Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell has been recalled to Windies action as he was named in the 13-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 (T20) International against Ireland.Powell last represented the Windies against India in Guyana in August 2019.The 26-year-old has played 34 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 23 T20Is since his debut in November 2016. In the shortest format, he has two half-centuries with a topscore of 54 against India in Fort Lauderdale last August.There was also a recall of Trinidadian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, a two-time ICC World T20 World Cup winner, who last played at the international level against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in September 2016. Bravo, 36, has played 270 matches for Windies across all three formats. In T20Is he has made 66 appearances with a record of 52 wickets and 1,142 runs. His highest score is 66 not out, which came against India at Lord’s in 2009, the same match where he also took four wickets.Jamaican all-rounder Fabian Allen was considered for selection but is unavailable as he continues his rehabilitation after sustaining an injury on the tour of India last year. Jason Holder, the leading all-rounder in Test cricket, is being rested for the series because of workload management. All-rounder Keemo Paul of Guyana was originally set to participate in the upcoming T20I Series but has been ruled out because of a back injury he sustained in the Colonial Medical Insurance ODI Series. IMPROVEMENT NEEDED Commenting on the squad, Roger Harper, CWI’s lead selector said: “Dwayne Bravo was recalled with the specific intention of bolstering our ‘death’ bowling, which was identified as an area that really needs improving. His record in this department speaks for itself. He will also be able to act as a mentor to the other ‘death’ bowlers and lend his experience wherever needed.”Harper added: “Rovman Powell is a genuine all-rounder who we believe can add impetus and up the strike rate at the backend of the innings. He was excellent in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup, where he scored two excellent centuries and a 96 and also had some other good performances.”A 14th player, who will be named today, will complete the squad. The matches will be played at Grenada National Stadium on Wednesday and at Warner Park, St Kitts, on Saturday and Sunday. Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain)Rovman PowellSheldon CottrellBrandon KingDwayne Bravo Shimron HetmyerEvin LewisKhary PierreNicholas PooranSherfane RutherfordLendl SimmonsHayden Walsh Jr.Kesrick Williams
Director of Rugby Pat Lam led the coaching team, alongside Conor McPhillips, Jonathan Thomas, Stuart Powell and Rory Murray, while Chris Vui, Steven Luatua, John Afoa and Charles Piutau all lined up for the prestigious Barbarians.Piers O’Conor and Callum Sheedy made their international debuts for England on a proud day for the club.Images courtesy of JMPUK.com
Justas Furmanavicus committed to Ole Miss during an official visit on SaturdayThe Ole Miss Spirit is reporting that Three Rivers (Mo.) forward Justas Furmanavicus committed to the Rebels during his official visit to Oxford on Saturday.Furmanavicius is one of two JUCO prospects on campus this weekend. Maciej Bender, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mountain Mission (Va.) is also on an official visit.The 6-foot-6, 210 pound stretch four chose the Rebels over offers from Arkansas State, Memphis, Missouri and others. Furmanavicius averaged 11 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game last season while shooting over 52 percent from the field.The Lithuanian-born forward is the second commitment and second JUCO pledge for Ole Miss in 2016. He joins Cape Fear Academy (N.C.) center Tyrek Coger, who committed in June.
FOOTBALL action in the Milo Schools Football tournament continues today with the scheduled matches at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.The first match at noon will pit St Rose’s High against Uitvlugt Secondary while at 13:30hrs, Buxton Youth Developers will take on Charlestown Secondary.The last game of the day will pit Lodge Secondary against Queenstown Secondary.Meanwhile, the matches which were washed out yesterday will be played tomorrow at the same venue.They are as follows: Annandale will take on Carmel, South Ruimveldt and the Business School will clash an hour and a half later in game two and Chase Academy and Friendship Secondary will close off the eveningThe tournament is sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health.
