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St Louis, Corbin advance in
World's Doubles qualifiers
T&T'S Dexter St Louis and
Anthony Corbin stayed on
course to reach the main
draw of the Men's Doubles
competition at the Llebherr
2017 World Table Tennis
Championship in Düssel-
dorf, Germany, yesterday.
This after the Europe-
an-based duo defeated Son-
pasith Mosangsinh and Thav-
isack Phathaphone of Laos 3-1
in their round-of-128 knock-
out fixture to reach the last-
64 against the winner of the
clash between Nepal's Shiva
Gothe and Amar Malla and
Philippines'Japheth Adasa and
Sherwin Remata when matches
resume today. Earlier in the
day, the France-based St Louis
and Corbin as well as Rheann
Chung all struggled in their
respective men and women
In his men's Group 56 qualifi-
ers five-time Caribbean singles
champion St Louis was beaten
by Russian Vladimir Sidorenko
0-4 and Chile's Juan Lamadrid
2-4 and faces Mexican Ricar-
do Villa in his final match to-
day from 2pm TT time. Corbin,
who resides in England suf-
fered defeats in his two Group
40 matches, by 0-4 margins
to Denmark's Anders Lin and
Moldova's Andrei Putuntica.
Chung, also a five-time
women's regional singles
champion was beaten by Slo-
vakian Lucia Truksova 2-4 and
will meet Denmark's Stefanie
Christensen and Bangladeshi
Rahima Alter today to complete
Pool 50 play.
And in the Mixed Doubles, St
Louis and Chung started well
with an 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 over
Nepal's Gothe and Sivechchha
Nembang but were then ousted
by Indians Harmeet Desai and
Madhurka Patkar 4-11, 8-11,
Romany steps aside as
Pro League chairman
The T&T Pro League is on the hunt for a
new chairman following the resignation of
Larry Romany after 14 years in the position.
Romany, who has worn several hats in local
sports administion for more than 35 years,
leaves the job to be able to focus on his career
as a polymer chemist and will now devote
more of his time as a polymer consultant.
Speaking to T&T Pro League media, Romany
who tendered his resignation last Thursday ex-
pressed sadness at having to vacate his position
with the league, saying: "It's a bitter-sweet thing
leaving the Pro League. It was something I was
heavily involved in emotionally, and dedicated
a lot of my time to."
He added, "But fourteen years is a very long
time. Also, I can't contribute and assist (Pro
League CEO) Dexter Skeene as I used to. My job
as a polymer consultant has me away, sometimes
weeks, and it is unfair to the Pro League."
In addition to T&T Pro League Chairmanship,
Romany, had served two terms (2005 -- 2013)
as president of the T&T Olympic Committee
(TTOC), as well as serving as Chief Operations
Officer of West Indies Players' Association
He became Pro League chairman in 2003, one
year after it was rebranded from the Professional
Football League (PFL), steering the new entity
through its infancy until present.
Reacting to the development, Pro League CEO,
Dexter Skeene said, "I want to thank Mr. Romany
for his invaluable support for his and direction
to the Pro League over the past fourteen years.
For me personally, the direction that he has given
me is not something you can quantify. He will
leave a gap but we have to wish him well in his
Skeene who served alongside Romany unin-
terupted from 2003 onward, said that the League
will strive to find Romany's replacement in the
shortest possible time, explaining that the pro-
cess now rests with the Board of Directors.
"The board will have discussions and bring
to the table its suggestions and they will then
have individual discussions with the nominees."
said Skeene. We are already in the process of
looking to bring in someone but in the interim,
Sam Phillip, the deputy chairman will assume
According to the League's articles of incorpo-
ration, that person must be someone not involved
in the game at any level.
"I am confident that the League is on sound
footing," Romany added. "It's just that the econ-
omy has made it even more difficult for sponsor-
ship dollars. But it's a cycle that everyone goes
through, and it's just that teams and owners need
to come up with ways to navigate through this
time to ensure their future."
The new 2017 Pro League season will com-
mence on June 9 and run through to December
17, involving all ten member clubs: Central FC,
W Connection, San Juan Jabloteh, North East
Stars, Club Sando, Defence Force, Police FC, St.
Ann's Rangers, Morvant Caledonia United and
Point Fortin Civic.
In this April 2007 photograph, former T&T Pro League Chairman, Larry Romany, right, presents
Marvin Oliver with the T&T Pro League's Best Midfielder award.
T&T's ace table tennis player Dexter St Louis
T&T's table tennis player
T&T's Senior Men's football
team emerged 1-0 winners over
Colorado-based club FC Boulder
in a closed-door training match
at Prentup Field in Colorado on
A 51st minute goal by Mexi-
can-based forward Shahdon Win-
chester separated the teams as head
coach Dennis Lawrence used the
opportunity to see how the current
players in camp responded to a game
situation at high altitude following
five days of training ahead of the
World Cup Qualifier against the
United States on June 8th at Dick's
Sporting Goods Park.
The goal came from a neat build up
that stemmed from a pass by defender
Daneil Cyrus to midfielder Nathan
Lewis on the right side. The speedy
SanJuan Jabloteh midfielder raced
into the box by cutting inside the
Boulder's defence before playing to
Akeem Roach to quickly pick out an
unmarked Winchester to slot home
from close range.
Boulder campaigns in the Premier
Development League (PDL) and pro-
vided a good exercise for Lawrence's
men. In the first half, T&T main-
tained better possession with Hashim
Arcia and Roach both having decent
chances at goal.
Midfielder Jomal Williams saw a
right footed free kick from 20 metres
out crash off the cross bar and sub-
stitute Jamille Boatswain went close
late in the match with an effort which
went inches past the upright.
T&T will continue preparations
today with Russian-based defender
Sheldon Bateau and Belgium-based
midfielder Khaleem Hyland both
joining the camp.
Archer cameo fails
to save Sussex
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England--
Barbadian Jofra Archer struck a cam-
eo as part of a brave rearguard effort
but his efforts failed to prevent Sus-
sex from crashing to a 147-run defeat
at the hands of Kent in the English
County Championship yesterday.
Resuming the final day of the Di-
vision Two encounter on 182 for six
with their target of 502 all but an
impossibility, Sussex fought bravely
before succumbing for 356 in their
second innings at Nevill Ground.
South African seamer Vernon Phi-
lander struck a breezy unbeaten 73
off 93 balls with 12 fours and a six
batting at number nine while the
right-handed Archer slammed 27
from 30 deliveries, with two fours
and two sixes, batting at number 10.
The pair put on 49 for the ninth
wicket before the 22-year-old Archer
perished, lbw to pacer James Harris
who claimed four for 103.
Wicketkeeper Michael Burgess,
unbeaten overnight on 44, made 68.
Fast bowler Archer, who has been
outstanding this season, struggled in
the game and finished with a single
wicket from 34 overs. (CMC)
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