Fanendo Adi joins Columbus Crew

first_imgRelatedPosts Fanendo Adi joins FC Cincinnati Crystal Palace eye Fanendo Adi Columbus Crew have signed Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi off the Major League Soccer waiver list for the 2020 season. The 29-year-old reunites with his former manager at Timbers, Caleb Porter, for the 2020 American top-flight campaign League rivals FC Cincinnati waived Adi on January 17 after he returned just a goal in 12 league outings in the last campaign. He joined Cincinnati as their first designated player from Portland Timbers in August 2018 but his first full campaign was marred by injuries and off-field problems. Since he moved to America in 2014, Adi has scored 57 goals in 144 MLS appearances. Adi is expected to join Columbus Crew in their pre-season preparations before they host New York City at the Mapfre Stadium for their 2020 league opener on March 1.Tags: Caleb PorterColumbus CrewFanendo AdiFC CincinnatiPortland Timberslast_img read more

Samuels accuses WICB of playing `hardball’ on eligibility rule

first_img… calls for compromise with playersKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels has criticised the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over their inflexibility regarding the controversial eligibility rule, and said it was time to compromise with players.The 36-year-old was ruled out of selection for the three One-Day Internationals against England next month, after failing to meet the criteria for selection by playing in the entire Regional Super50 which wrapped up last weekend in Antigua.Samuels, the squad’s most experienced ODI batsman, said it was confusing that the WICB had funded his recently bowling tests overseas so his action could be ratified by the International Cricket Council (ICC), only for selectors to then rule him out of selection.“I didn’t pay for my bowling. ICC didn’t pay for my bowling. The West Indies Cricket Board paid for my bowling,” the Jamaican told regional sports network, SportsMax.“So they invested in my bowling for me to come back to bowl against England. Now I’m going to hear that I have to stay and play all the Super50 games … so I said no problem.”He added: “At this stage I am not 20 and you are still continuing to tell me to miss out on everything, so why can’t you compromise? Why can’t I come and play some games in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and come back and play against England.”The right-handed Samuels played two games for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Super50 before jetting off to the United Arab Emirates to take up his contract in the PSL.Pointing to England captain Eoin Morgan who played a few games in the PSL before heading to the Caribbean for the upcoming ODI series, Samuels said the WICB’s eligibility was senseless as other international players faced no such restrictions.“It was not a sudden piece of information because they had told me that if I am not playing all the 50-over games, basically I wouldn’t be up for selection so I asked for my NOC and I’m here playing in the PSL,” Samuels said.“What I am saying, first and foremost, is that the rule that they have, I don’t think it’s making any sense. You have to compromise.“Eoin Morgan is playing in the PSL, he played a couple of games and he’s playing the three games for England so why can’t the West Indies Cricket Board compromise? Why play hardball in everything?”Last November, Samuels pulled out of the West Indies squad for the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe to fulfil a contract in the Bangladesh Premier League.This came after he had rejected a central retainer contract because he was offered a downgraded contract, from Grade B to Grade C.He said he was told that once he accepted the new retainer, he would not be allowed to play in the BPL. However, with the T20 contract more lucrative than his downgraded contract, Samuels said he was left with no option but to turn down the retainer and play in the T20 tournament.Samuels said he was disappointed by the board’s actions as he expected some level of loyalty after having shown long-term commitment to West Indies cricket.“Loyalty in terms of I am the only one from (the year) 2000 still here sticking around playing for West Indies,” Samuels stressed.“I have no problem doing that because I was playing Tests, T20 and ODI and (was) on a retainer so I have played all three (formats) … so I said ‘you know what, I’m going to have a long international career and continue to represent West Indies because this is where I started and West Indies made everybody else know me in the world’.”Samuels has amassed 5 180 runs from 187 matches at an average of 34.last_img read more

Kane signs new deal with Tottenham

first_imgLeicester are the first Premier League club to complete a deal – they’ve signed defender Robert Huth on loan from Stoke until the end of the season. The 21-year old already has 20 goals in all competitions to his name this season. It’s been a quiet transfer deadline day so far, although Andre Schurrle has agreed terms with Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg. He’s set to leave Chelsea, to make room for the incoming Fiorentina winger, Juan Cuadrado – however neither deal has been confirmed. last_img

Accused child rapist walks free

first_imgAfter almost nine years awaiting trial at the Demerara Assizes, Bishnauth Mohamed walked out of the Sexual Offences Court a free man on Monday following a unanimous not guilty verdict to an indictment of rape of a child under 16.Freed: Bishnauth MohamedHe was represented by attorney Maxwell McKay, while State attorney Lisa Cave prosecuted the case, and Justice Jo-Ann Barlow presided over the matter.Mohamed had stood accused of a raping a five-year-old girl at a community in East Demerara between September 1-30, 2010. The jury deliberated for over three hours, and when the panel returned the verdict, all 12 members were in agreement that the defendant was not guilty of his alleged crime.The former accused had always maintained that he was not guilty of the indictable offence for which he had been placed on bail. Court documents showed that while he was committed to stand trial in the High Court by Magistrate Sueanna Lovell in 2014, the deposition was filed nearly three years later, in 2017.Guyana Times reported on Monday that some 61 per cent of the cases at the Demerara Assizes relate to matters of sexual offences.last_img read more