Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 5th 2016 Contents SYDNEY---Enterprising all-rounder Car-
los Brathwaite struck his second consec-
utive half-century to steal his piece of his-
tory but rain wrecked the second day of
the third and final Test, allowing only 11.2
overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground here
In the time available, West Indies made
their way to 248 for seven as they continued
their admirable fightback, with Brathwaite
stroking his way to an entertaining 69.
Denesh Ramdin was unbeaten on 30 and
partnered by Kemar Roach who was yet to
score, when the rains arrived in mid-after-
noon to force a third stoppage which ended
play for the day.
Brathwaite, however, made the most of
the play available producing yet another
excellent lower order knock to help bolster
the Windies innings.
Resuming the day on 35 with West Indies
on 207 for six, the 27-year-old brought up
his second half-century in his second Test,
to become only the third player batting at
number eight or lower, to score half-cen-
turies in their opening two Tests.
Brathwaite faced a mere 71 balls and
counted six fours and four sixes as he dom-
inated an 87-run, seventh wicket partnership
A delayed start because of a wet outfield
followed by two breaks for rain, limited the
first session to just four overs with West
Indies crawling to lunch at 216 for six.
Unbeaten on 43, Brathwaite raised the
tempo on resumption and reached a run-
a-ball half-century in the third over when
he stroked pacer James Pattinson through
point for four.
Brathwaite ripped into Pattinson in the
right-armer s next over, lofting him over
extra cover for six and then following up
with an audacious whip over the ropes at
deep backward square.
However, Pattinson gained revenge in his
following over, producing one that swung
at pace to square up Brathwaite and rattle
his stumps. Ramdin, who resumed the day
on 23, faced another 31 deliveries but was
content to watch Brathwaite s fireworks.
Pattinson has so far claimed two for 67
while off-spinner Nathan Lyon has picked
up two for 78. (CMC)
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, January 5, 2016
will take centre stage
for the month of Jan-
uary when the T&T
Association, in collab-
oration with LAY
[LMG] and the Pearl
& Bunty Lara Founda-
tion host Tuesday
Night Boxing at the Castle [TNBC] at Brian Lara s
residence, starting tonight at 7 pm, and continuing
for the next two Tuesdays.
Top boxers, currently preparing for the 2016
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, will take to the ring
with some 10 bouts, five men and five women.
Lara said in keeping with the goals of the Olympic
Movement, he wanted to nurture and advance
sports in T&T where local representatives were
given the best chance to compete in what he
described as the sporting world s largest and most
He noted that the philosophy of the Olympic
Charter was aligned with his vision for sport in
T&T and the critical role he believes it can and
should play in society.
"Simply put, it is to contribute to building a
better T&T by educating youth through sport prac-
ticed without discrimination of any kind and in
the Olympic spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair
He said it was with this in mind, that the LMG
and Pearl & Bunty Lara Foundation was proud to
work with the Amateur Boxing Association to begin
building this movement of support for sports,
sportsmen and sportswomen.
He further added, "Amateur boxing in T&T, like
many other sports does not have the sufficient
support mechanisms to ensure that the boxers
have the environment to truly channel their energies
and hard work towards ultimate success in the
global ring and herein lies the opportunity to make
the difference in the lives of these young men and
women. We firmly believe that this can be a great
start to revitalize and invigorate the sport to begin
building a more attractive and steady environment
where the fighters can showcase and sharpen their
skills and where more attention will be given to
the sport. I remember the pride I felt when cel-
ebrating the successes of Claude Noel and Leslie
"Tiger" Stewart and their astonishing feats on the
world stage, and this is our objective. This is what
we want the our young sportsmen and sportswomen
to aspire to, ultimate success in their sporting dis-
cipline on a global scale. We want to do what we
can to provide the nurturing environment that
allows our amateur boxers to achieve this."
