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ST. JOHN'S---Off-spinner Sunil
Narine has been added to the
West Indies squad for the three
Tests against New Zealand to be
played next month, the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
Narine has played five Tests,
including two against the New
His inclusion came after off-
spinner Shane Shillingford and
part-time spinner Marlon
Samuels were reported for sus-
pect actions during West Indies
recent tour of India.
Match officials have raised con-
cerns about Samuels faster ball
and Shillingford s doosra.
They are both headed to Perth,
Australia with West Indies Head
Coach Ottis Gibson for independ-
However Shillingford and
Samuels are eligible to play in the
first Test, starting in Dunedin on
Tuesday, as they are cleared to
play until the independent testing
results have been submitted to
the sport s world governing body,
The two are expected to rejoin
the squad at the weekend.
Kraigg Brathwaite, who was
named in the Windies Test squad
as replacement for the injured
Chris Gayle is awaiting the pro-
cessing of a New Zealand visa
and an Australian transit visa
before departing the Caribbean.
Meanwhile veteran batsman
Shivnarine Chanderpaul missed
out on a century by eleven runs
on the second day of the three-
day tour match as the West
Indies continued their prepara-
tions against a New Zealand X1
in Lincoln yesterday.
The diminutive 39-year-old
scored an impressive 89 as West
Indies X1 declared on 230 for six,
three runs ahead of the Kiwis
first innings score of 227 for 8 at
Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.
Chanderpaul struck early form
to reach his 89 in just 106 balls
hitting eight fours and a six.
The other members of the
West Indies test squad to bat,
Kirk Edwards and Chadwick Wal-
ton, didn t enjoy the same success
and were dismissed for just three
and six respectively while Aaron
Redmond scored 67 for the West
In reply, New Zealand s open-
ing pair of Hamish Rutherford
and Peter Fulton got off to a bril-
liant start in the second innings
to take their side to 104 without
Rutherford was the aggressor,
crushing an unbeaten 61 from 52
balls, while Fulton put on an
unbeaten 32 from 65 balls.
A draw looms as the hosts take
a 100 run lead into today s third
and final day.
The champion men s team in the
2013-2014 Mackeson sponsored
Super 10 Basketball League staged
by Gold Medal Sports will take home
a cash prize valued at $100,000.
Keith Clement, tournament direc-
tor made the disclosure at a media
conference yesterday, held at the
Hospitality Suite at the Carib Brewery
in Champ Fleurs.
Over the past four years, victors
in this category walked away with a
purse worth $50,000.
The T&T Defence Force is the
Clement said the budget this sea-
son was an estimated $700,000 and
of that 50 per cent covered prizes
while the remainder covered opera-
While he spoke authoritatively on
the structure of the awards at stake
for the men s round of competition,
Clement had to adopt a more con-
servative tone when treating with
disparity in the prizes offered in the
women s division of which Brian
Chase Academy is the defending
He said, "The first prize in the
women (division is) not going to be
less than $30,000. We (are) still trying
to see how we can increase it for the
women. Their play has been good.
We want to give some emphasis on
the women this year.
We had no basketball primarily for
about two years in T&T. The women
have been playing good basketball. I
believe there is an international tour-
nament T&T is going to be entering
next year. I think Super 10 is the only
avenue for those players this season
to show their skills to be selected on
the national team. So we have an
emphasis on that. The Big Four this
year is going to move from a three
game series to a five games series,
both in the semi-finals and finals.
The men will place a five-game semi-
final and a seven-game finals."
Competition jumps-off on Decem-
ber 8 (Sun) at the Southern Indoor
Sports Arena at 4 pm at which teams
will be on parade.
Focusing on the future of the sport,
this season will see the introduction
of two youth division.
A 15 and Under Division with eight
teams registered to compete is now
in place, while the 16-21 category
has a roster of 13 teams.
Like the latter junior category, the
men s division has attracted an equal
number of teams. The women s divi-
sion, however, will have seven teams.
Clement has announced that the
Jean Pierre Complex in Woodbrook,
Port-of-Spain will not be the main
court for the tournament as the Super
10 league executive moves to decen-
tralise the competition s roster.
The Maloney Indoor Sports Arena,
in Maloney, is expected to be home
to at least 22 nights of competition,
while the Southern Indoor Sports
Arena in Pleasantville, San Fernando
a similar number.
Competition in the inaugural youth
division, he said, will see teams
engage in a sudden death rivalry both
in semi-final and final rounds.
