NBA: Nike to get rid of sleeved jerseys next season—report

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dons the team’s alternative sleeved uniform. APThe sleeved jersey trend in the NBA has received mixed reviews from players and fans alike, ever since it first came to the league in 2013.With Nike taking over the reigns from its rival Adidas as the official uniform manufacturer for the league next season, several reports are now claiming that the sleeved-jersey era might soon be coming to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely As per reports from Paul Lucas of Uni-Watch, the sporting giant is heavily considering getting rid of the often-criticized uniforms which was strongly pushed by Adidas during its 11-year NBA partnership.“Nike, meanwhile, is expected to present its initial NBA jersey designs to retailers beginning this week,” the report revealed.  “The company said it doesn’t plan to produce sleeved jerseys, a style debuted by Adidas in 2013 that received mixed reviews from players and fans.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSeveral high-profile players have voiced out their annoyance over the constrictive apparel in the past, perhaps none bigger than LeBron James who famously ripped out his sleeves in-game, after claiming it hindered his shooting form. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES via GIPHYAlso, the sleeved jerseys, which can be likened to warmers worn by players before their actual games, do not appear to be popular among fans and were not selling as well as Adidas and the league had hoped they would.Three years after its initial release, more than half of NBA teams currently have at least one sleeved alternate jersey in their repertoire.Even the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers donned the unorthodox looking basketball gear during last year’s NBA finals. Khristian IbarrolaADVERTISEMENT Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos NCAA Volleyball: Arellano downs Lyceum, remains at second MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

GALLERY: 2017 UAAP-NCAA Collegiate Basketball Awards

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal UAAP Volleyball Preview: Changing the mindset priority for Adamson The best of the best in the collegiate basketball scene last season were given recognition by the UAAP and NCAA Press Corps Thursday night at Montgomery Place in Quezon City.All photos taken by INQUIRER.net’s Tristan Tamayo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ View comments Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Jamike Jarin and Aldin Ayo (Coaches of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMighty Sports Mythical Five. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUAAP-NCAA Collegiate Basketball Awardees. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle’s Ben Mbala (Mighty Sports Mythical Five/Smart Player of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle’s Aldin Ayo (Coaches of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer San Beda coach Jamike Jarin (Coaches of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer San Beda coach Jamike Jarin (Coaches of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle’s Ben Mbala (Mighty Sports Mythical Five/Smart Player of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano’s Jio Jalalon (Mighty Sports Mythical Five). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano’s Jio Jalalon (Mighty Sports Mythical Five). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle’s Jeron Teng (Mighty Sports Mythical Five). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle’s Jeron Teng (Mighty Sports Mythical Five). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s Davon Potts (Pivotal Player). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s Robert Bolick (Impact Player). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Isaac Go (Impact Player). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines’ Jett Manuel (Super Senior). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio (Chooks to Go Breakout Player). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTrophies handed out at the UAAP-NCAA Collegiate Basketball Awards night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal MOST READlast_img read more

Star takes pivotal Game 5 from Ginebra

first_imgPBA IMAGESStar broke the series deadlock with an 89-80 victory over Ginebra Game 5 of its semifinal series in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Hotshots are now on the cusp of clinching a Finals berth with a 3-2 lead after the Gin Kings won back-to-back to tie the series at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Baby Tams set up Finals duel with Bullpups 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allein Maliksi gave the Hotshots an 82-66 lead with more than five minutes left but the iconic duo of Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa willed Ginebra’s bench to a 14-5 run to cut the lead to seven, 87-80.Caguioa and Helterbrand scored Ginebra’s last nine points but their Kings fairy tale ended with 2:20 left in game as Star prevented the Gin Kings from scoring from that point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“My players were committed to what we wanted to happen, and that is to make this one a defensive game,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero. “My players refused to lose, we gathered together, we stayed positive, although we were on a two-game losing streak, it was all about our mental toughness.”Star got the shorter end of the stick in Game 4 when Ginebra scored a controversial 93-86 win that saw Allein Maliksi, Jio Jalalon, and Marc Pingris get fined for their in-game actions. View comments Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte MOST READ LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “We committed all of our focus, no distractions, and we played and we played to win.”Star held its ground and limited Ginebra to 29-of-69 shooting while getting a distinct 47-37 rebounding edge.LA Tenorio was the one mostly affected by Star’s defense as Ginebra’s star point guard shot a paltry 2-of-11 from the floor for five points.Rafi Reavis came up big for Star as he led all scorers with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks while Mark Barroca added 12 points and dished out seven assists.Japeth Aguilar had 13 points to lead Ginebra in scoring but grabbed just four rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Sta. Lucia eyes title in PSL debut

