Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 25th 2014 Contents A54
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, November 25, 2014
CAPE TOWN---Big-hitting Chris
Gayle failed as Lions crashed to a
heavy 77-run defeat to Cape Cobras
in the South Africa Ram Slam
Twenty20 League here Sunday.
Chasing 155 for victory at New-
lands, Lions were bundled out for
77 off 15.3 overs, to plunge to only
their second defeat of the tourna-
Gayle, who has been in good form
in the tournament, made just three
from eight balls before falling in the
second over, bowled by fast bowler
Dane Paterson who finished with
three for nine.
Neil McKenzie top-scored with a
run-a-ball 31 while Temba Bavuma
hit a run-a-ball 20, in a 34-run,
third wicket stand. Once they were
separated, however, Lions lost their
last seven wickets for 22 runs.
West Indies all-rounder Kieron
Pollard took two for 11 with his gentle
Earlier, Pollard had also failed with
the bat, making just six from ten
balls, as Cape Cobras rallied to 154
for seven off their 20 overs.
Dane Vilas hit 51 from 29 balls
and Omphile Ramela, 46 off 38 balls,
in a 54-run, third wicket stand.
In the other game played at
SuperSport Park, Darren Sammy's
Titans played to a thrilling tie with
Warriors, in a contest reduced to
eight overs per side because of rain.
Sammy made 16 from 12 balls as
Titans made 79 for five but Warriors
ended on the same total, with no
provision because of time, for the
decisive Super Over. (CMC)
Messi tries to break the Cham-
pions League's all-time scoring
mark today, another record
could fall when Shakhtar Donet-
sk forward Luiz Adriano faces
The Brazilian is having a break-
out European campaign and has
Shakhtar on the cusp of quali-
fying for the second round for
the third time in five seasons
despite the turmoil in Ukraine.
A win by Shakhtar will put the
Ukrainian champions through
from Group H, along with the
already qualified FC Porto, which
visits BATE in Belarus.
Here are some things to know
about today's matches:
RECORD TO FALL
Luiz Adriano has already
matched the feats previously
reached only by Messi and Cris-
He has scored nine goals
through the first four matches,
equaling the record set for group
goals by Ronaldo.
Luiz Adriano also matched
Messi's single-game milestone
by scoring five times against
BATE last month.
The 27-year-old Brazilian will
face a Bilbao defense that held
his team to a 0-0 draw in their
first meeting this season.
Shakhtar continues to play its
home matches in the western
city of Lviv because of ongoing
political and military strife in
Ukraine, and the strain is begin-
ning to show.
Shakhtar left its Donbass Arena
located in the city of Donetsk,
now controlled by pro-Russian
rebels, last spring. The stadium
has since been damaged by
But its relations with host club
Karpaty Lviv have deteriorated
Over the weekend, the two
clubs played each other and
Karpaty demanded both squads
wear warm-up shirts with a mes-
sage of support for the Ukrainian
army. Shakhtar, being from the
east, refused. At Shakhtar's last
Champions League game, a ban-
ner was briefly displayed by locals
demanding the club leave Lviv.
Shakhtar midfielder Dentinho
said Lviv is a welcoming host.
"We, of course, are missing our
Donbass Arena. But now our
home stadium is in Lviv, and the
people are rooting for us here,"
FC Porto is looking to Jackson
Martinez and Yacine Brahimi to
serve up another big win against
BATE, after thrashing the Belarus
side 6-0 in Portugal.
Brahimi has seven goals in all
competitions this season, while
Martinez has 13.
Former national captain and West
Indies opener Daren Ganga says the
current impasse between the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and
the Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI) will most likely end
The BCCI has sent a lawsuit the
way of the West Indies after the
regional cricketers pulled out of a
tour of India recently, due to a pay-
ment structure impasse with their
players Association (WIPA) and the
WICB. The BCCI angered by the sit-
uation sent a bill valued US$41.97m
to the WICB and gave them 15 days
to respond officially with a proposed
format for repayment. The WICB
has since written to the BCCI basi-
cally telling them that they are broke
and to revisit the situation.
Ganga thinks the long standing
relationship between the WICB and
the BCCI should work in their favour.
"I think the BCCI wants to make an
example of the West Indies using this
situation. They of course suffered
losses but I think at the end of the
day, some payment might be needed
but it would end up amicably. Both
boards have enjoyed great relations
in the past and I don't think they
would allow this to go very far."
