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T&T 371 (Kirstan Kallicharan 110, Bryan Boodram 88, Cephas Cooper 59, Dejourn Charles
51; Leniko Boucher 5-66, Chemar Holder 2-85, Dominic Drakes 2-79).
BARBADOS 194 (Shian Brathwaite 72, Yvan Grant 22, Leniko Boucher 20; Jonathan
Bootan 5-53, Bryan Boodram 3-43) & 225-5 (Leniko Boucher 119, Yvan Grant 39; Jarlanie
Match ended in a draw
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Jarric Titans will look to con-
tinue their good form this season
when they travel to Trinidad
today for the national quarterfi-
nals of the Republic Cup National
Youth Football League at Con-
stantine Park, Macoya.
The Whim/Mt Grace-based
club swept the Tobago zone by
winning all three age groups in the
qualifiers earlier this month.
They will now face off against
Trinidad s East, North, South and
Central zone winners in the
Unddr-12, Under-14 and Under-
Titans technical advisor Brian
Browne believes his club has what
it takes to be crowned champions
in all three national divisions.
But he noted that "they will be
up against some of the nation s
best so they can t afford to be
The Youth Cup, now in its 20th
year, is geared towards the devel-
opment of youth football through-
out the country.
The competition is a collabo-
ration between sponsors Republic
Bank, organisers All Sport Promo-
tions and the Trinidad and Tobago
Football Association (TTFA).
Tobago s lone player on the National Under-19
team, Dejourn Charles, stroked a half century as
the team was held to a draw in its opening regional
match against Barbados at the Arnos Vale Stadium
in St Vincent and the Grenadines last weekend.
Kirstan Kallicharan stroked a fine 110 while Charles
(51), Bryan Boodram (88) and Cephas Cooper (59)
hit half centuries as T&T compiled 371 in their first
But after T&T bowled out the Bajans for 194 to
force a follow on, opener Leniko Boucher stroked an
attractive hundred to steer Barbados to the safety of
The Bajans ended the final day on 225 for five,
with the right-handed Boucher leading the fight-
back with an excellent 119.
Fast bowler Jarlanie Seales led T&T s attack with
two for 32.
Earlier, Barbados were dismissed for 194 after
resuming the final day on 171 for six, with off-spinner
Jonathan Bootan finishing with five for 53 and left-
arm spinner Bryan Boodram taking three for 43.
Radio Tambrin is
gearing up to bring
another treat to motor
sports fans on the island
with the hosting of the
second Motor Maniacs
Wings and Wheels at
the Dwight Yorke Sta-
dium on August 5-6.
Last year, Radio Tam-
brin changed the game
in the motor sport on the
island by hosting the first
ever such event, which
featured different motor
sport and model disci-
plines and other theatrics
only seen on TV.
Hundreds who wit-
nessed the event were left
wanting more. Well, the
wait is over!
This year promises to
be bigger with more par-
ticipants expected to
Spectators can look
forward to closed circuit
car racing, model heli-
copters, aircrafts, vehicle
sound-off, stunt motor-
bikes, street cruisers,
flight and car simulators,
ATVs, go karts and mus-
West Indies Cricket Board and Board of
Cricket Councils of India officials are confident
of securing US visas in time for their respective
squads to go ahead with the proposed T20
series in Florida next month. A source with
knowledge of the negotiations between the
two boards, which took place at the Central
Broward Regional Park (CBRP) last Thursday,
said that the series is "98 per cent on."
The tentative plan, it is understood, is to hold
two T20s on August 27 and 28, following the nego-
tiations in Florida that involved BCCI general man-
ager MV Shridar and WICB commercial manager
Nelecia Yeates. Discussions are also believed to
involve staging a return visit by both sides in 2017.
For now, the 2 per cent hold-up on finalising
the August series is based on multiple factors,
including the visa status of players. However,
multiple sources have confirmed that the BCCI
has already submitted names, photographs and
documents for their intended T20 squad to the
US Embassy in Jamaica, where the second Test
is due to start on Saturday.
There is a sense of urgency to get expedited
visas approved for India s dual Test and T20
players at the US Embassy in Jamaica because
there is no US Embassy in St Lucia, the venue
of the third Test. All US consular affairs in St
Lucia are handled by the US Embassy in Bar-
bados. By waiting to file the visa applications
until the team gets to Trinidad for the fourth
Test, it would leave just over a week to finalise
other logistical aspects with no guarantee that
the players visas will be approved.
Aside from the visas, the WICB also needs
to get approval from the ICC to host matches
in the USA, though that is a formality with the
ICC eager to facilitate as much cricket as possible
within the country. ICC chief operating officer
Iain Higgins is currently in Florida for the
Caribbean Premier League matches and is
expected to rubber stamp approval once an appli-
cation is submitted.
A contract will also need to be arranged with
the CBRP and Broward County for stadium rental
fees. That may also include paying a fee to
accommodate the shifting of an event previously
scheduled for August 28 at the stadium. The
BCCI is determined to play the matches on a
Saturday and Sunday to capitalise on the US
expat market, enabling fans to fly into Florida
for the weekend.
The start times may also shift at the behest of
the BCCI. The CPL matches taking place at the
CBRP this week include local start times of 7 pm
on the two week nights, and 12 pm and 4 pm dou-
bleheaders for the weekend. The BCCI is pushing
for the two T20Is to have a 10 am local start in
Florida, which is 7.30 pm in India, allowing a prime-
time audience and maximising TV revenue.
One more piece in the puzzle is the ground
capacity. The capacity for the CPL has been capped
at 10,000, but the CBRP is capable of bringing
in more temporary bleachers to hold as many as
20,000 people. The BCCI is angling for the capacity
to be maxed out, confident that they can generate
two sell-outs and maximise gate revenue.
Among the other details to be ironed out are
the ticket-pricing policy as well as broadcast
rights. Pending the approval of the players visas
along with the other logistical details, the two
proposed matches may not be finalised until
sometime this week. (Cricinfo)
Members of the Jarric Titans Under-16 team from right are: Gereeb Louis, Keston Rodney, Kyle Braithwaite, Kesron
Samuel, Jonathon Thomas, Joshua James, Tareek Richards, Ajani Grant , Ajani Toney, Shaheeb Louis, Seon Melville,
Dwight Yorke, Joel Kerr and Dariel Roberts. PHOTO: CASWELL GORDON
Tobago's Dejourn Charles stroked a fine 51 in T&T's opening game of the 2016 Regional
Under-19 tournament against Barbados.
REGIONAL UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP
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