Concerned CPL to review Pollard no-ball

first_imgKIERON Pollard’s no-ball that denied compatriot Evin Lewis scoring the fastest century in the 2017 Hero CPL on Sunday, is to be reviewed, the tournament organisers said yesterday.Pollard, the captain of the Barbados Tridents, overstepped and bowled a short ball that sailed over the head of Lewis, who was on 97 from 32 balls as the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots romped to a 10-wicket victory to secure second place in the league.They faced league leaders Trinbago Knight Riders last night in a match which will determine which team will go directly to the final on Saturday.The incident has stirred much debate across the region. Some, including former New Zealand fast bowler Danny Morrison, who was providing commentary on the match, described Pollard’s actions as unsportsmanlike.“It’s a pretty disappointing way for Pollard to finish the game,” Morrison said.Cricket statistician and journalist Mazher Arshad described it as “one of the lowest acts” and “pathetic sportsmanship”.Others sided with the Barbadian, describing Pollard as ‘competitive’.CPL has decided to look into the matter.“The incident at the end of the match between Barbados Tridents and the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Sunday, September 3, where the match was ended with a no-ball bowled by Kieron Pollard is being reviewed by the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL),” the CPL said in a statement.“The Hero CPL is very concerned by any suggestion that the action of any player can be considered to have brought the game or the league into disrepute. Cricket owes so much of its unique appeal to the spirit in which the game is played and as a cricket tournament the Hero CPL understands the importance of fair play and good sportsmanship.”The statement did not say what, if any action, would be taken once the matter was reviewed,last_img read more

6 of the Best: All-in Diversity’s Kelly Kehn

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Betsson strengthens diversity commitment with AIDP membership May 7, 2020 Related Articles Payment Expert brings together industry leaders to conclude Digital Summit Payments track April 29, 2020 In this week’s edition of 6 of the Best, Kelly Kehn, Co-founder of All-In Diversity, tells SBC about her babymoon trip to Barcelona and San Sebastian, and which John Hughes movie tops the list as her best film.Best HolidayThere are so many good ones, I think the best one was when I was about 7 months pregnant with my first child — our ‘babymoon.’ We went to Barcelona and San Sebastian, Spain. Barcelona has always been one of my favourite cities and, if you don’t know, San Sebastian has the most Michelin stars per capita of any place on Earth… and I love food. It was my first (and only) 3 star Michelin dinner, but every meal was an experience. This holiday was a week full of great weather, art, food and lots of siestas! Perfect.Best BookI have to say one of the books that had the most impact on my general view on life was Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. I had just moved to NY when that book came out and he was the “it” chef. It was hard for me to turn any invitation to any restaurant down — I was single, on my own in a huge city and wanting to experience it all — sometimes in one night! That booked flipped my view of the NYC restaurant scene on it’s head… I still hesitate to eat the bread from the basket. (Don’t read if you are going to Betting on Sports America!) It also opened my eyes to how sheltered most of my life had been and how privileged I continue to be. Anthony Bourdain will always be one of my favourite storytellers of all time.Best AlbumSo much of what I say here has everything to do with my childhood and nostalgia. Hands down,  the best album is Rumours from Fleetwood Mac. I know every word to every song. It used to play on the radio station my mom listened to in the car when we were little all the time. It’s the soundtrack to so many of my memories. I still think Stevie Nicks is a total legend.   (Now you also know how old I am!!)Best Sporting ExperienceMy first job was working for The Jockey Club in Kentucky and every May I worked on the press team for the Kentucky Derby. In 2006, there was a horse running called Flashy Bull owned by Chris Therien — an NHL player. While sitting in the press box, everyone started buzzing around looking for their photographers. It was the first time in history, the Stanley Cup was going to be in the same room as the KY Derby Trophy — brought because Chris Therien was a Stanley Cup winner —  and we had to get the shot. I sat and waited hoping for my glimpse of history. Finally a man in white gloves asked me to please get up because I was SITTING on the crate of the Stanley Cup. (For an image of said white gloved gentleman, google “keeper of the cup”)Best FilmBack to the nostalgia here and likely showing my American stripes as well… Anything directed by John Hughes but my favourite is Breakfast Club. What an iconic movie with an all-star cast!“You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely, The Breakfast Club.” Cue the iconic fist pump from Judd Nelson. Classic.Best BetI don’t gamble a lot but I’ll always get involved with an NCAA March Madness bracket. I take the University of Kentucky (my Alma mater) to win the NCAA championships every year and I always bet against Duke University during that tournament. I always bet on the Queen’s horses during Royal Ascot (if she’s got one).  The best bet I ever made was a £50 bet on number 18 in roulette that came in. My friend tried to cash all my chips for me and push me out the door (take the money and run!!) after that win but the adrenaline and alcohol where no match for his voice of reason. The casino kept most of that win that night but the memory is priceless. Share DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020last_img read more