SCOREBOARD Chanderpaul and captain Leon Johnson posted 66 for the second wicket as the Jaguars recovered from a shaky start. Johnson made 42 before he was caught behind by Carlton Baugh Jr off the bowling of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs. The other wicket to fall was that of Vishaul Singh, who was run out for 17. Young Chanderpaul, whose father is a substitute for the encounter, has so far batted for 189 minutes and has faced 149 balls. Play will resume today at 10 a.m. AT BEAUSEJOUR: WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOES 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, Andre Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51). TRINIDAD RED FORCE 153 for two (Yannic Cariah 58 not out, Narsingh Deonarine 58 not out; Kevin McClean 2-37). AT KENSINGTON OVAL: BARBADOS PRIDE 368 (Roston Chase 136 not out, Jonathan Carter 54, Kevin Stoute 41; Gavin Tonge 4-71, Sherwin Peters 3-36, Nelson Boland 2-82). LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 170 (Sherwin Peters 44; Ashley Nurse 5-65, Miguel Cummins 4-18). SHAKY START JAGUARS 1st Innings 189 SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 63 for four) A. McCarthy lbw b Permaul 27 T. Lambert lbw b Permaul 18 +C. Baugh Jr b Jacobs 5 R. Powell c Johnson b Permaul 13 N. Miller c Singh b Motie 7 S. Cottrell lbw b Jacobs 8 M. Mindley not out 6 Extras (lb4, w1, nb13) 18 TOTAL (all out, 67.5 overs) 146 Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-40, 3-59, 4-63, 5-89, 6-97, 7-118, 8-128, 9-135, 10-146. Bowling: Reifer 11-3-37-1 (nb2), Joseph 11-0-42-0 (nb11), Barnwell 5-1-10-1, Permaul 22.5-14-25-5 (w1), Motie 11-5-18-1, Jacobs 7-2-10-2. JAGUARS 2nd Innings T. Chanderpaul not out 39 A. Fudadin lbw b Mindley 9 *L. Johnson c wkp Baugh b Jacobs 42 V. Singh run out 17 R. Reifer not out 12 Extras (lb5, nb9) 14 TOTAL (3 wkts, 47 overs) 133 Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-83, 3-111. Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-18-0 (nb1), Mindley 9-1-37-1 (nb7), Jacobs 12-2-25-1 (1), Miller 6-1-13-0, Campbell 8-3-16-0, Powell 8-0-19-0. Toss: Scorpions. Umpires: Jacqueline Williams, Peter Nero. The Guyana Jaguars are in a strong position to force a victory over the Jamaica Scorpions in their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park. Guided by an undefeated knock of 39 from young opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyana were 133 for three at the close of yesterday’s second day. They now have an overall lead of 176, having made 189 in their first innings. The Scorpions made 146 in their first innings. Resuming on 63 for four with Andre McCarthy, not out on eight, and former captain Tamar Lambert, yet to face a ball, Jamaica were undermined by spinner Veerasammy Permaul. The short left-hander, varying his spin and flight to telling effect, claimed an impressive five for 25 off 22.5 overs. Off-spinner Steven Jacobs, two for 10, was next best, while lanky 20-year-old left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie, playing in his first season, extended his leading wicket-taker tally to 29 with one for 18. McCarthy, whose alliance with Lambert yielded 26 runs before he was adjudged leg before wicket to Permaul, topscored for the Scorpions with 27. Lambert was also dismissed leg before wicket by Permaul after making a painstaking 18 off 109 balls in 129 minutes. Devon Thomas, with 30 on the first day, emerged as the innings’ highest scorer.
Nearing a century of existence, East Bengal have pleaded with the All India Football Federation to consider their legacy and contributions before acting for pulling out of the Super Cup.Having skipped the Super Cup last month owing to “unfair treatment” by the federation, the I-League clubs have denied being at fault during the two-day AIFF disciplinary committee hearing that concluded here on Sunday.Along with the 1889-born Mohun Bagan, East Bengal (started in 1920) are the two oldest football clubs in India.”We pulled out of the Super Cup after our club’s executive committee decided to do so as East Bengal wanted to stand in solidarity with other clubs,” East Bengal’s executive committee member Debabrata ‘Nitu’ Sarkar said.”Nonetheless we committed a mistake and other clubs also committed mistake. As national body of the game the AIFF is like our parents and just like parents treat their children the AIFF should not take action against the clubs in this case.”We are a legacy club of 100 years existence and we have made our contribution to Indian football. So in the interest of Indian football the AIFF must not take action against the clubs and end the issue here at this point,” he added.As many as seven I-League clubs withdrew from the Super Cup demanding a meeting with AIFF President Praful Patel regarding the future roadmap of Indian football.After initially agreeing to address the aggrieved clubs’ concerns, Patel said there was no point in meeting as the team had pulled out by then.advertisementMinerva Punjab FC argued that the AIFF chief responded to their request late.”I-League clubs were ready to play Super Cup had Mr. Praful Patel granted us a meeting before the commencement of the competition as requested in letter dated 12th March by the clubs,” Minerva Punjab said in a statement.”It was only after withdrawal of Gokulam Kerala, Minerva Punjab and Aizawl FC in the qualification round that Mr. Patel responded to our request for a meeting. Still no date was given.”After Mr. Patel agreed to meet the clubs with tentative dates on 21st March, all clubs were willing to participate in the Super Cup. Our only request was to reschedule the qualifiers and allow even the three teams who had not played in the qualifiers (because of which the meeting was granted) to participate.”Unfortunately the federation denied the request for rescheduling of the qualifiers. Clubs who has pre qualified for the Super Cup could not ignore the sacrifice of clubs drafted in qualifiers (because of whom the meeting was granted). Hence could not participate in the Super Cup.”Minerva Punjab are at loggerheads with the AIFF for long now over various issues.”Clubs are not maligning the federation, but are seeking our basic rights to be heard and treated fairly as important stakeholders of Indian football.”The federation is irked every time we stand up for our rights. They expect us to wait patiently in the dark for our doom, unfortunately we cannot stay silent as future of hundreds of players and staff linked with each club hangs in the balance,” MInerva Punjab added.Also Read | Super Cup 2019: AIFF turns down I-League clubs’ request to replay qualifiersAlso Read | East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibilityAlso Read | 10 out of 10: What makes CSK the true Super Kings of IPL?Also Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India Today