Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 23rd 2013 Contents T&T s Ayanna Mc Clean has been
appointed to umpire at the Interna-
tional Hockey Federation s Junior
World Cup tournament scheduled for
Monchengladbach, Germany, from
Saturday to August 4.
The former national hockey player
is set to arrive in Germany today for
the pre-tournament briefing and fitness
She has also accepted the appoint-
ment for the Pan Am Cup tournament
in Mendoza, Argentina, from September
21-28. The winner of the Pan Am Cup
qualifies for the 2014 Women s World
Cup in The Hague.
Mc Clean s appointments follows
being nominated for the World Umpir-
ing Development Programme, a lead
up to the World Cup and Olympic
The Ventures Hockey Club member
has also been appointed to carry the
whistle as a neutral umpire at the South
American Hockey Championships in
Santiago, Chile, from March 6-16, 2014.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, July 23, 2013
T&T umpire for Junior
World Cup hockey
Ayanna Mc Clean...off to Germany
Chad Salandy was off to a win-
ning start in the Caribbean
Squash Championships when he
beat Bermuda s Keon Knight 11-
8, 4-11, 11-6, 11-4 in the opening
round of Boys Under 17 category
at the Cascadia Squash Court in
St Ann s yesterday.
Nku Patrick was also among
those to advance to the second
round, whipping Nesta Broderick
of the Cayman Islands 11-2, 11-1,
Meanwhile in the Girls Under
17 division, local Faith Gillezeau
was a 11-2, 11-3, 11-9 winner over
Bermudan Alexandra Artuch and
Jamie Lee Edghill battled to a 11-
4, 11-9, 10-12, 15-13 victory over
Jamaican Ashleigh Lynch.
Boys Under 17
Chad Salandy (T&T) bt Keon
Knight (Ber) 11-8, 4-11, 11-6, 11-4,
Nku Patrick (T&T) bt Nesta
Broderick (Cay) 11-2, 11-1, 11-0
Girls Under 17
Faith Gillezeau (T&T) bt
Alexandra Artuch (Ber) 11-2, 11-3,
11-9, Jamie Lee Edghill (T&T) bt
Ashleigh Lynch (Jam) 11-4, 11-9,
Boys Under 15
Isiah Robinson (Cay) bt Jonathan
Blanc (T&T) 9-11, 8-11, 13-11, 6-11,
Giles Luke (Cay) bt Nicholas
Girls Under 15
Alexandra Yearwood (T&T) bt
Sandy Mayers (OECS) 3-2
Girls Under 13
Amy De Vertuil (T&T) bt Giovana
Alexander (OECS) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
Boys Under 13
Koby Khan (T&T) bt Anthony
National Under-15 fast bowler
Joel Sutherland was in destructive
mood yesterday, snatching six
wickets, but he could not prevent
Guyana from grabbing first
innings points on day one of their
round four clash in the West
Indies Cricket Board Regional
Under-15 tournament in Jamaica.
Bowling first for the fourth time
in as many matches, T&T limited
Guyana to 122 all out behind
Sutherland s 6/23. Timothy Mc
Almont was the best batsman for
Guyana, top-scoring with 27.
In other matches, Barbados is
closing in on victory against the
Leeward Islands and the Windward
Islands has the edge against hosts
At St Elizabeth Technical: Guyana
122 (Timothy Mc Almont 27, Joel
Sutherland 6/23) and 69/4 (Kirstan
Kallicharan 2/9, Emilo Gopaul 2/19
vs T&T 110 (Keagan Simmons 26,
Sachin Seecharan 21, Richie
At Treasure Beach: Leeward
Islands 74 and 26/5 vs Barbados
At Alpart: Windward Islands 142/9
and 24/1 vs Jamaica 109/9
middle order batsman Marlon
Samuels says he has devised a
strategy to conquer the Pakistan
bowlers as the five-match One
Day International series between
the two sides heads for a poten-
tially exciting climax tomorrow.
Samuels scored an unbeaten
century as West Indies lost to Pak-
istan by six wickets via the Duck-
worth Lewis method on Sunday.
"It s a high class bowling attack
but when I see a bowling attack
probably two three times I think
I sum it up ," said Samuels.
"So I have been thinking about
them a lot. I have been watching
a lot of tape".
