Assistant referee Kirt Charles

HOT: Assistant referee Kirt Charles, centre, is kept under control by other officials during Wednesday’s Ascension Invitational Tournament match between Morvant Caledonia AIA and Defence Force at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

Having led the top flight for much of the season, Morvant Caledonia AIA have been booted out the 2019 Ascension Invitational Football Tournament, the consequence of their involvement in a brawl following Wednesday’s top-of-the-table clash with Defence Force at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima.

A release from Ascension Invitational sponsor Richard Ferguson confirmed that Caledonia had been expelled, thus missing out on a minimum $125,000 payout since they were sure to finish among the top two, with just one round left in the competition. Caledonia’s expulsion also gives Defence Force a clear path to the $250,000 first prize.

The incident happened after the game, won 1-0 by second-placed Defence Force when referee Crystal Sobers upheld a controversial winner by Jerwyn Balthazar, five minute into injury time.


Caledonia Clippers defeated Stories of Success Basketball Academy (SOS) 108-95 at Maloney on Sunday evening to complete a two-nil sweep of the best-of-three finals and claim the National Basketball Federation’s National Invitational Championship (NIC) men’s title in convincing fashion.

Fast-bowler Anderson Phillip and veteran leg-spinner Imran Khan will return to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force for the next round of matches in the West Indies Championship next week after proving their fitness and form in domestic cricket over the past two weeks.

BANK ACCOUNTS of the cash-strapped Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) have been frozen for the second time in a year.

A red card issued to W Connection right-back Adan Noel during Saturday’s TT Pro League match against Terminix La Horquetta Rangers has been rescinded and he is now free to play for his club.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-20 women rebounded from their opening training match loss to the Dominican Republic to defeat Puerto Rico’s Under-20s 3-0 in Santo Domingo on Monday evening.

How does a team of 11 men get dismissed for 77? That works out to each batsman making seven. That seems hard to understand for a first-class match among men who are paid to play the game.