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Published: Tuesday | December 31, 2013 Comments 0

WICB sends condolences to Windwards

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent condolences to persons in the Windward Islands affected by recent heavy rains which caused flooding, landslides and claimed lives. The rains and strong winds are being blamed for deaths and damage to roads, bridges and houses, especially in St Vincent and the Grenadines, where at least 15 were confirmed dead.

"We have heard about the deaths and we have seen the magnitude of the devastation which has affected our brothers and sisters in St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia, Dominica and also in Grenada," Cameron said. "This is the time of year when everyone is full of joy, but that is not the case with some members of our Windies cricket family who have been dealt a hard blow.

"I want to offer our deepest sympathies to those who lost loved ones and also reach out to those who are in need at this very difficult time," said Cameron. "We want them to know that the WICB and the West Indies cricket family are by their side and we want to bring some cheer as we close out 2013 and prepare for the New Year."

Gordon wins top award

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

World 400m hurdles champion Jehue Gordon has captured Trinidad and Tobago's prestigious title of Sports Performance of the Year. Gordon also won three other awards during the Spirit of Sports Awards (SOSA) Ceremony held here over the weekend. He grabbed the titles of Male Athlete of the Year, Consistent Performer of the Year and Breakthrough Performance of the Year.

"It is amazing to be here and to receive these gifts. You know it is hard for some of the athletes. I, for one, am hardly around my family six or seven months of the year," Gordon said, pausing to wipe tears from his eyes. "Thinking about it is very emotional for me."

Gordon also received the keys to a duplex from the Housing Development Corporation and a cheque for $800,000 for his golden run in Barcelona earlier this year.

T&T U20 women to camp in Florida

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago's Under 20 women footballers will heighten their preparations for the CONCACAF Finals with a one-week training camp in Florida, United States. The team will depart tomorrow for the Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale to complete preparations for the final round and qualification in the Cayman Islands from January 9-19.

While in Florida, the Trinidadians will play FC Florida Under-18 women's on January 5 and then NCAA Divison One team Florida Atlantic University on January 7, before departing for the Cayman Islands.


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