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drivers arrive for CMRC
Franklyn Boodram and the Trinidad and Tobago team arrived yesterday for this weekend's Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at Jamwest in Westmoreland.
The Trinidad and
Tobago team has the most
technology current car in the region, owned by Boodram, as well as Stephen and Elliott Viera and Kevin Persard, to start the battle for the country and driver champion. The Guyana team and supporters numbering 71 will arrive today.
The drivers expect to get their cars in time for Saturday's qualifying and start of the race meet.
SA's Philander to miss WI clash
SDYNEY, Australia (CMC):
Fast bowler Vernon Philander will miss South Africa's next match, against West Indies on Friday, because of injury. The South African pacer is also in doubt for their game against Ireland next week Tuesday after being diagnosed with a Grade One hamstring strain.
Philander sustained the injury on Sunday during the clash with India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, after bowling just four overs and being off the field for most of the Indian innings. He returned to bat later in the game, but an MRI scan on Monday revealed the extent of the damage.
"We have to give him every opportunity to make sure that he can be available. At the same time, we don't want to be foolish by taking short cuts," said Mohammed Moosajee, the team's manager.