Chairman of selectors hoping for quick resolution to Bravo dispute

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Chairman of selectors Courtney Browne is hoping the incident between Test batsman Darren Bravo and the West Indies Cricket Board can be solved quickly, so the player can return to action.Bravo has not played competitive cricket since he was sent home from the tour of Zimbabwe for a controversial tweet which was critical of WICB president Dave Cameron and has been left out of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force squad for the Regional Super50 pending a resolution of the matter.Darren is one of our better players and very talented young man,” Browne told Line and Length Network.“Obviously it was sad to lose him but at times these things happen. You just need to deal with it, get it over with and get him back out on the field playing cricket.”The 27-year-old Bravo is the West Indies premier batsman who has been a trump card for Red Force in previous Super50 tournaments.In fact, it was his brilliant 97 in last year’s final against Barbados Pride which carried Red Force to the title at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.Bravo found himself in trouble last November when he labelled Cameron a “big idiot” in a Twitter outburst, in response to the Jamaican administrator stating that Bravo had been offered only a Grade C retainer contract because of his “poor performance” and declining averages.The WICB slammed Bravo’s behaviour as “inappropriate and unacceptable” and cancelled his match/tour contract.Browne said he did not expect Bravo to become available until the matter was resolved.“I know there are supposed to be some discussions with Darren’s team and also the West Indies Cricket Board and until that is settled, I don’t think we’ll have much going on in terms of Darren playing cricket.last_img read more

Sehwag: Rohit Sharma more consistent than Kohli in producing magical knocks

first_imgImage Courtesy: Times NowAdvertisement wpkavNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1oitdgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewwbv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) igiWould you ever consider trying this?😱2s78rfmCan your students do this? 🌚bqns3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Virender Sehwag drops his verdict by claiming that Rohit Sharma’s ability to score at a rapid rate is unmatched with even Indian skipper Virat Kohli falling short. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Times NowThe former Indian opener, who was famous for his explosive batting style showered praised on The Hitman and asserted on Sharma’s ability to accelerate the innings once he gets set. He said to Cricbuzz:“Hitting 3-4 sixes in an over or scoring 80-90 runs off 45 balls is an art I haven’t seen even Virat Kohli pull off as regularly as Rohit Sharma,”Advertisement Sharma, who is having a great year, added an astounding knock of 85 runs in a run chase of 154 to his collection. The skipper missed his 5th T20 International century. Apart from this knock, Sharma staked his claim in the red-ball department with a memorable debut series against the visiting Proteas.Talking to Yuzvendra Chahal on Chahal TV after the comfortable chase in Rajkot, the man of the match stated that muscle and power is not required to clear the boundary while cheekily adding that Chahar can hit them effortlessly as well. He also added that middling the ball and keeping your head still are also necessary attributes required to hit sixes.Advertisement Read Also:India overtakes Australia as most successful chasing side in T20 historyIndia on-song in Rajkot as Rohit and Chahal star in India’s victory   Advertisementlast_img read more

Braves force Game six Tuesday by stopping Nelson 3-0

first_imgAnd what if the Murdoch Division regular season champs can’t clinch the series Tuesday in Spokane?Then the Green and White faces a must win in Game seven Wednesday night back in the Heritage City.The night did not start well for the Leafs as Johnny Marzec staked the visitors to a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the contest.Spokane then put the power play to work in the second period, getting goals from Kurtis Reading and Sean Collins to take a 3-0 advantage into the third period.The Braves then rode the solid netminder of Jon Manlow to victory and another home date Tuesday.PLAYOFF NOTES: Beaver Valley outlasted Castlegar 6-5 Sunday to sweep the other Murdoch Division Semi Final. Hawks led 6-2 after 40 minutes before the Rebels, the defending KIJHL champs, stages a late third-period rally. . . . The KIJHL announced its divisional award winners and to no one’s surprise, Leafs Jamie Vlanich was named the Most Valuable Player in the Murdoch Division. Vlanich, who missed another game in the Leafs/Braves series Monday, also won the Top Scorer honour with 35 goals, 62 assists for 97 points. Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson won the Murdoch Rookie-of-the-year award. Archie McKinnon (Top Defenceman) and Ryan Edwards (Most Sportsmanlike) earned awards for Beaver Valley while Jon Manlow (Top Netminder) and Garry Redding (Coach of the Year) earned special praise for Spokane. . . . In the Eddie Mountain Division, Creston took home four awards. The Nelson Leafs missed a golden opportunity to get some rest before an expected showdown with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in next round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.The Leafs dropped another egg Monday night in Game five of the Murdoch Semi Final, losing 3-0 to the Spokane Braves at the NDCC Arena.Nelson continues to hold a 3-2 advantage in the series. But the Leafs now must travel to the Lilac City Tuesday for Game six.last_img read more

FAVORED SAM’S SISTER RALLIES WIDE TO WIN MONDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; HOLLENDORFER, TRUJILLO TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG VICTORY IN 1:22.42

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015)–Favored Sam’s Sister rallied wide-out to take Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita, as the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee covered seven furlongs in 1:22.42 under Elvis Trujillo.By 2006 Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek, Sam’s Sister employed tactics similar to those used in an upset win in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26. Fourth into the far turn behind a three-horse duel comprised of eventual runner-up Sweet Marini, Dancinthenightaway and My Sweet Addiction, Sam’s Sister pounced on the leaders midway around the turn and wrested the lead from Sweet Marini inside the sixteenth pole.“It was the perfect trip,” said Trujillo, who has been aboard for all six of Sam’s Sister’s career starts. “I knew there was going to be a lot of speed in there and I knew it would be fast early-on (22.10, 43.87 and 1:08.71). But I knew that sooner or later they would have to stop. She’s a nice filly.”Off at 6-5, Sam’s Sister paid $4.40, $2.60 and $2.20. Owned by Mark Dedomenico, LLC, Hollendorfer and George Todaro, she picked up her fifth win and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased her earnings to $427,450.“We got a 22 and 43 (quarter and half mile fractions), so it makes it a little easier to close ground,” said Hollendorfer, who registered his meet-leading sixth stakes win. “We thought that might happen, but then when Dancinthenightaway kind of shook loose a little bit, it looked a little bit risky. But we were able to sustain and run her down in the end.“I’m just taking these races one at a time (when asked if she might stretch out next time). We thought she would run long (entered and scratched out of this past Saturday’s La Canada Stakes at 1 1/16 miles), but we thought this was a more advantageous race, so that’s why we went here.”Ridden by Martin Garcia, Sweet Marini slugged it out on the front end and was second-best, finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Harlington’s Rose. Off at 5-1, Sweet Marini paid $3.40 and $2.80.Off at 10-1, Harlington’s Rose ran from well off the pace under Joe Talamo and paid $4.60 to show.Live racing resumes at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more