Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 19th 2015 Contents A54
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, October 19, 2015
President of the West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB) Dave Cameron and his chief
executive officer (CEO) Michael Muirhead
met with the Board of Control for Cricket
in India (BCCI) on the weekend and from
all reports talks between both cricket
boards went well.
The Indian cricket team is carded under
the Future Tours Programme (FTP) to tour
the Caribbean for four Test matches but
the Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) made a decision late last year to
suspend all bilateral tours with the WICB.
This came about because of the West
Indies cricket team aborted their tour of
India last year due to a payment structure
dispute with the WICB. The BCCI has also
sent a bill the WICB way worth US$41.97M
in damages as a result of the aborted tour.
Cameron and Muirhead were in Sri
Lanka taking in the first Test match of the
Sobers/Tissera series but left after two
days for Mumbai to hold talks with the
According to Cameron : "The CEO and
I met with the hierarchy of the board, The
president and the Secretary and as had very
good discussions on the way forward. The
discussions which were held at their head
office in Mumbai centred around playing
matches in the future. I must say it went
well and we are confident that we can
resume bilateral cricketing ties with the
However, the WICB will have to wait
until at least next month to find out the
fate of India's tour of the Caribbean next
The BCCI held an all important Working
Committee meeting yesterday to discuss a
number of issues facing Indian cricket but
the West Indies issue was not discussed.
The Working Committee of the BCCI
decided they will have their annual general
meeting on November 9. At this meeting
the West Indies impasse will be discussed
and a decision will be made as to the pos-
sibility of the tour.
The WICB could ill-afford this tour not
coming off as it would be a major financial
loss for them. India carries the biggest money
in terms of television rights in world cricket
and not having in the Caribbean for four
Test matches could spell more financial
woes for the WICB. If the Indians do visit
then it is more than likely that the WICB
may be able from their profits to make a
sizeable payment towards the bill owed to
Time is also running out on the WICB
to seek an alternate team if the Indians
refused to come to the Caribbean. So it is
critical that the BCCI makes a decision
either way at their AGM on November 9.
Volleyballers Fabien Whitfield and Daneil
Williams won a second straight bronze
medal, and their third when the sixth-leg
of the Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit
ended at Pigeon Point Beach, St Lucia, yes-
Coming off a bronze medal performance
at the fifth-leg last month, the top T&T
pair defeated El Salvador's Carlos Escobar
and David Vargas, 21-14, 21-12.
Earlier in the morning, the Toco-born
T&T pair went under to USA's Crabb-broth-
ers, Taylor and Trevor 16-21, 16-21 while
Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia of Guatemala
got the better of Escobar and Vargas in their
On Saturday, the T&T men defeated US
Virgin Islands' Brian Kwasny and Gustavo
Cintron in their final Pool C round-robin
match to end with a 3-0 Pool C round-robin
Whitfield and Williams then registered a
quarterfinal win over Costa Ricans, Richard
Smith and Rooper Espinoza, 21-11. 21-15.
In the other quarterfinals, the Crabb broth-
ers defeated Barbadians Elwyn Oxley and
Ronald Rice 21-16, 21-10;
El Salvador's Carlos Escobar and David
Vargas stunned Canada's Sergiy Grabovckyy
and Burlacu Gabe 21-19, 19-21, 15-13 while
Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia of Guatemala
stopped St Lucians Joseph Clercent and
Augustin Faulkner 23-25, 21-13, 15-4.
In the women's competition, Ayana
Dyette and Malika Davidson of T&T- A
ended ninth after Guatemalans Natalia
Giron and Maria Jose Orellana defaulted
while T&T-B duo, Elki Phillip and Shenelle
Gordon also ended on a positive note by
beating Brenda Allen and Michelle Dem-
ming of St Kitts for 13th.
The tour will now shift to Tobago for the
seventh and final leg from November 18-23.
Whitfield-tips.jpg caption...T&T's Fabien Whitfield,. left, tips the ball away from US Virgin
Islands' Brian Kwasny in their Pool C round-robin match at the sixth-leg of the Norceca
Beach Volleyball Circuit at Pigeon Point Beach, St Lucia, on Saturday. Whitfield and Daneil
Williams won 21-15, 21-13 and went onto to get bronze yesterday, their second straight
such medal and third together.
