Jamaica Scorpions assistant coach Andrew Richardson believes that though largely inexperienced at the moment, the team has what it takes to surprise three-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars in Guyana in the opening round of the Digicel Regional Four-day Championship, beginning on Thursday. Jamaica, who finished fourth last season after leading at the mid-way mark of the 10-round tournament, are without regular captain Nikita Miller, who is out injured, as well as wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton, batsmen John Campbell and AndrÈ McCarthy, and fast bowlers Reynard Leveridge and Oshane Thomas. The big-hitting Walton, recently departed for the Bangladesh Premier League, while Campbell, McCarthy, Leveridge, and Thomas are with the West Indies “A” team, who are currently facing Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series in Trelawny and Kingston. “The squad that has been selected is young but has enough quality to come away with a positive result,” said Richardson, who, along with head coach Robert Samuels and team, departed the country yesterday. “Our batting will be led by our new overseas player West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin, who played key roles for Guyana in their victories over the past three seasons, and include rising players such as Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Paul Palmer, and Trevon Griffiths. “Meanwhile, as it relates to our bowling, we have Jason Dawes, who has represented the West Indies “A” before leading our pace attack, and left-arm wrist spinner Dennis Bulli and off-spinner Damani Sewell, our spin department.” Jamaica Scorpions squad -Trevon Griffith, Garth Garvey, Paul Palmer, Brandon King, Assad Fudadin, Fabian Allen, Dennis Bulli, Damani Sewell, Romaine Morris, Jason Dawes, Keno Wallace, Derval Green, and Paul Harrison.
Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown “They just fell in love with Nats baseball,” Trump said after the Marine Corps Band played a rendition of the team’s theme song, the children’s ditty “Baby Shark.”“That’s all they wanted to talk about,” the president said. “That and impeachment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I like Nats baseball much more,” he said.Ceremonial White House visits by sports title-winning teams have become controversial under Trump, who was loudly booed at Nationals Park when he attended Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros and serenaded with chants of “Lock him up!” Neymar escapes with warning over French Cup final fan slap No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Gago’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Several teams have declined to make White House visits or have not been invited, including the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, the NFL Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and the US women’s World Cup-winning team.Most of the Nationals title-winning squad attended Monday’s event with the notable exceptions of star third baseman Anthony Rendon, reliever Sean Doolittle and a handful of others.There was no immediate explanation for Rendon’s absence but Doolittle had announced ahead of time that he would boycott the ceremony.“There’s a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country,” Doolittle told The Washington Post.“At the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can’t do it,” Doolittle said. “I just can’t do it.”ADVERTISEMENT 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust MOST READ US President Donald Trump reacts as Nationals player Kurt Suzuki wears a “Make America Great Again” baseball hat during a ceremony to welcome the 2019 World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, November 04, 2019. AFPWASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump welcomed the Washington Nationals to the White House on Monday, saying their improbable World Series title — and impeachment — was all anybody wanted to talk about in the nation’s capital.“America fell in love with Nats baseball,” Trump told a crowd of players and hundreds of red-clad Nationals fans gathered under sunny skies on the South Lawn of the White House.ADVERTISEMENT Trump congratulated the Nationals on becoming the first Major League Baseball team in Washington to win the World Series in nearly 100 years.He said they had “captured the hearts of baseball fans” across the country and “reminded us why baseball is truly America’s pastime.”Trump called several players up to the podium to say a few words and hugged catcher Kurt Suzuki when he made his brief remarks wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat.“I didn’t know that was going to happen,” Trump said.First baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the only player who has been with the franchise since it came to Washington in 2005 from Montreal, presented the 45th president with a Nationals jersey with his name and the number 45 on the back.“This is an incredible honor,” Zimmerman said. “And we’d also like to thank you for keeping everyone here safe in our country, and continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world.”Trump did not mention Rendon or Doolittle or any of the other half-a-dozen absent players during his remarks recounting the team’s exploits.The Nationals rallied to defeat Houston 6-2 on Wednesday to win the World Series crown by four games to three.After a horrible 19-31 start to the season, at one point oddsmakers gave them a .01 percent chance to win the title. View comments 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 REVEALED 2 Snoop Dogg shared this image on his Instagram LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Underneath, he shared pictures of himself at the same ages under the words ‘marijuana abuse’, seemingly suggesting that it had less of an impact on his looks.Gascoigne responded on Twitter, writing: “Morning ?@SnoopDogg? get your lazy a*** out of bed it’s walkies time woof woof you ugly t***LOVE GAZZA xxx.” boost Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update deals TROPHY punished Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder LATEST JIBE latest Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star He also posted a picture of a dog edited to look like the American rapper with two plaits and a chain around its neck.Several hours earlier, Gascoigne, 52, referred to Snoop Dogg’s post in a tweet to his manager.He wrote that ‘just when U thought it was safe2get out of the water f***ing snoop dog turns up FFS SHANE what’s he snooping about for, from GAZZA x.’Former England and Tottenham midfielder Gascoigne, often known as Gazza, has had several stints in rehab for drugs and alcohol addiction and has also had mental health issues. @snoopdogg Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Paul Gascoigne has hit back at Snoop Dogg in a bizarre feud after the rapper used images of the retired footballer to warn against alcohol abuse.The American had posted pictures of Gascoigne – who has had a public battle with alcohol addiction – at the ages 20 and 47 on Instagram, showing the difference in his appearance under the words ‘alcohol abuse’. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions