How much will each Premier League club stop earning?

first_imgNorwich19.043.133.2625.43 Aston Villa22.17,3.655.7431.56 And after these calculations, Manchester United is the one that loses the most money. It would stop earning 62.9 million euros for Premier League rights, 22.95 million in revenue per game day and 66.24 from its establishments, making a total of 151.79 million euros, that is, almost 50% more than what it cost them Paul Pogba (105 million), the most expensive signing in its history. Sheffield50.602.091.9654.64 Wolverhampton54.902.876.1363.90 Brighton31.174.962.6138.73 Tottenham54.6421.9131.69108.23 The newspaper Daily Mail has done a study on how much money each club in the Premier League would lose due to the coronavirus crisis. He Liverpool reversed his ERTE after pressure from fans and some clubs have joined, such as the Manchester Citywho will not make layoffs knowing that if a large England doesn’t do that, the rest should follow suit. Meanwhile, teams like Tottenham have already announced that they will fire their employees, while the Norwich City it already has.But regardless of what is decided in this regard, the British newspaper has made a rough estimate of the money each club will lose from the television rights of the English league, of the expected income on game days (such as tickets sold) and from the collections of the stores. For this they have taken into account details such as the position in the leaderboard (television income was going to be distributed, among other things, depending on the position), the remaining championship games or those that each had left to play at home. All thinking about the assumption that the competition does not resume.Premier League club losses due to coronavirus West ham32.347.828.6148.77 Burnley45.643.2616.3065.20 Chelsea64.2914.2140.29118.80 Liverpool71.9817.7344.08133.79 Arsenal52.1620.0825.3097.54 Newcastle39.646.266.6552.55 Crystal Palace41.602.484.3048.38 ClubTVParty dayShopsTotal Southampton33.644.174.0441.86 Manchester City69.8918.1354.38142.40 Leicester63.242.876.3972.50 Manchester United62.5922.9566.24151.79 Watford26.342.352.8731.56 Bournemouth23.862.612.3528.82 Everton41.994.179.3955.55 Total901.72167.70342.561,411.98 The other city team, Manchester City, would be second with 142.40 million losses, while Liverpool would be third (133.79), Chelsea fourth (118.80) and Tottenham fifth (108, 2. 3). Arsenal, already below 100 million in losses (97.54), would be the sixth, closing the group of the six most powerful clubs in England. This means that they would lose more than their most expensive transfer cost, since From Bruyne (76), Van dijk (84.65), Kepa (80), Ndombélé (60) or Pépé (80) did not reach these figures. This, at the same time, is proof of how the transfer market could be affected once your next window opens.However, those clubs also generate a large amount of income, so they have more leeway to get ahead even if they tighten their belts, unlike the rest. Perhaps mid-table clubs have more problems than any other, especially Wolverhampton. (sixth), the sheffield (seventh) or the Burnley (tenth). They do not usually generate as much money and they would stop earning a lot for television rights thanks to their good season.Everyone except the Bournemouth (28.82) and the Norwich City (25.43), they will lose at least 30 million euros if the remaining nine days of competition are not disputed (ten in some cases), making a total of 1,411.98 million euros in losses (901.72 in television rights, 167.70 on game days 342.60 from the collection of their establishments) And if we add up what all the English First Division clubs would stop winning during the pandemic.last_img read more

Gustavo Assunçao, near Nice

first_imgDefense of his father to CholoHis father, Paulo, closely follows the news of Atlético’s football, and in recent weeks he has been one of the footballers who has come out in defense of João Felix’s decision to choose Atlético after Benfica, against some voices criticizing that Cholo is not the ideal coach to develop the Portuguese talent (Van der Saart, for example). Nothing of that. Paulo is clear. You just have to look at your child to find out. Simeone makes all his footballers better. Nice, it seems, you will soon be able to check it out. Gustavo Assunçao (20 years old) son of Paulo Assunçao and raised in the Atlético youth academy, where he was eleven years old, from the age of eight to being a regular in the first team sessions with Simeone, is very close to going to Nice. The Ligue 1 team as revealed To ball He is very interested in taking over his services and would have already submitted an offer for it. It was last summer when Gustavo left Atlético’s discipline to head for Portugal. The foundations of the triumphant Famaliçao this season were planted in Cerro del Espino. With him, with Nehuén Pérez above all. His performance has not gone unnoticed in France despite the fact that when he left for Famaliçao he signed for five seasons. He has played 2,534 minutes spread over 29 games with an assist, 87% of the total. Midfielder, like his fatherWhen he was at Atlético, he had already caught the attention of Simeone, who at the age of 16 already congratulated his solidity and workmanship. Cholo being a fundamental pillar in its evolution: exercising with the first team players, he recognized, gave him experience and mischief. Today he develops them on the field. last_img read more

