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Samuels, Fletcher in PSL draft
LAHORE, Pakistan---West Indies
batting star Marlon Samuels has
been picked up by Peshawar Zal-
mi in the replacement draft staged
The right-handed Samuels was
joined by Windies limited overs team-
mate, Andre Fletcher, who was also se-
lected by the franchise for the February
9 to March 7 tournament carded for the
United Arab Emirates. However, the fi-
nal will be staged in Lahore.
Samuels will replace injured Eng-
lishman Alex Hales while Fletcher
will come in for Pakistan's Mohammad
Shahzad who is unavailable.
Jamaican Samuels was in superb form
in the Bangladesh Premier League last
November/December when he finished
among the leading run-scorers with
334 runs at an average of 66
Zalmi is led by two-time Twenty20
World Cup-winning skipper Darren
Sammy, and also includes Barba-
dos-born England all-rounder Chris
McLean Dies in Brooklyn
Keith Mclean, otherwise known
as 'Gozay' or Toronto Pronto, a
former Malvern footballer of the
late 70"s and early 80"s,died on
Wednesday 18th January in Brook-
lyn New York.
The fun-loving Gozay will be laid to
rest on Thursday in Brooklyn.
Gozay played with the likes of Ulric
'Buggy' Haynes, Curtis Riley, Kelvin
Nancoo, Ruskin Mark, Reuben Cato,
Brian Trujillio, Ken Ramdoo, Keston
Nancoo, Lenny Alfonso, and Johnny
Gozay who was born and grew up
in Curepe also played for Juniors,Sa-
vannah Boys and Under D Shop - all
popular teams in Curepe.
He was the nephew of Dads Mclean
a stalwart of the Malvern team of the
late 60's and early 70's.
Keith was already planning to come
to Trinidad and play mas with Starlift.
May he rest in peace.
US tennis officials
for coaching stint
The tennis Association of T&T
(TATT) is in talks with the Evert
Tennis Academy in the United
States, in a bid to forge a partner-
ship that will position T&T as the
hub for tennis in the region and
furthering the realization of T&T's
sports tourism vision.
Conversation between the parties
began some nine months ago, but was
expedited following the completion and
handing over of the new state-of-the
art National Racquet Centre in Tacari-
gua, which has been an asset for many
of the tennis association's goals.
The Evert Academy is one of the
most established academies in the
US and their interest in partnering
with the T&T tennis is a monumental
step forward for us, TATT president
Hayden Mitchell said yesterday. Of-
ficials of the academy which comprise
Founder and Managing Partner John
Evert, who has developed and man-
aged many top junior, collegiate and
professional players for over 25 years;
Ailton Borges - the Programme Di-
rector and Dr. Vernice Richards- a
T&T born who is Director of Mental
Conditioning and Peak Performance.
Dr Richards joined the Evert Acad-
emy team in 2013 with a certification
in Programme Evaluation and has
earned her PHD in Sport Psychology
from Florida State University.
The team will arrive in T&T today
and will stay until January 29th to
view the National Racquet Center,
to conduct sessions with players and
coaches as well as hold discussions
with TATT and government enti-
ties on their value proposal for T&T
tennis. Mitchell told Guardian Media
yesterday the potential partnership
with the US academy is in keeping
with his association's goal of having
a player in the top 150 in the world
Academy officials will meet with all
stakeholders in the sport, particularly
officials of the Ministry of Sports and
Youth Affairs and the Sports Compa-
ny of T&T to show what is necessary
to produce a top class player. TATT
administrators will also attempt to
tie up lose ends in making the part-
nership a reality, such as making ar-
rangements with hotels and airlines,
dealing with transport etc.
Mitchell did not give a date for a
decision between the parties, saying
both the academy and T&T will want
to ensure that they reach a fit that
will be beneficial to all involved. If a
partnership deal is struck, the country
could see top international coaches
coming here to conduct sessions
for players and coaches, as well as
coaches going to the academy home
in Florida to do sessions.
"We can also see some of the world's
top juniors coming here to play against
our locals on a regular basis, as well as
see local players go up to the US to be
involved in compeitition or part part
of their programme" Mitchell said.
The local tennis boss pointed out that
Aiden Carter, the region's top junior
player could face an uncertain future
if he is not enrolled into an academy
such as this one.
He explained the main difference
between junior players abroad and
those in T&T, is that a complete
programme that facilitates training
and education have been mapped out
for those abroad,while in T&T, players
face the challenge of having to go to
school and educate themselves and
still train for a few hours.
"At the Evert Academy there is a
school right next to it that facilitates
players in the academy" Mitchell said.
opener Kraigg Brathwaite
stroked a maiden regional one-
day hundred as Barbados Pride
opened their Super50 campaign
with a 145-run clobbering of
Guyana Jaguars at Kensington
Oval on Tuesday.
