Times and venues for Hero CPL 2018 confirmed

first_imgThursday 16 AugSt Lucia Stars v Trinbago Knight Riders, Daren Sammy Stadium, 8pm Friday 31 AugBarbados Tridents v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kensington Oval, 8pm Tuesday 14 AugJamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Stars, Sabina Park, 7pm (6pm local time) Tuesday 21 AugSt Lucia Stars v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Daren Sammy Stadium, 6pm Friday 10 AugTrinbago Knight Riders v Jamaica Tallawahs, Queen’s Park Oval, 8pm Sunday 9 SeptGuyana Amazon Warriors v Trinbago Knight Riders, Providence, 6pm Saturday 25 AugBarbados Tridents v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Kensington Oval, 4pm Thursday 9 AugGuyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Providence, 6pm PLAYOFFS  Saturday 18 AugJamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Central Broward Stadium, 8pm Friday 7 SeptTrinbago Knight Riders v Barbados Tridents, Queen’s Park Oval, 8pm The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) fixtures, venues and start times have been confirmed for the 2018 season which gets underway on the 8 August when defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders take on St Lucia Stars in Trinidad. The tournament will then visit Guyana, St Lucia, Jamaica, St Kitts, Barbados and the USA before returning to Trinidad for the final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on 16 September. Related: Countdown Begins to CPLin LauderhillThe tournament will feature 34 matches between the six franchises with each team playing five home matches. The Jamaica Tallawahs will play three of their home games in Lauderhill, Florida meaning the CPL is returning to the USA for the third successive year. The Hero CPL have signed a three-year agreement with Trinidad & Tobago to host the finals in the country following the successful final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in 2017. This year’s tournament will once again see a mix of the best global and Caribbean cricketing talent with the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, David Warner, Steve Smith and Brendon McCullum amongst those taking part. Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said: “We are really excited about the 2018 edition of the tournament. We have gone from strength to strength since we first started in 2013 and we know that the sixth Hero CPL is going to be the biggest and best yet. The Biggest Party in Sport is coming and we can’t wait for it all to get started.” Tickets are available at cplt20.com and from local box offices and they are selling fast. Hero CPL 2018 Fixtures(all times shown are in Eastern Caribbean Time) Thursday 30 AugSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots v St Lucia Stars, Warner Park, 6pm Saturday 25 AugSt Lucia Stars v Jamaica Tallawahs, Daren Sammy Stadium, 8pm Wednesday 22 AugJamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents, Central Broward Stadium, 6pm Friday 24 AugSt Lucia Stars v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Daren Sammy Stadium, 9pm Sunday 19 AugJamaica Tallawahs v Trinbago Knight Riders, Central Broward Stadium, 6pm Friday 17 AugSt Lucia Stars v Barbados Tridents, Daren Sammy Stadium, 9pm Sunday 2 SeptBarbados Tridents v St Lucia Stars, Kensington Oval, 2pm Wednesday 12 SeptPlayoff 2 – 3rd v 4th, Providence, 6pm Wednesday 29 AugBarbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs, Kensington Oval, 8pm Saturday 11 AugTrinbago Knight Riders v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Queens Park Oval, 8pm Wednesday 15 AugJamaica Tallawahs v St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Sabina Park, 7pm (6pm local time) Saturday 1 SeptSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders, Warner Park, 6pm Wednesday 5 SeptTrinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Queen’s Park Oval, 8pm Sunday 12 AugGuyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents, Providence, 6pm FINALS  Tuesday 4 SeptSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents, Warner Park, 6pm  Friday 14 SeptSemi-final -Winner Playoff 2 v Loser Playoff 1, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad, 8pm Saturday 8 SeptGuyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs, Providence, 8pm Sunday 2 SeptSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs, Warner Park, 6pm Tuesday 28 AugSt Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Warner Park, 6pm Tuesday 11 SeptPlayoff 1 – 1st v 2nd, Providence, 6pm Sunday 26 AugBarbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders, Kensington Oval, 6pm Saturday 11 AugGuyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars, Providence, 4pm Wednesday 8 AugTrinbago Knight Riders v St Lucia Stars, Queen’s Park Oval, 8pm Sunday 16 SeptFinal – Winner Playoff 1 v Winner Semi-final, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad, 5pmlast_img read more

