Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 17th 2018 Contents SHARJAH – The career of West In-
dies off-spinner Sunil Narine was
once again thrown into doubt
after he was reported for a sus-
pected illegal bowling action dur-
ing the Pakistan Super League in
the United Arab Emirates.
The 29-year-old Trinidadian,
who plays for Lahore Qalanders,
was reported following Wednes-
day’s 17-run victory over Quetta
Gladiators in which he took two
for 20 in an excellent four-over
Narine has been placed on a
warning list but is still free to play
in the tournament. However, if
he is reported again he will be
slapped with a ban.
“Mr Narine has now been
placed on the warning list and
may continue to be selected to
play and bowl for his team in the
PSL,” the Pakistan Cricket Board
“As the PSL follows the ICC
Regulations on illegal bowling
,if a player is reported while on
the warning list, the player shall
be suspended from bowling for
the remainder of the PSL tourna-
The PCB are now expected to
forward the match officials report
to Cricket West Indies.
Narine’s career has been
plagued by question marks over
his action and was banned 2-1/2
years ago after being reported
following an One-Day Interna-
tional between West Indies and
Sri Lanka in Pallekele.
He took no part in the West
Indies Twenty20 World Cup
campaign in India in 2016 as he
underwent remedial work on
his action, and was eventually
cleared to resume bowling in
April of that year.
Narine courted controversy last
month when he, along with fel-
low Trinidadians Darren Bravo,
Kieron Pollard and Jamaican
Andre Russell, opted out of se-
lection for the ongoing ICC World
Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe. CMC
Saturday, March 17, 2018
More misery for Windies with heavy defeat
MOUNT MAUNGANUI – West Indies
Women extended their miserable
winless run against New Zealand
Women, when they crashed to a
heavy 106-run defeat in the sec-
ond Twenty20 International in
New Zealand, yesterday.
Chasing an imposing 186 for
victory under lights at Bay Oval,
the Caribbean side’s batting col-
lapsed yet against to leave them
well short of their target at 79 for
eight off their allotted 20 overs.
Kyshona Knight top-scored
with 20 and was just one of three
in double figures as the innings
never got going, after losing a
cluster of wickets up front.
Pacer Sophie Devine helped
wreck Windies with three for 12
while off-spinner Leigh Kasperek
ended with two for 13.
Earlier, the hosts piled up 185
for three off their 20 overs after
being sent in, with Amy Satterth-
waite hammering an unbeaten 71
and wicketkeeper Katey Martin
They were given a steady start
by Devine and captain Suzie Bates
who put on 33 off 26 deliveries for
the first wicket.
Devine, dropped at point by
Hayley Matthews off speedster
Shamilia Connell off the first ball
of the match, struck 27 from 21
balls with three fours and a six
while Bates made 14.
Connell got the breakthrough
when Bates dragged on a
cross-batted heave in the fifth
over and Devine followed in the
seventh, holing out to Matthews
at long-on off seamer Akeira Pe-
ters on 52 for two.
The Windies joy was short-
lived, however, as Satterthwaite
and Martin combined in a 124-
run, third wicket stand to put
New Zealand in command.
Sattherthwaite faced 42 balls
and belted nine fours and a cou-
ple of sixes while Martin stroked
11 fours, also off 42 deliveries,
to record her second straight
Faced with staging their high-
est-ever successful run chase,
the Windies crumbled under the
pressure and lost early wickets.
Matthews, coming off a half-cen-
tury in the opening match, failed
to find the same touch and per-
ished in the second over for five
with the score on 11, cutting a long
hop from off-spinner Anna Peter-
son to Amedia Kerr at point.
The Windies suffered a massive
blow in the next over when their
captain and in-form batsman Sta-
fanie Taylor fell for one, lofting a
full-length delivery from speed-
ster Lea Tahuhu to Kerr at mid-on
with just three runs added.
Deandra Dottin (13) attempted
a counter-attack, clearing the
ropes at square leg with Tahuhu
in the same over before launching
Devine for a massive six over long
on in the following.
But Devine struck twice in the
fifth over, removing Dottin lbw
and two balls later, claiming Re-
neice Boyce without scoring, glov-
ing a lifter to Martin behind.
Rocking on 30 for four, there
was no recovery for the Windies
as wickets continued to tumble
while the runs dried up.
Veteran Merissa Aguilleira, who
opened the batting, spent 20 balls
over 16 before she was caught at
the wicket on the second attempt,
driving at Kasperek in the eighth
over with the score on 42.
