SPENCER NOMINATED FOR IAAF WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR—10/06/14
Kaliese Spencer, Jamaican hurdler, is the only athlete from Jamaica names among the ten men and ten women nominated for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award for 2014. The selections for the year were confirmed by the IAAF. Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s champion sprinter, was left off the list for 2014.
ALVAS POWELL OF PORTLAND TIMBERS CALLED TO JAMAICAN NATIONAL TEAM—10/07/14
Defender Alvas Powell of the Portland, Oregon, Timbers has been called up to Jamaica’s national team and will miss the game against San Jose. He will join the Reggae Boyz for a friendly versus Japan in Japan on October 30, 2014. At age 20, Powell has played in 13 MLS games with nine starts.
HINDS REFUSES TO RESIGN—10/09/14
The current president of the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), Wavel Hinds, states that he will not resign following a disagreement with association members who are touring India. Player Dwayne Bravo is leading a group of members who are demanding Hinds’ resignation, along with other officials linked to the association, on charges of conflict of interest.
MARLON SAMUELS LEADS TEAM IN DEFEAT OF INDIA BY 124 RUNS—10/10/14
Marlon Samuels achieved an unbeaten hundred for the West Indies team, which resulted in a defeat for opponent India by 124 runs in the opening match of the one-day international competition at Nehru Stadium in India. The team was focused on the match despite concerns that the side would not take the field as a protest over terms in a collective bargaining agreement made with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).