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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: December 20th – 26th, 2014

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MORRIS WINS JAMAICAN BOXING TITLEβ€”12/22/14
Khadel Morris won the Jamaican amateur welterweight boxing title in Montego Bay. He is likely to represent Jamaica in the next Pan American Games in 2015. Morris, 29, is originally from Jamaica and now lives in Brampton in Canada.

CHRISTMAS TREAT HOSTED BY BOLT, FRASER-PRYCEβ€”12/24/14
Two of Jamaica’s most famous athletes, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, will visit their home towns in Kingston and Trelawny on Boxing Day to host community Christmas treats. Both of the events received the support of Digicel and will be free to community members. Children in the communities will have a day of free rides, entertainment, and toys.

UNDER-20 SIDE IN TRINIDAD FACES DOUBT DUE TO LACK OF FUNDINGβ€”12/25/14
The Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 team is campaigning for funding in order to participate in the CONCACAF Championships. The Minister of Sport in the country has pulled out some of the funding for the trip to the competition. William Wallace, the team’s manager, met with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry and was told that the government would not be able to offer financial support.

DARREN SAMMY TO REPLACE ROACHβ€”12/26/14
Darren Sammy, cricket all-rounder, has been called upon to replace Kemar Roach at the 15-man One-Day International team that will face South African in January 2015. According to the West Indies Cricket Board, Sammy will play in spite of the allegations of victimization that surround him. The accusations arise from Sammy’s role in abandoning the tour of India in October 2014.


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