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.
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)