FOLLOWING their 8-4 victory on Sunday which saw Ricky Skerritt becoming Cricket West Indies President and Dr. Kishore Shallow gaining the Vice-President post, Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo offered congratulations yesterday.Skerritt and Dr. Shallow defeated Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nathan, both by 8-4 margins, at Sunday’s election in Jamaica.The Prime Minister started his letter by saying “I offer warm congratulations to you and Dr. Kishore Shallow on your election to the Presidency and Vice-presidency of Cricket West Indies (CWI)”.He continued; “I am aware of your background in West Indies cricket administration and experience in government, which will serve you during your term. All Guyanese wish you every success as you endeavour to provide leadership, vision and direction in the administration of our premier regional sport.”On another note, Prime Minister Nagamootoo said; “we look forward to the healing of strained relationships with players and other stakeholders.”“We are impressed with your ‘Cricket First’ plan, and look forward to its full execution regionwide. As you are aware, the Guyanese people are passionate and unwavering fans of West Indies cricket and look forward to annual international cricket in our country.In this regard, we look forward to engaging with you, Dr. Shallow and the CWI Board, soonest on matters of mutual interest towards the development and growth of West Indies cricket.”In closing, PM Nagamotoo declared; “our government is also keen on forging a stronger and mutually beneficial working relationship with CWI at the bilateral level, and on matters which engaged the attention of the CARICOM Sub-Committee on Cricket, and the role of the sport in the region”.
SATURDAY(All kick-offs 3pm UK time unless stated) Stoke City v Manchester United Stoke are without a handful of players due to hamstring complaints: Stephen Ireland, Peter Crouch, Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa. Bastian Schweinsteiger is absent for Manchester United serving the final game of a three-match ban.Aston Villa v West Ham United Captain Micah Richards is again missing for Aston Villa with a knee injury. Andy Carroll could return for West Ham.Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Josh King is unavailable for Bournemouth with a hamstring injury, meaning Glenn Murray could deputise again. Crystal Palace are without Bakary Sakho and Dwight Gayle.Chelsea v WatfordEden Hazard could be available for Guus Hiddink’s first game in his second spell as interim Chelsea manager. Nathan Ake is ineligible to play for Watford against his parent club.Liverpool v Leicester Danny Drinkwater is expected to miss the match for Premier League leaders Leicester. Liverpool will welcome Simon Mignolet back between the posts. Manchester City v Sunderland Vincent Kompany is poised to return for Manchester City. Sunderland are without Younes Kaboul, who was ruled out for several weeks with a hamstring problem.Swansea City v West Bromwich AlbionWayne Routledge has shrugged off a knee injury to make the Swansea squad. Salomon Rondon and James McClean start their three-game bans for West Brom after the pair were sent off in the 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth.Tottenham v Norwich Tottenham have Ryan Mason available again after he recovered from an ankle injury. Andre Wisdom is “touch and go” to make the Norwich side.Newcastle v EvertonPapiss Cisse is a major doubt for Newcastle. Everton quartet Phil Jagielka, Steven Pienaar, James McCarthy and Bryan Oviedo are pencilled in for a festive return – but this clash may come soon.Southampton v ArsenalSouthampton are sweating on the fitness of Maarten Stekelenburg , who has a toe complaint. Alexis Sanchez has suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring injury and will not feature for Arsenal. VIDEO PREVIEWClick here to watch Gary Al-Smith preview the games for the Joy News channel. – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
A DONEGAL fan has put a huge bet on Donegal beating Kerry in this Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park.Boylesports says the punter certainly has faith in Jim McGuinness’ squad as he has placed €121,000 on Donegal at 8/11 to win the match in 70 minutes.“The punter is set to net €209,000 if his bet manages to click on Sunday,” said Boylesports.com spokesman Liam Glynn. Kerry are priced at 13/8 to win in 70 minutes with a draw priced at 15/2. Donegal are 8/13 to lift the Sam Maguire whilst Kerry can be backed at 13/10 to lift the trophy for a record 37th time.The Handicap Betting suggests that Sunday’s match will be a close call with Donegal -1 priced at Evens whilst Kerry +1 is also available at Evens. In the First Goalscorer market, Kerry’s James O Donoghue heads the market at 9/2 with Donegal’s Michael Murphy next in the betting at 7/1. No Goal to be scored in Sunday’s match is priced at 7/1.Mr Glynn said the Donegal bet is “our biggest bet on Sunday’s match so far.”He added “Apart from the large bet on Donegal we are seeing a lot of interest in Sunday’s match to end in a draw which has now hardened into 15/2 from 8/1.” Donegal v Kerry – Match Betting – 70 MinutesDonegal 8/11Kerry 13/8Draw 15/2Donegal v Kerry – Handicap Betting Donegal (-1) EvensKerry (+1) EvensDraw (-1) 17/2Donegal v Kerry – First Goalscorer O’Donoghue, James 9/2Murphy, Michael 7/1No Goalscorer 7/1O’Leary, Kieran 8/1McFadden, Colm 8/1Geaney, Paul 9/1Donaghy, Kieran 10/1McHugh, Ryan 14/1MacNiallais, Odhran 16/1McLoone, Leo 16/1McBrearty, Patrick 16/120/1 BarDonegal v Kerry – To Lift the TrophyDonegal 8/13Kerry 13/10DONEGAL FAN PUTS €121,000 ON JIM’S BOYS TO LIFT SAM was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Boylesports.comdonegalKerryodds
WASHINGTON — Gun rights groups are asking the Supreme Court to stop the Trump administration from beginning to enforce its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns.The groups asked the court Monday to get involved in the issue and keep the government from beginning to enforce the ban for now. The ban set to go into effect Tuesday has put the Trump administration in the unusual position of arguing against gun rights groups. It’s unclear how quickly the court will act.President Donald Trump said last year that the government would move to ban bump stocks. The action followed a 2017 shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman attached bump stocks to assault-style rifles he used to shoot concertgoers. Fifty-eight people were killed.