The US punched their ticket to the CNLF by virtue of fi nishing fi rst in Group A of League A of the CNL with a
3W-0D-1L record. CONCACAF
HONDURAS, US IN SEMIFINALS Hetmyer
By Azad Ali
A judge of the Caribbean Court of
Justice (CCJ) and Chairman of the
CCJ Academy for Law, Justice Winston
Anderson was recently appointed
by the International Council of
Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) to be a
Member of the Court of Arbitration
CAS is a global body established
in 1984 to settle disputes related to
sport through arbitration.
It is headquartered in Lausanne,
Switzerland and has courts in New
Caribbean L 60 ife, June 4-10, 2021
York City, Australia and Lausanne.
Temporary courts are established in
current Olympic cities.
The CAS is composed of eminent
jurists appointed by CAS for four-year
terms. These terms are renewable.
The CAS seeks to ensure that the
highest standards of integrity and
fairness are maintained in global
sport through the application of relevant
Justice Anderson comes to the
membership of CAS from his position
as chairman of Cricket West Indies
(CWI) Ethics and Disciplinary Committee.
He was recently re-elected and
appointed to the International Cricket
Council (ICC) Code of Conduct Commission,
which provides the membership
of several ICC Tribunals.
As a member of the ICC Anti-Corruption
Tribunal he has heard cases
involving allegations of match-fixing
and other improper conduct by cricketers
and other ICC participants from
Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab
Emirates and Zimbabwe.
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Director of Operations, Michael
Hall noted that all global sport events
staged in the pandemic environment
had taken a financial hit and CPL was
Organizers successfully staged the
popular Twenty20 franchise tournament
in Trinidad and Tobago last
year at the height of the pandemic,
with players and officials entrenched
in a bio-secure bubble and guided by
strict government protocols.
And while strict health protocols
will obtain for this year’s edition, the
fact is that St. Kitts and Nevis has
recorded only 44 infections since the
start of the pandemic, has further
boosted the confidence of the organizers.
Hall said the Trinidad experience
had been a critical learning curve.
Hetmyer was blanked for the
recent series against Sri Lanka after
failing to meet with Cricket West
Indies’ minimum fitness requirement
and despite losing his central
contract with CWI, the 24-year-old
Guyanese left-hander was included
in the 18-man West Indies provisional
squad for the back-to-back
home series against South Africa,
Australia and Pakistan starting later
Hetmyer was also omitted from
the 30-man squad selected to participate
in a three-week high performance
camp in St. Lucia in preparation
for the two-Test series against South
Africa starting on June 10 in the
lost to northern neighbors Canada 2-0,
marking their first defeat to Canada
A month later, CONCACAF said the
two North American rivals would meet
on US soil in Orlando, Florida and a 4-1
win, thanks to a Gyasi Zardes brace and
goals from Jordan Morris and Aaron
Long, put the US in position to clinch
first place in the group.
“Standing in the way was another
date with Cuba, and Morris would
deliver another excellent performance
with two goals, to go along with Josh
Sargent’s brace, sealing a place in the
CNLF for the US,” CONCACAF said.
It said McKennie will be one to watch,
as will dangerous attacker Christian
Pulisic, who just won the UEFA Champions
League with Chelsea.
“That dynamic duo, along with Sargent,
give the US a fierce attacking
trio,” CONCACAF said.
It said Honduras were clinical in
their CNL campaign in Group C with
a 3W-1D-0L record, the lone blemish
being a 1-1 draw at Martinique.
Along the way, CONCACAF said the
Catrachos scored eight goals while
allowing just a single score.
“It started with an impressive 2-0
win at Trinidad and Tobago in the
October 2019 window in which Brayan
Moya and Douglas Martinez provide
the goals,” CONCACAF said. “Days
later a Martinique own goal propelled
the Central Americans to a full three
points at home in a 1-0 win over Les
“Juan Ramon Mejia’s goal was enough
to then earn a point in the 1-1 draw
in Martinique to begin the November
2019 window, which Honduras then
concluded in style with a 4-0 home win
versus Trinidad and Tobago courtesy of
goals from Moya, Jonathan Toro and an
Alberth Elis brace,” it added.
CONCACAF said Elis and fellow FW
Anthony Lozano will be two of the key
players to watch in attack, but it said
“a real threat to the US could come
from midfield from 21-year-old Edwin
“The Olimpia man not only was
named to the Best XI of the 2020 Scotiabank
Concacaf Champions League,
but he was also in the Best XI of the
2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying
Championship, helping Honduras
defeat the US 2-1 to clinch a berth in
the Tokyo Olympics,” CONCACAF said.
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West Indies’ batsman Shimron
Hetmyer runs between wickets
against Sri Lanka during their
second Twenty20 cricket match
in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Friday,
March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga
Jayawardena) Eranga Jayawardena
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CCJ judge appointed to international sports court