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St. Lucia Government to Outline New Recovery Plan Post COVID-19

first_img“The COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan primarily seeks to curtail the impact of both global and domestic economic contraction is having on the business sector, drive economic activity through public sector capital investment projects, protect the poor, marginalized and most vulnerable segments of the St. Lucian population, accelerate reforms that will build the resilience of the private public sector, strengthen the Health System and continue to build a resilience of St. Lucia,” the statement noted. The plan was prepared by the Ministry of Finance with recommendations from the Economic Recovery Multi-Sectoral Committee, comprising representatives from the private sector, trade unions and employers. “The government is aware that no segment of our country has been spared from the COVID-19 pandemic and there has been the loss of household income and job security with many St. Lucians on the breadline,” the statement said, adding that the government has taken immediate measures to address some of these issues including the income support programme and the national feeding programme. In a statement, the government said that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that the plan is part of his administration’s structured and long term response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “That body was tasked with making recommendations to prepare an Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan given the adverse effects, that “lock down” and physical distancing measures have had on earnings of all sectors within the economy. CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The St. Lucia government Wednesday said it would present an economic recovery and resilience plan for the island on Sunday, even as the main opposition St. Lucia Party (SLP) accused the government of wasteful spending.center_img “In the years and months after the Prime Minister made those fiscal pronouncements, he proceeded to manage the affairs of St. Lucia in a manner that directly contradicted this statement. In fact, he managed St. Lucia like a country that is rich in natural resources such as oil, gold, diamonds, etc. with the wealth accruing to a very small subset of the population. We will describe this as a ‘cabal economy,” the SLP added. ’The party said that the government had not implemented programmes to assist ordinary citizens and those engaged in the small and medium enterprises, but appears to be engaged in “transferring wealth from the taxpayers …to family, friends and foreigners associated with the government”. But the SLP in a statement posted on its official Facebook page reminded St. Lucians that soon after coming to office in 2016, Prime Minister Chastanet had informed the country that the island ‘is broke”. CMClast_img read more

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Ngata misses practice, Grubbs limited on Wednesday

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens received potentially good news on Wednesday as left guard Ben Grubbs returned to the practice field for the first time since mid-October as he hopes to return to game action for the first time since the season opener.Grubbs practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, but defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was noticeably absent from the workout and did not participate due to a thigh injury. Ngata appeared to get banged up in Sunday’s win over the Cardinals, but the Pro Bowl defensive lineman returned to action quickly without further incident.Despite optimism created by Grubbs returning to the practice field, there was no change to wide receiver Lee Evans’ status as the 30-year-old did not practice on Wednesday. Evans has not practiced since the week following the bye when he returned on a limited basis.Kick returner David Reed did not practice on Wednesday and was listed as having a knee injury.In addition to Grubbs, cornerback Danny Gorrer and running back Anthony Allen returned to the practice field after both players missed Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. The rookie Allen has missed the last two games with a thigh injury.The Steelers saw their three injured linebackers — James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, and James Farrior — practice on a limited basis despite major doubts whether any of the three will be available against the Ravens. Veteran receiver Hines Ward was also listed as a limited participant several hours after Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs appealed directly to him about returning to the field for Sunday night’s game.Speedy wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders did not practice as he battles a knee injury.BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE – LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (thigh), WR/RS David Reed (knee)LIMITED – RB Anthony Allen (thigh), C Matt Birk (neck), CB Danny Gorrer (thigh), G Ben Grubbs (toe)PITTSBURGHDID NOT PARTICIPATE – G Doug Legursky (toe), WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee)LIMITED – LB James Farrior (calf), LB James Harrison (eye), T Jonathan Scott (ankle), WR Hines Ward (ankle), LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring)last_img read more

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Guardiola Confirms Iheanacho Exit

first_img“We’ll have an option to have the opportunity in a few years to bring him back.”“But he’s a young player and we believe he deserves to play, he needs to play at that age and that’s why the club will decide what’s best for him.” he added.The 20-year-old striker was left out of City’s Pre-season tour, joining midfielders Fernando and Fabian Delph, alongside Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony.Related Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has hinted that Nigerian International, Kelechi Iheanacho, is close to the exit door at the Etihad.Iheanacho, who have been linked to Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur recently, broke into City’s first team two years ago under Manuel Pelegrini, and has since scored 21 goals in 64 appearances for the Citizens.Speaking ahead of City’s pre-season friendly against neighbours Manchester United, Guardiola said: “Kelechi is a young player. It was easy, an honour to work with him because it’s not easy for him, I didn’t give him a lot of choices,”“But he’s close to making a transfer. Maybe in the next week, in the next 10 days, it’s going to finish.”last_img read more

