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THE quarter-finals of the 40-Overs competition of the Central Zone of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board will be staged on Thursday, May 26 (Corpus Christi Holiday).
 
Qualifying for the last eight knockout stage are the winners and runners-up in the four contested groups.
 
Heading the list of teams bidding for semi-final spots are Caroni Conquerors, Spoilers, Exchange Village and Balmain. The other quartet seeking to turn the tables are Lange Park, Supersonics, Brickfield and Balmain United.

Russell injured during RCB win

Andre Russell picked up an injury during Royal Challengers' nine-wicket win in Kolkata. 

Russell's injury looked serious and occurred towards the end of the match. 

Russell was bowling the 19th over when he tumbled for the third time in his follow through and had to be helped off the field after he injured his knee, according to the TV commentators. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore 186 for 1 (Kohli 75*, de Villiers 59*, Gayle 49) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 183 for 5 (Gambhir 51, Pandey 50) by nine wickets

Glenn Maxwell has joined the Australian exodus from the IPL, departing early from Kings XI Punjab with an apparent side strain. 
 
Kings XI are out of contention for the IPL playoffs, and Maxwell told Cricket Australia medical staff that he has been feeling increasingly sore over recent matches.
 
CA's national team physio David Beakley said Maxwell's fitness would now need to be assessed ahead of Australia's departure for the limited-overs triangular series in the Caribbean.

Cleveland blow out Raptors

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won game one of the Eastern Conference finals 115-84 last night.
 
James and Kyrie Irving combined to score 51 points in the victory, the largest in a Cleveland play-off game. 
 
Meanwhile, defending champions the Golden State Warriors face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference tonight.
 
The Thunder beat the Warriors 108-102 in the opening game and holds a 1-0 lead.

Sharapova faces anti-doping panel

Maria Sharapova, the five-time tennis Grand Slam winner, will face an anti-doping panel in London on Wednesday after taking the banned drug meldonium.
 
The 29-year-old Russian failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January.
 
Meldonium, a heart disease drug, was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list on 1 January.

More athletes join T&T Grand Games

A growing number of international track and field stars are lining up to participate in the Trinidad and Tobago Grand Games first Athletics Invitational scheduled for Saturday at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.
 
The list includes top United States sprinter Ryan Bailey, the latest to confirm his participation in the Men's 100m sprint.
 
He joins a cast that includes Jamaican sprinters Natasha Morrison and Warren Weir, a bronze medalist in the 200 metres at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Terry signs one-year deal

Veteran Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year deal with the Premier League club.
 
In an emotional speech after his side's final league game against Leicester on Sunday, the 35-year-old, who was out of contract in the summer, said he wanted to remain at the club.
 
Terry has made 703 first-team appearances for the Blues, having started his professional career at Stamford Bridge in 1998.

NEW CALL UPS LOOK TO IMPRESS HART

As Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Team continued its preparations for the upcoming International Schedule, there are some new faces in the camp who will be looking to make an early impression on the international circuit with an aim to breaking into Stephen Hart’s World Cup qualifying roster.

DirecTV W Connection defender Tristan Hodge is among them alongside San Juan Jabloteh attacker Nathan Lewis and former National Under 17 World Cup team goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel of North East Stars.

Samuel has been in training with the Senior Team before but has considerable experience at the international level having been the starting custodian for T&T at the 2007 FIFA Under 17 World cup and the 2009 FIFA Under 20 World Cup. A solid season between the sticks for North East has earned him the call with both Hart and goalkeeper coach Michael Maurice seeing enough of him to warrant the call.

“It’s good to be back in the national team. It’s a proud moment for me and hopefully I can keep my spot. I was so elated, I ran through the village of Matura to let everyone know the news,” an obviously elated Samuel told TTFA Media after training on Tuesday.

Russell misses Gujarat Lions clash

Andre Russell will not play in Kolkata Knight Riders' crucial match against Gujarat Lions on May 19. 
 
The 28-year old allrounder limped off the field midway through the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday with a suspected injury to his left leg.
 
Russell did not travel with the squad that reached Kanpur on Tuesday evening.

PowerGen spinner, Kavesh Kantasingh continues to torment batmen in the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Premiership Division I League tournament.

 

The left-arm spinner has taken 51 wickets this season which includes eight 5-wickets hauls to underline his status as one of the best bowlers in the country. With two rounds of cricket yet to be played Kantasingh is vying for the prestigious Best Bowler award in the league.

 

“I have been maturing as a cricketer the longer I continue to play cricket. My maturity is visible in my game where I have more control over the balls I bowl and the variations I use,” the 29-year-old explained.

 

This is the first full season of cricket Kantasingh is playing after returning to the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine for the last two years to finish his undergraduate degree in Engineering.

 

“If you look at the trend of spinners in First Class and International cricket you will notice they tend to get better from ages 29 to 34. You tend to understand the art of spin bowling the older you get because you mature as a player. I am now coming into my own and I have definitely not peaked as yet. Returning to play club cricket after representing the Red Force made it necessary that I dominated the league tournament. If you play First Class cricket you must be able to dominate club cricket to show that you are in the elite bracket of cricketers in the country,” the PowerGen player divulged.

 

The former Combined Campuses and Colleges player revealed that his ability to understand the game and decipher the weaknesses in batsmen has developed significantly on his return to cricket.

 

“I have become better at working out batsmen and understanding when to use different deliveries. Since I started playing I was always very analytical and my reading of the game has improved. Adapting to different situations and knowing how to bowl in different formats of the game has developed significantly over the past season,” said Kantasingh.

 

 

The former West Indies Under-15 player added, “For the past couple of months I have been working arduously on my game. My bowling is maturing and this has significantly increased my confidence. At this stage of my career I am very confident that I can dominate club and regional cricket once I am given the opportunity. Having a Red Force contract really changed my career because for the first time I was able to focus solely on cricket. Right now I am at a defining point in my career where my understanding of the game and confidence can really push me to the next level.”

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