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became the seventh player to pass 11,000
runs in Test cricket as West Indies face an
uphill struggle to avoid defeat against New
Zealand on day three of their first Test
match here at the University Oval yester-
The veteran left-hander hit the top score
of 76 to join the esteemed company of the
recently-retired Sachin Tendulkar of India,
Ricky Ponting of Australia, Rahul Dravid of
India, South African all-rounder Jacques
Kallis, former teammate Brian Lara and
Australian legend Allan Border.
However, his half century was the high-
light of a West Indies first innings batting
collapse in which they were dismissed for
213 after resuming from an overnight 67 for
Forced to follow on, the Caribbean side
batted with more purpose in their second
innings to reach 168 for two at stumps.
Trent Boult struck early when he had
Kieran Powell caught at second slip by Tim
Southee to leave the West Indies 18 for one.
But Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo stead-
ied the innings, putting on 117 for the second
wicket before the leg spin of Ish Sodhi
trapped Edwards in front after a well crafted
59.At stumps Bravo, who had taken the
attack to the Black Caps, was not out 72
with Marlon Samuels on 17.
Earlier, Kiwi paceman Tim Southee picked
up four for 52 to trigger the West Indian
batting collapse that saw them concede a
huge first innings lead of 396 runs.
Six of the top seven in the batting order
were caught behind the stumps, with Chan-
derpaul the sole exception.
The 39-year-old who was dropped at
slips on 70 held the West Indies first innings
together as he worked his way to 76 before
being trapped lbw by Boult without offering
Although he challenged the dismissal,
video replays showed the ball would have
clipped the top of the bails.
It was Chanderpaul s 62nd Test half cen-
tury while Bravo s first innings cameo pro-
duced 40 and Darren Sammy not out 27.
West Indies, with eight second innings
wicket in hand and two days of play remain-
ing, are seeking to avoid a third innings
defeat after being subjected to back-to-
back innings defeats by India.
WI faces uphill
battle to save Test
KINGSTON---Leading sports administrator,
Richard Bevan, has been elected new chairman
of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), officials
Bevan, who has over 20 years experience working
with elite level sports, is to assume the position
with immediate effect. He is the current chief
executive of the League Managers Association
(LMA) in the UK, having previously held the role
of CEO at the English Professional Cricketers Asso-
"I am delighted that Richard has taken on the
role of chairman of the CPL board. Richard has
huge experience in the business of sport and a
track record in leading organisations through sig-
nificant growth and expansion," said Damien O
Donohoe, CEO of the CPL.
"His knowledge of international sports admin-
istration, especially in cricket, will be of huge value
to the CPL as we look to build on the successes
of our first year. The CPL is very honoured to have
him lead the team."
Bevan was the founding director of the Federation
of International Cricketers Associations and remains
a trustee of the Team England Players Partner-
CPL held its inaugural season over the summer,
hosting more than 250,000 fans across six countries
and even drawing investment from Hollywood
stars like Gerard Butler and Mark Wahlberg.
The league says plans were underway for the
second edition next year.
CPl appoints a
MIAMI---The Confederation of North, Central
America and Caribbean Association Football is
to stage its first-annual Concacaf Awards, to hon-
our the year s stand-out performers.
The awards, which will continue on an annual
basis, have been designed to recognize the top
players, coaches and referees in women s and men s
soccer within the Concacaf region.
"We are delighted to introduce the first edition
of the annual Concacaf Awards, which will provide
rightful and much-deserved recognition to our
region s best players, coaches and referees in the
women s and men s games," said Concacaf President
The Concacaf Awards will honor players and
achievements in Concacaf-sanctioned tournaments
and competitions involving the Confederation s
national teams at all levels, including FIFA World
Cup qualifying for both genders, in all age cate-
Performances also eligible for recognition include
those achieved in professional club football leagues
within the Concacaf Member Associations, as well
as the Concacaf Champions League.
Winners will be announced by the end of the
unveils its first
Elesha Montano, right, marketing manager of the Arima
Race Club, accepts the Stewards Cup from Norman Gabriel
of Norman Gabriel Insurance Brokers. The new crystal cup
was unveiled yesterday and will be added to the winner's
cheque of $150,000 for The Stewards Cup, Saturday's
national sprint championship. The race is now officially The
Norman Gabriel Insurance Brokers Stewards Cup. A new
champion will be crowned as last year's winner
Bruceontheloose has passed on. However interest in this
year's event is palpable as the runner up and third place
horses, Signal Alert and Sacred Trust are vying to do better
this year while newcomer Crime Of Passion has established
himself as a "people's favourite".
There will be nine races on Saturday's card with a post
time of noon. See Page A55.
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul flicks through the on side during his top score of 76 in the opening Test against New
Zealand. AP PHOTO
New Zealand 1st inns (609-9 decl)
West Indies 1st inns (o/n 67-2)
Kirk Edwards c Fulton b Boult
Kieran Powell c wk Watling b Southee
Darren Bravo c McCullum b Southee
Marlon Samuels c Taylor b Southee
Shiv Chanderpaul lbw b Boult
Narsingh Deonarine c Taylor b Southee
Denesh Ramdin c wkWatling b Boult
Darren Sammy not out
Shane Shillingford b Sodhi
Tino Best run out
Shannon Gabriel lbw b Sodhi
Extras: lb-11, nb-1, w-1
Total: (all out, 62.1 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-4 2-24 3-70 4-73 5-106 6-174 7-
Bowling: Boult 18-5-40-3, Southee 16-1-52-4,
Wagner 13-2-47-0 (nb-1, w-1), Sodhi 15.1-2-63-2
West Indies 2nd inns
Kirk Edwards lbw b Sodhi
Kieran Powell c Southee b Boult
Darren Bravo not out
Marlon Samuels not out
Extras: lb-2, b-4
Total: (for 2 wickets, 49 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-18 2-135
Bowling: Southee 10-0-36-0, Boult 9-2-26-1,
Wagner 9-1-35-0, Anderson 6-1-8-0, Sodhi 13-1-51-1,
NEW STEWARDS CUP
The successful T&T Invitational Under 16
cricket team will return home tonight.
The team, managed by Camal Basdeo will touch
down at Piarco at 10.25 pm.
The parents of the players are expected to be
on hand to welcome the triumphant squad after
their emphatic win in the Sir Don Bradman Foun-
dation series which also involved India and Aus-
Under 16s return tonight
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