West Indies batsmen have strug-
gled against the Pakistan bowlers
in the series but Samuels hit 13
boundaries in his 106 to lift the
score to 261.
"So by just summing them up
I realize who I am going to target
and who I am not going to target,"
"I try to get as many singles as
possible so I batted with a plan
today and it actually worked ".
Pakistan now lead the series two
games to one after the third ODI
ended in a tie and with the decid-
ing fixture set for tomorrow at the
Beausejour Playing field.
The stylish Jamaican batsman
said he believes West Indies would
have won the match had it not
been for the rain which interrupted
" If the rain didn t come today
I am sure we would have been in
the driver s seat because there was
a lot of runs on the board and Pak-
istan batting has not been clicking,"
Olympic gold medallist Hasely Crawford chats with the children after paying an impromptu visit to one of
the sports camps organised by the Sports Company of T&T last week. Crawford was warmly greeted by the
children who got a chance to see his Olympic gold medal and Trinity Cross, the country's highest honour.
Crawford is one of several sport ambassadors who will visit the camps this week to share their experiences
in sport and offer advice for those aspiring to a career in the sport industry. Children can also expect a visit
from Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport and elite swimming coach who will conduct a light training session.
The camps are an initiative of Sportt and the Ministry of Sport and started July 15. They will end August 2.
They are designed to engage children and youth ages 7 to 17 in structured sporting activity led by trained
coaches in 18 sporting disciplines.
Former national coach Jamaal
Shabazz says the days of a magician
coming to Trinidad and Tobago and
making magic with the country s foot-
ball is an illusion.
Shabazz was speaking in light of
T&T s performance at the Concacaf
Gold Cup in which the local team
reached the quarter finals stage before
losing 1-0 to Mexico on Saturday.
"I think where we go as a nation
depends a lot on what the Federation
provides to the various technical staff
and coaches. I am not taking away from
his input, but the team should have
qualified for the quarterfinal regardless
of Beenhakker s appointment, because
that is where our programme is at."
"The days of a blonde magician com-
ing to our shores and making magic is
an illusion. Football needs resources to
back up technical know-how if it to
achieve anything, whether it is Anton
Corneal or Leo Beenhakker at the helm."
Shabazz praised the standard of play
by the T&T Pro League-based players,
who were instrumental in T&T s
progress and the eventual 1-0 narrow
defeat at the feet of Mexico but said
mechanisms were in place for T&T to
reach the quarterfinal and play as it did
against Mexico before the start of the
"I am very happy to see some of the
Pro League players rise to the occasion,
namely Daneil Cyrus, Cornell Glen,
Joevin Jones and Jan Michael Williams,
who joined with the players like Ken-
wyne Jones, Khaleem Hyland and Carlos
Edwards and those playing in the highest
levels in their (respective) leagues. The
Pro League players were able to match
their performances," said Shabazz.
"I think some of the players have
done enough to progress in their career.
Hopefully these results warrant positive
movement in the Fifa rankings, which
would ultimately affect those who need
work permits. It shows too, that teams
like Honduras cannot field a second
string team against T&T and expect to
come out with a good result."
Shabazz, who with Hutson Charles,
guided T&T to its first Gold Cup final
since 2007 after reaching the final of
the CFU Caribbean Cup believes the
results were expected given the resources
made available to the technical staff.
"I expected the team to reach that
phase. Anything further than that would
have been great. But, where our pro-
gramme is at, I think reaching the quar-
terfinal would have been a reasonable
In that regard, Shabazz said there are
between 10-15 coaches in the country
who are capable of leading the national
team, but it is a matter of resources
being provided for them.
"The local staff works with no
resources and then they bring in a for-
eigner and give him resources, and they
call him a magician. Its not just resources
and technical know-how. Nobody could
tell me we don t have at least 10-15
coaches home and abroad with the tech-
nical competence," said Shabazz.
"Throughout my 15 years, I think
local coaches, only on a few occasions
got the resources to do the job. And
every time they got the resources, they
made an impact," said Shabazz, citing
former head coaches Bertille St Clair
and Everald Cummings. "I can tell you
of situations where local coaches did
not get resources or support."
Shabazz said coaching at the national
level is no longer part of his plans.
Salandy off to winning start in Caribbean squash
Sutherland's spell not enough to stop Guyana
Samuels says he has conquered Pakistan bowling
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