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Published: Thursday | December 5, 2013 Comments 0

Gus Logie sacked as Canada's coach

TORONTO, Canada (CMC):

Former West Indies batsman, Gus Logie, has been sacked as the coach of Canada, Cricket Canada announced on Tuesday. Logie's dismissal follows Canada's recent failure in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, where they missed out on securing a spot in the 2014 tournament. Canada finished 12th after winning only two group games out of seven, and Doug Hannum, CEO of Cricket Canada, said it was time for the board to act.

"This is obviously a challenging time for the organisation, but this decision is made with a view to prepare and send the best team to the World Cup Qualifier in January," Hannum said.

Canada are currently chasing one of two spots available for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Two skydivers dead after colliding during US jump

ELOY, Arizona (AP):

Police say two skydivers are dead after they collided during a jump over southern Arizona. Eloy police Sergeant Brian Jerome says witnesses told authorities both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet (60 to 90 metres) above the ground on Tuesday afternoon. At that point, their canopies collapsed and they fell.

Jerome says one person was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to Casa Grande Regional Medical Center and was pronounced dead there. A third skydiver was injured, but police say that skydiver was not involved and the injuries are not believed to be serious.

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