Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

The United States have now attained One-Day International status for the first time in their history, thanks in large part to former West Indies and Jamaica opener, Xavier Marshall.

Marshall scored an even 100 during the USA’s World Cricket League Division Two match against Hong Kong at United Cricket Club in Namibia.

Hong Kong were made to rue two missed catches against Marshall, who found the going slow when he started, especially after losing opening partner, Monank Patel.

Marshall shared in a 184-run partnership with Steven Taylor, who scored 88.

The innings led the USA to 280-8, a total they easily defended, restricting Hong Kong to 196-7.

The USA joins Oman and Namibia as the other teams to earn ODI status, with Papua New Guinea and Canada fighting for the final spot. There is also an outside chance for Hong Kong to clinch fourth space in the WCL 2.

Former Windies women’s captain and Trinidad and Tobago player, Merissa Aguilleira, has called time on her international cricket career. 

Windies skipper Jason Holder’s preparation for the ICC World Cup in England at the end of May could be hitting high gear after the all-rounder took a liking to English conditions. 

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, Dinesh Karthik, is defending the balance of his team, saying it is not overly dependent on the star power of Andre Russell. 

Bangladesh bowling coach, former West Indies pacer, wants one of his charges handled with care ahead of the International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup in England just weeks away. 

Jamaica’s Tyrese Reid led yet another Jamaica one-two finish in the Men’s U20 1500 metres at the CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands on Saturday’s first day. 

Jamaica continued to tick off medals at the 2019 CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands after Shaquena Foote led a 1-2 finish in the women’s under-20 400 metres. 

Briana Williams capped off a successful first day at the 2019 CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands with a gold medal in the women’s under-20 100 metres. 

Jamaica’s started the CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands in dominant fashion on Saturday, raking the lion’s share of medals in the field events at the National Stadium in George Town. 

Young footballers in Trinidad and Tobago will have the chance to play against their counterparts in Brazil in a programme founded by football star Neymar de Santos Silva Junior.

The Neymar Jr's 5  is a global amateur urban football tournament for young players.

The game unites players from all around the world to celebrate one passion: football. The tournament is played in countries on six continents (including Neymar’s home – Brazil and where he plays his professional football – France).

Trinidad and Tobago will be competing for the first time in 2019 in this iconic event that will feature 60 other countries worldwide.

Lequay Edge Limited, project partner for the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s 5 in Trinidad and Tobago, will be hosting the inaugural “Neymar Jr’s Signature event: 5 vs 5” tournament during the period of May to June 2019.

Neymar Jr’s 5 is an opportunity for young footballers ages 16-25 (each team is allowed two players over the age of 25) to compete in a structured and global competition to “outplay them all”.

This platform will help develop their skills, provide exposure with the chance to represent their community and Trinidad and Tobago at the World Final at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr, Praia Grande, Brazil, in July 2019, a release from the promoter said.

“It's the kind of football I've always loved to play and this time we play it with a special twist to it: the five-player teams lose one player each time they concede a goal until there are no players left, or the 10-minute game ends. This will be even more exciting”, said football star Neymar Jr, who grew up playing the same kind of football in his neighbourhood.

Over the months of May and June 2019, there will be five qualifying events and the national finals touching all areas of Trinidad (Macoya, Couva, Marabella, Port of Spain) and Tobago with the focus on youth and community development.

The National Final Qualifier will be held in Port-of-Spain on Saturday, June 15.


CALENDAR & LOCATIONS

Saturday May 11 | Ato Boldon Training Ground | Central Qualifier

Saturday May 18 | ML Ballpark, Macoya | East Qualifier

Saturday May 25 | Dwight Yorke Stadium | Tobago Qualifier

Friday May 31 | Hasely Crawford Stadium  | POS Qualifier

Saturday June 8 | Manny Ramjohn Training Grounds | South Qualifier

Saturday June 15 | National Finals  | Government Plaza
 

Official website: https://www.redbullneymarjrsfive.com/en

Jamaican 400-metre hurdler, Janieve Russell is set to face the starter in her pet event for the first time this season in her pet event at the Doha Diamond League, the first stage of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League, on May 3. 

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) will, in short order, be advertising for the post of a head coach for the Jamaica Scorpions after losing Robert Haynes to regional duty. 

Kieron Pollard has made it publicly clear that he is very interested in making the Windies team to the World Cup. Pollard's statements came after Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt revamped the Windies coaching staff and selection panel ahead of the marquee event. Does Pollard have a legitimate claim for a spot?

Windies captain, Jason Holder, believes strongly that Jamaican fast bowlers Oshane Thomas and Shelton Cottrell will cause problems at the World Cup in England. 

An 11-year-old Jamaican has created history by signing for a Formula One team.

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