Windies beat Sri Lanka in final ODI

The West Indies 'A' team beat Sri Lanka 'a' in the third and final ODI last night.

Sheldon Cottrell was named the man of the match as the Windies 'A' romped to a 45-run win.

The Jamaican grabbed four for 19 to help skittle out the visitors for just 107 runs.

They were chasing 153 runs after the hosts themselves struggled in their innings.

Shamarh Brooks top-scored for the Windies 'A' with 35 while Andrew McCarthy made 27.

The victory meant the series finish one-all with the second ODI rained out.


Sweet revenge 28 years later; T&T knock US out of the World Cup Final

Twenty-eight years ago, on November 19th, 1989, Trinidad and Tobago's Strike Squad needed only a draw to qualify for the 1990 World Cup Final in Italy.

But in a heart-wrenching game at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, the United States won 1-0 to knock T&T out of the World Cup.

Tonight, Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warriors have returned the favour.

In similar fashion, the United States came to Trinidad and Tobago needing only a draw to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year.

Iceland dethrones T&T as smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup

Trinidad and Tobago will not be going to next year's World Cup in Russia, regardless of the outcome of the final qualifier against the United States on Tuesday.

And not the country loses its position as the smallest country to ever have qualified for the World Cup.

The kudos now go to Iceland.

Iceland beat Kosovo 2-0 in Reykjavik on Monday to confirm their position as Group I winners in UEFA qualifying and become the smallest nation ever to reach a FIFA World Cup, a ranking held by T&T until now.

TTFA concerned about state of Ato Boldon field following US team's training session

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) says the management of the Ato Boldon Stadium is now concerned about the state of the field following training by the US National Team this morning.

Photos and video published on the US Soccer's Twitter page showed high levels of water on the track as the team arrived to train this morning.

But the TTFA said the tweets failed to mention the torrential rainfall in the area.

The TTFA says it still believes that the match will go on at the venue.

The following is the TTFA's statement on the issue.

WI's 7-wicket loss to England in ODI means no direct entry into 2019 World Cup

Jonny Bairstow struck a maiden one-day international hundred as England condemned West Indies to a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday that means the twice former champions can no longer gain direct entry to the 2019 World Cup.

West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winners, had to take this five-match series 5-0 or 4-0 with a tie or no result if they were to avoid the indignity of a qualifying competition for the next edition in England in two years' time.