Gerard: “The problem is that the sanitary norms are not respected”

first_imgMeline Gerard, goalkeeper for Betis, analyzed the information at Coeursdefoot. The French defined the present scenario in Spain: “In Spain we are very affected. Right here the Authorities is the one that decides the coverage to implement. The Authorities and the Minister of Well being do not comply with resume the competitors and I be part of them. It is true that as gamers we want to end the competitors and we miss soccer, however it appears rushed. If Spain has a second wave it could be a really tough monetary problem. Every nation will do what it needs however it could rely on the folks affected, hospitalized and the variety of circumstances. “ “I believe the most cheap factor is not to renew. Right here we are able to exit an hour from house to buy, sporting a masks, they’ll’t go see their households. In Spain the confinement is extra strict “, he defined about the return of the First Iberdrola.“Little by little in fairly atypical situations, with distances to be revered, masks and gloves. The economic system is slowly recovering, we are not in complete containment,” he defined. The Frenchwoman gave her imaginative and prescient of the future and the manner out of distrust: “It is true that if every little thing resumes and a brand new wave begins to begin a bull run once more, it is time misplaced. We should always go slowly and not take any dangers. We are not the ones who resolve. I believe that so long as there is no vaccine it is difficult”. “The gamers have not been requested. For me as a goalkeeper I’d don’t have any issues, I’d solely be with my goalkeeper coach and a second goalkeeper. The sector gamers, nevertheless, it appears tough that they do not have contacts,” stated Gerard.Confinement in Seville“I’ve been confined for six weeks, I’m going out each fifteen days to buy groceries, sporting a masks and gloves, I wash my arms a minimum of ten instances a day. If everybody had performed that we may have decrease numbers of contaminated. The problem is that the sanitary norms are not revered. We can not inform everybody to restrict themselves, some must go to work, they’ve kids … “, the gala participant defined. Gerard determined final 12 months to begin the journey: “These days there are extra French gamers exterior the nation. I used to be reassured to see that there have been gamers who exploited exterior of France, they’d a great stage of play. It is true that in a profession you have got the alternative to go overseas, I discover it very enticing in each manner. You understand a brand new tradition, you study a brand new language and it is an amazing private enrichment. Additionally, championships throughout Europe have improved loads. In Spain it has progressed loads, the groups are far more homogeneous and there is professionalism. I like to recommend this journey to everybody. It is additionally what I used to be in search of once I got here to Betis, ranging from scratch. “Gerard has skilled in first individual the battle for the ladies’s soccer settlement that was signed this season: “They fought to enhance working situations. It is true that there have been sure issues that appear regular to us in France and that was not the case in Spain. They screamed for the injustice and joined. With this settlement there are many issues that will change. “The French did not hesitate to touch upon the switch of the Ladies’s Euro Cup to 2022: “For me it is logical. If the males’s Euro was postponed to 2021 and the Olympic Video games too and there will probably be nations that play each competitions, It will have been a call of the Federations to decide on their crew for the Video games or the European Championship and it could have been a disgrace. I wasn’t shocked that it was postponed. It is a disgrace for France, that it is going to be two years with out enjoying a world competitors, however we are able to additionally see it on the constructive facet, we now have two extra years to arrange for the Eurocup “.last_img read more

