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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.

WI legends slam fast bowlers' poor tactics

For­mer West In­dies fast bowler Joel 'Big Bird' Gar­ner stormed out of the Taunton Coun­ty Ground an an­gry man af­ter the West In­dies' sev­en-wick­et loss to Bangladesh in their lat­est ICC 2019 World Cup match on Mon­day, say­ing the bowlers didn't tar­get the wick­et but the Bangladeshi bats­men.

De­spite tal­ly­ing 321 runs, their high­est to­tal so far in the com­pe­ti­tion, the West In­dies were beat­en all over the ground by Bangladesh all-rounder Shak­ib Al Hasan, who hit an un­beat­en 124 to lead his team to a win with al­most 10 overs to spare.

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