inside Germany’s largest soccer stadium has been made available for medical staff to examine people with virus symptoms.The move comes after an influx of suspected coronavirus cases put existing facilities in the city of Dortmund under strain.The center will open on Saturday.___ The league had given a return date of April 30 amid the coronavirus outbreak but now says the season “will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”It says there remained a “combined objective” for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played to maintain the integrity of each competition.The league also says it has consulted players over a pay deduction or deferral of 30%.It also voted to advance funds of 125 million pounds ($150 million) to clubs in the English Football League and fifth-tier National League.___ The Latest: Premier League pushes back start date April 3, 2020center_img Associated Press ___The Russian anti-doping agency is preparing to freeze all testing until May to comply with new government measures shutting down work deemed non-essential.RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that her agency is looking for possible exemptions to instructions from President Vladimir Putin for all Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home through April 30.Pakhnotskaya says in a text message that she “will check on Monday the possibility to receive special permission” from government bodies for staff to collect samples from athletes. There will be no testing this month if that isn’t granted.Testing has been suspended since March 27 under a previous round of measures. Isolation measures around the world have led to a sharp drop in anti-doping tests. That’s led to warnings that some athletes could take advantage of the situation. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is trying to track gaps in testing.___Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train. They were in breach of a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. The group included a local politician.Kipsang, who is also a police officer, was provisionally suspended this year from track and field and charged with doping offenses that include tampering with doping samples. He has also won the New York, London and Berlin marathons. Twelve athletes were arrested in Iten earlier this week for breaching Kenyan government regulations on social gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The runners were arrested for training in a group, which has been banned in Kenya. Training camps have been shut down and athletes must train alone.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Shelby Harris counting his blessings, not his lost millions

first_imgMore AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 “I think eventually there will be,” Harris said. “I just don’t know how much of it there will actually be of football. With training camp, obviously no vets like training camp. Obviously, you want to go out there and work, but you want to be safe. You want to do your part for the community just like they’re doing their part for us — social distancing and stuff. “However long this needs to go, I’m all for it. It’s about the masses not just the single person. I’m worried about people bringing it to my grandma, bringing it to my mom, bringing it to my family. I just think the most important thing right now is just to focus on social distancing. Also, I feel like we have to give our thanks out to the nurses and the doctors and the first responders and everyone who has the essential jobs. … There are literally people putting their lives and their family on the line so that we can somehow live.” ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ Shelby Harris counting his blessings, not his lost millions Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAURORA, Colo. (AP) — Shelby Harris is counting his blessings and not his lost millions.“I’m just happy to have a job. There are millions of Americans who have lost their jobs because of this,” the sixth-year defensive tackle said of the coronavirus pandemic during a conference call Friday, a week after agreeing to return to the Denver Broncos on a team-friendly contract.Harris’ one-year deal is worth $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000 in bonuses. It represents only a slight increase from his pay last year and is the most stunning move by the Broncos during a busy offseason. Associated Press center_img Harris and the Broncos expected to part ways after last season. Harris figured to command about $9 million annually on the open market after posting a career-best six sacks and leading the league’s defensive linemen with nine batted-down passes in 2019. Last month, the NFL prohibited teams from meeting face to face with free agents and college prospects as the virus, which causes the disease COVID-19, began to spread rapidly across the globe.With the usual wine-and-dine tours scuttled in favor of interactions on Skype or Zoom, the market was suddenly suppressed for lots of lower-tier free agents such as Harris and ex-teammate Derek Wolfe, who agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with Baltimore shortly after Harris agreed to stay in Denver.Asked about that effect, Harris pointed to the millions of workers laid off as the virus has wrecked the global economy.“I can’t get mad about how things happen … when there are so many people in the world and in America right now who can’t even say they have a job because they lost it because of the coronavirus,” Harris said. “I’m just happy that I’m able to say that I have a job.” Like so many sports fans who are making do without the daily diversions of games, Harris said he’s focusing on his family during these strange times where he can’t even work out with his teammates.“Really for me I think this is a great opportunity to get close with your family again,” Harris said. “I just found out my oldest daughter, her school just got canceled for the rest of the year. It’s really just being at home and being with the family. We made a little gym in the basement where I can still get the work in and just stay ready.”While part of his day is spent working out, “we’ve been blessed to have (this time) together because usually during this time I would be home and the kids would be at school and my wife would be doing something,” Harris said. “Now we’re kind of just all forced to be together. I’m cooking dinner every night.” The virus causes mild symptoms in many of those infected, but it can cause severe symptoms or death for some, including older adults and those with underlying medical conditions such as respiratory ailments. Most Americans are under some sort of shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders to try to keep hospitals from getting overwhelmed.Offseason training is already pushed back and with professional baseball, basketball and hockey on hiatus, some observers are starting to wonder if there will even be a football season this fall. April 3, 2020last_img read more

