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Caribbean Sports Roundup

By
NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK,
NY, Fri. Sept. 13, 2019
:
Here
are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, Sept. 13,
2019:

More Bahamas Sports Stars
Step Up To Help The Victims Of Hurricane Dorian

Bahamas-born and Bahamas roots sports stars in the US and Canada are among those pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.

This
week, stars from the MLB and the NBA joined the global outpouring of support
with donations and appeals.

Bahamas
roots Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon this week launched a Hurricane Dorian
relief fundraiser to assist recovery efforts in The Bahamas. Gordon’s mother
and her family are descendants of the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, which was
decimated by Hurricane Dorian.

Gordon,
30, has donated USD50,000 of his own money to the Abaco Outreach powered by SBP
Bahamas recovery program. Formerly known as the St. Bernard Project, SBP is a
nonprofit disaster relief organization started after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina,
with a stated mission “to shrink the time between disaster and recovery.”

And
Phoenix Suns center and Nassau, Bahamas native Deandre Ayton this week pledged
$100,000 for relief efforts in a personal statement posted on his Twitter
account. Fans
also have the opportunity to donate online at Suns.com/Relief

Bahamian
Olympian, Shaunae Miller-Uibo says she would contribute $25,000 to assist two
churches, one in Abaco and the other in Grand Bahama. She has also created a
GoFundMe page for others to donate.

They
join Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield and Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones,
both also natives of the Bahamas, who have also donated a total of USD 60,000 and
launched GoFundMe efforts as well.

MLB

Meanwhile,
Miami Marlins prospects and Bahamas nationals, Jazz Chisholm, (Miami’s No. 4
prospect), and Ian Lewis were at Marlins Park on Tuesday for batting practice
to assist in a relief drive by the club. Miami Minor Leaguer Anfernee Seymour
also is from the Bahamas. The club’s goal is to “just create as much awareness
as we can for our friends in the Bahamas,” Marlins president of baseball
operations Michael Hill said. “This whole homestand has been a concerted effort
to try to bring as many supplies as possible to be able to help a
hurricane-ravaged country.”

Chisholm,
21, was acquired on July 31 from the D-backs for right-hander Zac Gallen.
Lewis, 16, is an international signee, who came to terms on July 2.

In
Toronto, Chavez Young of the Toronto Blue Jays, has launched a GoFundMe to
help, raising $11,000 so far of his USD 20,000 goal.

The West Indies Is
Looking For A Head Coach

Application for the post
of head coach of the West Indies cricket team is now open – at least until
Sept. 20th. The news comes as Cricket West Indies announced a new
selection structure and policy recommendations approved by the CWI board of
directors at their quarterly meeting, held for the first time in Tobago on
September 7th and 8th. Applications for the post must be submitted by Sept. 20th

Former captain Floyd
Reifer has been filling in as caretaker boss since Richard Pybus’ sacking in
April. Cricket West Indies is hopeful it can find a more permanent solution by
the time the men’s team plays Afghanistan in November.

It’s CPL Time

The Caribbean Premier
League (CPL) cricket tourney, continues this weekend.  The match schedule for the tourney is as
follows:

September 13, Friday

Match 10- Jamaica
Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders (Jamaica)

September 14, Saturday

Match 11- St Kitts and
Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (St Kitts)

September 15, Sunday

Match 12- Jamaica
Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents (Jamaica)

Match 13- St Kitts and
Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks (St Kitts)

September 17, Tuesday

Match 14- St Kitts and
Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders

September 18, Wednesday

Match 15- Jamaica
Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Jamaica)

September 19, Thursday

Match 16- Jamaica
Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Jamaica)

September 20, Friday

Match 17- St Lucia Zouks
vs Barbados Tridents (St Lucia)

September 21, Saturday

Match 18- St Lucia Zouks
vs Trinbago Knight Riders (St Lucia)

September 22, Sunday

Match 19- Barbados
Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Barbados)

September 23, Monday

Match 20- Barbados
Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Barbados)

September 24, Tuesday

Match 21- St Lucia Zouks
vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (St Lucia)

September 25, Wednesday

Match 22- St Lucia Zouks
vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (St Lucia)

September 26, Thursday

Match 23- Barbados
Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders (Barbados)

September 27, Friday

Match 24- St Lucia Zouks
vs Jamaica Tallawahs (St Lucia)

September 28, Saturday

Match 25- Barbados
Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Barbados)

September 29, Sunday

Match 26- Barbados
Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks (Barbados)

September 30, Monday

Match 27- Trinbago Knight
Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Trinidad)

October 02, Wednesday

Match 28- Trinbago Knight
Riders vs Barbados Tridents (Trinidad)

October 03, Thursday

Match 29- Guyana Amazon
Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Guyana)

October 04, Friday

Match 30- Guyana Amazon
Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders (Guyana)

October 06, Sunday

Qualifier 1 – 1st v 2nd

Eliminator – 3rd v 4th

October 10, Thursday

Qualifier 2- Winner of
Eliminator v Loser of Qualifier 1 (Trinidad)

October 12, Saturday

Final- Winner of
Qualifier 1 v Winner of Qualifier 2 (Trinidad) 
(Oct. 13)

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