There was no stopping Trinidad and Tobago netball team and the West Indies cricket team from completing international competition clean-sheet, clean sweeps last evening.
The netballers won all six of their matches in Calgary, Alberta,Canada, numbering Barbados last of all, 53-46 in last evening’s final match of the seven-nation Americas Federation of Netball Associations World Championship qualifying tournament.
As top two teams TT and Barbados have qualified for the 16-nation World Championship set for Sydney, Australia next August.
Trinidad and Tobago had edged Barbados 38=37 to open their recent Commonwealth Games campaign in which they lost their next six matches, finished tenth of the 12 teams and entered this Americas event ranked tenth in the world, Barbados, ninth.
The West Indies meanwhile recorded their third one-day international series sweep since 2004, subduing Bangladesh by 91 runs in the series-closing third match –, an historic first day-night international, eight hours long, at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.
After rolling from 12 for two in the fifth over, West Indies, riding on record-gilted second ODI career centuries by Trinidad and Tobago nationals Denesh Ramdin (169) and Darren Bravo (124), posted their fifth highest ODI 50-over innings total of 338 for 7.
The Ramdin-Bravo third wicket stand was the highest in West Indies ODI all-round.
Meanwhile four of the biggest names from the West Indies cricket team have signed a deal making them co-owners in the new Canadian Premier League T20 set for next year.
They are one-day captain Dwayne Bravo, Test Captain Denesh Ramdin, opening batsman Kieran Powell and former captain and veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul
The deal arrives ahead of the countdown to the inaugural North American league tournament scheduled to commence on August 1 next year.
The 10-team league will consist of professional cricketers from around Canada, alongside global cricketing superstars from across the world, league officials have confirmed.
In soccer, Atletico Madrid Argentine coach Diego Simeone has been given an eight-match ban for his behaviour in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
Simeone, 44, tapped the fourth official on the back of the head after a heated exchange during Atletico’s 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) banned him for four games for that act.
A further two games were for protesting plus one each for applauding a red card and not leaving the ground.