…Jagaurs, Pride settle for draw; champions extend points tally to 145.4BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Tagenarine Chanderpaul completed his maiden first-class hundred, but newly-crowned champions Guyana Jaguars had to settle for a draw against Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday here.Chanderpaul hit an undefeated 101 and wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble slammed a pugnacious 74 to lead Jaguars to 263 for five in their second innings before they declared about 50 minutes before lunch on the final day of their ninth-round match at Kensington Oval.The left-handed opener, son of legendary West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is also a member of the Jaguars line-up for this match, reached his landmark from 275 balls, when he swung Jonathan Carter to deep mid-wicket for the last of his nine boundaries to prompt the declaration.He shared 115 for the fifth wicket with Bramble, whose 78-ball innings in close to 2 ½ hours included four fours and five sixes.Set a highly improbable victory target of 362 in a minimum of 73 overs, Pride reached 208 for four in their second innings before the two sides it was pointless to continue.West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit the top score of 54 for Pride, their captain Shamarh Brooks supported with 40, Shayne Moseley made 28, Roston Chase was not out on 23 and Carter added 20.Brathwaite shared 60 with club-mate Moseley for the first wicket and put on 76 for the second wicket with Brooks, but Keemo Paul grabbed 2-76 from 16 overs to send a few shivers down their spines.All two of Paul’s wickets were catches to stand-in keeper Vishaul Singh, who was deputising for the injured Bramble, and also held a top-edged catch down the leg-side to dismiss West Indies batsman Roston Chase off left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul.Later on, there was such a shortage of personnel for the Jaguars that head coach Esuan Crandon, a former national fast bowler, was required to take the field.The result meant that Jaguars gained 10.4 points from the match, taking them to 145.4, and Pride collected 5.8 points, moving them to 91.6.Pride fast bowler Chemar Holder was named Player-of-the-Match following figures of 5-57 and 3-72 on his first-class debut.Next round, Jaguars conclude the season against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at the Guyana National Stadium, at the same time Pride face Jamaica Scorpions at this venue.JAGUARS 1st Innings 297Pride 1st Innings 199Jaguars 2nd Innings(overnight 154 for four)T Chanderpaul not out 101C Hemraj c (sub) Walsh b Holder 21*L Johnson c Greaves b Holder 6V Singh st Dowrich b Warrican 43S Chanderpaul c wkpr Dowrich b Holder 0+A Bramble c Warrican b Carter 74R Reifer not out 1Extras (b5, lb2, w4, nb6) 17TOTAL (5 wkts dec, 89.2 overs) 263Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-64, 3-137, 4-138, 5-253Bowling: Cummins 15-3-43-0 (nb2); Holder 23-3-72-3 (nb3); Greaves 11-1-25-0 (nb1, w3); Chase 18-9-49-0; Carter 10.2-3-29-1 (w1); Warrican 11-3-36-1; Brathwaite 1-0-2-0PRIDE 2nd Innings (target: 362)K Brathwaite c wkpr Singh b Paul 54S Moseley b Reifer 28*S Brooks c wkpr Singh b Permaul 40J Carter c wkpr Singh b Paul 20R Chase not out 23+S Dowrich not out 17Extras (b4, lb7, w4, nb11) 26TOTAL (4 wkts, 58 overs) 208Fall of wickets: 1-60, 2-136, 3-143, 4-172Bowling: Paul 16-1-76-2 (nb10); Reifer 12-3-23-1; Permaul 20-5-62-1; Shepherd 1-0-2-0; Rutherford 7-1-30-0 (nb1, w3); T Chanderpaul 1-0-3-0 (w1); Johnson 1-0-1-0Points: Jaguars 10.4, Pride 8.8Player-of-the-Match: Chemar Holder (Pride)
Written By First Published: 26th August, 2020 08:14 IST LIVE TV Associated Press Television News COMMENT Embattled Anthony Seibold quit as head coach of the National Rugby League’s Brisbane Broncos on Wednesday after one of the most disastrous seasons in the history of the powerful club.Seibold’s departure less than two years into a five-year contract was confirmed at a news conference at the Broncos’ headquarters in Brisbane. It signaled an end to the 45-year-old Seibold’s tenure with the the team after a difficult 12 months which included an embarrassing exit from last year’s playoffs and the worst season in the club’s 32-year history in 2020.Seibold addressed his players in the morning before appearing at the news conference. He’s the fifth NRL coach to lose his job in the 2020 season.“Last week, I made the decision to finish my tenure as coach of the Brisbane Broncos,” Seibold said. “Today, I am announcing that I will be stepping down from the role immediately. For many reasons, my time at the Broncos did not work out as we had all hoped.”During his time in Brisbane, Seibold also faced a number of public attacks in the media from former NRL players and club greats. He was also subject to online rumors about his personal life which led him to employ lawyers to investigate possible cyber-crime offenses.Seibold was named NRL coach of the year in 2018 after his first year in charge of South Sydney. Replacing legendary coach Wayne Bennett, who led Brisbane to six top-flight titles, Seibold took the Broncos to the playoffs in 2019 only for the club to lose 58-0 to Parramatta.The 2020 season began with back-to-back victories but since the resumption in May following an almost two-month COVID 19-enforced suspension, the Broncos lost 12 of 13 matches and are in 15th place in the 16-team league.Brisbane chief executive Paul White said it was disappointing the situation didn’t work out with Seibold.“We saw him as the right man to guide what was a young roster in building a team for the future,” White said. “We did make a long-term investment decision in Anthony for the future of our club. For all the right reasons that decision was made back then, it hasn’t worked out.”Assistant Peter Gentle will take over as coach for the remaining five matches of the regular season. Former Broncos star Kevin Walters is the favorite to be named the new coach for next season.Image credits: AP FOLLOW US Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 08:14 IST Anthony Seibold Quits As Coach Of NRL’s Brisbane Broncos Embattled Anthony Seibold quit as head coach of the National Rugby League’s Brisbane Broncos on Wednesday after one of the most disastrous seasons in the history of the powerful club WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US
Mariana Kovacevic will not be part of the Ghana delegation at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.The Serbian traditional healer has been part of the Black Stars set up for recent tournaments as an auxiliary medical staff.Koavcevic is renowned for her specialized horse placenta treatement which accelerates the recovery of injured athletes.She was first brought on board for the 2010 World Cup after being introduced by ex Ghana coach and compatriot Milovan Rajevac.It was based on her excellent works in South Africa – notably for getting influential Kevin-Prince Boateng fit for matches after suffering several knocks – that she was again contracted for the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.Kovacevic remarkably got Asamoah Gyan fit for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations after a four-hour session when the Al Ain striker was originally ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury. She has also been credited for the accelerated recovery of Yossi Benayoun, Nigel De Jong, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Robin Van Persie in the past.The Black Stars’ medical team led by Dr. Adam Baba have however decided the Serb’s services will not be required for the 2013 AFCON which kicks off on January 19.Ghana is drawn in Group B which will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo.The Black Stars open their bid to end a 31-year wait for an African title against the Congolese on January 20 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.