ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC):Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul has called time on his illustrious international career, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced late yesterday.In a release, the WICB said the 41-year-old Guyanese had given notification via email that he was no longer available for selection.Chanderpaul played a record 164 Tests, amassing 11,867 runs at an average of 51. He is second on the all-time West Indies list of run-scorers to Brian Lara who scored 11 953 runs.He also played 268 one-day internationals and 22 Twenty20 internationals.Chanderpaul was axed last May by West Indies selectors following a run of low scores but said at the time he was focused on regaining his place in the side.He represented Guyana Jaguars in the ongoing Regional Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Arcata >> Rob Smith has never been in this kind of position before as a head coach.Smith’s Humboldt State football team takes the field for the first time against CETYS University at 6 p.m. tonight at the Redwood Bowl. Although, when it comes to this one counting in the win-loss column, it won’t, with the Jacks playing the first-ever exhibition game of Smith’s coaching tenure in Arcata.It’s an international friendly, sure, but it’s also the one and only in-game tune-up for HSU before it opens …
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Hours after winning India’s first women’s badminton gold medal in Commonwealth Games, doubles specialist shuttler Jwala Gutta lashed out at Badminton Association of India (BAI) president V.K. Verma for not even congratulating the winning pair that comprised Ashwini Ponappa apart from her. Second seed Jwala and Ashwini had pulled up a historic victory stunning top seed Singaporeans Sari Shanti Mulia and Yao Lei in straight sets at Siri Fort Sports Complex on Thursday. Jwala paired with Ashwini after splitting with her long time partner Shruti Kurian during the Indian Open Grand Prix in Hyderabad. Jwala said that it was time for a huge shake-up in the association. In fact, she did not mince any words while making obvious reference to the BAI president. “Our president who was sitting and watched the match, did not come to congratulate us. I was not really happy with the way our association is working. I would like to change a lot of things in the coming years,” Jwala said.Jwala recently made headlines when media reports claimed that she was dating the Congress MP from Moradabad and former India cricket captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, after the latter decided to contest BAI election.”This medal will silent my critics. This is my answer to them to whatever happened. I am very happy and everyone who has negative thoughts about me, I would like to say just shut-up now,” Jwala said. – With agency inputs