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ST GEORGE'S---West Indies batsman Andre Fletch-
er hit a century to guide Grenada to a 14-run win
over St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Wind-
ward Islands Twenty20 cricket tournament in
Fletcher blasted 112 off 61 balls which included
seven fours and seven sixes to lift his side to 177 for
five and restricted St Vincent to 163 for four.
Fletcher was in a no-nonsense mood, punishing
the Vincentian bowlers to all corners of the National
Stadium. He destroyed the bowling including five
sixes in one over from Rodney Lawrence.
However, Lawrence had the last laugh when he
caught Fletcher off the bowling of Kenroy Peters.
Tade Carmichael (21) and Devon Smith (17) added
to Grenada s total.
Windward Islands players Miles Bascombe and
Romel Currency gave St Vincent and the Grenadines
the ideal start with 103 runs for the first wicket after
13 overs. Bascombe went for 43 and Currency laboured
on for a well deserved 86 but was stumped by Fletcher
with the last ball of the innings.
It was Grenada s third straight win in the four-
team tournament and sets up a championship match
between both teams today at the National Stadium.
St Lucia and Dominica will contest the third-place
Andre Fletcher hits
Grenada 177-5 (20 ov) Andre Fletcher 112, Tade
Carmichael 21; Kenroy Peters 2-27 and St
Vincent 163-4 (20 ov) Romel Currency 86, Miles
Bascombe 43, Akim Alexis 2-30.
National cyclist Njisane Phillip advanced
to the second round of the Men s Keirin
event yesterday at leg two of the UCI
Cycling World Cup in Aguascalientes, Mex-
ico on the final day of competition.
Njisane, who broke his own national record
in the men s sprint event on Friday, but fin-
ished eighth overall, was hoping for a higher
placing in the keirin.
The T&T cyclist had a disappointing first
round ride, finishing fifth in heat four among
the seven starters. Australian Shane Perkins
won the heat, while Matthew Crampton of
Great Britain was second as both riders
advanced to the second round automatical-
ly. Njisane then participated in the first round
repechage for a chance to compete in the
second round. Njisane lined up in heat two,
looking for a top two finish to advance.
Njisane pedalled his way to victory, ahead
of Erik Balzer.
Njisane was scheduled to compete in heat
two along five other riders in the second
round for a spot in the final, after press time
last night. The top three advanced to last
night s final.
in World Cup Keirin
MUMBAI---Cricket legend Sir Viv Richards
accomplished whatever there was to achieve in
the game---playing for West Indies, the No 1
team in the world in the 1970s, 1980s and early
1990s, being part of two World Cup-winning
teams and not losing a Test series as captain
from 1985-86 to 1991.
However, when it came to matters off the field,
Nelson Mandela, who passed away in Johannes-
burg on Thursday, provided him with his greatest
moment. Richards told MiD DAY from Antigua
yesterday that meeting Mandela in Monaco during
the Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000 was
his greatest moment.
"That meeting will stay in my memory for a
long time. He knew about my decision to not go
to SA (in the apartheid years). He said, Thank
you and those words meant so much. I was
extremely happy. To hear this from a person, who
is revered by almost everyone around the world
was very special. When he said Thank you , I
knew where he was coming from. He did say to
me that he knew exactly what was happening
then as well as the people, who helped make a
difference (in dismantling apartheid)," said
In the film Fire in Babylon, Richards revealed
that he was offered an "open cheque" to play in
South Africa, but refused to bite the bait because
touring South Africa during the apartheid era
went against his principles.
Also, he felt that there would have been an
exodus in West Indies cricket had he agreed to
go. "You felt seriously embodied with the folks
who were suffering in South Africa. Human injus-
tice was taking place for so many years," he said.
(Courtesy WICB Web site)
Viv: Meeting Mandela
my greatest moment
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