WI A lose T20
BANGALORE, India (CMC):
West Indies A were outplayed by India A in the only Twenty20 match of their tour, at the M Chinnaswammy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday.
After India A set the visitors a 215-run target, the hosts' bowlers skittled the opposition out for 121 in 16.2 overs. After Yuvraj Singh cracked a half century and along with quick-fire knocks by Unmukt Chand and Kedar Jadhav and took the team to 214, Rahul Sharma had a five-wicket haul, while Vinay Kumar and Yuvraj Singh two wickets each. Singh cracked 52 off 35 balls with three sixes, while Jadhav made 42 off 21. Scores: India A 214/7 in 20 overs (Y Singh 52, U Chand 47, K Jadhav 42, A Russell 4/45) beat West Indies A 121 all-out in 16.2 overs (A Fletcher 32, R Sharma 5/23, V Kumar 2/22, Y Singh 2/24) by 93 runs.
Burrell to address Clarendon FA 2013 Awards
The Clarendon Football Association will have their annual awards ceremony on Thursday, September 26, at Bridge Palm hotel. Jamaica Football Federation president, Captain Horace Burrell, will deliver the main presentation.
Cocktails will be served 6-7 p.m., before the main function starts. Jamalco won the 2013 season Major League, Treadlight copped the Division One title, while Red Stripe Premier League team, Humble Lion, landed the parish knockout title.
The FA's annual general meeting, which will be a voting one, takes place two days later at the St Gabriel's Anglican Church Hall, on September 28.
Ambrose hits 50
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):
Former West Indies cricketers have lauded their colleague Curtly Ambrose on his 50th birthday. The former Antiguan, Leeward Islands and West Indies pacer celebrated his half-century yesterday, and former captain Sir Vivian Richards, former pacers Courtney Walsh, Kenneth Benjamin and Winston Benjamin all appeared on a local radio programme alongside Ambrose last Friday, as they spoke of the player's cricketing achievements while congratulating him on reaching this milestone.
Sir Viv, who captained Ambrose from 1988 to 1991, said the determined bowler put a lot of work into his game, calling him a "dream to captain".
Walsh, who doubled with Ambrose to become the most dangerous pair in both Test and one-day internationals between 1988 and 2000, said: "I say it without fear anywhere I go: Ambrose is like my brother. I played more against Winston and Kenny in County cricket because 'Ambi' came on the scene late in terms of that and didn't like much of it, and we have always been friends. But Ambrose and I have built up a certain bond, and if it wasn't for cricket and the things we did on the field probably that bond would not be there," said Walsh.
Smikle's trial dates
National discus record holder, Traves Smikle, will face a Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel on December 16 and 17. The dates were decided upon at a preliminary hearing held at the Jamaica Conference Centre last Friday.
Smikle, 21, was among five Jamaicans who failed drug tests during the national athletic championships held at the National Stadium in June.
Two other Jamaican athletes will appear before disciplinary panels headed by former Director of Public Prosecutions Kent Pantry in December; female Jamaican Olympian Allison Randall, who will appear on December 5 and 6, and Calabar High School high jumper Demar Robinson on December 12 and 13.