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A bankruptcy petition against
former Trinidad and Tobago foot-
baller Dwight Yorke has been
The former Manchester United,
Aston Villa and Birmingham City
striker was not present at a brief hear-
ing at the Bankruptcy and Companies
Court in London on Monday when
the petition was formally dismissed
by court official Registrar Sebastian
The registrar was told the amount
owed by the 45-year-old Yorke had
fallen below the £5,000 threshold
creditors can petition for a debtor to
be made bankrupt. His creditor was
not named in court.
Tobago-born Yorke enjoyed wide-
spread success in English football,
playing for Villa, Manchester United,
Blackburn, Birmingham City and Sun-
derland before retiring in 2009.
He set up a company, Dwight
Yorke Promotions, in 1997.
Since retiring, he has had a varied
commentary career, including working
for beIN Sports.
Records dating from September 2015
published by the media showed his
company held assets of £6,094, which
was down 73 per cent on the previous
The company owed £6,092 in bank
overdraft fees and long-term loans
- leaving it with net assets of just £2.
In February this year, the ex-strik-
er said he was made to "feel like a
criminal" after being denied access to
He said it was due to an Iranian
stamp on his passport having repre-
sented the "World Stars" in a charity
match against "Iranian Stars" in Teh-
ran in 2015.
Yorke had been flying from Doha,
Qatar, to his home nation of T&T via
Miami. (Birmingham Mail)
Yorke spared bankruptcy
Windies victory another step
on a big ladder---Coach Law
NORTH SOUND---West Indies
head coach Stuart Law has
hailed Sunday's sensational win
over India, but cautioned it was
just one step on a long road back
for the embattled Caribbean
The Windies looked down and
out when they stumbled to 189
for nine off their 50 overs, batting
first in the fourth One-Day Inter-
But they rallied to bundle out
the Indians for 178, and clinch
an amazing, 11-run victory.
"I believe in these boys. I
believe they have got the skill,"
the Australian told reporters fol-
lowing the result at the Sir Viv-
ian Richards Stadium.
"We beat Pakistan a couple of
weeks ago chasing down 300,
and now we've defended a rea-
sonably small total against India
--- two of the best teams in the
world we've gone on to beat.
"I believe they've got the skill,
I believe they've got the talent,
if we just improve their work
ethic. And they've got to play a
different game than they're used
to. As soon as we start realising
that and start working towards
that, I think we can start making
He added: "Today is one step
and it's a big ladder for us, but
today is one step closer to where
hard work and we are working
hard, believe me.
"The people of the Caribbean
probably don't see us working as
hard as we are and I just want
to let them know that we are
very pleased that we've put a win
on the board today for everybody
in the region."
Entering the contest down 2-0
in the five-match series and try-
ing to avoid yet another series
defeat, West Indies produced yet
another limp effort with the bat,
as their batsmen succumbed to
a series of soft dismissals.
Openers Kyle Hope and Evin
Lewis top-scored with 35, but no
other batsman passed 30 as the
Windies innings declined dra-
matically from a decent position
of 121 for two.
Law said while it was evident
the batting still needed work, he
was thrilled by the way the team
had rallied, especially defending
such a small target.
"We showed tremendous fight
with the ball in hand out there
today," Law pointed out.
"Once again, our batting (was
not up to scratch). We got off to
a good start but we didn't quite
capitalise. We desperately need
one of the top six or couple of
scores to alleviate the pressure
that we had at the end there.
"If we had 240, 250 on the
board it would have made our
job a lot easier. But credit to the
boys, the way they fought in the
field. I thought the fielding was
outstanding; the pressure catch-
ing towards the end was great.
"I'm very happy, very proud
but we've still got plenty of work
to do. But we're definitely going
to enjoy this one."
The final match of the series
is set for Sabina Park in Jamaica
on Thursday. (CMC)
West Indies bowler Kesrick Williams celebrates an India wicket with team-mates during Sunday's fourth ODI.
Windies won the match by 11 runs to set up a chance to at least draw the series. PHOTOS COURTESY WCB
West Indies skipper Jason Holder celebrates his five-wicket haul.
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