Emotional Sammy knocks WICB

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):Captain Darren Sammy courted controversy here yesterday when he hit out at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its lack of support following his side’s capture of the Twenty20 World Cup.Speaking after West Indies stunned England by four wickets to clinch the title at Eden Gardens, Sammy told post-match presenter Nasser Hussain that while the team had been inspired by the professionalism of the management staff and messages of support from Caribbean nation grouping, CARICOM, they had heard nothing from board officials.”I really want to thank the heads of CARICOM. Throughout this tournament, they have been supporting the team. We’ve got e-mails, we’ve got calls,” Sammy said.”Prime Minister (Keith) Mitchell (from Grenada). I know what he is trying to do and I really want to thank him. He sent a very inspiring message for the team this morning … and I’m yet to hear from our own cricket board. That is very disappointing.”CELEBRATEHe continued: “For today, I’m going to celebrate with these 15 men and coaching staff. I don’t know when I’m going to be playing with these guys again because we don’t get selected for one-day cricket.”We don’t know when we’re going to be playing T20. So, this win, I want to thank you, my team, I want to thank you, coaching staff … everybody knows West Indies are champion!”The comments come against the backdrop of the players’ contracts dispute with the WICB before the start of the tournament back in February, which threatened the side’s participation.Sammy acted as the players’ representative during the brief impasse and while he assured the Caribbean then that West Indies would commit to playing the tournament, he also hinted that the issues were far from settled.Yesterday, he once again alluded to the impasse, noting that the “disrespect” shown to the side by the WICB, along with other criticisms from media personalities, had helped to fire up the team.”We started this journey … we all know we had (issues). People were wondering whether we would play this tournament,” he explained.”We had a lot of issues, we felt disrespected by our board, Mark Nicholas (cricket analyst) described our team as a team with no brains (in a pre-tournament preview). All these things before the tournament just brought this team together.”I really want to thank these 15 men. The ability to just put all those adversities aside and to come out and play this type of cricket in front of such passionate fans, it’s just tremendous.”DIFFICULTIESSammy also praised newly installed manager Rawl Lewis, who, he said, went to extraordinary lengths to sort out some administrative difficulties during the pre-tournament camp in Dubai.”I personally also want to thank the coaching staff. Coach Phil (Simmons), he’s been through a lot, and to come here and the way he’s coached the team, he’s just brilliant,” Sammy noted.”All the other coaching staff who have done their part. We had a new manager in this tournament in Rawl Lewis. He had never managed any team before. He came here, we were at a camp in Dubai, but we had no uniforms, no printing.”He left Dubai, went to Kolkata. That’s where we started. The trouble he went to, to get us in this uniform, I’ve got to give credit to the entire team here. It was us in our own little circle. This win we dedicate it to all our fans in the Caribbean.”West Indies became the first side to win two T20 World Cups when they defeated England by four wickets in the final at Eden Gardens here on Sunday.last_img read more

New Century reaches deal with Barclays

first_imgIn turn, New Century gave up its rights to the loans financed by the bank, the filing said. The deal is dependent upon New Century transferring to Barclay an unspecified amount of money relating to the home loans, the filing said. Barclays also has the option to exit the agreement if New Century secures more favorable settlements or agreements with its other lenders. New Century said it would see a loss of about $46 million from the transaction. The company also disclosed that some of its subsidiaries had entered into a consent agreement with regulators in Maine. New Century Financial Corp. said Thursday that it had reached a deal with Barclays Bank PLC that would effectively release the troubled subprime mortgage lender from having to buy back about $900 million in mortgage loans. Britain-based Barclays had demanded last week that Irvine-based New Century comply with an obligation to repurchase outstanding mortgage loans financed by the bank. Barclays had alleged that the company defaulted on its financial obligations. Under the terms of a deal reached March 16, Barclays and Sheffield Receivables Corp. agreed to release New Century and its subsidiaries from the obligation, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As with steps taken by other states, the deal with Maine was intended to keep New Century from accepting new mortgage applications on grounds that it has violated state laws, including failing to fund mortgage loans after closing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘He’s getting exposed’ – Some Chelsea fans are loving Courtois’ poor form

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? I’m happy Courtois is suffering— Gaza (@abdulaidantata) October 20, 2018 Most Popular Premier League News Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed Meanwhile Thibaut Courtois 🤣😂😂😂🤪🤪 He’s playing for the best club now with his bad luck 🤪 #CFC— Deuptown Pictures (@DeuptownCoin) October 20, 2018 gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion whoops tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY Gentle reminder that Courtois went to Real Madrid to win trophies. He’s forgotten how winning matches feels like— . Júan (@_edanto) October 20, 2018 1 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Courtois has cost Madrid 6 points already this season with his individual mistakes. This guy is a joke, most overrated GK in the world— Meech (@Hustler_Futbol) October 20, 2018 Courtois getting exposed for the fraud he is in La-liga. Madrid and Modric getting exposed for the fraud they are without Ronaldo. 💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉🙄💉💉💉— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) October 20, 2018center_img changes latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted huge blow He joined Los Blancos for a fee reported to be around £31million and landed himself a six-year deal before claiming he was now training alongside better players.But it’s not gone too well for him since with Real Madrid losing three games and drawing two of their first nine.Courtois himself hasn’t been at his best and could have done better for Levante’s second in Real’s latest defeat.And some Chelsea supporters on social media took great enjoyment in mocking their former player. Thibaut Courtois isn’t enjoying his debut season with Real Madrid too much and it’s got Chelsea supporters laughing.The Belgian goalkeeper did all he could to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge and got his way in the end. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? on the brighter side, Courtois has carried his bad luck to Real Madrid and it’s a joy to watch.— Doc C (@tweetMOPOL) October 20, 2018 Courtois looks devastated to have conceded against Levante. Courtois 🐍 🐍 God na punish you— Godfred Osei-Tutu (@GodfredOT) October 20, 2018 Real Madrid 0 Levante 2 and Courtois is in goal 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SRI4qOzePL— Chelsea Insight (@Chelseainsight_) October 20, 2018 Snake 🐍 Courtois are you happy now ? #HalaMadrid— Mahdy Camara™ (@VI_Geezer) October 20, 2018 Courtois must be loving his life at Madrid right now— CHELSEA ALL THE WAY (@nbsulymanFC) October 20, 2018 TOP WORK Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Courtois loses again in other news— Andy B ⚽️🏆TopOfTheLeague (@pacesettaCFC) October 20, 2018last_img read more