ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn the Under-19 team from its tour of Bangladesh.
The WICB said the decision to withdraw the team is in the best interest of the safety and security of the players and officials.
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IT was Collin Daley Jr and Thomas Issa who dominated their respective classes at the sixth Jamaica Karting Association race meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, last Sunday.
However, the event also witnessed watershed moments for several drivers including MarcAnthony Eaton.
Eaton, who has been showing tremendous pace in successive past meets, was finally able to break the stranglehold Justin and Joshua Sirgany have in the Minimax class. With Joshua out with injuries, Eaton picked off Justin and other class rivals in fine style after a bad qualifying session put him at the back of the grid. He fought back to take a well-deserved Minimax final.
"He's been trying to beat them for a while now," said his proud mom, Heather Eaton.
Unfortunately, lady luck is a cruel mistress and the second day's final had Eaton suffer mechanical difficulties that kept him from taking a double victory. That pleasure went to another driver also challenging the Sirgany lock on the podium's top step, Senna Summerbell.
In 50cc, it was one final win a piece for Ryan Chisholm and Zander Williams tightening up their class points battle. The 80cc was another hotbed of action as Thomas Gore stormed away with the first final. The second-race final saw rookie Kimiani Phillips intercede with driving that eventually got him black-flagged and disqualified. By that time, the damage had been done. Mark Moodie took the win as Gore and Duncan Stanley had their challenge for the race lead ruined.
Thomas Issa continued unchallenged in Rotax Junior as much as Collin Daley Jr was in Rotax Seniors. Not even bad starting positions could stop them from winning both their respective class final races. Rotax Masters also saw another Issa in the winner's circle, Thomas' father, the iconic Christopher Issa. With Peter Moodie Jr still out with an injury it was a key opportunity for Mark Minott to catch up in the points.
"I'm just here to make up numbers," joked Issa.
His drive to the first Rotax Masters race final win was anything but 'a make up numbers' approach proving that one of Motorsports elder statesmen still has the touch behind the wheel. Minott would have to wait until race final two to taste victory.
Thomas Issa (left) was once again unbeatable in
Rotax Junior as he prepares to stretch his race lead
over William Myers.
Christopher Issa (left) runs away with the first
Rotax Masters race final with Mark Minott and
Ramon Pitter in chase.
MarcAnthony Eaton (right) sizes up
Justin Sirgany for an eventual pass for
his Minimax race final win.
With a series of aggressive moves Collin Daley Jr (left) was able to
overcome a poor qualifying position to move past Fraser McConnell (centre)
and Matthew Williams. (PHOTOS: RORY DALEY)
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