Sunil Ambris urged his Windies “A” teammates to stick to the plan when they face Sri Lanka “A” in the second “Test”, starting on Wednesday at the Trelawny Multiplex Stadium in Jamaica.
Ambris hit his fourth first-class century (106) which was the foundation for the Windies “A” first innings total of 364 for eight declared that paved the way for an innings-and-13-run victory in the weather-affected first “Test” which ended last Saturday.
“We stuck to the task very well and we played as a team in the first ‘Test. The guys were very focused all the way through and it was a total team effort. We just need do the same thing in this game, as we did in the previous match,” said Ambris on the eve of the second Test.
Jamaican badminton umpire Joseph Clarke, the country’s highest-ranked official, will create history next month by being the first Jamaican to Umpire to officiate at the 2017 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open Badminton Tournament.
The tournament, which is part of the BWF Super Series, will be staged in Hong Kong from November 21-26, 2017 and offers a cash prize of US$400,000.
Clarke said he is excited at the opportunity as it again allows a Jamaican to officiate at a major international event. He said that being the first Jamaican to officiate at the prestigious tournament, is always added pressure as good performances can open doors for other Jamaicans.
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Rangpur Riders are expected to be boosted by additional games for Windies batting star Chris Gayle ahead of the new season.
Gayle, who played for the Chittagong Vikings in the BPL last season, was expected to be available for the Riders for only four games at the end of this campaign, due to a busy schedule and other commitments. Following the cancellation of the South Africa Global T20 league, however, the player will now be able to take part in the full season, which gets under way next month.
The big left-hander has been one of the BPL’s most outstanding players in recent seasons, holding the distinction of making the most centuries in the competition with three already under his belt. The batsman also has a half-century to his name.
Trinidad and Tobago national volleyball women’s coach Francisco Cruz has insisted that there is plenty of work to be done if the team is to be competitive ahead of next year’s FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan.
The twin-island republic became the first English speaking team to qualify for the indoor event after defeating Costa Rica in the NORCECA Continental semifinals at the National Cycling Centre, in Couva on Sunday night. The team, however, failed to end the tournament on a high note after suffering defeat to Mexico in the final.
Cruz has, however, already started thinking about the team’s ability to compete at the tournament in September 2018 and listed concerns regarding its overall depth.
With the new NBA season on the horizon, we have taken a look at some of the key storylines ahead of the new campaign.
The 2017-18 NBA season begins on Tuesday, with Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving making a quick return to Cleveland and Houston on the road against defending champions the Golden State Warriors.
Irving's trade request and subsequent move to Boston was one of many high-profile switches during the close-season and while the Eastern Conference was a little more subdued than the West, there was still plenty of intrigue.
Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis have expectedly returned to the Zimbabwe line-up ahead of the Test series against the Windies scheduled to get under way in Bulawayo on Saturday.
Taylor, who played county cricket for Nottinghamshire, retired from the national side in 2015 citing issues with the sport’s administration. Jarvis, who has represented Lancashire, left Zimbabwe cricket for England in 2013. With the country set to host next year’s 2019 ICC World Cup qualifiers and the recent win over Sri Lanka, along with structural changes, there is renewed optimism surrounding the program. Fast bowler Solomon Mire, one of the country’s biggest talents, is also in line to make his Test debut. Mire only recently returned to the squad having turned down previous invitations to represent the national team, instead focusing on his career in Australia.
Recently retired track and field superstar Usain Bolt is expected to play the role of official starter ahead of Sunday’s Formula One United States Grand Prix.
The eight-time Olympic champion and double world record holder will add to a list of celebrities scheduled for the weekend event, a ploy of the single-seat auto racing global competition to expand its overall reach and appeal. Other celebrities joining Bolt for Sunday’s 56-lap race, which will be held at the Circuit of The Americas, in Austin, Texas, are legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder, who will perform at the event and ring announcer Michael Buffer who will introduce the drivers as they move on to the track.
"The USA is, without a doubt, the country where sports events are seen as entertainment that goes above and beyond the purely sporting contest," F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches told planetF1.