Derrick Etienne Jr at left and USA’s captain Sebastian Lletget seek for the ball in a Group B match at Children’s
Mercy Park, Kansas City, on July 11. CONCACAF/David William Leah Cairns
By Azad Ali
West Indies Women “A”
slumped to an eighth-wicket
defeat and a 3-0 whitewash at
the hands of Pakistan Women
“A” in their Twenty20 series
in the final match at the Vivian
Richards Cricket Ground
The home side could only
muster a paltry 99 for six off
their 20 overs with Captain
Reniece Boyce stroking an
unbeaten 42 off 44 deliveries at
the top of the order.
In reply, Pakistan Women
“A” strolled to their target with
eight deliveries to spare, with
in-form opener Ayesha Zafar
hitting an unbeaten 53 to headline
the run chase.
West Indies Women “A” lost
the opening Twenty20 a week
before going down by 114 runs
a few days after. Pakistan made
100 for two off 18.4 overs.
Caribbean L 30 ife, JULY 16-22, 2021
West Indies’ Sheldon Cottrell delivers
a ball during the third one
day international cricket match
between Sri Lanka and West Indies
in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Sunday,
March 1, 2020. Associated Press/
Eranga Jayawardena, fi le
By Azad Ali
West Indies all-rounder, Kyle Mayers
has joined Birmingham Bears in
England’s T20 Blast, after signing
with the West Midlands team for the
last three games of the season.
He will line up against Worcestershire
an will also be in the line up
in the reverse fixture a week later
at Edgbaston, before capping off his
campaign against Northants Steelbacks
on July 18.
Mayers, an attacking left-hander
who bowls medium pace, has already
represented West Indies in all three
formats but has become more of a
fixture in the Test side, where he
averages 47 from six Tests and has
taken 10 wickets.
He made a stunning entry to the
longest format, striking an unbeaten
210 against Bangladesh in the opening
Test in Chattogram last February,
to earn West Indies a sensational
final day victory.
Mayers also turns out for his native
Barbados in the Caribbean Premier
League and is part of the squad for
this year’s edition which gets underway
in August in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Pakistan’s Ayesha Zafar plays a shot against England during
the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup match at Grace Road,
Leicester, England Tuesday June 27, 2017. Mike Egerton/PA via
has been brought back along with
all-rounder Roston Chase and fast
bowler, Sheldon Cottrell.
The the three-match CG Insurance
ODI series forms part of the
International Cricket Council’s (ICC)
ODI Super League where both teams
are aiming to win points to be one of
the top seven teams that will secure
automatic qualification for the 2023
ICC World Cup in India.
“Paul is really drilled on how we
want to play, so there was a big loss,”
Berhalter said. “I missed the urgency to
score more goals. It was way too slow.”
CONCACAF said the US managed to
control possession and got into Haiti’s
half with regularity, yet was often disrupted
in finishing, lacking the final
pass and shot.
“There were some good moments,”
Berhalter said. “I liked the start of the
game; it was nice and aggressive. From
there, it was hit and miss with some
good things and then not enough.”
CONCACAF said a lot of the USA’s
initial attacks were created by Moore,
who Berhalter praised.
“He got coach’s man of the match
today,” said Berhalter, pointing out that
Moore, who plays in Spain for Tenerife,
is not in full match shape yet. “He’s not
even in preseason, he’s been training
on his own.”
CONCACAF said Moore’s individual
initiative to stay fit helped his effectiveness.
“I’ve been training at home with a
personal trainer,” Moore said. “I’m still
working my way up to match fitness.”
CONCACAF said one of the main reasons
the US was often stymied in front
of goal was the good work of Haitian
goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre.
“In only his second game for Les
Grenadiers, Sylvestre was masterful in
the box, organizing his defenders well,
coming out in timely fashion for crosses
and corners, and making multiple
impressive stops when US shots did get
off,” CONCACAF said.
“I’m always going to give my all in
the field,” Sylvestre said postgame.
Despite the loss to the US, CONCACAF
said that Haiti, by keeping the
score low, may play an important role in
the final Group B standings, with goal
differential being the first tie-breaker.
“Sylvestre and Haiti will look to make
that count,” CONCACAF said.
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US BENEFITS FROM ‘MOORE’ ATTACKS
Windies Women get whitewashed
Kyle Mayers joins