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West Indies and Afghanistan Cricket Boards have agreed to play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is in June, 2017 in West Indies. This will be the first time that two dynamic and entertaining sides of the Cricketing World face each other in a full series.

"Playing with Twenty20 champions will boost technical prospects for us,” Nasimullah Danish, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board.

While CEO of the ACB, Shafiq Stanikazi, says “this is a major series with very attractive teams featuring some of the world’s best players. We look forward to some very entertaining cricket in T20 and ODI. On behalf of Afghanistan Cricket Board, I am very thankful to West Indies Cricket Board for agreeing to be hosts for the series.”

WICB’s CEO, Michael Muirhead noted that “this series will add to the variety of cricket our teams will be playing for the next year and we are happy to be able to have teams visit the region to add exposure for all our players.”

The series is due to start mid-June and the specific dates and venues will be announced in due course.

 

ICC Media Release.

Former National Women’s Team head coach Jamaal Shabazz says he does not believe that the running of local football is being led by a one-man show. In fact, he says the open discussion forum hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association last Saturday at Naparima College and his interactions with TTFA President David John-Williams suggests that there is a process of change in how business is conducted at the level of the local governing body.

“It is important that people understand the challenges faced in a post-Warner period. We like to describe Mr Warner’s tenure as one of a man and his dog walking down the road. He had the resources. Now there needs to be a higher level of communication and collective responsibility from within the TTFA and among the stakeholders to collectively address the issues that affect us and solve the problem,” Shabazz said.

“The question of the new TTFA being a  man and his dog walking down the road, that time has passed. In Mr Warner’s words, he used to say  the politics of Mao Tse-tung is dead and Mao Tse- tung is dead. And with this new administration led by David John-Williams, I think it is important for us to go past the politics of Mousy Town and let us collectively find ways to solve our problems.”

Mao Tse-tung was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China,which he ruled as an autocrat styled the Chairman of the Communist Party of China

Shabazz reflected that while he and individuals such as Keith Look Loy served under the Warner administration, they were strong enough to hold their hands up and say “No Sir” whenever they were in disagreement with some of his decisions or beliefs. And Shabazz said it was important that there be ongoing collective consultations and he was confident this approach will follow under John-Williams and the TTFA Board.

Shabazz is also the owner of Caledonia AIA while Look Loy who also serves at the CONCACAF level in a technical capacity, also owns the FC Santa Rosa club. He is a past TTFA Technical Adviser.

Colombian cyclists took the majority of the spoils on the first day of the National Cycling Centre Opening event in Couva last night.

Anderson Parra (COL) and Sol Angie Roa (COL) took top honours in the Men Sprint after both qualifying first with nippy times of 10.335 and 11.961 seconds respectively. 

Parra defeated countryman Diego Pena while Roa got the better of her teammate Adriana Daza in the fight for gold and silver. In the endurance spectrum, Javier Gomez (COL) took the grueling Elimination ahead of Antonio Torres (CHI) and Jamol Eastmond (Heatwave) from Barbados.

The curtain event, the 10km Scratch Race was keenly contested until Torres and Gomez broke free to gain a lap on the bunch with just 2 laps remaining. In the final mad sprint to the finish, Torres was able to reverse the order of their finish to take the Scratch Event with Samuel Dakin (NZL) capturing the bronze medal. 

The second and final day will see the Women battle in the 500m Time Trial and the Keirin while the men compete in the Elimination, Keirin and Scratch Race to close the exciting two day affair. 

Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic Gold medalist, Keshorn Walcott warmed up for the defence of his Olympic men’s javelin title, with a runner-up finish at the Muller Anniversary Games IAAF Diamond League meet, in London, England, yesterday.

Walcott threw 83.60 metres in the sixth and final round to snatch silver, forcing Australian Hamish Peacock (82.94m) to settle for bronze. Czech Republic thrower Jakub Vadlejch topped the field with an 85.72m effort.

Meanwhile, Richard Thompson had a tough day on the track, clocking 10.26 seconds for eighth place in the 100M.

Jamaican athletics legend Usain Bolt made a winning return to the track after recovering from a hamstring injury to win the 200 metres.

The 29-year-old, running at the track where he achieved the individual Olympic sprint double and the 4x100m relay for the second time four years ago in London, eased home ahead of a quality field in a time of 19.89 seconds.

TeamTTO  (Team Trinidad and Tobago) Deputy Chef de Mission Lovie Santana along with Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee ( TTOC )  Secretary General Annette Knott arrived in Braganca,  Sao Paulo this morning to ensure that all is in order with the Trinidad and Tobago Pre Rio 2016 Olympics Training Camp.

Chef de Mission Dr Ian Hypolite and Chief Medical Officer Dr Terry Ali leave Port of Spain, Trinidad tomorrow afternoon for Braganca. 

A 14 member group of local based athletes,  coaches and medical staff will fly out of T&T tomorrow night .

Other TeamTTO athletes will arrive from their respective bases in the coming week.

The TTOC Team TTO Pre Olympic Training Camp will official open 24th July and close on 4th August and the delegation will head for the Olympic Village in time for the 5th August Opening Ceremony. 

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