US Women drub T&T 6-0
SAN ANTONIO, United States (CMC) :
Trinidad and Tobago's (T&T's) national women's team failed in its efforts to end an 11-year winning streak at home by the United States Women team on Thursday night.
T&T women suffered a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of their American counterparts in a lopsided exhibition encounter at the Alamodome.
T&T goalkeeper Kimika Forbes was outstanding, particularly in the first half, by keeping the scoreline manageable.
The United States dominated the game and took the lead courtesy of a bizarre penalty call by the referee in the 21st minute when Alex Morgan collided with Forbes in mid-air as Forbes rushed to punch a ball out of her box.
Soca Warriors go on strike
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) :
Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors say they would not play their next international fixture because of a pay dispute with the country's football governing body.
A release from team captain Kenwyne Jones says that the Soca Warriors have withdrawn their services for their next game against Haiti because payment promised after their CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against the United States last November has not been made.
"We were promised months ago that a payment would be made to the boys after the last game," said Jones' statement.
T&T were carded to participate in the Copa AmÈrica Centenario Berth match, scheduled for January 8, at the Estadio Rommel Fern·ndez in Panama City, Panama.
Gabriel ruled out of Hobart Test
HOBART, Tasmania (CMC) :
West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been ruled out of the first Test match against Australia.
The strongly built six-footer from Trinidad suffered a major injury on Thursday's opening day and will play no further part in the match at the Blundstone Arena.
Gabriel felt discomfort while bowling and had scans at a local medical facility. According to team spokesman Philip Spooner, Gabriel sustained a "stress reaction in the left ankle bone" and, therefore will not be able to bowl.
The 27-year-old right-armer bowled just 10 overs on the opening day and took one wicket: Joe Burns bowled through the gate.
If he is unable to recover in time for the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting Boxing Day, a repla-cement will be summoned from the West Indies.