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Rookie Muir logs
double at Northlands
EDMONTON, Ontario (CMC):
Jamaican Shamaree Muir continued to make waves in his debut international season when he rode a double on the eight-race card at Northlands Park here on Saturday. The 21-year-old took race one over six furlongs with 2-1 chance Live a Little before following up in race eight over 6-1/2 furlongs with victory aboard 9-1 choice Long Time Don.
Muir, a two-time champion apprentice back in his homeland, lies sixth on 33 wins in the season due to wrap up on October 22.
Five-time defending champion Rico Walcott, who won just once on the day's card, tops the jockeys standings with 86, a whopping 40 clear of Trinidadian Keishan Balgobin.
Jamaican Dane Nelson sits third on 45 wins with multiple-time former champion Barbadian Quincy Welch one back in fourth.
New WI players fine-tune for ODIs
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):
West Indies one-day players arriving here over the weekend trained with the full unit for the first time yesterday as they fine-tuned their preparation for the start of the three-match series in Sharjah next Friday.
The contingent of left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, and Jonathan Carter, along with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin arrived here on Friday to link up with the other members of the ODI, which is who are contesting the ongoing Twenty20 series.
All-rounder Jason Holder, who is yet to feature in the T20 series, will lead the ODI side for the series, which will also see games in Sharjah on October 2 and in Abu Dhabi on October 5.
SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Keiron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels.
Pakistan add Akmal, Shafiq
KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC):
Selectors have recalled Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq to Pakistan's one-day international squad for the three-match series against West Indies starting on Friday in Sharjah.
The 26-year-old Akmal played the last of his 111 ODIs 18 months ago while Shafiq, 30, has played 58 ODIs but has spent the last year in the wilderness.
However, the experienced Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Gul, with over 300 ODIs between them, have been left out after playing against England over the summer.
SQUAD: Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Khan.