Barbados Pride pacer Akeem Jordan and Guyana Harpy Eagles off-spinner Kevin Sinclair shared four wickets to give West Indies “A” an early edge against Bangladesh “A” in the second “Test” yesterday—but adverse weather again cut short play.

Jordan has so far taken two for 24 from 11 overs, and Sinclair supported with two for 37 also from 11 overs. But only 49 overs were possible on a rain-affected first day at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, and the Bangladeshis reached 175 for five in their first innings at the close.

Afif Hossain led steady batting down the order for the hosts with 37, Saif Hassan made 31, Shahadat Hossain was not out on 28, and Irfan Sukkur got 21.

The Caribbean side had early success when Jordan got opener Zakir Khan caught behind for 18 in the fifth over, and the hosts endured a further setback when their captain Shadman Islam retired hurt on 11 with his side on 54 for one in the 12th over.

Sinclair struck twice in the span of 11 balls when he bowled Mohammad Naim for five and trapped Saif lbw and had Bangladesh “A” wobbling on 73 for three.

But the visitors were frustrated when Shahadat anchored two tidy partnerships to add some stability to the home team’s innings, putting on exactly 50 for the fourth wicket with Afif (36) for the fifth wicket with Irfan.

Jordan trapped Afif lbw to end his resistance, and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Test pacer Anderson Phillip got Irfan caught at mid-off off the leading edge before bad light stopped play early.

West Indies “A” made two changes, bringing Phillip and Leeward Islands Hurricanes batter Kacey Carty into the line-up for left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie and leg-spin bowling batter Yannic Cariah.

The three-match series is level 0-0 after weather similarly affected the first “Test” that ended in a draw last Friday at the same venue.


The clouds and rain resulted in a dull afternoon in some parts. But Defence Force made full use of the bright sunshine in Marabella to confirm their presence in this year’s CONCACAF Caribbean Cup, yesterday.

Brent Sam, Reon Moore and Justin Sadoo gave their side a 3-0 victory over W Connection at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in round 18 action of the Trinidad and Tobago Premier Football League, thus confirming Defence Force’s spot in CONCACAF Champions League qualifying.

Ace TTO swimmer Dylan Carter continued to rake in the medals on the weekend.

At the AP Race London International meet, Carter picked up gold in the Men’s 50 metres freestyle Super Final Saturday evening.

Carter touched the wall in 22.24 seconds to beat Matthew Richards of Great Britain (22.35) and New Zealander Carter Swift (22,81). Earlier in the heats, Carter was also fastest in 22.23.

New West Indies white-ball coach Daren Sammy has a vision of creating an elite performing team and One-Day International skipper Shai Hope and T20 International captain Rovman Powell are on board with that ambition.

“My mission is to create an elite performing West Indies team,” Sammy told the media during a virtual meeting on Saturday.

Derone Davis hit 51 runs off 22 balls while Rayad Emrit grabbed four wickets for 31 runs to lead Central Sports to their second Premiership I T20 title with a 27-run win over PowerGen Penal Sports in the tournament finale on Saturday night at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, in Tarouba.

Leah Bertrand clocked a wind-aided 11.17 seconds in Florida, USA, on Saturday, to book her ticket to the June 7 to 10 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Bertrand’s 11.17 run earned her fifth spot in the second of three women’s 100 metres heats at the NCAA East Preliminary meet.