LaLiga’s plan to return

first_imgLaLiga has prepared a report that explains to all the clubs the protocol to follow once you can gradually return to training. The Cope has had access to a draft prepared by the employers, in which four different phases are set so that the competition resumes without jeopardizing health footballers.Thebes and his team consider that fifteen days of training are necessary before restarting LaLiga Santander. There would therefore be four phases: training preparation, solo training, training of eight players in three different groups and, finally, conventional collective training. Always according to the information of the Cope, LaLiga considers that an isolation of the templates and technical bodies is necessary in a hotel or in the sports city itself and that only authorized personnel access these facilities. Thus, the contagions that would slow down the domestic tournament would be avoided.Also, 72 hours before undertaking this return plan, LaLiga will proceed to perform a coronavirus test on each and every player of the championship. Not only that, but also all the people who live with them to start the isolation protocol in case of positives.last_img read more

Health will decide the teams’ return date

first_imgEI Ministry of Health will be on last instance, who will decide when athletes can return to training. As part of the process, the CSD has sent him his draft health protocol, but the department of Salvador Illa will mark the dates. This was agreed yesterday, at its third meeting, the Task Force for the Promotion of Sport (GTID), in which LaLiga, RFEF, AFE, COE, ACBE and various federations, associations and companies participate. “The return to activity strictly follow conditioned to the government criteria“The CSD said in a statement. And Health insists that it will not change the criteria: they should only be do test low medical prescription and based on the established criteria. Based on this, if the LaLiga plan was to start training in the week between May 4 and 10, possibly we have to wait a bit more.At resumption plan of the professional and federated sport provided by the GTID, were contemplated three scenarios: the first and most ambitious, to return to training andl April 27; the second, May 11; and the third, the most pessimistic, set the return to activity for the May 18 or 25.At protocol Emphasis is placed on “the benefits of gradual opening measures” in political terms: the normalization of daily life (see television competitions), the reputation of Spain and its international representation (the results of the athletes) and the economy (soccer accounts for 1.4% of GDP and 185,000 jobs). It is pointed to soccer like “the lsports engine“ However, when it comes to professional football, aspects have transcended of the plan to reactivate the competition: test (which would begin on Tuesday 28), training in various phases (individual, small groups, large groups …), isolation, games without an audience … But they are many players and technicians who have stated that, in addition to sports estates, they want listen to Health, For this reason, we also work to resolve all your concerns and convey confidence.While the club doctors They already have been informed of all protocols and that the day 28 will start to get tested. That is why the teams were urged to make lists of the people who will submit to them.With all that on the table, entities work for be ready when the go-ahead comes and you can train. The BarcaFor example, already have the plan than will deliver to the players with a series of guidelines for return to work: a personal interview, fat measurements, a coronavirus test, a sprint and running test and a strength test.By all the LaLiga plan to start the phase 1 of training in first days of may still in the air, although he manages his own sanitary protocol to return. But the date will be marked by health authorities.last_img read more

Camavinga: first contacts

first_imgMadrid already know that there is no signed clause that forces the young midfielder to stay one more year in Rennes if he qualifies for the Champions League, as published in France. After the cancellation of the French championship, being third in Rennes, he has entered the preliminary phase of the great continental competition. But that does not affect Camavinga’s situation. There is not even a verbal pact for him to continue there for that reason, sources familiar with his situation report to this newspaper.The player.As for the player, as AS has learned, Camavinga is seriously considering the possibility of leaving Rennes this summer. It renewed only a few months ago, but it did until 2022. He believes that it is time to make the leap to a great after having been the great sensation of the championship (36 games this year, one goal, two assists), included, despite his youth, in the ideal eleven drawn up by Internet users from France Football. In the player’s environment, however, they prefer to be cautious, aware that in order for Camavinga to come out, the buyer has to negotiate the price with Rennes, owned by tycoon François Pinault. Sources close to Camavinga assured AS that before the outbreak of the crisis caused by the coronavirus, a price for Camavinga of around 50 million had been established. “But now it would be very difficult to know”, they tell us, “because of the instability of the market due to the crisis itself and because of the interest of the main European teams in it.” PSG and Juventus have also been formally interested in the midfielder.Your club.Rennes begins to feel the pressure of having the jewel of European football, the biggest irruption of a young man after Mbappé. Not surprisingly, Camavinga was the first born in 2002 to debut in any of the five major leagues in Europe. A record. But under that pressure, the French entity is guarding the player, trying to make him speak only for the club’s official media. After these first contacts with the player, Madrid learned, for example, that Camavinga obtained French nationality a few months ago, in November. That helps a lot with your hiring, since there are currently an excess of non-community members in the white template: Militao, Reinier, Vinicius, Rodrygo … Only the coronavirus crisis cut the projection of the medium, which He was going to be called with France by Deschamps when he was only 17 years old.center_img Real Madrid have already moved to Camavinga. There is a first approach of the white club with the environment of the 17-year-old footballer of Angolan origin. The manager has been Juni Calafat, who has more and more weight in the international transfer scene of Real Madrid. It was only a first contact. A poll to find out the situation of the fashionable midfielder. Any negotiation with Rennes is settled for the summer and Madrid would do it officially with Rennes himself. It is the policy of the white club to go face to face with the entities that a player wants to buy, But it is also logical that you try to be clear, first, the scenario in which you have to work.last_img read more

