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Arguably two of the most talented West
Indies Women's cricketers will be on
opposing sides when Jamaica and Bar-
bados square off in the final of the West
Indies Women's Super50 final at the
National Cricket Centre in Couva, from
9.30 am, today.
Stafanie Taylor will line up for defending
champions Jamaica, while Deandra Dottin
will lead the charge for Barbados. Both
Taylor and Dottin were instrumental in
getting their teams into the final.
Jamaica captain Taylor top scored with
63 off 117 balls to lead her team to an 86-
run win over Guyana by the Duckworth-
Lewis Method in the final round on Friday.
Taylor also grabbed 2/21 in six overs to
help reduce Guyana to 114/9 after 33.3
overs, before rain ended the match to push
the Jamaicans past T&T on the standings.
Dottin scored 58 and snatched 2/25
including the wicket of T&T captain Meris-
sa Aguilleira of the final ball of the match
as the teams battled to an exciting tie. The
tie was enough for the Barbadians to qualify
for the final as the top team with 18 points.
T&T finished on 14 points, two behind
Both Barbados and Jamaica also got valu-
able contributions from its other West
Indian players in the final round. Natasha
McLean (53), Chedean Nation (24) and
Chinelle Henry (35 not out) all contributed
to Jamaica's win over Guyana.
Likewise, West Indies Women's teenager
Hayley Matthews top scored with 90 for
Barbados against T&T. Barbados captain
Shaquana Quintyne also made 21 at the
end of the Barbadian innings to push her
team past 200 batting first.
In round one, Barbados defeated Jamaica
by 32 runs, but Jamaica has been in top
form after its slow start to the tourna-
Deandra Dottin, left, and Stafanie Taylor will be on opposite sides in the West Indies
Women's Super50 final at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, today.
Since retiring from cricket,
former West Indies batsman
Daren Ganga has stayed very
active, either through his
cricket commentary, his role
as senior manager of Sports
and Recreation at UTT, his
Foundation---The Daren Ganga
Foundation (DGF), as a T&T
Sports Ambassador, blink |
bmobile endorsee and his gen-
In 2016, Ganga will be
adding yet another feat to his
long list of accomplishments
by teaming up with Passion
Carnival to launch his very own
section titled Love At War'.
But the former T&T captain is
not straying too far from his
roots, explaining that part of
the idea behind the band is to
aid in providing part funding
for the DGF, which continues
to make a huge impact on the
lives of young people through
"As an athlete, businessman
and sport administrator, I have
an intimate understanding of
the challenges one faces when
it comes to funding in sport,
so on our quest to ensure that
the young people we serve are
not deprived of the support
they greatly need, we decided
to explore putting out a section
with Passion as one option for
meeting our financial needs,"
The section will provide mas-
queraders with an upscale Car-
nival experience by incorporat-
ing, fantastic designs and an
all-round premium experience.
The section will feature costume
designs by Ganga's wife and
Vogue Italia featured designer,
Noorulain Agha-Ganga through
her high end fashion house
Noor'. The section itself was
inspired by the beautiful Ama-
zon Warrior Zenobia and the
bold seductress Delilah. The
design embodies the hard ele-
ments of war and the softness
of feminine elegance. Noor's
designs have received the inter-
national stamp of approval and
will serve as the only fashionable
alternative for the stylish mas-
The section was to be
launched yesterday with Pas-
sion Carnival 2016 at the
Queen's Park Savannah and
Ganga guarantees that patrons
will be impressed with what
Love At War has to offer. As
for how he is handling the new
challenge, Ganga says he is tak-
ing it all in stride.
"So far everyone has been
very receptive to the idea and
the designs have really
impressed me" he said. "It may
seem to be a bit distant from
what people usually know of
Daren Ganga, but it all ties back
to feeding my passion of sport
development so I am very excit-
ed about it."
Clarke Rd wins four
straight in Jamaica
First Citizens Clarke Road United continued their
tour of Jamaica on a winning note in their fourth
straight match with an exciting exhibition against
an Invitational Paradise Cricket Club which includ-
ed national players Jason Dawes, Paul Palmer Jr
and several youth team cricketers.
The Penal-based unit travelled from their St Eliz-
abeth base to the parish of Westmoreland for the
match and bundled out their hosts for what seemed
like a paltry 94 runs.
Doing the damage for the guests were Yannick
Ottley who picked up 3/10, while Clevon Kalawan
also produced a testing spell of pace bowling to grab
3/18 in just five overs.
Kerwyn Sirju (2/33) and Mukesh Persad (2/26)
also got into the supporting act while H. Wilson
top-scored with a well-played 37 for the Invitational
In their turn at the crease, First Citizens Clarke
Road survived a torrid opening session from the
Invitational Paradise pacers led by Dawes and had
their guests reeling at 39/4, Clarke Road recovered
well to post 99/5 to win by five wickets.
Vikash Mohan (22) finished the encounter with a
straight six off Dawes and was assisted by youthful
Naparima College graduate Kazeem Mohammed
who went after the quality bowling with mature
assurance to end with 31.
Mohammed's first scoring stroke was a fluent six
over extra cover which set the pace for the victory.
Bowling for the hosts Dawes got 1/15 off six sharp
and troubling overs.
The short tour ends with a T20 clash against tour
hosts Treasure Beach Pirates.
special in the making
BRIDGETOWN---Barbados Under-15 captain Nico
Reifer is something special in the making and those
who attended the Barbados Cricket Association's
Under-15 three-day final at Desmond Haynes Oval
would know exactly what I am speaking about.
The young talented player knows what he wants
in his career and intends to go after it. In fact, after
yesterdays final, Reifer proudly proclaimed: "I want
to become a cricket legend," and a four-year schol-
arship to Whitgift Cricket School based in England
is a step in that direction.
"I hope to reach all the way to the top and to
become as people would say a legend and that's
always been a vision of mine since I started playing
cricket at age five," said the 14-year-old.
It was at that final yesterday that the stylish opener
showed what he's capable of with a brilliant 121 after
occupying the crease for 250 minutes to capture the
Player of the Match trophy.
"I am going to a very good school I must say but
even though I will be out there developing my skills
I hope to come back and play some cricket during
my vacation breaks and I just hope to keep improving
on my cricket," said the gifted right-handed batsman
who was praised by his principal David Browne as
a classy batsman.
Browne told Barbados Today: "I had a friend who
came to watch the final [on the second day] from
Bermuda and he asked me who is this fella and I
told him and he said Nico looks very good. And this
is a man who is in the Bermuda Cricket Association
and he was very impressed with Nico.
"I want to predict here in 2015 that Nico is going
to go on to higher things for Barbados and West
Indies. He just needs the time and the development
and I hope he gets it together mentally but technically
he is a good player. I hope that he works on his game
and go on to do great things," said Browne, adding
that with the high quality cricket facilities in England
Reifer should do well.
battle in Super50 final
Daren Ganga...launches section called Love At War.
Ganga launches section in Passion for Carnival 2016
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