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DOHA, (Reuters) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino said yesterday that a majority of national soccer federations were in favour of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. Infantino said a decision would be made by March, although it was still not clear whether an enlarged tournament would be feasible as it would be “difficult” to stage in Qatar alone.Qatar has been locked in a bitter dispute with Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain that has complicated the prospect of sharing matches in an expanded tournament.Those countries, as well as Egypt, began a diplomatic and trade boycott of Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar denies the claims. FIFA last year voted to increase the size of the tournament from 32 to 48 teams starting from 2026 but, since then, Infantino has been mulling the possibility of bringing the change forward to 2022.“We gathered the opinions as well of our members, the federations,” he told reporters.“So far, of course, the majority are in favour because 16 more teams participating not only means that 16 more countries will have World Cup fever, but 50 or 60 countries will be able to dream of qualifying for the World Cup.” “Whether it is feasible or not is a different question.”Infantino said it was unlikely that Qatar, which has been planning for a 32-team tournament since it was awarded hosting rights in 2010, could manage 16 extra teams on its own.“Is it feasible to do it only in Qatar? Difficult probably,” he said, adding that he did not want to share details of discussions with Qatar with the media. “Is it feasible to have a few games played in neighbouring countries? Maybe this is an option.”“Of course, I’m not naive enough to not know and read the news, and what’s going on, but we are in football not in politics and in football sometimes dreams come true.”Infantino said a decision needed to be made by March because the draw for the qualifying competition is in the summer. He said that, even with 16 additional teams, FIFA was committed to playing the tournament in the original 28-day period “because it was a difficult enough process to decide to move the World Cup to November or December.”He denied that it was too late to make the change.“For those who think it’s late, I’ve been told that the decision to move the World Cup in 1998 to 32 teams from 24 in 1994 was also taken only four years in advance so there is already a precedent,” he said.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Those hoping for a “passionate” response from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to former teammate Ray Lewis’ criticism were probably disappointed on Friday.A day after Lewis criticized Flacco’s passion for football and sideline demeanor, Flacco said it’s nothing he hasn’t heard before despite not expecting the latest source of criticism to be the future Hall of Fame linebacker who retired at the end of the 2012 season.“It’s a little surprising coming from Ray, but it’s been something I’ve dealt with [since] probably back before high school and even in high school,” Flacco said. “It’s just part of my personality. When things are going good, it’s [treated] as if it’s a good thing. When things aren’t going as well as you might like them to be, it’s always a question as to whether my personality is that of one that fits what an NFL quarterback should be. It’s not anything I’m not used to, but it is a little bit different coming from Ray.”While many have blasted Lewis for failing to acknowledge Flacco’s dynamic role in helping him retire with a second NFL championship, the 31-year-old quarterback made no mention of his historic postseason run that included 11 touchdowns and no interceptions that culminated with an MVP performance in Super Bowl XLVII.Outside observers may not be able to completely dismiss Lewis’ perspective since the two played together for five seasons, but it was apparent in the Baltimore locker room on Friday that the future Hall of Famer’s comments did not sit well with Flacco’s current teammates. Veteran safety Eric Weddle went as far as asking if Lewis had forgotten that Flacco won him a Super Bowl and suggested he should have something better to talk about than tearing down an old teammate.The Ravens are in the midst of their fourth season since Lewis’ retirement.“He hasn’t been, but he was here for a while,” Flacco said. “You want to be able to listen to what he says and all that. I know he hasn’t been here for a while, but we want him to feel part of this place and we want him to come around. I don’t know how much that plays or doesn’t play into it.”Preparing for his biggest challenge of the season to date in playing on the road against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Flacco made the right choice in taking the high road to prevent the controversy from becoming an even bigger story. Even if Lewis’ comments were unfair, Flacco is still in the midst of one of his worst seasons and likely wouldn’t come across well getting into a war of words with the best player in franchise history.That being said, Flacco didn’t seem concerned about clearing the air when asked if he might give Lewis a call to try to clear the air.“Probably not. Me and Ray are going to cross paths again,” Flacco said. “It might be brought up; it might not. Who knows?”