West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor plays a shot against Australia during the fi nal of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20
2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Associated Press / Bikas Das, File
Windies Women suffer second whitewash
Barbadian tennis ace Darian King overworked
Caribbean L 50 ife, Sept. 27 - Oct.3, 2019
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aim is to have a permanent head
coach in place for the away tour
Floyd Reifer is currently in charge
of the men’s team on an interim
basis, having replaced another interim
coach, Richard Pybus.
West Indies have been without a
full-time coach since Australian Stuart
Law resigned last September.
Meanwhile chairman of the CWI
Selection Task Force, Vice President
Kishore Shallow said the recruitment
of a new selection panel has
“We interviewed a few candidates
and also past members from the
past panel will be included as well,”
He said after a four month process,
the Task Force, including Adams recommended
a new selection policy.
Shallow said in this new structure
the captain will only be part of the
selection panel to pick the final playing
CWI President, Rickey Skerritt
said there is no system in the world
which includes the captain as a primary
The captain, he said, will have a
vote in picking the final XI from the
13 or 14 persons.
to finish ahead of the pack in a time
He won gold by beating compatriot
Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, in the
track cycling men’s sprint final at the
Pan American Games in Lima, Peru
on Aug. 3, 2019,
Both Barbados and St. Kitts had
good runs of victories until their losing
encounters last Sunday.
In previous encounters of the rounds
of qualifiers, Barbados beat Cuba 1-0,
then went on to spank the US Virgin
At the same time St. Kitts and Nevis
beat Dominica 4-0, and created an
upset by drawing 1-1 with the mighty
The defeated teams were eliminated.
Jamaica was knocked out because it had
also drawn 1-1 with Dominica and registered
no wins in that group.
Other teams that were eliminated in
the Caribbean Zone are Dominica, Grenada,
Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, St
Lucia, and Antigua and Barbuda.
Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and
Tobago withdrew from the competition.
In spite of Barbados’ good run, the
Bajan Tridents had a warning that all
was not well with their team defences
when in a friendly encounter with St.
Kitts and Nevis on Sept. 15, they went
St. Kitts and Nevis’ easy run over
Barbados in that friendly match, also
did not prepare them for the strength
of the Dominican Republic.
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Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicholas
Paul celebrates after competing
in the cycling track sprint men’s
semifi nals heat 1 during the Pan
American Games in Lima, Peru,
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.
Associated Press / Silvia Izquierdo, fi le
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Haiti, DR teams qaualify for Olympic Championships
By Azad Ali
West Indies Women suffered
their second straight whitewash at
the hands of powerhouse Australia
Women when they went down by nine
wickets in the final Twenty20 threematch
series at Kensington Oval, Barbados
Batting first, West Indies could only
muster a paltry 81 all out off their 20
overs, with opener Britney Cooper
top-scoring with 29 off 35 balls to be
one of just three batsmen in double
figures but only one to pass 20.
The hosts were undone by left-arm
spinner Jess Jonasen, who took four
for seven from four overs, while 20
year-old leg-spinner Georgia Wareham
support with three for 14.
In reply, the Aussies strolled to
their target in the eighth over of
the match with Player-of-the-Match
Alyssa Healy belting a 16-ball 38 and
opening partner, Beth Mooney gathering
an unbeaten 24 off 18 deliveries.
Healy struck six fours and two sixes
in dominating a 45-run opening stand
off 22 balls.
Captain Stafanie Taylor, playing in
her l00th T20 International struggled
for 19 deliveries in making 6
runs before being caught out in the
By George Alleyne
A superhuman attempt by Barbados’
highest ranked tennis player, Darian
King, proved to be far from enough to
stop his country from falling to defeat to
Brazil in a Davis Cup 2019 fixture.
Playing in Criciuma, Brazil over the
weekend for a chance at qualification
into another round for the 2020 finals of
this world championship of tennis, King
took on the first match-up and beat 2019
Pan Am Games gold medallist, Joao De
Menezes, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and
But that was all for which the Barbados
two-man team had to cheer as Barbadian
Haydn Lewis lost to Thiago Monteiro 6-2,
6-2. Then King joined countryman, Lewis,
for the doubles match-up and they went
down to Brazilians, Marcelo Melo and
Bruno Soares, 6-7, 5-7.
The Bajans reportedly fought valiantly
but this one-sided defeat was perhaps the
first sign of King taking on too much in
the name of country, as the man he had
beaten the day before was rested while he
had to face fresh Brazilian legs.
It also pointed to a need for at least two
other Barbadians in the team.
“Unlike the Barbadians, who had to
rely on their singles players from Friday,
in Saturday’s doubles rubber, Brazil
were able to field the experienced duo of
Melo and Soares,” the Davis Cup website
Following the doubles defeat in just
under an hour, King had only a half-hour
break before having to take to the court
again, this time facing Thiago Monteiro
— who the Brazilians had rested from the
doubles - in another singles encounter.