INDIA TOUR OF CARIBBEAN IN 2016 ENDANGERED—10/20/14
The Indian Cricket Board stated that it will review its 2016 tour of the Caribbean, as officials are angry after West Indies players abandoned a one-day tour of India after the fourth One-Day International in Dharamsala over a union pay dispute. The finances of the West Indies Cricket Board could take a hit if the Indian organization decides not to participate in the tour.
FUND INVESTS $4.4 BILLION IN JAMAICAN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT—10/21/14
The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund (CHASE) has made an investment totaling $4.4 billion to develop sports in Jamaica since its creation in 2003. The fund’s contributions were praised by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller during a speech delivered by Robert Pickersgill, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister at the 10th Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence ceremony.
REGGAE GIRLZ LOSE TO MEXICO—10/23/14
Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz fought for a win against Mexico at the CONCACAF Women’s Championships at RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., but they ultimately lost the match 1 to 3. Jamaica thus finished third in Group B and was eliminated from the tournament. They also missed out on a chance to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2015.
THOMPSON RECEIVES SAM SHARPE AWARD FOR 2014—10/24/14
Lindon Thompson was honored with the 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for the contributions he has made to sports. The award was presented at the St. James Parish Council Heroes’ day Civic Ceremony in Sam Sharpe Square. Thompson said the award represented a “great achievement” for him and that he was “very happy” about it. Thompson coaches track at Cornwall Preparatory in St. James and Granville All-Age. He has volunteered his skill as track and field coach since 1987.