LEON CASSIE was eliminated at the first hurdle when the Solo Badminton Tournament served off Wednesday night at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

The under-19 bronze-medallist in last month’s CAREBACO (Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation) Championship had a very tough draw and was edged 22-20, 22-20 by Sheraz Nabbie, a semifinalist in this year’s National Championships.

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New West Indies lead selector Roger Harper says next month’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan will be one of the “most important” the West Indies will play going forward.

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL football will not kick-off today as planned. The new season will instead get under way in a week’s time with the kick-off of the 2019 edition of the popular First Citizens Cup. “This weekend was supposed to be the Charity Shield. But we decided to do it in a different format, hence we do not play this weekend,” acting chairman and Central FC owner, Brent Sancho, stated yesterday.

The fourth Symposium on the Restructuring of Football in Trinidad and Tobago will be held tomorrow at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Hall, located opposite Scotia Bank at the corner of Ramdass Street and the Eastern Main Road.

Prisons Service FC, who finished dead last in the Premier Division of the recently-concluded Ascension Invitational Football Tournament, are perched atop the standings in the 13-team Terminix Super League after three rounds of the championship.

LEGENDARY American athlete Bob Beamon starts a two-day clinic for Caribbean Special Olympics coaches today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, on the eve of Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago’s (SOTT) staging of the 4th Beach Games for persons with intellectual disabilities, set for Sunday at Las Cuevas.

Ephraim Serrette has been appointed treasurer of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletic Association. The National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAATT) president takes over from American Stephanie Hightower.