Vardy accepts FA charge

first_img Former BPL player wins appeal LONDON (AP): A British court overturned the rape conviction of former Premier League player Ched Evans yesterday and ordered a new trial. Evans, a former Sheffield United and Wales striker, was in the packed London courtroom with his girlfriend when the verdict was read out by the Court of Appeal. Evans was convicted in April 2012 of raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel in Rhyl, north Wales. He was released from prison last year after serving half of his five-year sentence. The 27-year-old Evans had always maintained his innocence and took his case to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Hodgson backs Vardy LONDON (AP): England coach Roy Hodgson backed Jamie Vardy on Wednesday, saying the Leicester striker did not dive in the incident that led to him being sent off last weekend and sympathising with his angry response to the referee. Hodgson’s employer, the English Football Association, charged Vardy with improper conduct over his reaction to the red card in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham. “I don’t see that as a dive,” Hodgson said. “I think he was unbalanced. I don’t think it was a penalty either, I think he was unbalanced, running at that speed. “I think there was a very slight sort of contact with the defender, who was trying to cover.” Vardy confronted referee Jon Moss, jabbing a finger at the match official while appearing to express his anger at receiving his first red card of the season. “I sympathise with him, I think he was very, very unlucky,” Hodgson said. “But now he has had to swallow the fact that he has been made to leave the field and then, unfortunately, he has reacted like sometimes human beings react. “He hasn’t just said to the ref, ‘Thanks very much, I understand’ and shakes hands and ‘Have a good game’. He has called him a few names, but he is a human being and that can happen.” Vardy seems certain to be in Hodgson’s plans for the European Championship in June and July after leading Leicester’s stunning pursuit of a first-ever top flight title. LEICESTER, England (AP): Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has accepted an English Football Association improper conduct charge over his reaction to being sent off against West Ham. Vardy’s standard one-match ban could now be lengthened, potentially hitting Leicester’s bid for a first Premier League title. The team is five points ahead of Tottenham with four games remaining. Vardy tangled with Angelo Ogbonna before going down in the penalty area early in the second half on Sunday. Vardy angrily confronted referee Jon Moss after receiving his first red card of the season. At the time, Leicester were leading through Vardy’s 22nd goal of the season and went on to draw 2-2. Leicester also tweeted that it accepted an FA charge of failing to control its players after West Ham was awarded a late penalty.last_img read more