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EBFA hosts Coaches Awareness Workshop … New club Diamond Upsetters gets support

first_imgTECHNICAL Adviser to the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Mr Winston Benons recently held a Coaches Awareness session with the chief tacticians attached to clubs affiliated to the association.Held at the Diamond Community Centre, Benons said that the session was aimed at reaffirming a number of important components of the sport that must be upheld and improved upon by the coaches.“This is one of my regular sessions with the coaches as I seek to ensure that they are on top of their game at all times, as they work towards improving the overall abilities of the players attached to the various clubs in the association.”Among the areas Benons dealt with were: Change in Culture where he reminded the coaches that they are required to spearhead the change; Respect for the game, players, parents, community and self; Players Safety; Players Rights; Coaches Behaviour; Coaches and Parents Relationship and Child Abuse Awareness .Meanwhile, Diamond Upsetters, a new club that has been formed in the Diamond Community was presented with balls, FIFA branded bibs, tee-shirts, boots and cones, compliments of the EBFA and Benons.last_img read more

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New Zealand’s Ronchi retires from international cricket

first_imgNEW Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has retired from international cricket but will continue to play in franchise-based Twenty20 tournaments around the world, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.The 36-year-old played four one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Australia in 2008 and 2009 before switching his allegiance back to his native New Zealand in 2013.Ronchi went on to play four Tests, 85 ODIs and 32 T20 matches in total with this month’s Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh his last for the Black Caps.“It was a dream come true,” Ronchi said in a statement released by New Zealand Cricket. “I can’t think of a better time to have been involved with New Zealand cricket.“From the 2015 World Cup campaign, through to the overseas tours of that time and some amazing games and series, it’s been a genuine highlight for me.”New Zealand coach Mike Hesson called Ronchi, known for his ability to score briskly with the bat, the perfect team man.“We’ll remember Luke fondly for the energy he created in the field and his selfless attitude towards the team,” Hesson said.He was always prepared to play a role for the greater good of the team; to do what was required even if that risked sacrificing his wicket.“Luke was one of the best glove-men going around and I think that’s often overlooked in a game increasingly dominated by batting and run-scoring. He was a very skilful wicketkeeper, and a very destructive batsman.”Ronchi’s sole one-day international century, 170 not out off 99 deliveries, came against Sri Lanka in 2015. His highest Test score of 88 was made on his debut against England in Leeds the same year.(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by John O’Brien)last_img read more

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Bunbury opens up eight football scholarships at Keyano College

first_imgALEX Bunbury, the famed Guyanese-born Canadian superstar football player, has opened up the doors for eight of Guyana’s youths to attend college in his current homeland at Keyano College.Located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Bunbury told Chronicle Sport yesterday, that the scholarships will see the selected students, both male and females, being offered a chance to attend school free of charge.“The only expense is accommodation and meals and to that end, I had reached out to the Government of Guyana to assist,” Bunbury said during an exclusive interview.Channelled through the Alex Bunbury Sports and Academics Academy (ABSAA), the Canadian football Hall of Fame inductee stated, “I wrote to the Minister of Education (Nicolette Henry) about six weeks ago about this, and I’m happy to say that she replied timely and said that this is something her Government will be happy to support. So I’m just here waiting on a word.”Bunbury said an additional letter was recently sent as a follow-up “and as soon as we get a response and one which we’re certain will be in our favour, we’ll head into selection process with players and their parents, and then we’ll take it from there.”Bunbury also noted that next March, the College will be in Guyana to scout for players in the sport of basketball.“I can’t thank Keyano College enough for this great opportunity given to our young men and women for working with myself and the Guyana government to make this possible,” Bunbury added.last_img read more