It’s WI Women’s time to win T20 World Cup – Aguilleira

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Former West Indies Women captain Merissa Aguilleira believes that the regional side is capable of securing championship honours in the forthcoming T20 World Cup, which starts next month in India.West Indies women have reached the penultimate stage of the competition on three successive occasions, but the Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper-batsman believes that they can go all the way this time.”I am really excited about this tournament because I truly believe it is time for us to win this T20 World Cup,” said Aguilleira.”It has been three consecutive times we have reached the semi-finals, so it’s about time, but I have all faith in the girls, and I truly believe we can cross that mantle.”Aguilleira has been in prolific form since she was relieved from her duties as captain, a title that has been handed to Jamaican cricketer Stafanie Taylor.She roared to two powerful half-centuries in St Lucia last October to help West Indies Women come from behind to beat Pakistan in an ODI series 3-1 and said consistency would ensure that Windies Women lift the World T20 trophy.LACKING CONSISTENCY”I must say consistency because we have been lacking that for quite some time,” said Aguilleira, a 10-year veteran who has played 86 ODIs and 73 T20s.”One minute we are up; next minute, we are down. But I think once we get that consistency going, everything will fall into alignment.”Aguilleira is part of a squad that includes a number of reserve players in a training camp at the West Indies High Performance Centre in Barbados, preparing for a tour of South Africa before the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament in India. They are participating in an on-field training programme as well as a number of personal-development sessions before leaving for South Africa in two batches on February 9 and 10.”I will be going forward in South Africa with full fire, trying to continue from where I left off in St Lucia,” she said.”I have really been putting in some work so, hopefully, I can go out there and contribute for the team.”last_img read more

Windies women’s batting flop

first_imgCRICKET:CHENNAI, India (CMC):West Indies Women will begin their Twenty20 World Cup campaign later this week with question marks over their batting, after another brittle performance left them with a 43-run defeat to Australia Women in their official warm-up game here yesterday.Chasing 140 for victory at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the Caribbean collapsed to 96 all out off 19 overs without a single player passing 20.The total was their third low score in four T20 contests in recent weeks, following on from their 2-1 defeat in their three-match series against South Africa Women.Stacy-Ann King top-scored with 19 not out to lead five players in double figures, but the next best was captain Stafanie Taylor with 14.West Indies Women lost teenage opener Hayley Matthews for four to the third ball of the innings to be four for one, before crawling to 38 for two in the 10th over. However, Taylor’s dismissal triggered the final side as the Windies Women lost their last eight wickets for 58 runs.Leg-spinner Kristen Beams picked up three for nine, while seamer Rene Farrell finished with three for 18.Earlier, Australia Women eased to 139 for three off their 20 overs after they were sent in. Opener Elyse Villani stroked 51 from 42 deliveries, while captain Meg Lanning hit an unbeaten 49 from 39 deliveries.The right-handed Villani struck eight fours as she helped add 70 for the first wicket with wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, who made 18 off 24 balls before she was caught and bowled by off-spinner Taylor in the 11th over.Villani fell soon afterwards in the 14th over but Lanning, who counted two fours and three sixes in her knock, combined with Alex Blackwell (14) to put on 47 and ensure Australia Women finished strongly.West Indies bowl off their group campaign tomorrow against Pakistan at the same venue here. They are in Group B also alongside India Women, Bangladesh Women and England Women.last_img read more