Holmwood score big in rural netball

first_imgDESPITE losing most of the players who won the rural ISSA and all-island netball titles a year ago, Holmwood Technical sent a strong message to their rivals with an impressive 62-13 win over Yallahs High in second-round action on Thursday at The Queen’s School.It was the second win for the defending champions, who held a healthy lead in the previous game against Edwin Allen, before it was rained out.Thursday’s victory set up a double for the Manchester-based school as their junior team fought gallantly to turn back a determined Titchfield High 34-27.big wins for Manchester, DenbighAlso, former champions Manchester High and Denbigh High also picked up big wins on the day. Denbigh had the highest tally of the round as their seniors embarrassed Irwin High, 67-3, in their match at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). Earlier, Denbigh’s junior team, the defending champions, got by Anchovy High, 31-19.Manchester High’s seniors, playing at home, easily got by STETHS, 50-17, and their juniors completed the double with a 34-13 success over Hampton High.Other results (Seniors): Frome Technical 25; Decarteret College 10; Hampton High 24; Aabuthnott Gallimore 20; Petersfield High 33; Anchovy High 4; Glenmuir High 42; York Castle High 7; Charlemont High 42; Montego Bay High 7; Herbert Morrison Technical 37; Old Harbour High 13; Titchfield High 34; Knox College 25; Thompson Town High 45; Buff Bay High 8; Edwin Allen High 55; St Mary High 17.Juniors: Bishop Gibson High 33; Frome Technical 17; Newell High 21; St Hilda’s High 16; Glenmuir High 29; Albert Town High 15; The Manning’s School 14; Mount Alvernia High 14; Guys Hill High 24; Montego Bay High 16; Herbert Morrison Technical 17; Guys Hill High 16; Knox College 32; St Thomas Technical 8; Central High 15; Marymount High 12; Edwin Allen High 16; St Mary High 14.last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side football titleWaterford Primary captured the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary Football League with a 4-2 penalty kicks win over arch-rivals Naggo Head Primary in an exciting final at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex last Thursday.The keenly contested match watched by a lively crowd went down to the wire as a penalty shoot-out decided the winners after both teams were deadlocked after regulation and extra time. Rochede Rose, Jevin Parkinson, Demario Knight, Josheme Nelson scored the penalties for Waterford.At the end of the match Ian Andrews, the Administrative Director of INSPORTS handed over the championship trophy to Waterford Primary.Portsmouth Primary wins againDefending champions Portsmouth defeated Independence City 18-7 to retain their title in the final of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary School Netball League at the Ascot High School’s court last Monday.Independence City were no match for the champions with centre Sanaca Knight, who was later named the most valuable player during the month-long competition, dominating play from mid-court.In addition to lifting the coveted trophy, Portsmouth were also named the most disciplined team to go along with the dress parade which they won on the opening day of the competition on November 5.Winning coach Sheryl Wignall was named top coach for guiding Portsmouth to victory.Meanwhile, Greater Portmore defeated Naggo Head 15-10 in the play-off for third place, while Independence City received an award for being the most improved team this year.Cedar Grove blank SouthboroughCedar Grove Estate FC blanked Southborough 3-0 to register their first win of the season from two games, as action continued in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday.Chase Singh, Steven Squire and Chrisna Wright scored for Cedar Grove who now have four points. Leaders Braeton United (six points) also had a similar 3-0 win over Daytona. In another game, Cumberland and Racing United drew 2-2. Cedar Grove will next be in action when they host Daytona at their Sports Complex this afternoon at 3 p.m. Tomorrow at the Racing field, Edgewater take on Cumberland at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Racing United tackle Waterford.Dunbeholden drub Watson GroveDunbeholden sent Watson Grove crashing out of the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine FA Lincoln “Happy” Sutherland Senior KO Football Competition with a big 5-0 win at the Dunbeholden field last Saturday.In other games, Marcus Garvey United hammered Travellers 4-0; Christian Pen whipped Hellshire United 4-1; Bodles booted McCook’s Pen 2-0; G.C. Foster clipped Windsor Lion 2-1; Royal Lakes eliminated East Portmore Portals 2-1; Tredegar Park beat Federal United 1-0; Portsmouth defeated Dela Vega City 1-0; Naggo Head nipped Rodwood 1-0 whil, New Raiders advanced 4-2 on penalties over Spanish Town Police Youth Club after a 1-1 regulation and extra-time scoreline.Westchester ‘A’ rich form continuesWestchester ‘A’ went on another goal scoring spree as they trounced Pro Santos B 27-8 in action from the South East St Catherine Netball League last Saturday.Also on Saturday, Express All Stars steam-rolled Passagefort Strikers 22-12; Pro-Santos A edged Progressive Strikers 14-12. In games played last Sunday Westchester ‘A’ battled past Express All Stars 25-20 in a keenly contested game, while, Pro Santos B spanked Passagefort Strikers 25-8.Today’s games: Mega Angels vs Express All Stars; Westchester vs Progressive Strikers and Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Passagefort Strikers.Tomorrow’s games: Mega Angels vs Westchester; Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Pro-Santos ‘B’ ; Progressive Strikers vs Express All Stars. The league which is in its first season is a collaborative effort between the Social Development Commission (SDC), and Colin Fagan, the Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine. quarter-finals todayFour quarter-final games in the third annual Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side Football Competition will be played today in Waterhouse. The games were scheduled for last weekend but were postponed due to a water-logged field.At 12:30 p.m. Caribbean Palms and Varma Rangers will meet in a 20-minute qualifying play-off game, and the winners will join the six zone winners and Youths United, in the quarter finals. At 1 p.m., Miles play Choppaz; 2 p.m. Trendsetters face Eurotrend; 3 p.m: Darkside play Youths United or Caribbean Palms; and at 4 p.m Varma Rangers or Youths United play Moscow.The semi-finals will be played tomorrow while the final and third place play-off games are tentatively scheduled for next Saturday, December 12.Digicel, for whom Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, is the title sponsor, while GraceKennedy, Wisynco, through their product Wata, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank, and National Commercial Bank Foundation are the other sponsors.Waterford liftslast_img read more