New Zealand’s bowlers contin-
ued to strangle the Windies, with
15 runs trickling from the next 33
deliveries before Britney Cooper
(5) tried to clear the ropes with
Kasperek in the 14th and as taken
at deep long on by Satterthwaite.
Kyshona Knight top-scored with 20 in a timid Windies batting effort.
QPCC II today
Leaders Alescon Comets will face a
stern test when they come up against
Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) II at
the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain
today in their round four T&T Cricket
Board (TTCB) Premiership I clash from
Comets are leading the pack with
49 points after three matches includ-
ing two outright wins in their last two
However, those wins came at the
result oriented Pierre Road ground
and now they come to the big yard to
battle QPCC II which is no easy walko-
ver. Charles Guillen men have fought
well this season, their first back in the
Premiership and is in fourth place
with 29 points. Packed into their team
are a number of talented youngsters
like West Indies U-19 player Kirstan
Kallicharan and the consistent Joshua
Comets have been playing great
cricket this season thanks to the expe-
rience duo of Rayad Emrit and Roshon
Primus who have led from the front.
Defending champions and second
place QPCC I will come up against First
Citizens Clarke Road at Wilson Road.
The Parkites, yet to register an out-
right win this season, is expected to
be greeted by a turner at Wilson Road
but they have the spin quality in their
ranks to give a struggling Clarke Road
a good workover.
Clarke Road is currently seventh in
the standings with 21 points. The other
match will pit third place Merryboys
against last place Central Sports at In-
vaders ground in Charlieville. Central
Sports although they are at the bottom
of the pile, have played good cricket
but have been very unlucky in some
Merryboys on the other hand have
been very solid this season and the
veteran Atiba Alert is doing wonders
for the Patna Boys.
Today, there will also be action
in the Premiership II and the three
FC Clarke Road United VS QPCC 1 at Wilson
Victoria VS Powergen at Barrackpore
Central Sports VS Merryboys at Invaders
QPCC2 VS Alescon Comets QP Oval
Cane Farm VS Tableland Crown Street Rec.
Munroe Road VS Orangefield Munroe Road
BFL VS Caldrac Gilbert Park
EYM VS Aranguez EYM
Curepe VS Unique Sports at Knowles Street
Fulham VS Moosai at Larry Gomes Enclosure
UTT VS UWI at O’Meara
Dreadnought VS Prisons at TBA
Calcutta VS Santa Cruz/QPCC III at Calcutta
Preysal VS Endeavour at Inshan Ali Park
Police VS Las Lomas at St James Barracks
Couva Sports VS Defence Force at Couva
Diamond United VS Nazarite at Kennedy Park
HYO VS Cosmos at HYO
Rousillac VS Yorkshire SC at Happy Hill Rec
Barrackpore United VS MYO at Daren Ganga
Narine career up in air again
Reported for suspect action in PSL
West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine.
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN
S Devine c Matthews b Peters
*S Bates b Connell
+K Martin c Taylor b Dottin
A Satterthwaite not out
M Green not out
Extras (lb1, w4, nb1)
TOTAL (3 wkts, 20 overs)
Did not bat: A Peterson, L Kasperek, H
Jensen, A Kerr, L Tahuhu, K Heffernan.
Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-52, 3-176.
Bowling: Connell 4-0-37-1, Dottin 4-0 -34-1,
Matthews 3-0-27-0, Mohammed 3-0 -31-0,
Peters 2-0-13-1, Fletcher 1-0-16-0, Taylor
WEST INDIES WOMEN
H Matthews c Kerr b Peterson
+M Aguilleira c wkp Martin b Kasperek 16
*S Taylor c Kerr b Tahuhu
D Dottin lbw b Devine
R Boyce c wkp Martin b Devine
Kyshona Knight b Devine
B Cooper c Satterthwaite b Kasperek
A Fletcher b Heffernan
A Peters not out
A Mohammed not out
Extras (lb4, w3)
TOTAL (8 wkts, 20 overs)
Did not bat: S Connell.
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-14, 3-30, 4-30, 5-42,
6-57, 7-69, 8-78.
Bowling: Heffernan 4-0-14-1, Peterson
2-0-11-1, Tahuhu 3-0-16-1, Jensen 2-0 -5-0,
Devine 3-1 -12-3, Kasperek 3-0-13-2, Kerr
Result: New Zealand Women won by 106
Series: New Zealand Women lead five-match
Toss: West Indies Women.
Umpires: B Bowden, K Cross; TV – A
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