Australia

WI fans angry after Trent Bridge umpiring debacle

West In­di­an fans left the Trent Bridge ground here an an­gry lot on Thurs­day af­ter West In­dies suf­fered a nar­row 15-run de­feat to Aus­tralia in their sec­ond 2019 ICC World Cup match.

Brathwaite calls out umpires after ‘dodgy’ decisions

NOT­TING­HAM —West In­dies all-rounder Car­los Brath­waite is frus­trat­ed over the “dodgy” um­pir­ing dur­ing his side's 15-run loss to Aus­tralia and is al­so ques­tion­ing why his team does not get as many lbw de­ci­sions as their op­po­nents.

West In­dies over­turned four calls by the two um­pires in Thurs­day’s match at Trent Bridge, in­clud­ing two in three balls against open­er Chris Gayle in the third over of the in­nings by Aussie pac­er Mitchell Starc.

Australian High Commissioner invites T&T to join International Coral Reef Initiative

Australian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago John Pilbeam has invited the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to become a member of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI).

The invitation came at a meeting with Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis.

The International Coral Reef Initiative is an informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.

Around the World: New South Wales in Australia entirely in drought

A dry winter intensifies in what has been called the worst drought in living memory in parts of eastern Australia.
New South Wales was officially listed as "100% in drought" on Wednesday.
 This state produces about a quarter of Australia's agricultural output. 
The government has since provided emergency relief funding.
Farmers have lost crop and livestock. 
One farmer said "It's like you are in jail every day you turn up here because you've got to turn up. It's just depressing."

PM tours Australian shipyard that built T&T Spirit, Express

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley along with members of his delegation journeyed to Tasmania today to continue his working visit to Australia, the Office of the Prime Minister said.

The delegation met with directors and executive officers of International Catamarans (INCAT), an Australian shipbuilding company.

They also received a tour of the shipyard and viewed first-hand, a vessel currently under construction at the facility.

Government holds security talks with Australian national security personnel

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his delegation attended a number of meetings in Sydney, Australia today, the Office of the Prime Minister said.

In the first instance, Prime Minister Rowley led his team in a meeting with Australian Export Finance (EFIC) at their headquarters in Sydney.

EFIC is Australia's export credit agency whose loans are backed by the Australian Government and geared towards assisting Australian exporters.

PM tours Australian shipyards seeking best marine patrol vessels for T&T

Having completed his official visit to the People's Republic of China, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley arrived in Perth Australia on Sunday 20th May, 2018 to commence his working visit to that country, the Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement Monday.

The delegation that traveled on to Australia with Prime Minister Rowley included Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator Dennis Moses and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General Stuart Young.

Smith, Bancroft face life ban from Cricket Australia

Australia’s Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft could be banned from cricket for life, after confessing to ball tampering to change the condition of the ball using a foreign object on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa.

Smith has already been banned by the International Cricket Council for the next Test, but that leniency may not be applied by Cricket Australia. Earlier on Sunday, Smith was stood down as captain, while Warner was removed as vice-captain. Both players took to the field under the temporary leadership of wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

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