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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots left-arm seamer, Krishmar Santokie, will part with 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the Caribbean Premier League’s Code of Conduct.
The Jamaican was fined after being found guilty of a Level Two offence during his side’s four-wicket defeat to Guyana Amazon Warriors at the National Stadium here Saturday.
Following the 16th over of the Amazon Warriors, Santokie threw the ball in the direction of batsman Steven Jacobs.
He was subsequently charged by umpires under Article 2.2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players which relates to “throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during a CPL Match.”
There was no formal hearing after Santokie admitted to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.
Bridgmohan takes Stars and Stripes
CHICAGO, United States (CMC):
Jamaican jockey Shaun Bridgmohan brought 9-1 outsider Greengrassofyoming with a daring late run to snatch the Grade Three US$100,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes in a photo finish at Arlington here Saturday.
He raced the six-year-old bay gelding off the pace in the trip over a mile and a half, before rallying late to edge out O’Prado Ole, Pumkin Rumble and The Pizza Man and win by a nose in a time of two minutes, 27.74, which was just outside the three-year-old track record.
“I had a great trip from the one-hole. I got the three-eighths and found him some room to run,” Bridgmohan said afterward. “All the credit belongs to (trainer) Mike (Maker) and his crew. I just showed up to ride him.”
Hamilton wins home Grand Prix
SILVERSTONE, England (CMC):
Lewis Hamilton won his home Grand Prix at Silverstone for the fourth time to cut Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg’s lead at the top to a single point, in the Formula One championship here yesterday.
The Brit, whose paternal grandparents hail from Grenada, drove brilliantly in wet conditions which then dried later on, to win his second straight race following his success in Spielberg last week. So dominant was Hamilton, he finished eight seconds clear of the second-placed Max Verstappen of Red Bull, while Rosberg trailed in third.
The German was initially second, but was penalised because of an illegal radio transmission. He now has 168 points with Hamilton just one behind and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari in third on 106 points.
“Every time … when it was wet, every time I made it through certain corners I could see in the corner of my eye the fans right there with me,” Hamilton said. “And obviously the last few laps I could see them, every time, every year and every time I came through Brooklands, Turn Seven, I can see them up shouting and that just spurred me on all the way. So a huge thank you to them.
“I’m very honoured and it’s a very humbling experience to be here in this sport, particularly in a time of difficulty in the world, and to see so much love out there.”