West Indies calls
up Narine for Kiwis
Dave Bobb, left, director of Sports, Ministry of Sports with Shawn Abasali, global
brand manager, Mackeson and Keith Clement, tournament director Gold Medal
Sports hoist the challenge trophy to be won at this year's Mackeson Super 10
Basketball Tournament during yesterday's media conference held at the Carib
Brewery in Champs Fleurs. PHOTO: SEAN NERO
$.7 million for
Super Ten b-ball
Williamson has been included in
the Black Caps Test squad for the
ANZ International Series against
the West Indies starting on Tues-
day in Dunedin.
The 23-year-old, who broke a
bone in his left thumb in
Bangladesh last month, will await
a final fitness clearance closer to
the match but the signs are prom-
"Kane has been in the nets bat-
ting and bowling and getting his
intensity levels up," says General
Manager National Selection Bruce
Edgar. "We re confident he should
be right come Tuesday."
The squad also sees the return
of the Black Caps lead strike bowler
Tim Southee after he had ankle
surgery in July. Southee was eased
back into international cricket dur-
ing the limited overs section of the
tour to Bangladesh and was in top
form this week taking 6-79 for the
Southee s Knights team-mates
leg spinner Ish Sodhi and all-
rounder Corey Anderson are in line
to play their first Tests at home
The pair who debuted on the
recent tour of Bangladesh were
both named in the 13-man squad
despite Anderson suffering a rib
injury while in Sri Lanka.
Edgar is keen to see the 20-year-
old Sodhi given another a chance
after he stood up well on what was
a challenging tour of Bangladesh.
"Mike (Black Caps Head Coach
Mike Hesson) and I feel that Ish
is worthy of an opportunity in the
first Test if the conditions are
Edgar says Aaron Redmond has
been selected as injury cover for
Williamson based on the sheer
volume of runs he has scored.
"Aaron has made a good start
to the Plunket Shield to date and
on top of the 67 he scored yester-
day for the New Zealand XI we
felt he was the best top order bat-
Redmond, 34, played his last
Test for the Black Caps in Adelaide
Hesson says the team is looking
forward to playing at home after
a long tour of the sub-continent.
Williamson named to face Windies
Brendon McCullum (c)---Otago Volts
Corey Anderson---Northern Knights
Trent Boult---Northern Knights
Doug Bracewell---Central Stags
Peter Fulton---Canterbury Wizards
Aaron Redmond---Otago Volts
Hamish Rutherford---Otago Volts
Ish Sodhi---Northern Knights
Tim Southee---Northern Knights
Ross Taylor---Central Stags
Neil Wagner---Otago Volts
BJ Watling---Northern Knights
Kane Williamson---Northern Knights
T&T s Invitational Under 16
cricketers qualified for today s
Bradman Foundation final in Aus-
tralia when they defeated India by
21 runs in their penultimate match
on Wednesday night.
Needing to win, T&T scored 217
for nine in their allotted overs, then
dismissed India for 196 in 47.5
Hero of the previous match
against Australia, Jordan Warner,
turned villain after he was dismissed
for a duck. Warner made a hundred
in a losing cause against Australia.
However, the reliable Amir Jan-
goo and Emilio Gopaul restored the
innings with patient batting. Jangoo
made 27 and Gopaul 46 but there
was a mid innings slump as T&T
plummeted to 127/5. Darrel Cyrus
(44), and the last wicket pair of
Cavan Bryne (17) and Reynaldo
Mohammed (16) eventually took
T&T to their final score.
Tight bowling and good fielding
proved too much for India.
India lost wickets regularly as
Saiba Battoosing (3-24), Gopaul (2-
20) and Jonathan Bootan (1/31)
proved difficult to put away.
Speaking after the match, coach
Kenny Benjamin said he was
delighted that his team reached the
final. "My hope is that the players
have learnt enough to put in a great
performance against the Australians
in the final. I have a concern about
their final 10 overs on the field
which is where we have shown
inexperience. However the tour-
nament is an excllent platform for
a career in international cricket. I
hope this group of players is kept
SCORES: T&T Invitational U 16-
217/9---Emilio Gopaul 46, Darel Cyrus 44,
Amir Jangoo 27, Cavan Byrne 17. India 196
All out in 47.5 Overs. Saiba Batoosing
3/24, Emilio Gopaul 2/20 and Jonathan
T&T Under 16s into Bradman final
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