Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

A sensation spell from medium-pacer Rayad Emrit was crucial in ensuring St Lucia Stars extended their losing streak to 13 games, after a three runs loss to Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Providence on Saturday.

Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo admits there was little the team could do after being caught in the wake of a herculean innings from Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Andre Russell, which led to a stunning defeat in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Friday.

The twin-island republic looked well set to record a second straight victory to begin the competition after belting 225 for 6 and leaving the chasing Tallawahs in deep trouble at 5 for 41.  No one, however, could account for what happened when Russell, the newly appointed captain of the Jamaica-based franchise, came to the crease.

After being dropped off the first ball, the 30-year-old went on to record the fastest CPL century en route to accumulating the highest score in the competition when he cracked 121 off 49 balls.  The performance led the team to a 4-wicket win.  Russel’s 161 partnership with Kenard Lewis was tied for the highest ever recorded in the competition.  

“There’s not much you can do.  I’m very happy for him personal, from one player to the next.  He proved why he is the best player in the world at the moment and I just hope he stays fit and healthy,” Bravo said.

“The dew was always a factor, especially in the later stages of the innings but you can’t use that as an excuse.  We’ve played cricket like that for many years now.  I think we were beaten by brilliant individual performances by Andre, backed up by Kenard Lewis who also batted well lower down the order,” Bravo added. 

“They batted very well and I can’t fault the effort from my guys.  They gave their best but when someone like Dre is batting there isn’t much you can do.  He beat us off our plans and you just have to respect that.”    

 

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell’s savage ton pulled the team from the edge of defeat to a thrilling four-wicket win over defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Queens Park Oval on Friday.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriot skipper Chris Gayle insists the team will use its opening Caribbean Premier League (CPL) loss to the Guyana Amazon Warriors as a valuable learning experience.

Former Windies U-19 captain Shimron Hetmyer announced himself on the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) stage with a brilliant half-century, which anchored the Guyana Amazon Warrior in a six-wicket win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Providence Stadium on Thursday.

Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo pointed to a sense of continuity as a major advantage after registering a crushing win over the St Lucia Stars in their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) opener on Wednesday night.

Newly appointed St Lucia Stars captain Kieron Pollard believes the team was hurt but a lackadaisical start to its Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign against the defending champion Trinbago Knight Riders on Wednesday.

The Trinbago Knight Riders got the defense of their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title off in impressive fashion following a 100-run win over the St Lucia Stars on Wednesday at Queen’s Park Oval.

Windies southpaw star Chris Gayle insists his passion for representing the regional team has never faded despite a few run-ins over the years with various incarnations of Cricket West Indies (CWI).

Jamaica international Darren Mattocks has vowed to improve on arguably his most successful season since joining Major League Soccer (MLS) six years ago.

Despite several strong recent performances from Windies skipper Jason Holder wicketkeeper Jeffrey Dujon believes the all-rounder’s lack of genuine pace continues to be a problem for the team.

Former Windies wicketkeeper turned commentator Jeffrey Dujon has hailed the performance of young Windies batsman Shimron Hetmyer as a breath of fresh air.

Jamaican long distance runner Natoya Goule could not profit from temporarily escaping the large shadow of South African superstar Caster Semenya, again failing to claim top spot, in the women’s 800, at the London Diamond League on Sunday.

Jamaica sprint hurdler Ronald Levy executed flawlessly to earn a comfortable win in the men’s 110m hurdles at London Diamond League on Sunday.

Jamaica quartermiler Stephenie McPherson put in another commanding performance to claim top spot at the IAAF Diamond League in London on Sunday.

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