Reynold Cox, vice president of the Amateur Box-
ing Association thank the cricket legend for the
opportunity. "It is absolutely wonderful that our
boxers can have this opportunity and have such
a stage to perform on. I hope that more attention
will be given to boxing in this way. This Tuesday
Night Boxing at the Castle provides a unique, com-
petitive and entertaining means to promote the
sport and we at the Association are committed to
doing more of the same for our boxers. I am
extremely happy to officially share that we will
also be using these matches for national selection
for our Olympic team,"said Cox.
Michael Alexander, 60K Commonwealth Games
bronze medalist and one of the boxers in the main
bout, was full of praise for this initiative, "We
cannot begin to thank Mr Lara and the Association
for this amazing show of support. To have this
happen at this time, is like a dream come true and
the perfect platform for us leading into the qualifying
stages of the Olympics. We are humbled and thank-
ful to all the parties involved."
in Sydney gloom
Gayle blasted for comments to female reporter
HOBARTb---Chris Gayle s comments to
a female reporter during an interview
broadcast live on Australian television have
been criticised by the head of the Big Bash
After scoring 41 from 15 deliveries in the
Melbourne Renegades win over the Hobart
Hurricanes in the BBL last night, the former
West Indies captain suggested to television
reporter Mel McLaughlin that the pair go
out for a drink. He added, "Don t blush,"
during an awkward pause in the interview.
The comments drew heavy criticism on
social media and were described by Anthony
Everard, head of the BBL, as "disrespectful
and simply inappropriate."
"We ll certainly be talking to him (Gayle)
and the Renegades about it," Everard said in
a statement posted on Twitter. "There s just
no place in the BBL, or for that matter cricket
anywhere, for that sort of behaviour."
Channel 10 head of sport David Barham
was quoted by the Herald Sun newspaper
as saying the network was deeply offended
and was seeking an apology.
The BBL, one of a growing number of
domestic Twenty20 cricket tournaments, is
a TV ratings winner in Australia and drew
a crowd of 80,000 for a match at the Mel-
bourne Cricket Ground over the weekend.
As part of the broadcasts, some players
wear cameras on their caps or batting helmets
and are involved in live interviews during the
Barham told the Sun Herald that Gayle
would no longer be fitted with a microphone
for on-field comments.
Renegades chief executive Stuart Coventry
said he agreed that Gayle s comments were
out of line.
"We ll certainly be talking to him in asso-
ciation with Cricket Australia about it,"
Earlier, Gayle produced a whirlwind knock
as Melbourne Renegades stormed to an
emphatic five-wicket victory over Darren
Sammy s Hobart Hurricanes.
He blasted 41 from 15 deliveries, an innings
which provided the momentum for the vis-
itors to chase down a victory target of 141
in a mere 14 overs at the Bellerive Oval.
Australia vs West Indies
West Indies 1st inns (o/n 207 for six)
K Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon*85
S Hope c wkp Nevill b Hazlewood*9
DM Bravo c Khawaja b Pattinson*33
M Samuels run out*4
J Blackwood b Lyon*10
D Ramdin not out*30
J Holder c Burns b O'Keefe*1
C Brathwaite b Pattinson*69
K Roach not out*1
Extras (b5, lb1, nb1)*7
TOTAL (7 wkts, 86.2 overs)*248
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Hope), 2-104
(Bravo), 3-115 (Samuels), 4-131
(Blackwood), 5-158 (K Brathwaite), 6-159
(Holder), 7-246 (C Brathwaite)
Bowling: Hazlewood 15.2-5-37-2,
Pattinson 16-3-67-2 (nb1), Lyon 35-12-78-
2, Marsh 4-1-15-0, O'Keefe 16-5-45-1.
Umpires: C Gaffaney, I Gould;
TV Umpire -- M Erasmus.
West Indies batsman Carlos Brathwaite, right, and Denesh Ramdin bump gloves after
Brathwaite hit a six during their match against Australia in Sydney, Australia, yesterday.
castle to boxing
Links Archive January 4th 2016 January 6th 2016 Navigation Previous Page Next Page