Tony Becca: ICC chairman says no to Big Three

first_img SECRETLY TALKED ABOUT BULLYING Remember, the takeover, as it was reported, was secretly talked about privately for some time before it became public, and when it came out and was met with opposition, the deals followed. The deals included plans for more Test matches and more money for the smaller teams, and two countries, New Zealand and the West Indies, supported the move, while Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan were all against it. The promise of money won the day, with Pakistan, the last join in, saying it was difficult to stand alone. The pieces of silver may not now arrive, and some of the seven may be disappointed, including the West Indies, who gave away their right, the right to have a voice around the table, the right of equality, and the right for which their predecessors had fought for so long and so hard. Maybe the West Indies four-day professional league is not now guaranteed. The “Big Three” takeover, however, may now end up as nothing but a nightmare, or a bad dream, and as an embarrassment to India, England, and Australia, and also the West Indies. Two Wednesdays ago, it was reported by cricinfo.com that Manohar, the present and new chairman of the ICC, the man who is also the new president of Indian cricket, and the man who succeeded N Srinivasan, the former Indian Board president, had criticised “the imbalance of power within cricket’s governing body” because of the constitution revamp last year which gave the boards of India, England, Australia “greater authority and a larger share of the revenue”. That is interesting: an Indian against an Indian, and Manohar could make all the difference, especially as England, one of Srinivasan’s supporters, is now, it is reported, supporting Manohar. Speaking in Dubai a few days ago, Manohar called the revamp “bullying”, while saying that “there were several faults in the ICC that he hopes to rectify during his term as chairman, which ends in June 2016”. The faults include his disagreement with three countries “bullying” the ICC because of his belief that “an institution is bigger than an individual”, his disagreement with the ruling which says that “all the three countries will be automatically represented on all major committees”, and his disagreement with the fact that “all the financial and commercial aspects of the executive committee will be controlled by the representatives of the three countries.” According to Manohar, “You should have the best man, whether he comes from Zimbabwe, or the West Indies, or even from an associate or affiliate to work on a committee, that will protect the interest of the ICC.” Under the new governance structure, while the BCCI president became the chairman of the ICC, the Cricket Australia chairman heads the five-man executive committee, and the England and Wales Cricket Board president continues to head the ICC’s finance and commercial committees. In January 2014, a draft, done by representatives of India, England, and Australia, was presented to the ICC. The draft was a revenue-distribution document and it proposed, among other things, such as the return to the days of colonialism, that India, England, and Australia get a greater share of the ICC’s revenue. The new chairman of the ICC, the new president of the BCCI, and the man who follows the recent president of the BCCI and the chairman of the ICC into office, said that he does not agree with the revenue-sharing formula simply because, “while it is nice to say that India will get 22 per cent of the total revenue of ICC, you cannot make the poor poorer and the rich richer only because you have the clout”. Early last year, people like Eshan Mani of Pakistan, Malcolm Speed and Malcolm Grey of Australia, Saber Hossain Chowdhury of Bangladesh, Ali Bacher of South Africa, Mike Atherton of England, and Clive Lloyd of the West Indies saw the light and spoke out against it, loud and clear. Today, apart from England’s Giles Clarke, it is Shashank Manohar, the president of the all-powerful BCCI and the chairman of ICC himself, and his stance is strongly supported by members of the cricket fraternity, among them, Cricket South Africa, which has expressed “enormous delight”, and Sri Lanka Cricket, which calls Manohar “a sensible man”. The West Indies Cricket Board’s dream of collecting US$10 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the next eight years, starting in January, appears to be over. This is based on the stance of the new president of the ICC, Shashank Manohar, who is also the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The money was supposed to be payable to the West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan for their support of cricket’s “Big Three”, India, England, and Australia, in their move to take over the ICC early last year. In any language, that is a lot of money, and it is a lot of money for doing nothing, except, possibly, for supporting the “Big Three” in their bid for control of the ICC. That figure represents the money for the Test Match Fund promised to the full members of the ICC, with the exception of India, England, and Australia, and it was promised to them for their support in the much-maligned bid. Lest you have forgotten, the aim of the Test Match Fund was “to encourage Test match cricket” outside the “Big Three”. According to the ICC, with all but the “Big Three” suffering loses when they play each other, it was likely that the money would be used to offset these loses. Recently, for example, Sri Lanka lost some $648,000 while hosting the West Indies. In announcing the release of the funds recently, the ICC did not, however, make mention of the terms of usage, or how it would hold the Boards accountable to the objective of encouraging Test cricket. Maybe the ICC did not have to, or did not intend to, if the money was really for the Test Match Fund and was something of an attraction, something like a bribe, to get the seven to vote for the “Big Three”.last_img read more

JFF contracts sent out to Boyz – Burrell

first_imgJamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, has disclosed that contracts have been sent out to members of the senior men’s national football squad, thus addressing one of the grievances the Reggae Boyz had at the start of the second round of World Cup Qualifying last month.On the eve of the start of Jamaica’s second-round World Cup campaign on Friday, November 13, the country’s players had reportedly become restive about unresolved contract issues. An agreement in principle was reached at the eleventh hour and Jamaica played the match, which they lost 0-2 in a lacklustre performance.Burrell expressed hope that the matter has now been put to rest.”Contracts have gone out to our players and those contracts are expected to be signed at the soonest, so we certainly hope that the next time around we will not have the kind of problems we faced the last time around,” the president said.”We need funds for taking care of airfare for our players. I recall the general secretary telling me that the last bill, over the last three months, we have spent just over J$30 million on airfares alone for players,” Captain Burrell said.It is estimated that the JFF will need close to J$ 1 billion to finance its World Cup campaign to Russia in 2018. Burrell revealed that the harsh economic time the country has been enduring is largely to blame. Sponsors, he said, have been coming on board, but not in ways that will have a great impact on the funding required for the World Cup campaign.”There are challenges, and we are trying to deal with the challenges,” he said.last_img read more

