A breathtaking Virat Kohli masterclass dashed West Indies’ hopes of victory in the opening Twenty20 International yesterday, as India trounced them by six wickets with eight balls to spare and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Leonardo Julien top scored with 69 while Guyana’s Ashmead Nedd grabbed five wickets for 27 runs as the West Indies Under-19s defeated England Under-19s by 36 runs in the first match of the Tri-Nations One-Day Series at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua yesterday..

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batsmen Keagan Simmons slammed an unbeaten 122 but it wasn’t enough for his team, the East/Tobago Leatherbacks, as they fell to a close three-wicket loss to the South Pavers in the opening round of the Namalco/TTCB Under-23 Cup on Thursday.

Defending champions Naparima College will be going all out to defend their title and complete a hat-trick of wins when the annual First Citizens National Secondary Schools Chess Championship takes place tomorrow at Aranguez North Secondary School.

Ato Boldon is strongly opposed to the new World Athletics (formerly IAAF) Diamond League format. The 2020 Diamond League Final in Zurich, Switzerland will not feature the 200 metres, discus, triple jump and 3,000m steeplechase.

THE Diego Martin Sports Complex has become such a successful football venue, regularly attracting a large turnout of fans, that it will be the stage of tonight’s First Citizens Cup final. It will be the first time the final has ever held in Diego Martin.

DECEASED Trinidad and Tobago boxer Giselle “Magic” Salandy has missed out on a place in history as female fighters — Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker and Barbara Buttrick — will make history in Canastota next June as the first female boxers inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

CULTURAL ROOTS have been crowned champions of the 2019 Northern Football Association’s (NFA) Premier League, having wrapped up the title with a 2-0 home win over Trendsetter Hawks on Wednesday evening at the Dibe Recreational Ground, off Long Circular Road in St James. They join Frontline FC who secured the Championship Division title just days before.

SHEMAR BRITTON struck gold for the second year in succession Wednesday night in the RMSL (Reliability Maintenance Services Limited) Super Singles Table Tennis Tournament.

Trinidad and Tobago international netballer Samantha Wallace has been named among the top 10 players for the 2019 season of the Australian Suncorp Super League, considered the best professional netball league in the world.

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