Bolt targets sub-19 run … Sprint king says retirement is not a given

first_imgNEW YORK (CMC): Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt says he is targeting a sub-19-seconds run in the 200 metres and has cast doubt over whether he will wind up his illustrious career following the Rio Olympics in August. The reigning World and Olympic champion in both the 100 and 200 metres, Bolt is seeking to become the first athlete to win the events at three successive Olympiads, following his conquests in Beijing in 2008 and in London four years later. “Just to defend my titles, to do the three-peat. That’s my main goal. That’s my main focus,” Bolt said here. “My secondary goal is to try and run sub-19. That’s something I really want, and I hope that everything goes smoothly and I can get it. That would be a big step for me.” The 29-year-old, who holds the 200 metres world record at 19.19 seconds, has struggled with an ankle injury this year but has slowly worked his way back into fitness and is scheduled to make his season debut next month at the Cayman Islands Invitational. Bolt is also expected to appear at the Ostrava Golden Spike later in May before participating in his own track club’s meet, Racer’s Track Club Grand Prix, in June, ahead of the Jamaica trials. “I’m feeling OK. My coach (Glen Mills) says my fitness is not exactly where he wants it to be,” Bolt said. “Starting out this season, I had a problem with my ankles, and it was a setback, but not that bad. We’re getting back on track, and he’s happy with the progress I’m making.” He added: “I have two months before trials and three and a half months before the championships. I’ll keep pushing myself, and hopefully, everything smooths out and I’ll be at my best when the Olympics comes around.” KEEPING OPTIONS OPEN Though he has hinted at retirement after Rio, he said Mills had urged him to keep his options open regarding the issue. “Coach says I shouldn’t say I want to retire just yet. I should focus on the year and see how I feel after the World Championships (in London),” he said, in reference to the IAAF event next year. “And if I still feel like I want to retire, I should. But he says to give it a chance because I think my coach is pushing for me to go a few more years. We’ll see what happens. “Personally, I don’t really want to continue for years and years because it’s getting hard. I have to sacrifice more and more. It takes up so much of your time.” He continued: “I’m never going to come out and joke or be a joke in a season. I’m a winner. I believe in winning. I hate to lose. I will never come out and say it is a farewell tour. I will want to compete at my best, go to the championships and win again.”last_img read more

Gibson/McCook Relays alive and kicking

first_imgLast week, the team leader of the organising committee of the Gibson-McCook Relays (GMR) was interviewed on KLAS Sports Radio. Any sentimentally inclined sporting enthusiast must have been duly moved. Foster’s Fairplay was privileged to have been part of the audience. The show, configured for the ‘riding home’ pleasure of working class Jamaica and hosted by a Fortis stalwart in sports journalist, Stratton Palmer, drove home a salient point. The rich legacy of the event, conceptualised and cofounded by bright minds, was alive and kicking. Forty years ago, inspired by visits to the world acclaimed Penn Relays Carnival, Jamaica’s now departed track and field icon, the energetic and ebullient administrator, Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, could no longer ignore the bee in his bonnet. The concept, aligned to the energy and enthusiasm to create and replicate for his own, led to the founding of the Gibson Relays, as it was first named. Why not, as the Reverend Percival William Gibson, born in the same year as Prime Minister Norman Washington Manley – had played such a significant and seminal role in the shaping and steering of the McCook of the 1950s. The term ‘no-brainer’, not yet hatched, would now be quite appropriate. It is no easy task to have Kingston College old boy and former athlete medical professor Rainford Wilks speak about the planning team and his achievements. However, it would be a journalistic faux pas not to try. He was quizzed on attempts to emulate the McCook model and sustain the principles, prestige and precision of the event. He explained: “The organisation and execution are based on the same principles as under Mr McCook. The committee consists of complementary personalities and skills required to execute the meet, many carefully chosen by McCook himself and serving long internship – are very prepared for the job.” The assessment demonstrated a stark and unapologetic resolve to laud the work of the man who threw the first die. There was more to come. “We have enhanced the organisation with modern information and communication technology, as well as organisational and accounting principles and requirements.” LOVE AND RESPECT The love and respect for the giant of a sporting icon, seeming to be ever present asserted itself even more in what the professor must have thought was the final query as he offered a sum up remark. “However, the basic attitudes, values and principles are the same ones enunciated by Bishop Gibson and the Honourable Neville Teddy McCook. We will not change a winning formula.” Foster’s Fairplay is not known to sideline those who are the major players – spectators. They should always receive value for funds spent. Many come to the park seeking innovations or features, new or established, which will heighten the appeal of and ensure lasting interest in the spectacle. With this in mind and alert to scarcity of disposable income to satisfy a sophisticated entertainment appetite, there would be no ignoring that. The man who seems to forget his auspicious title, calling himself simply ‘Rainford’, responded. “The GMR is a spectacle, its essence is high-quality athletics executed efficiently and on time. Jamaica is the focus and repository of high-quality athletics, and relay running in particular, and we feel no pressure to change anything, except being more efficient.” He referred to the GMR as “a training ground for track and field officials”. About overseas participation? “(It) would complement the meet and we would welcome it, but it is difficult to arrange for a variety of reasons. We continue to pursue that initiative and we will see how it goes when the opportunity presents itself.” On future plans? “We are in a strategic review process and will have to pay attention to several factors, including sustainable funding, penetration of the Caribbean and wider NACAC area in order to contribute to regional development of athletics. But short of extending to a second day, there is little room for change.” The chief organiser was less effusive on the 2016 features. “We will introduce a bit of spectacle for some of the championship events this year with the help of (sponsors) Digicel. Our emphasis is on quality and efficiency in a safe, fun-filled environment. The spectacle will come from the performances.” Rest well, Teddy. The Gibson McCook Relays will live on. n For feedback, email lauriefoster2012@gmail.com.last_img read more