T&T Under-20 Women Soca Warriors
will go into their final Group B round-
robin match of the Caribbean Football
Union (CFU) Women's Under-20 Cham-
pionship against defending champions
Jamaica at the Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-
au-Prince, Haiti from 6.30 pm today, need-
ing a point to be certain of a semifinal
The Jason Spence T&T wasted a number
of chances and was held to a 1-1 draw by
St Vincent and The Grenadines in their sec-
ond match on Saturday night to move to
four points, two behind Jamaica which
blanked Curacao 2-0.
The Warriors who defeated Curacao 4-
1 on Thursday could have sealed a semifinal
spot with a win. They took the lead in the
21st minute when Kelsey Henry scored a
close-range header after receiving a cross
from her right side.
St Vincent and The Grenadines equalized
from a direct in the 32nd minute through
The second-half saw T&T enjoying better
spells of possession, but it failed to mate-
rialized into goals.
Speaking after the match, Spence said he
was pleased with the way the team played
as they were tight in defense and dominated
the midfield, and created numerous chances.
"However, our finishing was poor."
Should, today's first match between Cura-
cao and St Vincent and The Grenadines
from 4pm, end in a draw or win for Curacao,
then T&T will advance before taking to the
field to face Jamaica.
St Vincent and The Grenadines also need
a big win while hoping for a similar loss for
T&T to have a chance at finishing second.
In Saturday's second encounter, Jamaica
got a double from Deneisha Blackwood in
the 51st and 62nd minute to seal a second
win and a place in the last four.
storms into last four
DirecTV W Connection stormed into the last-
four of this year's First Citizens Cup competition
with a 3-1 defeat of Pt Fortin Civic Centre in the
second match of a quarterfinal double-header
at Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin on Saturday night.
In the opener, Club Sando got a hat-trick from
Kevon "Showtime" Woodley in a similar 3-1 whip-
ping of St Ann's Rangers.
Then in the second match, early goals by Jomal
Williams and Alvin Jones and a second half item
from Shahdon Winchester earned W Connection
passage into the semifinals.
Williams opened W Connection's account as
early as the fifth minute by striking a short Neil
Benjamin Jr. cross beyond goalkeeper Akini Adams'
reach and into the net for a 1-0 lead.
The Savonetta Boys doubled the advantage in
the ninth minute when another Benjamin feed
saw team captain Jones hammer the ball low to
beat Adams from above the box.
W Connection found the back of the net again
through forward Winchester in the 56th minute,
putting the match further out of Civic's reach.
The 23-year-old former Finland-based player
had the comfort of hitting into an open net after
a neat string of passes by Connection dismantled
the Civic defence.
In the 76th minute Civic finally pulled back a
goal, reducing the deficit 1-3, but it wasn't enough
to satisfy the hundreds of home supporters that
Glenn Sutton was alive to a loose ball above
the six-yard, volleying past Archibald after the
W Connection defence failed to clear a Civic free-
kick dispatched by Pacheco.
On Friday , W Connection will face Morvant
Caledonia United which blanked Defence Force
2-1 in yesterday's first quarterfinal at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo with first half goals
from Eugene Flemming and Akeem Roach while
Richard Roy got a last minute consolation for the
Club Sando will tackle the winner of last night's
final other quarterfinal between Police FC and
two-time defending champions Central FC.
GETTING IT RIGHT
A story under the headline Timkee for pres-
ident' carried in yesterday's Guardian asserted
that the TTFA executive was supporting the
incumbent Raymond Timkee in the November
29 general elections, and may have suggested
that the statements were attributed to Sheldon
Phillips, the Association's general secretary.
We are satisfied that Phillips did not make such
The reference to "a team of members will be
appointed soon with specific responsibility to look
after the financial affairs of the association" may
have also conveyed the wrong message. This team
will be responsible for seeking funding from cor-
porate T&T to look after the national football
teams, and not the affairs of the TTFA.
The errors are regretted.
Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Eugene Flemming
36th, Akeem Roach 39th) vs Defence Force 1
(Richard Roy 90th)
Club Sando 3 (Kevon Woodley 46th, 80th, 93rd)
vs St Ann's Rangers 1 (Rasheed Simon 60th)
W Connection 3 (Jomal Williams 5th, Alvin
Jones 9th, Shahdon Winchester 56th) vs Pt
Fortin Civic 1 (Glen Sutton 76th)
Jamaica 2 (Deneisha Blackwood 51st,
62nd) vs Curacao 0
T&T 1 (Kelsey Henry 21st) vs SVG 1
(Chrislyn Browne 32nd)
Cameron, BCCI discuss future ties
Whitfield, Williams grab St Lucia bronze
U-20 Women need to make point
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