Windies go four from four in T20 warm-up

first_imgDUBAI (CMC): OPENER Johnson Charles extended his good form while captain Darren Sammy and Ashley Nurse blasted cameos as West Indies completed their unofficial warm-ups with a three-wicket win over English County Warwickshire here yesterday. Chasing a competitive 159 at the Dubai International Stadium, West Indies romped to their target with seven balls to spare, with Charles stroking 48 off 26 balls, Sammy getting 34 off 18 deliveries, and Nurse carving out an unbeaten 25 off just nine balls. The victory ensured West Indies made a clean sweep of the preparation T20 fixtures, after twice beating Zimbabwe in Sharjah last week and also winning the first game against Warwickshire on Friday. Winning the toss and opting to bat, Warwickshire rallied to 157 for five off their 20 overs, with opener Sam Hain top-scoring with 85 off 57 balls, with nine fours and three sixes. Tim Ambrose struck 29 not out from 20 deliveries with two fours and a six, while former international batsman Jonathan Trott chipped in with 28 from 24 balls. West Indies slow bowlers did the damage with leg-spinner Samuel Badree claiming two for 17 and off-spinner Ashley Nurse, two for 28. Warwickshire lost Jonathon Webb for one in the second over with the score on two, but were hauled back into the contest courtesy of a 60-run, second-wicket stand between Hain and Trott. When three wickets fell for 12 runs in the space of two overs, Hain and Ambrose ensured a Warwickshire recovery with a 78-run, fifth-wicket stand off just 44 deliveries. In reply, West Indies flourished thanks to a 49-run first-wicket stand between Charles and Andre Fletcher, who made just six. Both fell in the space of five deliveries in the sixth over, but Marlon Samuels (18) and Dwayne Bravo (13) put on 30 to revive the innings. Bravo’s demise in the 11th over triggered a slide where West Indies lost four wickets for 13 runs in the space of 23 deliveries. Once again, the Caribbean side were bailed out by their pugnacious lower order as Sammy and Nurse dominated the Warwickshire attack in an up-tempo 55-run partnership off 23 balls. Sammy struck four fours and one six, while Nurse gathered three fours and a six. West Indies will fly to Kolkata today for their two official warm-up games of the Twenty20 World Cup against Australia and India.last_img read more

VCB ready to face trials

first_imgDOHA, Qatar:Despite having 17 Olympic and World Championships medals to her name, Veronica Campbell-Brown knows it will be as difficult as ever to make Jamaica’s team to this year’s Rio Games when national trials roll around in June.”Based on my experience, it is always tough to make my team,” Campbell-Brown said. “Jamaica has a lot of great athletes. I expect it to be as tough as always.”Campbell-Brown, who will turn 34 on May 15, says she feels as fresh as ever and, therefore, is not ready to pronounce this as being her last Olympics despite the fact that she will be 38 in 2020 when the next track and field spectacle is slated for.FEELING YOUNG”Actually, I don’t feel a day older. I feel as young and as fresh as ever,” Campbell-Brown said. “So I will just train hard and stay focused as I feel good.”I do not put limits on myself, and I am not closing any doors because I do not know what God has in store for me. So I will just take it season by season, and right now I am focused on the 2016 season.”The former Vere Technical High student, one of the greatest female sprinters of all time, is the first to admit that last season was not one of her best. She did recover, however, to take bronze in the 200m at the World Championships and helped Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m.”I do expect things to be better and to move smoother than last year. Preparations have been going well. I am excited about the season.”Campbell-Brown, who has a personal best of 10.76 seconds in the 100m and 21.74 in the 200m, was unwilling to say how fast she is likely to go this season.”You never know. I don’t know. We will see,” Campbell-Brown said when asked how fast she believed she would go this season. “I am just focusing on making the team to Rio and then go from there.”ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more