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Sport: Ronaldinho announces retirement from football

One of the most skillful footballers this world has ever seen, Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has announced his retirement from football.

37-year-old Ronaldinho was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad and won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona and won the Balon d'Or in 2005.

His brother and agent Roberto Assis confirmed the retirement on Tuesday and announced a series of tribute events.

Ronaldinho started his career with Gremio in Brazil before moving to Paris St-Germain in 2001.

Economic impact of 2017 CPL in T&T was US$23.6 million

The economic impact of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Trinidad and Tobago last year, amounted to US$23.6 million dollars (TT$158.2 million).

This was announced by the Hero CPL Chief Operations Officer, Pete Russell.

The event in 2017 ran from August 4th to September 9th and T&T hosted five preliminary round matches at the Queen’s Park Oval, as well as the finals week which took place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

International researchers, SMG Insight considered organiser spend, visitor spend and media value to derive economic impact.

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