Murray‘s century pilots Devonshire Castle to victory in T20 tournament

first_imgA COMMANDING unbeaten even hundred from Vishnu Murray highlighted the latest round of the Motielall, Jailall and Praboo Memorial T20 cricket tournament which wa played in North Essequibo last Sunday.At the Walton Hall ground, Devonshire Castle continued their winning streak with a convincing 55-run finish over Young Achievers.Batting first after winning the toss, Devonshire Castle amassed 245-2 from their allotted 20 overs, as Vishnu Murray’s brilliant 100 from 43 balls, which included 12 fours and 4 sixes, Navin Hurrel 79 (7×4, 3×6) along with Anthony Persaud’s 30 (3×6) contributed to the home team’s challenging total.In reply, solid half-centuries from Shamesh Bridgemohan 70 (5×4, 4×6) and Tamesh Dhanpaul 54 (6×4, 3×6) kept the youngsters in the hunt for most of their innings.Their dismissals, however, saw them collapse and end on 189-9 in 20 overs.Controlled medium pace from captain Dinesh Chattergoon with 3-40 from 4 overs ensured that his team kept the ascendancy and a place in the last eight.In the other game at the same venue, Gunners failed to fire against Walton Hall and lost by 5 wickets. Batting first, Gunners managed only 108 all-out in 15 overs, to which Walton Hall replied with 110-5 in 13 overs.Meanwhile, at the Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance, Sparwin gained a walkover from Lima United while Imam Bacchus Sports Club easily disposed of Charity by 92 runs.Imam Bacchus reached 236-4 in 20 overs batting first, with former National Under-19 opener Yogeshwar Lall stroking 67 (8×4) and Navindra Persaud contributing 45 (5×4). Charity SC then reached 140 for 5 in their 20 overs with Ryan Tang hitting 35 (4×4).The preliminary matches have been completed, paving the way for the quarter-finals involving the eight top teams based on the point standings.The annual tournament is sponsored by businessman Daramdeo Lall and played in memory of his three uncles who were former cricketers from the village of Walton Hall. (Elroy Sephney)last_img read more

UFC: Dana White disapproves Chuck Liddel’s return to fighting ring

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th November, 2019 18:24 IST FOLLOW US Whether Chuck Liddel returns or not, it is clear that Dana White won’t sign him in UFC. He has been a great ambassador of the sport but his age concerns the UFC President. However, Dana White says that he will always have respect and love for Chuck Liddel and feels that ‘The Iceman’ is one of the best persons he has ever met in his life.Also Read- UFC: Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is Scared To Fight HimUFC: Chuck Liddel’s CarrerChuck Liddel had a glorious career with 25 wins and nine losses as a pro-MMA fighter. Liddel was one of the most feared fighters of his time and he has defeated some of the best mixed martial artists of the world like Tito Ortiz (2X), Randy Couture (2X), Vitor Belfort, Alistair Overeem in his career. However, he faced back to back three losses in UFC before retiring from the sport. ‘The Iceman’ return to the octagon again after eight years in 2018 against Tito Ortiz but could not do what he did in the past.A glimpse of The Great Chuck Liddel Raj Sarkar SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed Last Updated: 7th November, 2019 18:24 IST UFC: Dana White Disapproves Chuck Liddel’s Return To Fighting Ring Chuck Liddel is thinking of returning to the fight game once again but UFC President Dana White does not consider it a good idea. Know more details about it.center_img COMMENT 10 months ago UFC: Dana White confirms Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov WE RECOMMEND Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Gets Attacked In Khabib Nurmagomedov’s RussiaAlso Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Backs Rival Khabib Against Tony Ferguson 10 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is scared to fight him Written By Chuck Liddel is one of those UFC fighters who has always been in the limelight since its initial days. ‘The Iceman’ was one of the most prominent fighters of the ’90s who took the sport to the extreme glory. Liddel is a veteran and he still wants to fight at the age of 49. However, according to reports, he doesn’t interest UFC President Dana White anymore.Also Read- UFC: Dana White Confirms Tony Ferguson Vs Khabib NurmagomedovUFC: Dana White says ‘no’ to Chuck LiddelChuck Liddel returned to the octagon against his big-time former rival Tito Ortiz in 2018 and faced a humiliating knockout loss. Chuck made his fighting return after eight years and he was definitely not the same. He thinks of returning inside the octagon again but when UFC President Dana White was asked about Chuck Liddel’s comeback he said that ‘Chuck should not be fighting again’. According to Dana White, Chuck Liddel is an intelligent and smart person but he should not be fighting again. Dana feels that Chuck is a great person and he can do whatever he wants in his life at this stage, but that does not change his age. 10 months ago UFC: Corey Anderson set to quit if not given fight with Jon Joneslast_img read more

Ghana FA inspects Black Stars AFCON base in SA

first_imgGhana Football Association (GFA) officials have ended their inspection of facilities to be used by the Black Stars during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and assistant coach Maxwell Konadu arrived in Port Elizabeth on Thursday to inspect facilities where the Black Stars will be based during the tournament.This came just one day after the Black Stars were drawn in Group B to based in Port Elizabeth to face DR Congo, Mali and Niger.The Ghana officials, keen on effective planning for the competition, inspected the Garden Court Hotel and the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium which will be used by the Black Stars during the tournament.But they were unhappy over the state of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University pitch which will serve as the training ground for the Black Stars during the competition.They have now received assurances from officials of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) that the training facility will be improved before the tournament starts. “We had to come here to see the facilities for ourselves to ensure that they were up standard before the tournament starts,” Nyantakyi told Ghanafa.org.“We are very happy with the team hotel and the stadium where our group matches will be played.“We have some concerns about the quality of the training pitch and officials of the LOC have assured us that it will be put in a good shape before we arrive for the tournament.”The Black Stars will open their campaign against DR Congo before playing Mali and Niger.last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw will miss Sunday start with upper back injury

first_imgThe Dodgers re-signed Kershaw to a 7-year, $215 million contract in January, making him the highest-paid pitcher ever in terms of average annual value.On Opening Day last Saturday, Kershaw allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia. The Dodgers won the following day in Sydney and were hoping to be 3-0 by the time most of Major League Baseball began its season Monday.Kershaw’s injury could change the rotation plans for the Freeway Series against the Angels. The annual three-game exhibition series begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, continues Friday at Dodger Stadium and moves to Anaheim on Saturday.Last season, Kershaw led the major leagues in earned-run average for the third straight season (1.83) and led the National League in strikeouts (232) while posting a 16-9 record. Curiously, the Padres beat him three times in four starts, more than any major-league team. A inflamed muscle in Clayton Kershaw’s back will prevent the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner from pitching Sunday, when the Dodgers resume the regular season in San Diego.Kershaw experienced tightness while throwing in a team workout Tuesday. He underwent an MRI of his left upper back Wednesday morning in Los Angeles and was diagnosed with inflammation of the teres major muscle. The Dodgers haven’t named a starter for the 5 p.m. Sunday game, their first regular-season game in North America this season. According to the team, Kershaw’s next start will be determined by his progress throwing during the next week. The 26-year-old left-hander has made 184 major-league starts the past six years without going on the disabled list. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more