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The Group A contest between Trinidad & Tobago and ICC Americas was washed out at Shaw Park. 
 
Despite bright and sunny conditions from the scheduled start time, no play was possible due to a damp outfield following early morning showers.
 
T&T Red Force will take on Jamaica at Shaw Park tomorrow from 9am.
 
Live coverage is on Talk City 91.1FM.
 
Meanwhile, Jamaica survived a desperate fightback from Barbados to eke out a two-wicket win at Queen's Park Oval. 
 
Jamaica were cruising at 105 for 2 when Sulieman Benn sparked a dramatic collapse of six for 13 to give Barbados hope of defending 138.
 
However, Sheldon Cottrell hit two sixes to guide Jamaica home and won the Man of the Match award.
 
Cottrell had earlier taken 3-18 when as the Barbados Pride fell for 138.
 
In Group B, Guyana maintained second place in Group B with a six-wicket win over Combined Campuses & Colleges in Basseterre.
 
Windward Islands completed a dramatic one-wicket win with three balls to spare over Leeward Islands at Warner Park to stay in the Group B lead.

T&T trio at Manchester City

National Under 17 midfielder John Paul Rochford is currently engaged in the biggest training stint of his career to date.
 
Rochford is part in a two-week training camp at Manchester City after being selected by City scouts at a Digicel Kickstart Academy in November for Caribbean talents.
 
Rochford was chosen among fellow T&T players Elijah Shade and Tyrell Emmanuel.
 
Rochford, a product of FC Santa Rosa, indicated that the feedback from the Manchester coaches has been positive thus far.

Head coach of the women's senior national football team Randy Waldrum was given his marching orders by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Tuesday.

The decision was not welcomed by the "Women Warriors" as the American was a favorite among the team.

Waldrum won the title in the first-ever Caribbean Cup, before taking the team to the cusp of qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup.

On Tuesday, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association President David John-Williams announced the Technical Committee of the TTFA.

John-Williams, also revealed the new head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Women’s Team ahead of the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Final Round in the United States next month.

The TTFA’s Technical Committee will comprise of the following individuals:

Dexter Skeene (Chairman)
Dr. Alvin Henderson (Deputy Chairman)
Bertille St. Clair
Errol Lovell
Jinelle James
Stuart Charles-Fevrier
Muhammad Isa

 

2016 SSCL season begins

The 2016 Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) bowled off on Thursday morning at Fatima College grounds in Port of Spain.
 
Fatima College are defending T20 champions, and finished a close second in the league to Naparima College.
 
This year marks the 20th year that PowerGen has sponsored the league. 
 
Former West Indies player Darren Ganga call on the players to make the best use of the opportunities presented to them in 2016. 
 
Ganga, the former T&T player, also called on players to observe the rules of the game. 
 
The former T&T skipper represented St Stephen's College and Naparima College in the SSFL before becoming part of the T&T national senior team. 
 
President of the SSCL, Surujdath Mahabir, also called on media houses to also report more on the successes of young people rather than a steady dies of only failures.
 

Lewis hundred in T&T Red Force win

Trinidad & Tobago maintained their unbeaten record with a seven-wicket win over Jamaica at Shaw Park in the NAGICO Super50 tournament. 
 
Jamaica were held to 176 after winning the toss and batting as Devon Thomas wmade 70 and Jon-Russ Jaggesar claimed 4 for 32.
 
Evin Lewis hit 102 before he retired hurt as T&T won on a canter.
 
At Port of Spain, Kraigg Brathwaite scored an unbeaten 86 in his first match back from the West Indies tour of Australia as Barbados kept their semi-final hopes alive with a four-wicket win over ICC Americas at Queen's Park Oval. 
 
Brathwaite's innings came after Barbados were reduced to 0 for 2 in response to ICC Americas first innings total of 202.
 
Meanwhile, Leeward Islands notched their first win of the competition in Group B with a 14-run triumph over Combined Campuses and Colleges in St Kitts.
 
Also in Group B, Windward Islands knocked off Guyana by two wickets with three balls to spare at Warner Park to stay in first place in Group B.
Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Darren Sammy will be eligible for selection for upcoming tournaments, including the World Twenty20, despite not being given annual retainer contracts by the West Indies Cricket Board. 
 
The only condition the WICB has placed is that the players will need to meet criteria set in place by the selection panel, led by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. 
 
The six players are not part of the group of 15 who were given retainer contracts for the period between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.

Hewitt retires from tennis

Lleyton Hewitt has played the last singles match of his tennis career, losing to David Ferrer in the second round of the Australian Open.
 
Former world number one Hewitt, who won two Grand Slam titles, was beaten 6-2 6-4 6-4 by the Spaniard.
 
Britain's Andy Murray swept past home hope Sam Groth  6-0 6-4 6-1 in one hour and 30 minutes.
 
Fourth seed Stan Wawrinka breezed past Radek Stepanek 6-2 6-3 6-4.
 
Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1 6-2.
 
Third seed Garbine Muguruza beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-4 6-2.

Barca's Mascherano in court

Barcelona and Argentina defender Javier Mascherano has appeared in court aiming to avoid going to prison over a 1.5m euros (£1.1m) tax fraud.
 
Mascherano, 31, previously admitted two counts of fraud after failing to declare earnings in 2011 and 2012.
 
A judge will now rule if Mascherano can pay an increased fine to avoid jail, according to reports in Spain. 

Hector returns to training

National team midfielder Hughtun Hector is back on the playing field. 
 
The former DirecTV W Connection player has resumed full training and has taken part in preseason matches with Vietnam top tier team Hanoi T&T.
 
Hector ruptured an Achilles tendon in 2015 which required surgery and sidelined him for the rest of the year.

Bravo puts T&T into NAGICO finals

Darren Bravo's second-consecutive half-century ensured Trinidad & Tobago advanced to their third consecutive Nagico Super50 final with a 54-run win over Guyana on Wednesday night at Queen's Park Oval. 
 
Bravo anchored the innings and added 85 for the third wicket with Kjorn Ottley after Guyana opted to field in a rematch of the 2015 final.
 
John-Rus Jagessar then took three wickets as Guyana were all out for 205.
 
Trinidad & Tobago await the winner of Thursday's semi-final between Barbados and Windward Islands.
 
Trinidad & Tobago 259 for 9 (Bravo 95, Ramdin 43, Permaul 3-56) beat Guyana 205 (Bramble 51, Jaggesar 3-36) by 54 runs
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