West Indies players Keemo Paul and Darren Bravo suffer injuries during 3rd Test vs England

first_imgWest Indies players Keemo Paul and Darren Bravo suffer injuries during 3rd Test vs EnglandWest Indies vs England 3rd Test St Lucia: Keemo Paul suffered a right quadricep strain early in the morning of Day 3 in the Test match while Darren Bravo did not take the field with injury.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri Saint LuciaFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 00:35 IST West Indies vs England 3rd Test Day 3 St Lucia: Keemo Paul was stretched off after sustaining a right quadricep strain. (AP Photo)West Indies found themselves in a precarious situation on Day 3 of the third Test against England on Monday after pacer Keemo Paul was stretchered off the field, sustaining a right quadricep strain. Paul had taken Rory Burns wicket on the first ball of the day but could not last for long.On the other hand, medium pacer Darren Bravo also suffered an injury in the left first finger while batting on Day 2 and did not take the field on Day 3 as he was being attended by physio Khevyn Williams and Shamarh Brooks came on as substitutes.During the 14th over on Day 3, Keemo Paul was seen in some pain, lying flat on his back beyond the boundary line and after the physio attended to him, he was taken off on a stretcher. The play resumed soon after with a substitute replacing Paul.WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND, 3RD TEST DAY 3 IN GROS ISLET: LIVE CRICKET SCOREEngland have taken command in the third Test after losing the series with West Indies taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with massive wins in the first two Tests.At the time of publishing, England were 207 for 3 and led West Indies by 330 runs. England had scored 277 in the first innings, in reply of which West Indies were bowled out for just 154 runs, courtesy Mark Wood’s fifer.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow West Indies vs EnglandFollow West Indies vs England 3rd TestFollow Keemo PaulFollow darren bravolast_img read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State to take on Minnesota with a Big Ten

Ohio State redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper (15) looks to pass to a teammate in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ semifinal game against Rutgers on March 2 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Ohio State beat Rutgers 82-57. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — The top-seeded Ohio State women’s basketball team is in familiar territory yet again. Following its second victory of the season against Rutgers, the Buckeyes have a chance to claim a second victory versus fourth-seeded Minnesota. Ohio State (25-6, 13-3 Big Ten) will play Minnesota (23-7, 11-5 Big Ten) at 6 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament with a shot to play in the conference championship game on the line. This matchup will be the second time these teams meet this season. When the two teams played on Jan. 4, the Buckeyes beat the Golden Gophers 91-75.Minnesota has a core four of productive players who average at least 13 points per game. One of the core four, freshman guard Destiny Pita, scored 38 points in the team’s earlier matchup against the Buckeyes.Her presence will pose a problem for Ohio State if senior guard Asia Doss, who is the Buckeyes’ best perimeter defender, is not available to play due to a sprained ankle. Doss suffered the injury in her final regular-season game against Penn State.Doss was not cleared to play against Rutgers in the quarterfinals, ending her streak of 134-straight games played. She is considered day-to-day and will need medical clearance in order to return. Doss said her ankle felt 95 percent healthy, but she was being held out for precautionary reasons.“It’s day-by-day, they don’t wanna risk anything crazy,” Doss said. “Especially with the NCAA Tournament coming up. I’m a senior, they wanna make sure I’m still there. We still wanna win this and I feel like we can, for sure.”  In the previous meeting between the two teams, Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell had 21 points, but went just 7-of-22. Redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga shot 11-for-15 and racked up 25 points in Ohio State’s victory.With Doss out of the lineup, Mitchell has even more of a control of the ball than usual.“She did the same thing she always does, she’s Kelsey Mitchell,” Doss said. “I think she did it really well. I feel like they did really well as a group honestly, because they were still getting assists, moving the ball, they played good defense too.”The Golden Gophers outlasted Iowa forward Megan Gustafson’s 48 points in a 90-89 victory against the Hawkeyes in the quarterfinals. Minnesota’s two leading scorers, redshirt junior guard Kenisha Bell and senior guard Carlie Wagner, combined for 53 points in the game.Minnesota has won six of its past seven games. Two of those wins came against teams that were ranked at the time — then-No. 23 Michigan and then-No. 10 Maryland.If Ohio State beats the Golden Gophers, it will get its shot a chance for the Big Ten Tournament championship. The Buckeyes would play the winner of Saturday night’s game between second-seeded Maryland and  third-seeded Nebraska. read more

Smith Warner Bancroft let them play says Australian Cricketers Association

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSteve Smith, David Warner & Cameron Bancroft bans not reducedNovember 20, 2018In “latest news”Smith, Bancroft will not challenge ball-tampering sanctionsApril 4, 2018In “Sports”ACA calls for reduction of ‘disproportionate’ sanctions for ball-tamperingApril 3, 2018In “latest news” ESPNcricinfo– The Australian Cricketers Association has reiterated its call for the bans of Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to be lifted in the light of the findings of the cultural reviews into Australian cricket.The Longstaff review said the events of Newlands were not a one-off and were caused by the pervading culture of Cricket Australia which the players association called “hugely significant.”Smith and Warner are currently serving a one-year ban while Bancroft was sanctioned for nine months for the ball-tampering scandal in March.“What the Longstaff Review reveals is that Cricket Australia itself must also take a share of responsibility for what happened in South Africa,” Greg Dyer, the ACA president, said. “Yes, this moment of madness was ‘individual’ but now there is evidence and independent verification of system failure as well. This is hugely significant.“With this new information common sense, common decency, basic fairness, proportionality and natural justice demand that the punishment is reduced. The players have already lost time in the game, chances to play for Australia, endured public humiliation and faced massive financial penalties.“My message to Cricket Australia is a simple one: these contrite men have been punished enough. Let these contrite men play.“I add that the ACA will be relentless in pursuing this end.“Finally, I also offer a message to the Australian public on behalf of the ACA. In short, Australia’s cricket players ‘get it.’ We assure you. The players ‘get it.’ The players understand.”A Cricket Australia spokesperson said: “We have seen the Australian Cricketers’ Association press conference and note they will be making a submission to the CA Board in the next 48 hours. We look forward to engaging directly with the ACA in a positive and constructive manner in the best interests of the game.”Speaking in the wake of the publication of the reviews, CA chairman David Peever said there was no chance of the punishments being rescinded.“Sanctions were carried out and imposed by the board after a very full and thoughtful process. So the sanctions stand,” Peever said.On Tuesday, the new CA CEO Kevin Roberts also indicated there would be no early route back for the trio, citing the appeals path that was open to the players when the sanctions were handed down.“There’s no provision to review the sanctions,” Roberts told 116SEN. “There’s an appeals mechanism which was available to the players before the sanctions were finalized. I really empathise with each of the three players and have chatted with them in recent weeks. They are experiencing a challenging time. They made a serious mistake. I’m getting as many people saying to me the sanctions are too harsh as those who say they aren’t harsh enough. We want to keep supporting the players.” read more