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Justin Gatlin’s Victory Not Perfect – IAAF President

first_imgRelatedVIDEO: Watch Justin Gatlin Issue “Official Apology” For DopingAugust 22, 2017In “Sports”Video – Watch Usain Bolt Bow Out With A Bronze, Loses 100 Meters To Justin GatlinAugust 5, 2017In “Sports”Controversial World Champion Miss Out On Athlete Of The Year NomineesOctober 3, 2017In “Athletics” IAAF President, Lord Sebastian Coe have described Justin Gatlin’s 100 meters victory over Usain Bolt at the World Athletics Championship as not “perfect”.35-year-old Gatlin, who has been banned twice for doping, gate-crashed Usain Bolt’s 100 meters swansong party, returning in a time of 9.92 seconds to end Bolt’s 100m reigns.Speaking to the BBC, Lord Coe said: “I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes,”“But he is eligible to be here.”In Bolt’s last individual race as a professional athlete, the London crowd had expected a fairytale ending to the Jamaican’s 100m career, but Bolt could only finish third behind, Gatlin and rising star, Christian Coleman.Lord Coe continued: “It’s not the perfect script. I thought Usain was very generous with the observations he made.“That must have been a bitter event for him to swallow. He was bigger than the moment and it typifies his career.” he added.last_img read more

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Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Back?!

first_imgSwedish striker and ‘football god’ (at least that’s what he thinks of himself) Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be poised to return to Manchester United as he continues to rehabilitate a knee injury he suffered towards the end of last season.Which knee? @azsportswear #azbyzlatan pic.twitter.com/xp3Aqmgdkv— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) August 20, 2017There have been rumours throughout the transfer window that he may return to the club after his injuries, but the signing of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku seemed to put all of that to rest. However, United defender Eric Bailly dropped a huge hint the big man may be back to Old Trafford after his recovery when he put up a video on his Instagram page with the caption: The 35 year-old free agent had a successful one season at Manchester United, scoring 28 goals in all competitions and finishing the season with the EFL Cup and the Europa League. “Zlatan” “Hope you’re almost ready to return, Zlatan. I’ll be right here! ???” 1. read more

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US Open: Venus Williams Crashes Out As Unstoppable Madison Keys beats Vandeweghe To Reach…

first_img“I don’t think I would have had it any other way. I’m just super proud and honoured to be a part of what these four girls were, what we did tonight.”Elsewhere, in another all American semi final, world number 15, Madison Keys dispatched Coco Vandeweghe 6-1 6-2 to take her place in the final.The final between Stephens and Keys will be the first all American Us Open final since Serena Williams beat Venus in 2002.Stephens and Keys will also be making their first appearance in a Grand Slam final.RelatedUS Open Roundup: Venus Williams Wins Dramatic Tie Breaker To Set Up All American SemisSeptember 6, 2017In “Tennis”US Open: Sloane Stephens Wins All American Final To Earn First Grand Slam TitleSeptember 10, 2017In “Tennis”French Open Recap (Women): Sloane Stephens Beats Kasatkina To Secure All-American Semifinal Meeting With KeysJune 6, 2018In “Sports” Venus Williams has failed to make it back to back Grand Slam final after losing to unseeded fellow American Sloane Stephens in the US Open semi final clash at Flushing Meadows.Sloane Stephens held her own to beat Williams 6-1 0-6 7-5 to reach her first ever career Grand Slam final.Speaking after her remarkable victory, Stephens said: “Having four Americans in the semi-finals, I think that says a lot about American tennis and where we are right now,”last_img read more

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Grattis! Unibet takes top honours at EGR 2016 Operator Awards

