ICC praises Shiv as role model

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, has praised recently retired West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul as “a role model for millions”.The 41-year-old Guyanese called time on his international career last week, after playing 164 Tests and finishing as just one of 11 players to score in excess of 10,100 Test runs.”Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be remembered as a reliable and extremely effective batsman. He was remarkable with the way he could adapt his style, mixing solid defence and attack, to the demands of the situation,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said.”For nearly two decades, Shivnarine not only excelled with the bat, but with his sporting attitude and quiet determination, becoming a role model for millions of youngsters.”Chanderpaul scored 11,867 Test runs to be second on the all-time West Indies list behind legend Brian Lara and seventh on the international list.He scored 30 Test centuries and finished with an average of 51.Chanderpaul also served as West Indies captain, leading the regional side in 14 Tests.While known for his attritional run gathering, Chanderpaul also excelled in the shorter formats, stroking 8,778 runs from 268 One-Day Internationals at an average of 41.His career was effectively ended last May when West Indies selectors axed him ahead of Australia’s tour of the Caribbean, following failures against South Africa and England.last_img read more

Felix to miss Doha meet

first_imgDOHA, Qatar (AP):Organisers say Olympic 200 metres champion Allyson Felix has pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Doha next week because of a “minor” ankle injury she picked up in training.Felix was to open her season by running in the 100 metres in Qatar on May 6.In a statement released by organisers, Felix says, “My coach and I feel that it is best to be fully healthy before opening up.”Felix is also scheduled to run the 400 metres at the Prefontaine Classic at the end of May, part of her preparations before attempting a 200-400 double at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.At the Prefontaine Classic, Felix is set to go up against Olympic 400 metres champion Sanya Richards-Ross at Hayward Field on May 27-28.last_img read more