LONDON – Barbados-born speedster Jofra Archer is poised to face West Indies for the first time in a Test after being included in a 13-man squad for this week’s opener at the Ageas Bowl.
MANCHESTER, England – Head coach Phil Simmons says West Indies have shown great character over the first week of their quarantine since arriving here for next month’s three-Test series against England.
More than likely, the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), will be played entirely in T&T as the government and CPL officials are very close to signing off the deal.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former interim West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer says he is thrilled to be back in the Caribbean side’s coaching set-up, and is hoping he can contribute to an historic series win over England next month.
There is much criticism of the decision to replace the elected leadership of TTFA with a FIFA normalisation committee so early in its tenure. Critics have questioned the timing and put forward all kinds of conspiracy theories as to why the United TTFA team were allowed less than four months at the helm.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach says that West Indies fast bowling is in good hands seeing the youngsters who are on tour with him in England at the moment.
The Jockeys Association yesterday held a meeting at Santa Rosa Park, Arima, under the guidance of president Sheldon Rodrigo. The meeting, which was well attended although several of the seasoned campaigners were missing, will continue tomorrow morning.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Outspoken fast bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts has lamented the exclusion of fast bowler Oshane Thomas from the West Indies 14-man squad to England but has queried the inclusion of out-of-form opener Kraigg Brathwaite.
West Indies head coach Phil Simmons thinks that the current Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest that is going on around the world and which is very vivid in England can actually spur his side on when they meet England in the upcoming three-Test series in England.
T&T senior footballers Alvin Jones of Real Salt Lake FC and Minnesota United duo, Kevin Molino and Canadian-born Gregory Ranjitsingh, will likely come up against each other in the unique World Cup-style tournament featuring all 26 US Major League Soccer (MLS) carded to begin on July 8.
Sports and moreso football in many ways, as we know it now has become different from how it used to be only a few decades ago. Football has always evolved. Gone are the muddy pitches, heavy leather balls and the 1-2-7 formation of the game’s origins in the 1870s. Massive player and coach wages, high-tech training complexes and evolving tactics are all influences which have shaped the sport in recent years. But are there common threads that we can see in the coaching of the game which still rings true? From past coaches and players who have made outstanding contributions, there have been philosophies and lessons the most successful and famous in the history of the game have had to pass on. The question remains, have we sufficiently tapped into this?
The Tennis Association of T&T (TennisTT) has shifted its focus from youth to senior, a strategic move it believes will position the country to be the regional hub for the sport in the Caribbean, and initiate sports tourism.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Cricket West Indies’ chief selector Roger Harper believes not having to contend with England fans in next month’s Test series could work to the advantage of the Caribbean men.
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