WI Women crumble to defeat to lose T20 series against South Africa

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC):Another lower-order collapse condemned West Indies Women to a four-run defeat to South Africa Women in their third and final Twenty20 International and a 2-1 series loss here yesterday.Chasing 120 for victory at Newlands, West Indies Women were sailing at 81 for three in the 15th over at one stage before losing five wickets for 16 runs in the space of 18 deliveries to end on 115 for eight off their 20 overs.They required 12 runs off the final over, but came up short as Shamalia Connell (13 not out) and Anisa Mohammed (five not out), failed to find the boundary.Deandra Dottin and opener Hayley Matthews both top-scored with 24, while captain Stafanie Taylor got 23. But they were just three of four batsmen to reach double figures.Off-spinner Yolanie Fourie was the best bowler with two for 20 from four her four overs.Winning the toss and batting, the Proteas Women were carried by Lizelle Lee, who struck an unbeaten 33, captain Mignon du Preez, who scored 32 and Marizanne Kapp, who finished on 24 not out.In reply, West Indies Women lost Kycia Knight for three at 15 for one in the third over, lbw to left-arm seamer Moseline Daniels.Taylor and Matthews then revived the innings in a 32-run stand before Fourie claimed the first of her two wickets when she had Matthews brilliantly caught by Daniels, leaping one-handed on the backward square boundary at 47 for two in the ninth over.Taylor followed 10 runs later, bowled around her legs after missing a sweep at leg-spinner van Niekerk.Dottin quickly counter-attacked in a 24-run fourth wicket stand with Kyshone Knight (9). She smashed a four and two sixes off 18 balls and looked be changing the course of the innings when she holed out to long on against seamer Masabata Klaas. Her dismissal triggered a slide and West Indies Women were unable to recover.The Caribbean side will now turn its attention to the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup in India from March 15 to April 3.last_img read more

