Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

St Kitts and Nevis captain Chris Gayle admitted to being taken aback by the St Lucia Stars meek capitulation after coasting to a seven-wicket win, with 72 balls remaining in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Tuesday.

A self-admittedly stronger Shaunae Miller-Uibo has drawn plenty confidence from an unbeaten season, which has seen the Bahamian rule both the 200 and 400m distances.

Retired track superstar Usain Bolt has vowed to put his best foot forward as he prepares to begin a career in professional football with A-League team Central Coast Mariners.

Legendary New Zealand netballer Irene Van Dyk has admitted to being pleasantly surprised by the number of male participants involved in an ongoing coaching workshop.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots captain Chris Gayle believes failing to seize the initiative at crucial moments, against Jamaica Tallawahs, was the primary reason for succumbing to a second loss of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign at Sabina Park on Wednesday.  

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots star batsman Chris Gayle has revealed that a finger injury he received during Wednesday’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) encounter against the Jamaica Tallawahs was cause for any concern.

Jamaica quartermiler Shericka Jackson is admittedly thrilled with her progress in the 200m this year but is firmly focussed on using it to make a mark in her signature event, the 400m, at next year’s World Championships.

Noted track and field analyst and coach Ato Boldon has described a misunderstanding that led athletes to believe they could secure spots at the IAAF World Championships by winning at the recently concluded NACAC Championships as embarrassing for the sport.

St Lucia Stars captain Kieron Pollard insists the team has no intention of giving up on the season following yet another loss, this time to the Jamaica Tallawahs at Sabina Park on Tuesday.

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell has hailed the team’s mental strength and depth following a six-wicket win over the St Lucia Stars in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Tuesday at Sabina Park.

Jamaica Tallawahs opener Glenn Phillips’ six-laden half-century from the top of the order condemned the St Lucia Stars to a 6-wicket loss and 14th overall in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Sabina Park on Tuesday.

Decorated Jamaica sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has claimed she prefers to look to retired British star Jessica Ennis-Hill and not United States tennis legend Serena Williams for inspiration as she plots a return to the top of track and field.

A sensation spell from medium-pacer Rayad Emrit was crucial in ensuring St Lucia Stars extended their losing streak to 13 games, after a three runs loss to Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Providence on Saturday.

Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo admits there was little the team could do after being caught in the wake of a herculean innings from Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Andre Russell, which led to a stunning defeat in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Friday.

The twin-island republic looked well set to record a second straight victory to begin the competition after belting 225 for 6 and leaving the chasing Tallawahs in deep trouble at 5 for 41.  No one, however, could account for what happened when Russell, the newly appointed captain of the Jamaica-based franchise, came to the crease.

After being dropped off the first ball, the 30-year-old went on to record the fastest CPL century en route to accumulating the highest score in the competition when he cracked 121 off 49 balls.  The performance led the team to a 4-wicket win.  Russel’s 161 partnership with Kenard Lewis was tied for the highest ever recorded in the competition.  

“There’s not much you can do.  I’m very happy for him personal, from one player to the next.  He proved why he is the best player in the world at the moment and I just hope he stays fit and healthy,” Bravo said.

“The dew was always a factor, especially in the later stages of the innings but you can’t use that as an excuse.  We’ve played cricket like that for many years now.  I think we were beaten by brilliant individual performances by Andre, backed up by Kenard Lewis who also batted well lower down the order,” Bravo added. 

“They batted very well and I can’t fault the effort from my guys.  They gave their best but when someone like Dre is batting there isn’t much you can do.  He beat us off our plans and you just have to respect that.”    

 

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell’s savage ton pulled the team from the edge of defeat to a thrilling four-wicket win over defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Queens Park Oval on Friday.

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