SATISFIED: Team T&T and their medal haul.

SATISFIED: Team T&T and their medal haul.

Team captain Shiva Sookdeo is satisfied with the performance of the Trinidad and Tobago karate representatives at the recently-concluded Curacao Open. The team won 12 gold medals and Sookdeo pointed to this as an improvement.

“The tournament was a tough one, as expected. The Curacao open is a tough tournament yearly. The performance by the national team improved from our last outing in August to present,” he said. “The athletes responded well and the new competitor or first time competitors were calm and relaxed. The seasoned or senior athletes executed their plans as they had been training and preparing for this event. It was great, a good effort ...we placed first and it was a great achievement for us as a team,” Sookdeo said.


West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said his team will be guarding against complacency the best way they know how—by focusing on improvement and building on what was done before.

A new approach to batting is beginning to pay dividends for Jermaine Blackwood.

Speaking to the media during a virtual press conference from Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, yesterday, the Jamaican said his new outlook involves tempering his aggressive instincts and spending as much time as possible out in the middle.

Captain Jason Holder has attained the highest rating points by any West Indies bowler in 20 years, reaching a career-best second place in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after playing a crucial role in his side’s four-wicket victory over England in Southampton that helped take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

KEVIN MOLINO came on as a second half substitute and sparked Minnesota United to a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City (SKC) on Sunday night in Group D of the MLS is Back Tournament begin played in Orlando, Florida.

After a month’s training, new men’s national team head coach, Englishman Terry Fenwick, has cut his locally-based training squad into a 29-man ‘A Squad’ and a ‘B Squad’ comprised mainly of local players.