Jason Holder

(flashback)READY TO GO AGAIN: West Indies captain Jason Holder during a practice sesssion in Antigua yesterday. 

West Indies return to the scene of their last triumph in Test cricket, hoping for a repeat as they take on India in the first match of their ICC Test Championship campaign.

The first Test of the MyTeam11 Test Series starts this morning at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground where the Windies beat England by 10 wickets at the end of January on the way to a 2-1 series win.

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That victory has raised hopes of a West Indies revival in the Test format and the series against India represents an opportunity to strengthen that conviction.

The series will also be the first opportunity for both teams to gather points in the new Test Championship. A single victory in the two-match rubber will earn the winners as many as 60 points, so success in Antigua will represent a significant step forward for Jason Holder’s team which will be seeking to make the most of home advantage.


Should William Wallace become the next president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, it would be a potential loss for the Secondary Schools Football League but a big gain for national football.

Grenada international AJ Paterson netted a brace while Trinidadian Ataulla Guerra scored one goal and set up another as Charleston Battery squeezed into the play-offs of the United Soccer League (USL) by thrashing Bethlehem Steel 5-1 in their final game of the regular season last weekend.

Official confirmation is yet to come but cycling officials are already hailing Teniel Campbell’s historic qualification for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. The deadline for qualification for the road events has now passed. 

CHLOE FRASER became only the third player from Trinidad and Tobago to reach as far as the semi-finals in the Hopes ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Hopes Programme, in Puerto Rico recently.

Three new names have been added to the list of Trinidad and Tobago basketballers who are studying and playing in the United States’ Collegiate system. Local talents Ashanti Phillips, Tyrik Singh and Shaquille Bertrand are now pursuing their dreams after being granted athletic scholarships during the July August vacation.

It could be do or die for St Anthony’s College and opportunity lost for Presentation College San Fernando after play this afternoon in the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League. Or the championship battle could become hotter than ever.