New Year's Day football match
THE Clive 'Busy' Campbell-organised annual New Year's Day football charity match between a combined Masters, Celebrities and Entertainers team and Real Mona Invitational is set for today at Buttercup Park in Mona, starting at 3:30 p.m. The match will feature a number of past football stars, as well as entertainers who can also handle themselves on the football field.
The Masters/Celebrities and Entertainers teams will include 'Busy' Campbell, Lukie D, Wayne Marshall, Aidonia, Tony Curtis, Nesbeth, Alvin Shaw, Kasai Hinds, David Laylor, Michael 'Jah Mikes' Williams, Ralston Hyman, Lincoln 'Sixie' Taffe, Audley Boyd, and Ian 'Beenie' Burnett, among others.
The Real Mona squad comprises Robert Bartholomew, Roger Bishop, Ian Bond, Kasey Bourne, Hylton Cobran, Andre Denny, Ian Gage, Alfred Nelson, Peter Lee, Michael Lewis, Louis Matalon, Howard McIntosh, Gerald Murray, Michael Murray, Richard Murray, Neo Oxford, Peter Moses, Paul Pringle, Mark Scotland, Odean Campbell, Chris Williams, Nick Ziadie, and Lennox Robinson.
"It's a game all about fun, so I am encouraging football fans to come out and kick in the new year at this match," Campbell told The Gleaner.
ABU DHABI (AP):
Scores at stumps on the first day of the first cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium yesterday. Pakistan first innings: 46-1 (Ahmed Shehzad 25 not out, Khurram Manzoor 21) trail Sri Lanka: 204 (Angelo Mathews 91, Dimuth Karunaratne 38; Junaid Khan 5-58, Bilawal Bhatti 3-65) by 158 runs.
Jamaica trial match
Aspiring young Jamaican spinner, Donovan Nelson, increased his chances of national selection with a six-wicket haul during the second two-day warm-up trial match which ended here on Monday. Nelson, a 23-year-old leg spinner, claimed six wickets for 29 runs, the best haul by any bowler in the two-day trial matches to date.
His impressive bowling effort, however, was insufficient as his team, Bonner X1, lost on first innings to Paul Palmer's Jr X1 on the second day.
Summarised scores: Bonner X1 120 and 56 for four. Palmer Jr X1 140.
Small improvement for Schumacher
GRENOBLE, France (AP):
Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, "surprising" signs of improvement, but grim doctors said yesterday they could offer no insight into the prognosis for the Formula One champion. Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, suffered critical head injuries when he fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing on a family vacation in the French Alps. His manager confirmed that the accident cracked his helmet, which doctors credited for giving him a chance at survival.
Schumacher's condition stabilised somewhat after the second surgery, but he remains in a medically induced coma - and doctors gave no prediction on how long that would last.