Sarwan back from Windies exile for Australia tour

Updated 16 January 2013

Sarwan back from Windies exile for Australia tour

PARIS: Ramnaresh Sarwan has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the upcoming limited overs tour of Australia while Marlon Samuels was left out due to an eye injury sustained in the Big Bash league.
Right-hand bat Sarwan, 32, last played for the Windies in ODIs in June 2011 but fell out of favor with the West Indies Cricket Board because of a public dispute about coaching and training methods.
He also received damages after his fitness was publicly called into question and he lost a central contract to play for the Caribbean side.
Samuels sustained a suspected fractured eye socket while playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash league, during which he was involved in an ugly confrontation with spinner Shane Warne, which saw the Melbourne Stars skipper banned.
His absence opens the door for the return of left-hand bat Narsingh Deonarine, who last played in an international one-dayer back in June 2010.
The 15-man squad, to play five ODIs and a Twenty20 match next month, will be led by Darren Sammy with Dwayne Bravo as his deputy.

West Indies squad:
Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Bravo (vice-captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Thomas

Tuesday, January 29: vs Prime Minister’s XI — Canberra
Friday, February 1: 1st ODI — WACA Ground, Perth
Sunday, February 3: 2nd ODI — WACA Ground, Perth
Wednesday, February 6: 3rd ODI — Manuka Oval, Canberra
Friday, February 8: 4th ODI — SCG, Sydney
Sunday, February 10: 5th ODI — MCG, Melbourne
Wednesday, February 13: T20I — Gabba, Brisbane

Al-Hilal land Saudi Arabia volleyball treble by winning Elite Championship

Updated 24 April 2018

Al-Hilal land Saudi Arabia volleyball treble by winning Elite Championship

  • Riyadh club beat Al-Ahli by six sets to nil over two legs
  • Title adds to the Saudi League and Saudi Cup

Al-Hilal confirmed themselves as the dominant volleyball side in the Kingdom by winning their third title of a hugely successful season on Monday.

The team beat Al-Ahli, their big rivals, by three sets to nil in the second leg of the final round of the Elite Championship at the arena of the General Sports Authority in Riyadh. Al-Hilal also whitewashed Al-Ahli in the first leg, confirming their superiority.

Chairman of the Saudi Volleyball Federation, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Babtain, was present as Waldo Kantor’s side added the title to the Saudi League crown and the Saudi Cup they won earlier this year. It was further celebration for the Riyadh-based club as the football team won the Saudi Pro League title on the final day of the season, pipping Al-Ahli to the title by a point.

The victorious Al-Hilal basketball team included Ahmad Al-Bekhayet, Khalil Hajji, Muwaffaq Al-Motairi, Hassan Al-Wathlan, Abdulaziz Al-Harbi, Fahad Masoud, Abdullah Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman Al-Dawsari, Nawaf Al-Bekhayet, Mohammad Bakr, Raidel Poey and Hiroshi Centelles.

The team are coached by Kantor who represented Argentina at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He has been in charge of Al-Hilal since September after coaching spells in Italy, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina.