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GEELONG---West Indies opener
Kraigg Brathwaite is hoping to continue
his good form when he faces the ram-
paging Australians in the second Test
of the ongoing series starting in Mel-
bourne on Boxing Day.
The 23-year-old made a boundary-
studded 94 in the second innings of the
first Test as the Windies lost at Hobart.
It was a stand-out innings as he fell just
short of what would have been a fifth
Test century in the space of 18 months.
He is looking to build on that and
notch three-figures when the two teams
line-up for the historic second Test at
the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
"Playing in Australia is a dream come
true. As a little boy growing up in Bar-
GEORGE TOWN---Disgraced former CONCACAF
president, Jeff Webb is set to be sentenced in June
next year, after recently pleading guilty to corruption
charges in the United States.
World Football Insider has reported that Caymanian
Webb, who headed the continental governing body
for football in North, Central American and the
Caribbean, will be sentenced on June 3.
Webb recently pleaded guilty to racketeering con-
spiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and
three counts of money laundering conspiracy, charges
levelled by United States prosecutors. According to
the US Department of Justice, Webb agreed to forfeit
US$6.7 million as part of his plea.
A former FIFA vice-president and Executive Com-
mittee member, Webb was one of several football offi-
cials who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Swiss
police and subsequently indicted as part of an elaborate
racketeering and corruption schemed alleged by the
US Department of Justice.
He was extradited to the US to face the charges
where he pleaded not guilty and was placed on US$10
million bond. The former Cayman Islands Football
Association president is currently under house arrest
at his home in Atlanta. CMC
Webb to be
Brathwaite eyeing more
runs in Boxing Day Test
bados and when I went to Combermere School you
heard a lot about cricket and the huge significance
of the Boxing Day Test match. Now I have the oppor-
tunity to play in the event, it is something I m really
looking forward to," he said.
"I ve heard it s a magnificent stadium and a lot
about the history and especially the West Indies rich
history there as well. For me, this is one of the big
Test matches." With West Indies sliding to defeat in
Hobart, the right-handed Brathwaite launched an
assault on Australia s bowlers, hammering 13 fours
and a six in a cameo 122-ball knock.
The innings was the only bright spot for the tourists
as they were dismissed for 148 to lose by an innings
and 212 runs. "I played well in the second innings in
Hobart and I felt I hit the ball really well. It s all about
getting a start here in Australia," Brathwaite explained.
"You have to give yourself a chance. You have to
graft and dig in. I didn t get a start in the first innings
so I was determined to get a big score in the second
innings. "I managed to get myself in and went on and
played my shots. I was quite happy to get a score. I
still want to keep working hard. It s still about going
out there and getting a start and going on."
Brathwaite s four Test centuries have come in con-
trasting conditions. His maiden century was 129
against New Zealand in Trinidad in June 2014 followed
by a career-best 212 against Bangladesh in St Vincent
three months later. He then gathered a dogged 106
against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test last year
while his fourth was 116 against England in Grenada
Despite the heavy loss in Hobart, Brathwaite said
the mood in the camp remained upbeat as they pre-
pared to face a Victoria XI at the Simonds Stadium
in a two-day warm-up match tomorrow and Sunday.
"We ve had two sessions thus far and the team spirit
is quite good and we just have to keep going from
strength to strength," Brathwaite said.
"It s not going to be easy [to turn it around] but
I think we have the guys in the team to do it. It s
about believing in our abilities and capitalising on sit-
West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite hits a boundary
against Australia during their cricket Test match in
Hobart, Australia, Saturday. AP PHOTO
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