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town READ: College rivals boost new squad Cocolife Cocolife will battle Generika in the opening match at 3 pm, while Foton squares off with Cignal at 5 pm. Petron clashes with Sta. Lucia in the third match of the day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We have been partners in sports especia,ly in basketball, boxing and football, and volleyball is a growing sport here in the country and we would like to be part of the experience,” said SLR team manager Michelle Robles-De Castro.Sta. Lucia will be led by setter Djanel Cheng and Ria Sante who helped Arellano win the NCAA title recently. China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Inquirer 7 top UAAP women’s volleyball players: Week 4 The head coaches and team captains of the participating teams in the 2017 Belo-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference Grand Prix are presented during the media conference yesterday at the Centrestage at the MOA Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTwo teams, Cocolife and Sta. Lucia, will spice up the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference which starts Saturday at FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City.The Realtors, led by owners Michael Robles, said they will aim for no less than the title on their first foray into volleyball.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident MOST READ READ: Cocolife joins PSL with returnee Gumabao in tow The top three teams after the eliminations will advance to the semifinals, joining Japanese club Kobe Xinhua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Seeing growth of hoops in the region, Parks knows Gilas has to be ready

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend New Queen: Hallasgo dethrones Tabal in Milo Marathon Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIf there’s someone in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games-bound Gilas Pilipinas squad who has seen how the field has improved over the past year, it’s Ray Parks.The second-generation star spent the last season with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, where he faced off against the other nation’s best ballers en route to a 2017 ABL Local MVP award.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Parks knows that though the Philippines is still on a league of its own, other nations have slowly developed their own programs in hopes of catching up with the region’s gold standard.“We just have to be ready for everybody because everybody got better, especially since coming from the ABL and seeing some of the other nation’s composition. I know for a fact that basketball here in the Southeast Asia really got better,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHowever, Parks, who is gunning for his third gold medal in the regional tilt, still maintains full confidence in the upcoming batch led by coach Chot Reyes.“The Philippines is the top-tier right now for basketball in the SEA Games. I still believe in our team, in coach Chot and the system that we put together,” he said. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental Knicks, top executive Jackson agree to part ways Australian Open: A look at Serena, other things to knowcenter_img Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Marck Espejo shines in triumphant Thailand debut Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “It’s an honor and privilege again to be putting on a jersey again and representing the country. Throughout this time, with the crises going on in this country, it’s good to you know have Gilas back and have everybody united.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

WATCH: Pacquiao gives away money, says ‘this is why I still fight’

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Federer, Djokovic march on at Wimbledon Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet And it didn’t take long for the Filipino boxing legend to share his wealth.In a video on his Facebook account, Pacquiao is shown giving money to kids just days after arriving in his hometown General Santos City from Brisbane, Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pacquiao could even be heard saying, “this is why I still fight” as he hands out stacks of money.The 38-year-old Pacquiao suffered a controversial loss to Horn, who came away with a highly-disputed unanimous decision win.center_img LSU title parade draws massive crowds Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation View comments Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Manny Pacquiao reportedly earned $10 million in prize money alone from his fight against Jeff Horn.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinoslast_img read more

