Machel Cedenio

ANCHORMAN: Machel Cedenio performs anchorleg duties for Trinidad and Tobago in the IAAF World Athletics Championship men's 4x400 metres final at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. T&T finished fifth. -© Getty Images for IAAF

Asa Guevara, Jereem “The Dream” Richards, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio could not prevent a medal-less showing from Trinidad and Tobago at the IAAF World Athletics Championships here in Doha, Qatar.

The 4x400 metres quartet produced a season’s best three minutes, 00.74 seconds run for fifth spot in yesterday’s final. USA dethroned 2017 champions T&T with a 2:56.69 golden run, while silver and bronze went to Jamaica and Belgium, respectively, in 2:57.90 and 2:58.78. The 4x4 championship race was T&T’s last chance to climb the podium at Doha 2019. It was not to be, and for the first time since 2007 the Red, White and Black was not featured in a World Champs medal ceremony.


Opener Evin Lewis struck a trademark aggressive half-century while seamer Kesrick Williams marked his first appearance for West Indies in 16 months with a three-wicket haul, as the Caribbean side swept aside Afghanistan by 30 runs in their opening Twenty20 International in India yesterday.

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard said that playing smart cricket on a slow pitch was key to their success in the opening game of the three-match T20 International series against Afghanistan in Lucknow yesterday.

Old rivals San Juan North Secondary and St Augustine Secondary will meet each other next Thursday to decide this year’s Coca Cola InterCol East Zone winners. Yesterday, at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, both schools enjoyed relatively smooth passages to the final.

The annual Yearling Sale is Sunday, but the breeding signs are not good for the local horse racing industry. At Sunday’s sale, only seven stud farms will be represented.

KAMRAN McIntosh-Ross has come down from the United States to compete in the national Under-16 tennis trials from today at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force suffered their first defeat in the Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup on Wednesday night, however it wasn’t a total loss, with captain Imran Khan and coach Mervyn Dillon insisting that the hosts will learn from the setback and come back stronger against the USA at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba today.