New-look CPL for 2016

first_imgKINGSTON (CMC): The salary cap of franchises has been raised for next year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League, in what is one of several changes to the region’s premier Twenty20 tournament. Organisers announced yesterday the salary cap had been placed at US$780,000, up from $600, 000 from last year. Also, franchises will now be able to sign one ‘marquee’ player as a free agent before next February’s player draft, but will be allowed only three retained players instead of four. The limit on overseas players has increased to five from four players while players who live in the franchise territory has been reduced from four to two. Squad sizes have also been increased by one to 17. Tom Moody, CPL’s International Director of Cricket, said the changes were designed to further improve the quality of the competition. “Our aim each year is to make CPL even bigger and better so that we can attract the best T20 players in the world and make it as entertaining as possible for the fans,” the Australian said. “Over the past few months, we’ve worked alongside the franchise owners to make sure that the 2016 player draft is open and competitive so that the buzz and excitement of CPL will start building from January right through to the tournament launch in the summer.” He added: “From early January 2016, we’ll start to reveal the franchise marquee players and the retained players so that by the time the draft comes around in February fans will already have plenty to talk about.” CPL involves six franchises:- Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks – vying for the title of regional T20 champions. Red Steel are defending champions after beating Tridents in last year’s final in Port of Spain. The tournament is heading into its fourth year.last_img read more

Father in terror case cuts a deal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2His first trial ended last month in a mistrial after the jury deadlocked on two counts alleging that he lied to the FBI. The retrial had been scheduled to begin Monday. He admitted in court Wednesday that he lied in April 2003 when he denied his family was carrying more than $10,000 in cash when he was detained on a jetway at Washington-Dulles International Airport. Hayat will be formally sentenced Aug. 18. SACRAMENTO – A man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a lesser charge rather than be retried on allegations that he lied to the FBI about his son’s attendance at a terrorist training camp, according to court papers. Under a deal, Umer Hayat, 48, an ice cream vendor, pleaded guilty to lying to customs agents about more than $28,000 he and family members were carrying on a trip out of the country three years ago. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop charges that he lied to the FBI and to recommend he serve no more jail time after spending nearly a year behind bars. “This outcome was not, of course, the one most desired by the government,” said U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott. “However … our region is safer today than it was one year ago.” Hayat smiled as he left the federal courthouse, but he would not comment. His lawyer said he was happy the case was over. 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

ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT

first_imgWell its been hectic hectic hectic the weather has been brilliant and finn Valley have gone joint top underage club in the country with Leevale ,Cork having amassed 21 medals at 2 weekends of national underage competition.Bernie Alcorn and Neil Martin have led successful squads at European youth Olympic Games in Utrecht and European junior champs Rieti while Sarah Collins finished 7th in Rieti meet in the 5k previous to that John Kelly and Fellan Mc Guigan were in Ukraine mixing it with the top athletes globally at youth level in world youth champs supported by family members.Mark Hoy ran an 800m pb testimony to months of hard work and then there was in recent days the final underage nationals which as I relate pushed the medal tally up once again . Yes Tullamore Saturday was relay day and no joy certainly finals 4th,5th place finishs but we haven’t as a unit been able to field medal winning teams to any great degree in this discipline in recent years something to consider . What we can do is hit the nail in individual events citing Sunday AAron Mc Glynn 1500 gold to add to 800m previous and mentioning he has indoor ,cross country titles on the shelf as well . what a season . John Kelly metres to spare in the discus and James silver in discus with a really strong performance . Naoimh Mc Granaghan ,Blaithnaid Patton and Simone Crawford all medallists and delight for Jordan Byrne silver in the walk .Credit at this time to the work rate of coachs and the support of family the winning ingredient for a loyal bunch. Aine Kerr just out of medal list in long but her day will come . James Speight has gone to Columbia to compete in a duathlon in the world Games exciting challenge for him and on the other side of the scale Eddie Gallen finished 3rd in the Irish championship 24hr ultra run in Belfast covering 215km yes 215km his 4th best time ever .This weekend its back on the road chasing medals at national senior champs in Santry led by currently Irelands only A standard T/F athlete Tori Pena having had the confidence of a 4-50 in France recently and there is Dempsey Mc Guigan,Mark Hoy ,Teresa Mc Gloin etc etc . Team for world champs in Moscow to be announced early next week. ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORT was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC REPORTlast_img read more