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Title success well deserved,
says skipper Holder
ST JOHN'S, Antigua---Captain Jason
Holder has praised the Barbados Pride
bowling unit, after they played a key role
in helping the side lift the Regional Su-
per50 title on Saturday night.
Defending 272 at the Coolidge Cricket
Ground, Pride held Jamaica Scorpions to
212 all out in the 45th over, to come away
with a strong 59-run victory.
Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn spear-
headed the attack with three for 33 from his
10 overs while seamers Holder (2-28), Carlos
Brathwaite (2-43) and Kemar Roach (2-54)
all claimed two wickets each.
Off-spinner Ashley Nurse, who finished
as the tournament's leading wicket-taker
with 26 scalps, managed just one wicket but
was instrumental throughout.
"Our bowlers were outstanding all tour-
nament long, led by Ashley, I thought he was
outstanding," Holder said.
"He wasn't at his best today but that's
what a good team doe---they pick up the
slack when one of the other teammates are
down. I thought Sulieman had an outstand-
ing game and bowled extremely well. He got
three crucial wickets for us and that's what
he was in the team to do---take wickets.
"Credit must be given to the entire
bowling department and also our fielders.
I thought we held our catches and out in a
Holder produced a superb attacking in-
nings in helping to set up Pride's win, ham-
mering an explosive 47-ball 69 to propel his
side to 271 for nine off their 50 overs.
He put on a 127-run, sixth wicket stand
with Shai Hope who carved out 101 from
98 deliveries, to post his second straight
hundred following his 125 in the semi-fi-
nal against Leeward Islands Hurricanes last
Pride were languishing at 138 for five in
the 35th over when Holder and Hope joined
forces, and the West Indies Test and one-
day skipper said the partnership had been a
crucial one in reviving the innings.
"When I went in to bat with Shai, I thought
it was important for us to get a partnership
and I just needed to be positive as well," he
"There was no point me going out there
and trying to soak up balls and put pressure
back on us. It was a period where I had to
consolidate a bit but still had to remain posi-
tive and it was important that I kept instilling
confidence in Shai and made it easier for
him by rotating the strike.
"I was able to do that and I was also able to
launch. But again, Shai Hope was absolutely
outstanding and must be given credit for the
way he's played in the this tournament. He
didn't have the best of starts but he finished
the back end---the most important part of
the tournament---really well."
Hope finished with 482 runs, Test opener
Kraigg Brathwaite scored 484 while Hold-
er gathered 213 runs and also picked up 18
Holder said Pride had been the best side
throughout the tournament and deserved
"I thought the guys were very, very con-
sistent all tournament long, we put in the
performance needed to win this final and I
don't think a better team could have come
up and won this final so congrats to the Bar-
bados Pride team and everyone who would
have contributed to this." (CMC)
New coach Law heartened
by Super50 performances
ST JOHN'S, Antigua---The outstanding
performances in this year Regional
Super50 have not gone unnoticed by
new West Indies head coach Stuart Law.
He was on hand on Saturday to witness
right-hander Shai Hope's excellent centu-
ry in the final between Barbados Pride and
Jamaica Scorpions, and said it was great to
see players performing at high levels.
Law singled out Hope, Jason Holder and
Kieran Powell as players who had caught
"As a coach and as a player, you like to see
people getting hundreds with the bat and
five-fers with the ball," the Australian said.
"Shai Hope got another hundred to-
day, got a hundred in the semi-finals, Ja-
son Holder the skipper of the West Indies
chipping in with a good 60 as well so, so
far so good.
"Kieran Powell has also done well in the
tournament too with three hundreds in five
bats so there's plenty of runs being scored,
plenty wickets being taken and plenty of
talent on show."
Powell finished the tournament with 513
runs at an average of 64 while Hope, with his
second hundred in as many outings, moved
to 482 runs.
Holder struck a half-century on Saturday
to pass 200 runs for the tournament and has
also been one of the leading wicket-takers
with 16 wickets.
Law said with the plethora of young, ex-
citing players around, he was entering West
Indies cricket at a key juncture.
"There are some really good young players
coming through and the word here is they
have a great work ethic, they really want to
play great cricket, they want to play for each
other and to be part of it will be something
West Indies cricket has been in decline
for over a decade and that has been reflect-
ed in their lowly rankings in the Test and
one-day formats. They missed out on the
ICC Champions Trophy in England in June
because they were ranked outside in the top
eight in the world.
Law said there was still a lot of support
globally for West Indies cricket and he was
highly motivated to help the Caribbean side
return to the pinnacle.
Law's first assignment will be a three-
match ODI series against England here in
the Caribbean next month. (CMC)
Kieran Powell ... has made an impression on
new coach Stuart Law.
Barbados Pride celebrate their capture of the Regional Super50 on Saturday night. PHOTO
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officials ban from IPL
The Committee of Administrators has barred
disqualified BCCI and state association office
bearers who are part of the IPL governing coun-
cil from attending the IPL auction. The tenth
IPL auction is set to take place in Bangalore
The Committee of Administrators was appointed
by the Supreme Court to oversee the implementa-
tion of the Lodha Committee recommendations. The
committee named three persons in particular - CK
Khanna, Amitabh Choudhry and Anirudh Chaudhry
- and also warned that any other IPL governing
council member attending the auction should do
so only after they have self-assessed to determine
that they do not stand disqualified as per the Lodha
The release sent out by the BCCI said: "Mr CK
Khanna, Mr. Amitabh Choudhary, Mr Anirudh
Chaudhry and any other persons who claim to be
ex-officio members of the IPL GC on account of
being office bearers of the BCCI shall not be entitled
to attend the IPL Player Auctions since the issue
regarding validity of the undertakings filed by such
persons pursuant to the order dated 2nd January 2017
is still pending before the Hon'ble Supreme Court."
Amitabh Choudhry had earlier tried to attend an
India selection meeting as joint secretary but the
Supreme Court had ordered that the meeting be
convened by the board CEO Rahul Johri.
The committee said it didn't have the details of
all the IPL members so they were expected to assess
for themselves if they were disqualified. "The Com-
mittee of Administrators does not have complete
data to determine whether each of the members of
the IPL GC other than the ex-officio members are
disqualified or not," the release said. "In view thereof,
the said other members are requested to assess for
themselves as to whether they are disqualified or
not. Should they attend the IPL Player Auctions,
the concerned members would be deemed to have
undertaken and represented that they are not dis-
qualified as aforesaid."
The IPL governing council has four members
out of which Rajiv Shukla, Jyotiraditya Scindia
and MP Pandove stand disqualified under the
Lodha Committee norms. Only Sourav Ganguly
can now attend the auction. The committee said it
might nominate persons as substitutes if required.
Pride beat Scorpions by 59 runs
PRIDE 271 for nine off 50 overs (Shai Hope 101,
Jason Holder 69, Kevin Stoute 41; Rovman Powell
2-27, Jason Campbell 2-35)
SCORPIONS 212 all out off 44.3 overs (Rovman
Powell 65, Andre McCarthy 30, Damion Jacobs
28; Sulieman Benn 3-33, Jason Holder 2-28, Carlos
Brathwaite 2-43, Kemar Roach 2-54)
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