Ganga said that the result of what
went on in India is just an example
of the lack of good governance of the
sport in the Caribbean. "We need
better governance when it comes to
cricket administration in the
Caribbean, we have been lacking in
this sector for a while and this is now
manifesting itself for the world to
see. It is a very embarrassing situation
and we are not looking good out
"There must be better governance
of the sport in the region and to
achieve this, you need to have better
governance of the sport at the ter-
ritorial level. We need to have better
administrators coming through from
the club level up. Our clubs in this
country for example are not even
properly set-up and this hampers
them from going to corporate TT for
sponsorship and stuff, so we need to
take a look from the bottom level and
then we would see better governance
at the top."
Young all rounder Yannick Ott-
ley scored a matured unbeaten 76
yesterday, to lead the T&T Red
Force to a come from behind six-
wicket win in their second round
game in the WICB Professional
Cricket League at Warner Park in
Scores: Leewards 202 all out and
130 all out vs T&T Red Force 130
and 203 for 4.
Starting the day needing 107 runs
with eight wickets in hand, the only
worry Red Force had came just
before tea time when rain arrived
on the scene.
After a short break the players
were back on the park and the vic-
tory was formalised when Ottley
clipped a delivery on his pads to
the fine leg boundary. The right
hander finished 76 not out off 230
balls in 324 minutes with eight fours
and a six.
When play started Ottley had as
his company the experienced Jason
Mohammed. The two who got
together with the score at 42 for
two on the third evening, batted
well together and added 104 runs
for the third wicket.
After passing his half century,
Mohammed was caught off the
bowling of leg-spinner Anthony
Martin. His 56 came off 131 balls
in 136 minutes with two fours.
At the fall of Mohammed's wicket
Nicholas Pooran stepped in and
curbed his natural aggressive style
for occupation of the crease. He
finally fell for 23 in 71 minutes off
57 balls with two fours and a six.
Ottley meanwhile, was batting
solidly and struck the winning run
to ensure T&T got the 12 points for
the win. In fact they got a total of
15 points, while the Leewards walked
away with four.
T&T will now turn their attention
to Jamaica, who they play from Fri-
day at the Queen's Park Oval in
Former West Indies team player,
captain of the T&T cricket team and
head of the Daren Ganga
Foundation show off his cricket
coaching DVD during its launch at
the Nigel R. Khan Bookstore, in Gulf
City, Mall, La Romaine last
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
Ganga predicts BCCI impasse will end amicably
Yannick Ottley, right, scored a matured unbeaten 76 yesterday, to lead the
T&T Red Force to a come from behind six-wicket win over Leeward Islands.
The other batsman is Evin Lewis.
T&T Red Force 130
T&T 2nd inns
LSimmonslbwTonge . . . . . . .13
I Khan c Hamilton b Peters . . .21
J Mohammed c Richardson b
N Pooran st Hamilton b Taylor .
Fall of wkts: 27, 42, 146, 187.
Bowling: G Tonge 9-3-30-1, J
Louis 13-3-31-1, O Peters 10-5-
20-1, A Martin 24.1-8-44-1, J
Taylor 17-5-41-1, Y Leonard 8-0-
Result: T&T Red Force won by
6 wkts. Points: T&T Red Force
15, Leewards 4pts.
Ottley guides Red Force to victory
GUYANA BEAT WINDWARDS BY 92
beat Windward Islands Volcanoes by
92 runs on the final day of their
second round match in the WICB
Professional Cricket League at the
National Stadium at Providence here
GUYANA JAGUARS 291 (Narsingh
Deonarine 139, Shiv Chanderpaul 62,
Assad Fudadin 34; Kenroy Peters 5-
36, Mervin Mathew 3-29, Nelon
Pascal 2-53) and 175 for six decl.
(Shiv Chanderpaul 44, Narsingh
Deonarine 34, Raymon Reifer 29 not
out, Leon Johnson 25; Mervin
Mathew 3-43, Alston Bobb 2-30)
WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOES
184 (Liam Sebastien 54, Lindon
James 29, Devon Smith 29, Tyrone
Theophile 21; Narsingh Deonarine 5-
34, Veerasammy Permaul 3-30,
Devendra Bishoo 2-66) and 190
(Devon Smith 55, Sunil Ambris 39,
Andre Fletcher 38, Alston Bobb 24;
Veerasammy Permaul 8-36).
BARBADOS, JAMAICA DRAW
Barbados Pride drew with Jamaica
Franchise on the final day of their
rain-ravaged second round match in
the WICB Professional Cricket League
at Windward Sports Club here
JAMAICA 111 for four decl. (Shacaya
Thomas 59; Jason Holder 2-29)
BARBADOS six for two decl.
Gayle, Pollard fail as Sammy's Titans tie eight-over thriller
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