Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 13th 2016 Contents T&T Red Force will resume its bid
to retain the Nagico Super50 title when
action in Zone A continues today.
Red Force will be at Shaw Park, Toba-
go, to battle Jamaica Scorpions in a sec-
ond round top-of-the-table clash.
The Scorpions, head into the match
two points behind the Red Force (12
points), after coming off a nervy two-
wicket win against Barbados Pride on
Red Force had to settle for a no result
in their match against the ICC Americas
after umpires ruled that conditions were
not conducive to play despite bright
sunshine in Tobago. An early morning
shower left water on the covers but
groundsmen failed to prevent the water
from damaging the run up, making it
dangerous for the players.
The Red Force will be hoping to con-
tinue their solid allround performance
after registering comfortable wins
against the Scorpions in their opening
fixture by 84 runs and then crushing
Barbados Pride by nine wickets in the
second match on Saturday.
They will again be looking to their
top order batsmen to put a good score
on the board with Evin Lewis, Kjorn
Ottley and Kyle Hope all registering
confident half centuries so far. The
bowling too, has been on target with
Marlon Richards, Rayad Emrit and Russ
Jaggessar leading the way.
The Scorpions scraped home against
Barbados, making a mountain of chasing
138.Scorpions captain John Campbell
says his team must resolve its batting
woes if it is to leapfrog Red Force.
Tail ender Sheldon Cottrell hit two
sixes in an unbeaten 16 to push Scor-
pions to its winning target of 139 after
they slumped to 118 for eight at the
start of the 33rd over.
"At one stage we were one something
for two. We batted well until then," said
"I just think we have a problem losing
clusters of wickets. One of the set bats-
men has to look to bat as deep as pos-
sible for the team."
After three rounds of matches in the
tournament, Trinidad and Tobago Red
Force are topping the table in zone A
with 12 points from three matches, two
wins and no defeat.
Scorpions are running second with
10 points from three matches, two wins
and one loss. In the other match sched-
uled for the Queen s Park Oval, Barbados
Pride will be up against the ICC Amer-
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Sandra Camps, daughter of for-
mer T&T Football Association
president Oliver Camps, will be
seeking help for her father when
she visits sports minister Darryl
Smith at his Abercromby Street,
Port-of-Spain, office today.
Camps said yesterday she felt
hopeless and helpless, since despite
pleas in the bid to save her father s
home, she has received no word.
She will be visiting Smith at his
office today and if she is not sat-
isfied, will be seeking a meeting
with the Prime Minister. "I do not
want to give up, but it looks hope-
less at this point," she said.
Properties belonging to the sen-
ior Camps have been targeted for
seizure by the court after the foot-
ball federation, which Camps reg-
istered in his own name as the sole
proprietor, could not honour a con-
tract to pay salaries to Dutch coach
Wilhemus Wim Rijsbergen back
in 2006/2007. The coach was part
of a staff led by Leo Beenhakker,
who took the Soca Warriors to the
World Cup in Germany in 2006.
He took legal action against the
federation after failing to obtain
In eight days, the court is
expected to act on its judgement,
as salaries amounting to approx-
imately $3.9 milliion is due to the
Camps daughter said the next
step is a visit to Smith s office to
attempt to persuade him to change
his mind, from not giving assis-
tance. She also intends to try and
get an audience with Prime Min-
ister Dr Keith Rowley for help this
Smith revealed in a newspaper
report that while he was sympa-
thetic to Camps situation, his min-
istry will not be providing assis-
tance. Ironically, the same Smith
has agreed to pay salaries owing
to former national standout and
assistant coach, Russell Latapy.
To date only Jack Warner, a for-
mer special adviser to the TTFF
has given a commitment to assist
his friend and ex colleague. Warner
told the Guardian that he could
not say how much money he will
be giving as his resources are not
what they used to be. Warner
appealed to ex national players
whom he said, benefitted from
Camps management to come to
"I am just holding on and pray-
ing every day," Camps said.
She said her father did not ben-
efit financially from football and
felt betrayed that he should have
to pay a debt.
"If he had benefitted financially,
I would not be raising this issue.
But I regard him as an honest man
who made some mistakes," Camps
'please help my dad'
Barbados Pride head coach
Hendy Springer is hoping for a
reversal in the fortunes of his
struggling side with the return
of a number of leading players,
following the West Indies tour
Pride is sitting just above bot-
tom-of-the-table ICC Americas
in Zone A of the Nagaico Super50
after the third round of matches
which ended on Monday.
They are on four points after
suffering two defeats and securing
one win from the three matches
"Luckily those guys coming in
are guys who want to play,"
"I am not saying the guys who
are there don t want to play but
these are guys who came back
from a hard international tour."
They include West Indies cap-
tain Jason Holder, opener Kraigg
Brathwaite, all-rounder Carlos
Brathwaite and pacer Kemar
"It is good to see they have
made themselves available in the
first place," said Springer.
"Obviously, it would bring a
different complexion because we
are bringing guys with a lot more
experience that should serve us
in good stead".
Pride lost to Scorpions by two
wickets in third round action
Monday after suffering a nine
wicket defeat at the hands of
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force
Springer has conceded that the
top order batsmen are not doing
"I thought over the last three
games we needed to do better as
far as the batting is concern
because once you do not get
enough runs it does not matter
how good your bowling is you
will still come under pressure,"
"I think we need the three bats-
men up front to bat a lot longer
than they actually batted, to
weather the storm and setup the
game for the guys coming behind".
Pride play ICC Americas at
Queens Park Oval. (CMC)
captain Ian Chappell has taken a
swipe at current skipper Steve
Smith for seeking a deal with
West Indies to trigger a result
during the rain ravaged third and
final Test which petered out in a
tame draw last week.
West Indies skipper Jason Hold-
er rejected Smith s proposal of an
Australian run-chase of 370 from
70 overs on the final day of the
Test in which two full days were
lost to rain.
Chappell has criticised the tactic
saying he did not agree with it
although the Australia captain had
checked with his coach Darren
Lehmann and match officials
before approaching Holder.
"I don t like it when captains
get together and start to make
deals," Chappell said. "I m not sure
cricket in general, not just Cricket
Australia, would be all that thrilled
to hear that the captain is going
to another captain and trying to
make a deal because of this age of
fixing," said Chappell.
"I would have thought that
leaves things open to a lot of prob-
lems. I ve never agreed with it,
even before fixing became a pretty
important subject, but even more
I think it s important not to do
those things now."
With rain allowing just 68 deliv-
eries on day two and forcing the
abandonment of the third and
fourth days, the Test was pre-
dictably headed for a draw when
play finally resumed on Thursday s
final day at the Sydney Cricket
The proposal would have seen
West Indies declaring at their
overnight 248 for seven, Australia
then forfeiting their first innings,
allowing the visitors to rattled up
121 off seven overs and then
attempting to chase down 370 off
70 overs for victory.
"If you want something to hap-
pen a bit out of the ordinary, if
you ve lost time and you want
things to happen, I think your
actions should show you want to
do it," Chappell said.
"The people who paid their
money, even though they didn t
on Thursday, they re entitled to
look out and say: well, I ve paid
my money to watch something
serious, not hit and giggle ."
Australia won the three-match
Test series 2-0. (CMC)
Big guns to play for Pride
Chappell takes issue with Smith
Kjorn Ottley..in good form.
T&T looks to show force
against J'ca Scorpions
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