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Caribbean Sports Roundup

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By
NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK,
NY, Weds. Nov. 27, 2019
:
Here are the top headlines making news on the
Caribbean sports scene this week.

Ukrainian
Soccer Corruption Roots Lead To The BVI?

Ukrainian
soccer’s governing body has called on law enforcement agencies to investigate
its former president, Hryhoriy Surkis, who is now a lawmaker, on suspicion of
embezzling up to 380 million euros.

A
report in the Der Spiegel magazine claimed that UEFA discovered it had been
paying the money to Newport Management Limited, a company registered in the
British Virgin Islands in 2016.

In
a Facebook post over the past weekend, the UAF said it had asked the State
Bureau of Investigations, the Prosecutor-General’s Office, and the Interior
Ministry to investigate whether any of the 380 million euros in payments that
UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, earmarked for the UAF and certain
soccer teams between 1999 and 2016 had been misappropriated.

Racism
In Cricket

Caribbean-born,
English cricketer Jofra Archer this week made global headlines by claiming he
was racially abused by a member of the crowd as England lost the first Test to
New Zealand by an innings and 65 runs.

Now
authorities in New Zealand believe they may have identified the individual who
is thought to have shouted racial abuse at Archer.

The
Barbados-born Archer, the England fast bowler, said he heard the abuse after he
was dismissed in England’s second innings at the Bay Oval. He reported the
comments to stewards and team security at the time.

While
authorities continue to scan CCTV footage and have appealed for other
spectators to come forward with more information, it is understood by ESPN that
someone believed to be the culprit later contacted Archer by direct message on
Instagram. As a result, authorities are confident of being able to identify
him.

Ashley
Giles, England’s director of cricket, said that the team would rally round
after what he described as a “serious incident” that had left their
New Zealand hosts very concerned about spectator behavior.

England
round off their tour of New Zealand with a second and final Test at Seddon Park
in Hamilton.

Jamaican
Swimmer Strikes Gold Again

Jamaican
top swimmer, Alia Atkinson, has struck gold again. The Jamaican won the short
course 50-m and 100-m breaststroke events at the London leg of the
International Swimming League on the weekend.

Before
a crowd of close to 18,000, at the London Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park,
Atkinson won the 100m in 1:03.94 seconds.

Last
Friday she emerged winner of the 50-m breaststroke in an impressive 29.32.

Ireland
Is Coming To The West Indies

Cricket
in the West Indies in 2020 starts a bang when the West Indies host Ireland for
their first ever full white-ball series of three Colonial Medical Insurance One
Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20 Internationals (T20Is) starting on
January 7, 2020 in Barbados, Grenada and St. Kitts.

This
will be the first time Ireland will play the West Indies in a full three match
series in both ODIs and T20Is. The Colonial Medical Insurance ODIs starts with
two day/night games on Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th January at Kensington Oval,
Barbados, before concluding with a day game at the National Cricket Stadium in
Grenada on Sunday 12 January.

Grenada
hosts the first T20I on Wednesday January 12th before both teams fly to St.
Kitts with back-to-back day/night T20Is to conclude the series on Saturday 18th
and Sunday January 19th.

Shelly-Anne
Photo A Winner

Spanish
photographer’s Felix Sanchez Arrazola photo of a jubilant Jamaican Olympian Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce, moments after winning her fourth world 100m title, was judged to
be the winner from this year’s IAAF Athletics Photograph of the Year last
weekend. Arrazola also won the award in 2019.

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