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Young footballers in Tobago will get the
opportunity to try out for a once in a life-
time trip to Barcelona this Saturday (July
15).Next month, three young children between
the ages of seven and 12 will get the chance
to visit the Camp Nou, FC Barcelona's train-
ing grounds, thanks to Nestle MILO and FC
Nestle MILO and FC Barcelona recently
signed a four-year agreement - the first of
its kind for the company. The agreement is
based on shared vision to promote health-
ier lifestyles through physical activity among
children, especially during their foundation
Through the partnership, the two well-
known brands will conduct a series of ini-
tiatives across Asia, Oceania, Africa and
Latin America, impacting over 22 million
Trinidad and Tobago will host the MILO
FC Barcelona Football Skills Tournament as
its chosen initiative, which will see three
children travel to Spain. While there, they
will participate in FC Barcelona's football
camp in a two-day training session with
Barcelona coaches. One parent will accom-
pany their son or daughter on the journey.
The tournament will be managed by Terry
Fenwick, founder of Football Factory Foun-
dation. Three skill sets will be observed in
screening, control, passing and dribbling
technique, all of which will be timed.
Registration is based on a first come, first
serve basis and will accommodate a maxi-
mum of 300 children over the course of the
To earn a chance to train at Camp Nou,
parents must register their children and
participate in the tournament, which will
run throughout July. In order to register, a
400 gram MILO pack must be purchased.
The packs will be donated to homes with-
in communities across Trinidad and Toba-
go.To register check https://www.nestle.tt/
milofootball. Please note to ensure Tobago
registration, in the section marked Partic-
ipation Data and Location, select Tobago.
For further details interested persons can
NESTLE GIVES TOBAGO FOOTBALLERS UNIQUE CHANCE
Lewis century stuns India
Opener Evin Lewis led a brutal assault with a
record-breaking hundred as West Indies sensationally
battered India to win the one-off Twenty20 Internation-
al by nine wickets on Sunday.
In pursuit of 191 for victory at Sabina Park, the Carib-
bean side staged the third-highest successful run chase in
their history to get home with nine balls to spare and notch
their third victory over India inside the last 15 months.
The left-handed Lewis slammed a scintillating unbeaten
125 off a mere 62 deliveries, belting six fours and 12 giant
sixes---the last of which off left-armer Ravi Jadeja sailed
over wide long-on and ended the game in style.
He dominated an 82-run, first wicket stand with super-
star Chris Gayle, who made 18 from 20 balls in his first
match for West Indies since last year's T20 World Cup in
India, before adding 112 in an unbroken second partnership
with Marlon Samuels, who was flamboyant in an unbeaten
36 off 29 deliveries.
With his hundred, Lewis became only the third batsman
to score two hundreds in T20 Internationals, joining the
illustrious company of Gayle and New Zealander Brendon
McCullum. He also eclipsed Gayle's 117 against South Afri-
ca 10 years ago for the highest score by a West Indian in
T20 Internationals and overtook Australian Shane Watson
for the third highest-ever score.
India had earlier posted a challenging 190 for six off their
20 overs after being sent in, with Dinesh Karthik top-scor-
ing with 48 off 29 deliveries and captain Virat Kohli getting
39 off 22 balls.
Teenager Rishabh Pant, in his third T20I, chipped in with
38 off 35 balls while opener Shikhar Dhawan made a swift
23, but India lost momentum during their innings and never
cleared the 200-run mark.
Kohli and Dhawan gave them a lightening quick start,
however, racing to 54 without loss after the first five overs
as the Windies leaked runs early on.
Kohli had smashed a six and a four off the first two balls
of the sixth over from seamer Kesrick Williams when he
was deceived by a slower one and taken at mid-on by Sunil
Narine. All told, he struck seven fours and a six. Two balls
later, Williams' brilliant direct hit at the non-striker's end
following through off his own bowling, accounted for Dha-
wan, leaving India to regroup. They did so through an
86-run third wicket stand between Karthik and the 19-year-
old Pant, as the visitors put themselves in a strong position
on 140 for two with five overs left.
But West Indies hit back, grabbing four wickets for 13
runs in the space of 14 deliveries to leave India on 164 for
six at the end of the 18th.
Karthik was third out in the 16th over at 151 for three,
bowled by Samuels after striking five fours and three sixes
and seamer Jerome Taylor knocked over MS Dhoni (2) and
Pant in 17th over, before Williams had Kedar Jadhav (4)
brilliantly caught by Narine at deep square at the end of
the 18th over.
In reply, West Indies started slowly, managing just 17 runs
from the first three overs before Lewis sprang to the life in
the fourth over, blasting boundaries off the last three balls
as seamer Mohammed Shami's first over leaked 19 runs.
He clobbered off-spinner Ravi Ashwin for back-to-back
sixes in the next over which cost 16 runs before taking
another 14 runs from pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's follow-
Gayle, who punched a four and a six in a sedate knock,
top-edged a pull at Kuldeep in the ninth and was caught
by wicketkeeper Dhoni but Lewis continued unfazed, need-
ing 28 balls to complete his second fifty.
Not to be left out, Samuels produced some exquisite
strokes, taking 16 from one over from Shami, en route to
finishing with five fours and a six.
Speaking afterwards, Windies coach Stuart Law and
skipper Carlos Brathwaite praised Lewis' effort.
"To only chase 190 on a small ground and flat wicket,
it's going to take some chasing but we saw one of the
better innings I've ever seen in T20 cricket. Evin Lewis,
hats off," Law said.
Brathwaite added: "He's a very positive young man, he
hits the ball very very cleanly. Another good thing about
him is once he gets in, he goes all the way. He has two
hundreds and a 90, something like that. He doesn't stop
short, he doesn't make 20s or 30s.
"Once he gets in, he's very difficult to stop and he doesn't
give his wicket away. I don't know what's the secret, but
looking from the outside, he's a very unconventional play-
er. There are players who are conventional and hit the ball
hard, and he's the other way around. He hits the ball sweet-
ly and cleanly, he also hits them in some funny areas that
fielding teams take a while to get accustomed to."(CMC)
India 190-6 (20) (Virat Kohli 39, Rishabh Pant 38, Dinesh
Karthik 48, Jermaine Taylor 2/31, Kesrick Williams 2/42 v
West Indies 194-1 (18.3) (Evin Lewis 125*,
Marlon Samuels 36*)
RESULT: WEST INDIES WON BY 9 WKTS
T&T player enters T20 record books
West Indies opener Evin Lewis celebrates his hundred
aginst India in the one-off T20 in Jamaica on Sunday.
PHOTO COURTESY CWI
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