New-look STGC eager to lift titles again

first_img CONFIDENCE HIGH St George’s College is considered one of the favourites at the start of every schoolboy football season, and this year is no different. Last season, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell’s boys’ campaign was derailed by the sudden passing of their captain Dominic James, who died on the pitch in a match against Excelsior High at the Stadium East Field. The Georgians missed out on the second round of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup and failed to qualify for the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup competition. Now, Assistant Coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle says that their intention this season is to win titles to honour his memory. The Georgians have lost most of their players from last season, with Gayle saying that only 30 per cent of the squad was retained, but based on good results in preseason, confidence is high in the camp. One of the high-profile players to leave the squad is recent national senior team call-up, Alex Marshall, who is 19 years old and no longer eligible to play the competition. He chipped in with 26 goals two seasons ago. Although a shortened campaign saw him score only six goals last season, his talent for getting the ball into the back of the net will be missed. However, Gayle is not too bothered by this, saying that it means that the goals will be shared all around the pitch this season. “It’s a new squad, but talent is there, and we just have to work on what we want,” Gayle said. “We’re gelling nicely,” he said. “We’re getting it together, we still haven’t reached where we want to as yet, but we’re getting there, slowly but surely. It’s going to be a total team effort, in and around the team. We’re not looking for any one person, all of the players are gonna be expected to chip in,” Gayle said. St Georges’ first match is against the visiting Tarrant High at 3 p.m. on Monday at Winchester Park, North Street. rachid.parchment@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

STGC’s Campbell geared for title challenge

first_imgMany pundits have written off St George’s College as a serious challenger for the prestigious ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup title this year, but the team’s leading goalscorer, Nathaniel Campbell, is hoping to prove them wrong. Campbell, a 16-year-old fifth former, hit a brace in his team’s 3-0 win against Vauxhall last Friday at Winchester Park. He added to a goal apiece he scored against Tarrant and Kingston Technical High for a tally of four in as many games. The diminutive attacking player is leading the charge upfront as his team chalked four wins to lead Group D in the preliminary stage on maximum 12 points. Campbell will be looking for more goals when St George’s College face struggling Denham Town today at Winchester Park, starting at 3:30 p.m. “The team had a good performance against Vauxhall, and we are looking forward to continue winning and playing good football,” Campbell told The Gleaner. “We are following the coach’s instructions by moving the ball around. My performance was good. I am looking to continue scoring and helping the team game by game,” he added. With regards to not being seen as a serious challenger, Campbell said, “It is going good for us. We just have to go out there each game and execute.” St George’s have won the title 22 times, and their last came in 2012. Campbell started playing football while attending Dunrobin Primary. His favourite international player is Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool FC in England.last_img read more

