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West Indies and
Chennai Super Kings
BRAVO plucks a one-
hander catch at the
boundary to dismiss
Rajasthan Royals bats-
man Shane Watson dur-
ing their match yester-
day in the IPL contest
in Chennai, India
"I am very pleased. I
think we deserved it.
When I left the team we
were already champi-
ons... almost, with
three points in front
and a better goal dif-
ference. We were
always in the
Former head coach of
Central FC ZORAN
(Ext: 2213, 2711, 2212,
Port-of-Spain and Environs Edu-
cation District, the defending cham-
pions of the Atlantic National Primary
Schools Track and Field Championship
are requesting that their athletes
attend two arranged training sessions
today and tomorrow at the Jean Pierre
Complex in Port-of-Spain.
The champions are seeking to win
the National Games title for the sixth
time in as many years and for the 26th
time in 28th years.
Head coach of Port-of-Spain and
Environs Abeyola Akowe, is asking
that all athletes come to the Jean
Pierre Complex for 9 am on Monday
and Tuesday morning.
The training session will begin at
Port-of-Spain & Environs training today and tomorrow
KINGSTON---Former world record
holder Asafa Powell ran the fastest
100 metres in the world this year,
rocketing to a world-leading 9.84 sec-
onds at the Jamaica Invitational Inter-
national Saturday night.
Powell ran a flawless race in a grand
return to competitive action on home
soil spurred on by a large turn-out of
spectators at the National Stadium.
The time was Powell's fastest in five
He was quick off the blocks and
powered home in 9.84 seconds, the
84th time he has dipped below the 10-
second barrier. The Jamaican sprinter
silenced a strong field that included
American Ryan Bailey who was booed
for his throat-cutting' gesture toward
Usain Bolt after anchoring the US to
victory in the 4x100m at the IAAF
World Relays in The Bahamas last week.
Bailey clocked 9.93 seconds to finish
second ahead of Jamaica's Nesta Carter
in 9.98 seconds. Jamaica's Andrew
Fisher was fourth in a personal best of
10.01 seconds. Meanwhile newcomer
Elaine Thompson established herself
as a force to be reckoned with for the
100m women by speeding to victory
in 10.97 seconds. Thompson, who had
the world-leading time of 10.92 seconds
done at the UTech Classic a few weeks
ago, defeated a world class field. The
22-year-old Jamaican sprinter recover
from a slow start to lead Common-
wealth Games champion Blessing
Okagbare of Nigeria and American star
Allyson Felix at the half-way mark
before pulling away for a comfortable
win. Okagbare was second in 11.06 sec-
onds with Felix third in 11.18 seconds.
Thompson's training partner,
Jamaica's premier sprinter Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce was third in the women's
200m in 22.37 seconds.
Fraser-Pryce came off the bend on
the shoulders of Tori Bowie of the US,
but both were caught by the fast-fin-
ishing Shaunae Miller of The Bahamas
in an impressive 22.14 seconds.
Bowie clocked 22.29 seconds while
Sherone Simpson was fourth with 22.64
seconds.Also, Diamond League cham-
pion Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica ran
20.25 to win the 200 metres but Amer-
ican Tyson Gay who was also scheduled
to run that event did not compete.
In the 400m, Jamaican-born Sanya
Richards-Ross of the US romped home
in a world-leading 49.95 seconds.
Richards-Ross brushed---off the chal-
lenge of her compatriot Francena
McCorory who was second in 50.73sec
with Jamaica's Stephenie McPherson
third in 50.98 seconds. (CMC)
Asafa Powell ran the fastest 100 metres in the world this year, a world-leading
9.84 seconds at the Jamaica Invitational International Saturday night.
Former England coach Peter Moores
has expressed his "frustration" had
not being allowed more time to devel-
op the England side after his second
spell as coach was brought to an
abrupt end on Saturday with confir-
mation of his sacking.
It came less than a day after he had
been in charge of the side during the
washed out ODI against Ireland, in
Malahide, but that followed a winter
of woeful limited-overs results then,
most recently, the drawn Test series in
West Indies which ended with defeat
in Barbados---a reversal that has proved
the final straw.
However, Moores leaves the inter-
national arena---for the second time -
retaining the utmost belief in his abilities
as a coach and believes that England
will reap the benefits of what he has
done over the past year.
"My record in developing players
stands for itself and though we have
had some frustrations along the way
I am confident that this team will go
on and bring the success the supporters
desperately want to see," he said.
"I knew when I took on the role that
this was going to be a tough period for
English cricket and I would need time
and support to get new players through.
My frustration is not being given that
time. "I believe time will show that I
have been instrumental in the identi-
fication and development of a new
group of England players who will go
on and bring honour and success to
the England badge. I am a passionate
Englishman who believes in hard work
and an investment in the right people
will bring its rewards."
There are strong parallels with
Moores' previous spell as England
coach. As in the 2007-2008 stint, when
he recalled Graeme Swann, first selected
Matt Prior and brought together James
Anderson and Stuart Broad as the new-
ball pair, there have been signs of prom-
ise from England's younger players -
particularly in the Test arena.
Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and Chris Jor-
dan have been introduced to the Test
team, Gary Ballance has flourished, Ben
Stokes showed glimpses of his promise
on recall in West Indies, while Joe Root
has bounced back emphatically from
his poor tour of Australia. There has,
however, been far less to cling to in the
limited-overs formats with series
defeats against Sri Lanka home and
away, India and then the first-round
exit at the World Cup.
"To the players I want to say thanks
for your support and commitment and
I will be gutted not to work with every
single one of you going forward. I wish
you all the very best for the future,"
Powell posts world leading time
I wasn't given enough time---Moores
James Taylor, right, was one of the younger players starting to impress under
Peter Moores © Getty Images
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