Glowing tributes for Holy Trinity’s Jordan Foote

first_img He left behind mother Nadine Sutherland, father Cavel, and five brothers, among other relatives and friends. Ryan Foote, his older brother, recalled Jordan as his “prized possession”. “My little brother who I looked up to in football, I love you. Words can’t describe,” he said. Ryan thanked the generous sponsors who rallied to Foote’s aid, the Holy Trinity High School, and others, while singling out Manning cup coach Devon Anderson as “man of the moment” for his role in Jordan’s life. Anderson later shared with The Gleaner: “I still think I didn’t do enough. He was like a son to me.” Jordan attended Elletson Primary School from 2004-2009 before moving on to Holy Trinity High between 2009 and 2015. Holy Trinity’s Manning Cup team’s vice captain Karim Brown, who has known Jordan for over five years, said: “It is very sad. He is the one who inspired me to start playing for Holy Trinity. Before I went to the school, I was hearing about him and I looked up to him.” Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt affectionately called Jordan “my number 10”, adding farewell to to Jordan “who we all loved”. She added: “Jordan and his team put us on the map as football players that everyone had to take a second look at, and at the time when Jordan got ill, that was when I knew there was so much that was correct and right with Jamaica,” the Holy Trinity principal stressed as she spoke of the financial assistance Foote received to do his surgery. Central Kingston Member of Parliament and former Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, shared: “On behalf of the people of Central Kingston, I offer sincere sympathies to his family and to the colleagues at Holy Trinity High School, the students making marvellous strides in wholesome education.” Captain Horace Burrell, Jamaica Football Federation president, on his way to Costa Rica for tomorrow’s return leg World Cup qualifying football match, stopped to deliver his message. “Having lost a son around about the same age, I kind of understand how it feels and sincere condolences to the parents, other family members, to the school, and to all the football fraternity and we mourn with the parents.We ask that those who are close to the parents give support,” Burrell outlined. Tributes Former Holy Trinity High School football representative Jordan Foote was remembered with glowing tributes during a packed funeral at the Arnold Road Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston yesterday. Jordan, who lived and breathed football, was laid to rest in a Manchester United-styled coffin. The lnternment took place at the Dovecot Memorial Park. He was born Jordan Jerome Foote on June 1, 1997 and lost his battle with bone cancer at the University Hospital of the West Indies on March 5. Foote almost single-handedly led the unheralded Holy Trinity High School to the FLOW Super Cup final in 2014. Other tributes came from Saccheen Laing, who read a poem to her ‘friend’; Michael Ricketts, Clarendon Football Association president; Holy Trinity and Hydel High Schools; Marlon Campbell – St Catherine High; family friend Karen Edmond, and the education ministry, courtesy of Sergeant Coleridge Minto, director of safety and security in schools. The offering collected will go towards the Jordan Foote Foundation. Left behindlast_img read more

Three the hard way – Bolt, Powell, Blake set to clash at Racers Grand Prix

first_imgOne is the greatest athlete in history, another is a young champion, who is looking to find his way again, the other inspired them both – a timeless giant, perhaps, the nation’s favourite son. Sprint’s triumvirate will come together for only the second time on Jamaican soil as three of the four fastest men in history will test each other at the upcoming Racers Grand Prix meet at the National Stadium, each looking to test the waters and make an early statement ahead of the National Senior Championships – Jamaica’s Olympics trials. Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell will highlight the 100m clash at the June 11 meet, each at different stages of their impressive careers, but despite the common goal of Olympic success, their trajectories could not be any more different. The six-time Olympic champion has also enjoyed his face-offs against Blake, taking the edge with a 3-2 lead in their five 100m races, with Bolt’s Daegu World Championships false start also adding an ‘L’ to the double world record holder’s head-to-head record Powell holds a 5-3 lead over Blake in their 100m clashes, but there is precious little to choose from between the two with the pair splitting their last six meetings. Bolt, who is now on a 30-race winning streak, kick-started his season with a 9.98 win at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet last Friday, with Blake also teasing with a 9.95 run in April at the MVP Track and Field meet. Powell got a head start on his countrymen with a busy indoor season, which saw him getting a silver medal at the World Indoor Championships. He has, however, only ran once in the 100m so far this season, a solid 10.04 run in Guadeloupe. You can bet comfortably that he will need to go well below that if he is to strike first blood against his friendly rivals with the National Senior Championships just a few weeks away. Nightmare seasons World record While Bolt is keeping an eye on the Olympics with his three gold medals from the previous instalment tucked under his arm, Blake is looking to confirm that he is truly back after a couple of nightmare seasons, where he was dogged by injury after injury. Powell, on the other hand, is looking to change his fortunes under the five rings after two fifth places and an eighth-place finish, respectively, at the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. Interestingly, despite their significance to Jamaican and international sprinting, the three have only raced together in the 100m on three occasions – first in Paris at the Meeting Areva, where Bolt clocked 9.84 to lead a Jamaican sweep, with Powell, 9.91, and a young Blake, 9.95, taking the other two spots. In 2012, weeks before the Olympic Games in London, Blake no longer the wide-eyed understudy that won World Championships gold a year earlier, beat Bolt at the National Senior Champion-ships, with Powell taking third place. The trio would again face each other and the rest of the best in the final at the London Olympics, with Bolt and Blake taking gold and silver as an injured Powell struggled to eighth place. Bolt has certainly been the alpha male where this showdown is concerned. In 16 races together, Powell has only beaten Bolt on one occasion, back in 2008 at the Stockholm Diamond League, in a close finish.last_img read more