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Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup officially launched

first_imgWITH the full support of Prime Minister and First Vice President, Moses Nagamootoo, Guyana’s Premier Softball Tournament “Prime Minister’s T20 Cup” was officially launched yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club Pavilion.The organisers, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. announced that, the event will see a large number of teams participating, both locally and internationally, as well as a Caribbean atmosphere throughout the three-day event.Set for October 27, 28 and 29, cricket enthusiasts will definitely see softball in a new dispensation.At the impressive launching Nagamootoo in delivering the feature address, told the gathering that it gives him great pleasure and honor to be identified with the tournament, since softball actually is a growing area of the sport internationally.The Prime Minister noted that the tournament, should not just be a game, rather it must be intended to build that sentiment of playing together, sharing together, and competing on the basis of talent.To this end, Nagamootoo pledges his Ministry’s initial support of $300,000, which will go towards new talents coming out from the tournament.The Prime Minister was quick to identify that, while much can be done in the area of sports locally, there had been too many distractions in the past, which eventually tempted people who are otherwise very talented to drift away into unwholesome activities.“So I am very pleased that we now have what was the Ministry or the Department of Sport, Youth and Culture been shifted, and realign to the Ministry of Social Cohesion, because it is possible that we can promote greater inter- personal, inter-ethnic cooperation in Guyana.“If we include in our daily lives interaction in the area of sport, interaction in the area of culture, interaction in being friendly, and not antagonist as people are easily prone to do in Guyana, because we have a very divisive society politically, and we allow that sometime to flow into other areas of our lives, and so we want to use sports and culture, in particular to help to promote social cohesion, the level of greater cooperation among all our peoples”, the Prime Minister echoed.He urged all participants to use the tournament to promote a symbol of a better Guyana.Meanwhile, President of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. Ian John in his remarks pointed out that the initiative to run-off a tournament of this magnitude was long overdue.“Since the conclusion of the GT&T 10/10 tournament, we at the GSCL taught it wise to run something of this magnitude, owing to the fact that so much talent came out from that tournament, but we were confronted with a number of constrains, nevertheless it’s here, and it will be here on annually,” John said.The tournament will be played in two categories, the Masters and All Stars, and entry is open to any number of teams interested to be a part of the tournament.To date a number teams locally have confirmed their participation. To add some international flavor to the event, Toronto Cup Masters Softball cricket tournament 2017 winners SVC Mafia and New York Hustlers, along with New York President’s X1 and Tri-State Masters, have confirmed their participation as well.Players must be over the age of 45 in order to play in the Masters category, while the All Stars format is open to all ages.Teams registering for the Over-45 category must submit photo identification, preferably valid passports for every member of their 15-man squad.The Over-45 category will make the champions $500 000 richer while in the All Stars category the winning team will collect $600 000.While, the entrance is free, the organising committee is urging participating teams to have their team properly uniformed with colour clothing, since the tournament will be played with while balls.Registration forms can be uplifted from Regal Stationery and Computer Centre. 13, Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown or any member of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc.Also present at the ceremony was Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, representatives of three major sponsors of Banks DIH Limited, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (Guyana Representative), and Regal Stationery and Computer Centre.Cricket commentator and Public Relations Officer of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. Inderjeet Persaud moved the vote of thanks. – PM pledges Ministry’s initial support of $300,000last_img read more

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GCB names strong 15-man squad for ABCA Independence

first_imgTHE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) on Sunday evening announced a strong 15-man squad to participate in the second annual Antigua Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) Independence T20 tournament.The three-team tournament is scheduled for October 6 to 14. Jamaica and hosts Antigua are the other two participating countries.Gajanand SinghAccording to a release from the GCB, the team consists of a mixture of contracted Franchise and Academy players along with other senior players, and will be led by Leon Johnson, with Veerasammy Permaul as vice-captain.The Guyana squad reads: Robin Bacchus, Gajanand Singh, Leon Johnson, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Jonathan Foo, Anthony Bramble, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Veerasammy Permaul, Steven Jacobs, Ronsford Beaton, Romario Shepherd, Ricardo Adams, Christopher Barnwell and Ramaal Lewis.All players are asked to report to the Everest Cricket ground for training this morning from 09:00hrs.last_img read more

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