The unflappable right-hander
carved out a patient 101, an innings
that was the foundation of Pride's
302 for seven -- their highest-ever
50-overs total at the venue.
In contrast, left-hander Jonathan
Carter smashed a stroke-filled 75
off 63 deliveries while captain Ja-
son Holder, with 31 off 21 balls and
Ashley Nurse, with 28 off 15 balls,
chipped in with cameos down the
order. Left-arm spinner Veerasam-
my Permaul (2-56) and leg-spinner
Devendra Bishoo (2-65) claimed two
In reply, Jaguars never really re-
covered from a stuttering start and
slumped to a miserable 157 all out
off 32 overs.
Captain Leon Johnson resisted
with a top score of 55 off 68 deliv-
eries but he was the only one to pass
20 as the Jaguars batting, missing
the injured pair of Shiv Chander-
paul and Chris Barnwell, collapsed
They seemed to be making a fist
of it at 91 for three but lost their
last seven wickets for 66 runs, to
plunge to a swift defeat.
Their misery was engineered
by the pair of left-arm spinner
Sulieman Benn (4-35) and off-spin-
ner Ashley Nurse (4-42) who shared
eight wickets between them.
Fast bowler Holder, who claimed
the first two wickets, finished with
two for 15.
Pride took early control of the
game even though rookie opener
Anthony Alleyne (20) and West
Indies batsman Shai Hope (9) per-
Brathwaite put on 48 with the
left-handed Alleyne who struck
three fours in 15 balls at the crease
before playing across to Permaul
and falling lbw in the ninth over.
Hope lasted 28 balls but perished
in the 19th over after adding a slow
22 with Brathwaite, also lbw to Per-
maul after missing a sweep at 70 for
two. Carter joined Brathwaite to
bolster the innings in an up tempo
122-run stand for the third wicket,
and it proved the turning point for
When he was caught down the
leg-side swinging at left-arm
seamer Raymon Reifer, Holder ar-
rived to sustain the tempo, lashing
three fours and two sixes in a 45-
run, fourth wicket partnership with
Holder was one of three wickets,
along with Kraigg and Carlos Brath-
waite (7) which fell for 16 runs in the
space of 18 deliveries to leave Pride
on 253 for six but Nurse, who blasted
two fours and two sixes, added 49
for the seventh wicket with Roston
Chase (20 not out), to give the in-
nings a strong finish.
Jaguars' reply started shakily
when Holder had Shimron Hetmy-
er caught without scoring at short
mid-wicket by Alleyne off the third
ball of the innings with just one run
on the board.
In the fifth over, Holder found Ra-
jindra Chandrika's edge for Benn to
gobble up the catch at slip for 10, and
leave the visitors in further trouble
on 22 for two.
The left-handed Johnson struck
eight fours and a six---a mixture of
beautiful drives and well-timed
pulls---while Fudadin counted a
four and a six in his 31-ball knock.
Nurse claimed Fudadin in the
15th over, bowled missing a swing
and Jonathan Foo posted 28 for the
fourth wicket with Johnson before
holing out in the deep to Carlos
Brathwaite off Nurse in the 21st
over at 91 for four.
Anthony Bramble edged Benn to
Nurse at slip for eight at 107 for five
in the 24th over but it was Johnson's
wicket that signaled the end of all
resistance, as he fell in Benn's next
over---also to a catch by Nurse at
slip---with Jaguars in terminal de-
Guyana Jaguars pulls during his stroke-filled 55
against Barbados Pride on Tuesday.
PHOTOS COURTESY WICB MEDIA
celebrates one of
his four wickets.
Benn, Nurse wreck Jaguars after...
n PRIDE 302 for seven off 50 overs
(Kraigg Brathwaite 101, Jonathan Carter
75, Jason Holder 31, Ashley Nurse 28;
Veerasammy Permaul 2-56, Devendra
n JAGUARS 157 all out off 32 overs (Leon
Johnson 55; Sulieman Benn 4-35, Ashley
Nurse 4-42, Jason Holder 2-15)
Volcanoes beat Under-19s by 21 runs
NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Windward
Islands Volcanoes defeated West Indies
Under-19s by 21 runs, in the third game
of the Regional Super50 at the Vivian
Richards Cricket Ground yesterday.
n VOLCANOES 221 off 46.2 overs (Sunil
Ambris 54, Liam Sebastien 31, Kyle Mayers
28, Delorn Johnson 26; Keemo Paul 4-31)
n UNDER-19s 200 for nine off 50 overs
(Bhaskar Yadram 52, Kirstan Kallicharan
25, Keemo Paul 22; Mervin Matthews 4-38,
Delorn Johnson 2-33) (CMC)
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