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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.

Brent Sancho: New national coach named soon

Former T&T Footballer Brent Sancho says a new head coach for the national men’s football team could be named before the new year...

Speaking on The Morning Brew today, Brent Sancho told us Dennis Lawrence served his country well, both as a national player, as well as a coach, but the TTFA board felt it had no choice but to let him go.

The decision to fire Dennis Lawrence was taken at yesterday’s meeting of the TTFA board.

However, Brent Sancho did admit that his former team-mate did not have all the ideal conditions to work under, as head coach.

Michelle Lee Ahye suspended for anti-doping violations

T&T sprint national champion Michelle-lee Ahye has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations

In a statement today, the athletics integrity unit, which is a sub-committee of the IAAF, said that the Pan American silver medalist has been suspended since August 30th while it investigates a "whereabouts failure".

Athletes are required to report their daily whereabouts in advance to allow for unannounced doping control.

In the event of three breaches in less than a year, they risk a two-year suspension.

Honorary doctorate for Brian Lara

Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara has been given an honorary doctorate by the DY Patil University in India.

Lara, who is in India, made the announcement on his Instagram page on Thursday morning.

TT footballer Jason "Nelly" Marcano laid to rest

Hundreds turned out for the funeral service of T&T footballer Jason "Nelly" Marcano, which was held at the Arima Velodrome.

36-year-old Marcano died in a vehicular accident on May 30th in his home town of Arima.

He represented Trinidad and Tobago 12 times during a career that saw him achieve prominence in the game domestically.

Bravo: "No TKR for me this season"

Captain of the Trinbago Knight Riders and three-time Caribbean Premier League winner, Dwayne Bravo, has announced that he will not be playing with the Trinbago Knight Riders this season.

Bravo made the announcement via his Instagram account on Tuesday, one day before the CPL draft takes place in London on Wednesday.

He wrote: "No TKR for me this season guys sorry but I have "de nuff" of the cussing. I need to enjoy my time now good luck TKR fans."

His message came under a video post also on Instagram, in which he raised questions about where he would play.

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