Mickell Pierre

DISADVANTAGE: Trinidad and Tobago’s Mickell Pierre, left, takes on Argentina’s Agustin Mazzilli in a Men’s Hockey Pool A match at the Pan-Am Games in Lima, Peru on August 1. Argentina won 6-0 and repeated as champions while T&T finished fifth, despite lacking a turf to train on at home.

—Photo: AFP

The $1.3 million hockey turf is finally here. After an estimated three-year wait, the turf landed on the Port of Spain docks earlier this week.

The turf, manufactured by the Burgheim, Germany-based Poly­tan GmbH - a man­u­fac­tur­er and in­staller of syn­thet­ic sport surfaces world wide, and accompanying equipment will be taken from the docks in four containers to the National Hockey Centre (NHC) in Tacarigua Monday.


Skipper Stafanie Taylor admitted there was some worry in the West Indies camp when her side lost three early wickets in pursuit of a modest 79 against Thailand, in their opening Group B match of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday.

The returning Imran Khan is not writing off a Trinidad and Tobago resurgence in the second half of the West Indies Championship four-day competition and is hoping to play a key role in helping the Yannick Ottley led team return to the top half of the table before the end of the campaign.

Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he’s a heavyweight champion.

The ‘Gypsy King’ dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as he was taking a beating in the seventh round.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-20 Women, powered by a four-goal performance by captain Afiyah Cornwall made a perfect start to the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship Group F campaign with a 6-0 shut out of St Kitts/Nevis at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, yesterday.