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Bravo back as Red Force captain

Darren Bravo is back as T&T Red Force captain returning to the regional 4-day squad for the 8th round of matches.

The Red Force will host the Windward Islands Volcanoes looking to take its momentum from the 147-run victory against Barbados pride into this match.

Several West Indies stars including Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph and Shimron Hetmyer are all back in the tournament.

The match is being played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

Judge orders TTCB/NGC $$$ probe

The T&T Crick­et Board (TTCB)  has been or­dered to ap­point a com­mit­tee to in­ves­ti­gate the find­ings of a Na­tion­al Gas Com­pa­ny (NGC) au­dit in­to al­leged fi­nan­cial dis­crep­an­cies in the or­gan­i­sa­tion. 

High Court Judge Frank Seep­er­sad made the or­der at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain on Mon­day morn­ing, as he de­liv­ered a 23-page judge­ment in a law­suit, brought by for­mer TTCB pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Di­nanath Ram­nar­ine af­ter his de­feat in last year's ex­ec­u­tive elec­tions. 

Bassarath: Scotiabank cricket vital to Windies

Pres­i­dent of the T&T Crick­et Board (TTCB), Az­im Bas­sarath said that Sco­tia­bank will be key in the re­vival of West In­dies crick­et be­cause of the com­pa­ny's in­vest­ment in the youths crick­et in the re­gion.

He made the com­ment dur­ing the launch of the Sco­tia­bank Un­der-15 and 17 crick­et tour­na­ments on Wednes­day at the Na­tion­al Crick­et Cen­tre in Bal­main, Cou­va.

Red Force goes under to Emerging Youths

T&T Red Force tast­ed de­feat for the first time in the Colo­nial Med­ical In­sur­ance Su­per50 Cup Tour­na­ment when the West In­dies Emerg­ing play­ers de­feat­ed them by 10 runs on Wednes­day night at the Queen's Park Oval in Port-of-Spain.

Off-spin­ner Jon Russ Jagges­sar grabbed three wick­ets to re­strict the West In­dies Emerg­ing Play­ers to 243 all out in their 50 overs but for once their bats­men did not show up and fin­ished on 233/9 off their 50 overs.

Chase helps guide Windies to victory

Ros­ton Chase's 94 helped the West In­dies se­cure a com­pre­hen­sive sev­en-wick­et vic­to­ry over Afghanistan in the first of three One Day In­ter­na­tion­als in In­dia on Wednes­day.

Af­ter ask­ing the vis­i­tors to bat first, Afghanistan were bowled out for 194 runs in 45.2 overs. Rah­mat Shah top-scored for his side with 61 while Ikram Alikhil scored 58.

Debutant Jordan, Lewis guide Patriots to 2nd win

Medi­um-pac­er Akeem Jor­dan made a dream de­but while open­er Evin Lewis struck his sec­ond half-cen­tu­ry of the Hero Caribbean Pre­mier League as the St Kitts Nevis Pa­tri­ots beat the St Lu­cia Zouks by six wick­ets at Warn­er Park, St Kitts, on Sun­day.

Jor­dan, a 24-year-old right-arm medi­um pac­er, bagged four wick­ets for 33 runs, the sec­ond-best ever haul by a debu­tant play­er in the CPL, as the Zouks were re­strict­ed to 139 for nine in their 20 overs.

A gentleman has fallen

The lo­cal crick­et­ing fra­ter­ni­ty was thrown in­to shock with the news that crick­et um­pire Carl­ton Best was killed by rob­bers at the age of 38.

It is un­der­stood that Best a res­i­dent of San­gre Grande went miss­ing two days ago and his rel­a­tives re­port­ed this to the po­lice who went in search of him.

A body was found just af­ter mid­night on Wednes­day in the Aranguez area and his rel­a­tives were called in to iden­ti­fy. To their hor­ror it was Carl­ton and an au­top­sy has been or­dered for Fri­day to de­ter­mine the cause of his death.

Windies leave for home today

When the West In­dies play­ers pass through im­mi­gra­tion to­day at the Gatwick In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port, they will fi­nal­ly re­alise that the ICC World Cup tour­na­ment is still in progress and they are leav­ing ear­ly.

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