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A three-member delegation from T&T is attend-
ing the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association s
(WICUA) 27th biennial convention in New York
City, USA, which began yesterday and finishes on
Leading the team is Parasram Singh, president of
the T&T Umpires and Scorers Association who was
accompanied by executive members Mitra Ragoo-
nanan and Anne-Marie Charles.
The WICUA convention brings together over 120
delegates and observers from ten affiliate countries
or territories comprising Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana,
T&T, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Cayman
Islands, Bermuda, Canada and the United States.
The talkfest is held every two years on a rotational
basis with the last convention hosted by T&T in
2013. According to Vivian Johnson, honourary sec-
retary of the WICUA, the gathering of the region s
top officials is a welcome and exciting time for the
umpires, as they have an opportunity to dialogue
with each other, get to better know fellow-umpires
from across the region, and most importantly to dis-
cuss matters pertinent to cricket and umpiring in
the region and the world.
Johnson said it is a means by which ideas garnered
from resolutions, discussions and other information
are provided to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
for action as the regional body plays an important
role in their conventions and was instrumental in
the formation of the WICUA in 1962.
convention in US
GEORGETOWN---Guyana Amazon War-
riors made things at the top of the
Caribbean Premier League standings even
more complicated when they beat St Lucia
Zouks by three wickets in a humdrum,
low-scoring contest in Guyana late Friday
Chasing a modest 112, Amazon Warriors
produced a pedestrian effort to reach their
target with two overs remaining at the
National Stadium at Providence.
They were carried to victory by captain
Denesh Ramdin who struck an unbeaten
39 off 45 balls, while opener and fellow
Trinidadian, Lendl Simmons, supported
with 31 off 27 deliveries.
Amazon Warriors were cruising at 59 for
one in the ninth but the intervention of leg-
spinner Keron Cottoy triggered a slump, as
the hosts lost six wickets for 28 runs.
However, Ramdin, who also hit three
fours, put on an invaluable 25 for the eighth
wicket with Veerasammy Permaul (9 not
out), to see Amazon Warriors over the line.
The victory saw Amazon Warriors move
into second spot on nine points, alongside
Jamaica Tallawahs and Zouks, also on nine
points but in second and third by virtue of
net run rate.
Asked to bat first in a game that featured
just three sixes, Zouks never got going and
plummeted to 111 for seven off 20, with
Henry Davids top-scoring with 25 off 34
balls and captain Kevin Pietersen getting
24 off 21 deliveries.
Ross Taylor struck a run-a-ball 20 while
off-spinner Sunil Narine exhibited his bril-
liance with a spell of three wickets for six
runs from four overs.
South African seamer David Wiese
chipped in with two for 25.
Zouks were 49 for one in the eighth over
but declined rapidly with the arrival of Nar-
ine, losing four wickets for 14 runs in the
space of 23 balls, to crash to 63 for five in
the 12th over.
Davids and Taylor then brought some
respectability to the score in a 43-run, sixth
In reply, Amazon Warriors lost Assad
Fudadin for five in the third over to a catch
by Shannon Gabriel off left-arm seamer
Delorn Johnson but Simmons and Ramdin
consolidated, albeit slowly, in a 40-run,
second wicket partnership.
The hosts looked to be easing to victory
until Cottoy struck key blows in the middle
order, and it was left to Ramdin to then bat
his side to safety. (CMC)
Warriors beat Zouks
to leave standings tightly bunched
ST LUCIA ZOUKS
A Fletcher lbw b Narine
+J Charles b Wiese
K Pietersen lbw b Narine
D Johnson c de Lange b Narine
H Davids not out
K Mayers c Bishoo b Hodge
R Taylor c Bishoo b de Lange
N McCullum c wkp Ramdin b Wiese
K Cottoy not out
Extras (lb5, w2, nb1)
TOTAL (7 wkts, 20 overs)
Did not bat: F Edwards, S Gabriel
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Charles), 2-49 (Fletcher), 3-
49 (Johnson), 4-55 (Pietersen), 5-63 (Mayers), 6-
106 (Taylor), 7-108 (McCullum)
Bowling: Permaul 4-0-19-0, de Lange 3-0-28-1
(w1, nb1), Wiese 4-0-25-2, Narine 4-1-6-3,
Bishoo 4-0-19-0, Hodge 1-0-9-1 (w1).
President of the T&T Umpires and Scorers
Association Parasram Singh, right, and T&T Cricket
Board member Manohar Ramsaran.
PHOTO COURTESY TTCB
Off-spinner Sunil Narine flashes a smile
as he sends Andre Fletcher on his way.
PHOTO COURTESY CPLT20.COM
GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS
L Simmons c sub (K Lesporis) b Cottoy 31
A Fudadin c Gabriel b Johnson
D Ramdin not out
Umar Akmal lbw b Cottoy
C Barnwell b Cottoy
D Wiese run out
S Narine run out
V Permaul not out
Extras (lb4, w9)
TOTAL (7 wkts, 18 overs)
Did not bat: M de Lange, D Bishoo
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Fudadin), 2-59
(Simmons), 3-59 (Hodge), 4-72 (Umar Akmal),
5-83 (Barnwell), 6-83 (Wiese), 7-87 (Narine)
Bowling: McCullum 4-0-22-0, Edwards 4-0-30-
0 (w2), Johnson 2-1-10-0, Mayers 1-0-7-0
(w1), Gabriel2-0-11-0 (w1), Cottoy 4-0-18-4
(w1), Fletcher 1-0-10-0
Result: Amazon Warriors won by three
wickets Points: Amazon Warriors 2, Zouks 0
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