first_img ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Share Submit Related Articles Industry news source EGR has crowned Swedish-based Unibet Group as ‘Operator of the Year’ at its EGR 2016 Operator Awards.Hosted at the HRC Artillery Garden, Unibet proved to be the night’s big winners, taking home the top industry honour of ‘Operator of the Year’ and the further awards of ‘Socially Responsible Operator’ and ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ for its multi-award winning “Luck Is No Coincidence” campaign.Unibet’s Group Commercial Officer Ebba Ljungerud was pleased to collect the awards on behalf of the operator: “This is a true testament to the great teamwork everyone in the Unibet Group contributes and how all of our brands and teams work together to achieve a common goal – to give our customers the best experience.”The awards night saw bet365 defend its title for the fourth year running as EGR’s ‘Sports Betting Operator’ of the year. The bookmaker further maintained its sports betting credentials winning ‘Best in-Play Sports Operator’.Sky Betting & Gaming retained top honours for industry mobile accolades, retaining its title of ‘Mobile Sports Product’ and ‘Mobile Operator’ of the year.Further sports betting categories saw Pinnacle win EGR’s first ever ‘eSports Operator’ category. Harry Lang, Marketing Director at Pinnacle, commented on the award: “We’ve invested a massive amount of time and effort to become a leader in the eSports betting field, so this recognition is greatly appreciated. We’re happy that Pinnacle is still seen as the front-runner in eSports betting and we hope to maintain this position in the future.”Irish bookmaker BetBright would win its first ever EGR Award of ‘Best in-house Developed Product’, with Betsson AB taking home the recognition of ‘Customer Services Operator’ for 2016.Igaming categories saw Paddy Power recognised as ‘Casino Operator’ of the year. Industry games content supplier NetEnt would add to its successful showing at EGR’s B2B Awards (June 2016), by winning the coveted ‘Game of Year’ title for its ‘Guns N’ Roses’ slot title.Per Eriksson, CEO of NetEnt, commented on the accolade: “It’s an incredible achievement to win Game of the Year for the second successive year and we’re incredibly proud of the achievements of Guns N’ Roses.It has been NetEnt’s most ambitious project to date, so we’re delighted that our hard work and endeavours have paid off. We couldn’t’ be happier to top a really strong field.”The 2016 EGR Operator Awards winners full breakdown StumbleUpon Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020last_img read more

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Yggdrasil secures content partnership with GVC Italian properties

first_img Share Share Submit Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Fredrik Elmqvist, YggdrasilIndustry games and content provider Yggdrasil Gaming, who announced in January that it was entering the Italian market, has partnered with GVC Holdings’ Italian-facing gaming brands to integrate its video slots directly into the operator’s bwin.it and Gioco Digitale sites.Entering the Italian market with GVC will see Yggdrasil’s portfolio of HTML5 games being offered in the country for the first time. As it continues to grow its business across Europe, the deal also enables the developer to expand its geographical reach alongside an operator with unparalleled expertise in the region.Initially, 11 games will be certified under Italian regulations, with a view to going live early in the second quarter of 2017. bwin.it will launch with titles including Dark Joker Rizes, Vikings Go Wild and Nirvana.In addition to Yggdrasil’s content, GVC’s Italian operations will also gain access to the supplier’s arsenal of in-game promotional tools, BOOST™, including the recently-launched Missions feature, as well as the social sharing tool BRAG.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “We are thrilled to have joined forces with an operator as big and as respected as GVC to enter the Italian market.“We will provide GVC’s Italian operations with a premium gaming platform to initially offer eleven certified games with a view to providing many more as the partnership develops.“We have grown our footprint across Europe this past year. This is the latest in a long line of big deals, and shows the progress we are making and just how desirable our games and in-game promotional tools have become.”Liron Snir, Chief Product Officer at GVC Holdings said: “Our mission is to offer our players the widest possible range of quality games.“Yggdrasil titles have taken the market by storm and it is a great step for us to be able integrate this first-rate content into our Italian offer. What’s more, their in-game promotional tools are genuinely innovative, particularly the BRAG feature which was a real draw for us.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more

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Kindred commissions research project into Responsible Gambling Practices

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Share Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Updating the market, Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has announced that it has commissioned two leading international researchers to investigate ‘gambling practices using anonymized customer data’ from its corporate assets.The study which has been commissioned for a period of three years, will seek to gain industry insight into player profiles, and user journey and interaction with Kindred assets. Furthermore, the study will value the efficacy of responsible gambling practices currently used by Kindred.The research project will be led by Dr Michael Auer (Director at Neccton) who is accompanied by Dr Mark Griffiths ( Professor at Nottingham Trent University). Over the last five years, Dr Auer and Professor Griffiths have published numerous studies evaluating the effectiveness of responsible gambling tools used by a number of different European online gambling companies.Announcing the study Maris Bonello, Integrity Analytics Manager at Kindred Group stated: “Kindred is committed to player protection and harm minimisation for our customers and this new research project will help provide insight into how our customers can gamble more responsibly and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to social responsibility and a sustainable business.”Kindred governance backs the project, stating that the research was commissioned to continue the firm’s commitment to responsible gambling practices and maintaining best industry standards.Professor Mark Griffiths commented on taking up Kindred’s research project: “This is an exciting project for us and continues our recent innovative research analysing real customer data and evaluating the extent to which responsible gambling tools like personalised feedback, limit-setting and pop-up messaging actually work.“This new research project will not only help Kindred but the findings will help share best practice with other online gambling operators around the world.”last_img read more

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