Tony Becca | West Indies cricket in a tailspin

first_img It is either that or they cannot spot talent, or they simply hope to go in the hat and find a special few. On top of that, in their haste to succeed, they probably cannot wait on the development process. That is probably why they keep selecting young players, and why the powers that be keep talking about a “young” team when they should be talking about the West Indies team. Probably they do not remember that international cricket calls for the best against the best and that West Indian fans want to be represented by their best players. For whatever reason, the West Indies team these days seems to be made up of whoever is available. The real problem with West Indies cricket today may also be the fact that West Indies cricket is in the hands of too many foreign administrators and foreign coaches. On that topic, a look at the recent West Indies women’s team may provide some answers to the problem. Whenever I remember the brilliance of the women in the field, I remember who was the fielding coach of the women’s team. I remember that he was Gus Logie. I remember that Logie was once one of the best fielders in one of the best West Indies teams, and I also heard that he had the ladies going through the fielding routine religiously every day. Practice becomes perfect, and my hope is that the West Indies can get people like him, ex-West Indian cricketers who want to be administrators or coaches, send them to Australia or England, get them an Australian or English passport, fly them back to the West Indies, and employ them as administrators and coaches. That may satisfy the cultural side of West Indians, the pride in their achievements over the years, their respect for their heroes, and their sense of national pride. The West Indies problem, however, could well be that times have changed, and definitely, that champions are not born every day. In 1966, however, when six West Indians appeared in the Rest of the World X1 at Lord’s, and again after that, when they were still guided by West Indians and were champions of the world, it was happy times for West Indians. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS If you listen to most West Indian cricket fans, the man who should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town for the embarrassing state of West Indies cricket is none other than president Dave Cameron. Cameron, as the leader, must take some of the blame for the present state of West Indies cricket. He should not, and cannot, however, be held totally responsible for its present state. And regardless of the talk, or excuses, of the captains and the coaches after each defeat, the kind comments from the winning captains after each embarrassing defeat, and the fact that a few senior players were missing, or were not selected, the results tell the story, especially on the recent tours of India and Bangladesh. Regardless of what has been said and the many excuses, the tour to India was a disaster. Despite India resting a number of their top players for the contests, and although one or two of the matches were close and exciting, the results were largely disappointing and embarrassing. The scores were such that it made little difference the type of pitch or whether the West Indies batted first or second. And the tour of Bangladesh, ranked just a few points below the West Indies at number nine, was no different. In the two-Test series, for example, the West Indies lost for the first time in Bangladesh. They lost 2-0, and they lost by 64 runs and by an innings and 184 runs. UNJUSTIFIED OCCASION While Cameron must be applauded for his stance re the players on the many interruptions due to their participation in the various T20 leagues around the world, during their understandable fight for more money, the strike on at least one unjustified occasion while on tour, and following the disrespect shown to him by a few players, he did all this, or so it appeared, in an autocratic manner. Leaders are there to lead, to “work” things out, and to find solutions. It’s as simple as that. Against that, however, despite siding with the “big three” – India, England, and Australia – and depending on foreigners to guide West Indies cricket back to its former glory, Cameron certainly tried his best to help West Indies cricket. To his eternal credit, and despite the empty stands, Cameron introduced, for the second time, and kept it going, return matches in the four-day competition in an effort to get more first-class cricket for West Indians, and his tenure has seen an increase in the pay of West Indian cricketers, including first-class players and women players. Cricket, however, is the business of the board. Cricket is played on the field, and West Indies first-class cricket, which was among the best, and the West Indies team, which was also once the best, are now suffering. Although there are many reasons for it, the buck, as is commonly said, stops with the leader, or leaders. West Indies cricket, despite better accommodation, age group competitions, return matches, and better pay for the players, has been getting worse and worse for the past 20 years or so, and with no end in sight. There is an argument about changing times, more people getting opportunities, other interests, and things to do, but remembering that these things are happening in other countries, these excuses are just excuses. In fairness to the board, or boards, they have tried everything possible to remedy the situation, or nearly everything. There is more cricket, competitive cricket, today than at any other time in history: the regional four-day and 50-over tournaments, the Caribbean Premier League, the different age-group tournaments, the franchise tournaments around the region, and on top of that, many more players are now being paid to play cricket. Although the board is guilty for its general stewardship of West Indies cricket, it is not 100 per cent guilty for its performance on the field of play. Cameron, and his colleagues, cannot and should not be expected to don pads, to bowl, and to field. The performance of the West Indies team falls squarely on the shoulders of those who play, especially those who call themselves professionals but who, on so many, many occasions, perform like rank amateurs, making mistakes, simple mistakes, and the same mistakes, over and over again. May be, however, a part of the problem of West Indies cricket is the men chosen as selectors. The impression is that selectors are selecting “young” players because they remember the selection of young and mostly untried players like Garry Sobers, Sonny Ramadhin, Alfred Valentine, and Michael Holding and company, their success, and would like to replicate their selection.last_img read more

Jaguars in control

first_imgPROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC): Guyana Jaguars defied half-centuries from Alick Athanaze and Devon Smith and looked set to complete their fourth straight victory after they fortified their hold on their match against Windward Islands Volcanoes in the West Indies Championship yesterday. Athanaze hit the top score of 66, but the Volcanoes were bowled out for 209 in their first innings just after lunch on the third day of their fourth-round match at the Guyana National Stadium. Following on, the Volcanoes batted far more steadily, and Smith, last season’s leading run scorer, led the way with 65 to anchor the visitors to 167 for three in their second innings when stumps were drawn. Scores: Jaguars 454 for nine declared (Anthony Bramble 168, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 117 not out; Josh Thomas 4-94). Volcanoes 209 (Alick Athanaze 66; Keemo Paul six for 57) and 167 for three (Devon Smith 65, Kirk Edwards 40 not out).last_img read more