St Lucia Zouks sold to K.P.H Dream Private Cricket

first_imgTHE St Lucia Zouks have been sold to K.P.H Dream Private Cricket, a group of investors with extensive experience in high-profile cricket, the Caribbean Premier League has announced.K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited is based in India and are knowledgeable owners who have a track record of success on and off the field in major events. They will bring a huge amount of experience to the tournament and to the St Lucian team.The Zouks have been part of the CPL since the league’s inception making the playoffs during the 2016 season. They play their home games at the Daren Sammy International Cricket Ground, a stadium named after the man who has captained them for six of their seven seasons. Last year the Zouks team featured Sammy, Fawad Ahmed, Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin de Grandhomme and Thisara Perera.“We are excited at the opportunity to invest in one of the most exciting sporting tournaments in the world, and we have been impressed by the vibrancy of CPL over the last seven years,” said Mohit Burman of K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited.“We visualise taking the franchise to the next level and showcasing St Lucia in the best possible light over the coming years.”Pete Russell, Chief Operating Officer of the Hero CPL, said they are buoyed by the development:“We are hugely excited to welcome this ownership team to the CPL family and we are looking forward to seeing where they take the Zouks during the upcoming season and beyond,” Russell said.“They bring with them a wealth of experience which is fantastic news for both the CPL and St Lucia as a whole. During the 2019 tournament, the CPL made a positive economic impact of US$13,670,260 in St Lucia and this new ownership group will be working hard to see this figure increase.”Meanwhile, St Lucia’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Allen Chastanet has greeted the new owners with open arms.“I welcome the new owners of the Saint Lucia Zouks and hope that their new energy and drive will inspire the team to excel,” the Prime Minister said.“Saint Lucians continue to root for the Zouks and we are encouraged by the confidence that Mr Mohit Burman and his team have placed in the players and Saint Lucia. The Government of Saint Lucia looks forward to working closely with the new owners to create a team we can all be proud of.”last_img read more

Syracuse falls to UNLV, beats Yale in first two games of Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational

first_imgSyracuse split its doubleheader on Friday against UNLV and Yale in the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational in Houston, Texas. For the third time this season, SU lost its first game of the day and won its second.In its first game, the Orange (6-4) fell to UNLV (9-3), 3-0, despite matching the Rebels in hits, 3-3. Starting in the circle for SU was Alexa Romero, who was named ACC co-pitcher of the week three days ago after pitching a perfect game and six scoreless innings against Sacramento State and Cal Poly, respectively.The sophomore held the Rebels hitless for the first three innings before Janine Petmecky, UNLV’s starting pitcher, doubled down the right field line to drive in Jadelyn Yadao-Valdez. After tallying a hit in each of the first two innings, Syracuse managed just one baserunner over the next three innings. In the top of the sixth, two hit by pitches and a walk allowed the Orange to load the bases, but freshman Miranda Hearn flew out to center, ending the inning.In the bottom of the sixth, two walks and a single filled the bases for UNLV with one out. Mia Trejo doubled to center, driving in two runs and extending her team’s lead to three. SU mustered a two-out walk in the seventh, but Petmecky remained steady and forced Toni Martin to pop out to second base, ending the game.In a complete game performance, Petmecky struck out seven and allowed three hits, while Romero struck out five in four and two-thirds innings. In relief, Hearn pitched one and one-third inning, allowing two runs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse bounced back in its second game of the day by defeating Yale (0-1), 8-2, behind a two-hit, four-RBI performance from Bryce Holmgren. A dominant performance from SU’s offense saw eight different players register a hit, and five different players drive in at least one run. The Orange took care of business with runners on base, leaving just five on base compared to the Bulldogs’ six.Syracuse jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Andrea Bombace reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Neli Casares-Maher. The Bulldogs evened the score in the third off an RBI-double by Annie Tarte. In the bottom of the inning, Holmgren recorded her first hit and RBI of the game, driving in Sammy Fernandez.AnnaMarie Gatti started in the circle for SU, lasting five innings, striking out two and allowing one run on two hits. In relief, Baylee Douglass pitched two innings, giving up two hits and a run.The Orange’s bats got busy in the fifth, starting with a leadoff solo home run from Martin. Three batters later, Holmgren belted a double to left-center, driving in two more runs. RBI from Gabby Teran and Hannah Dossett rounded out a five-run inning for Syracuse. Both teams tacked on a run in the sixth inning to make the score 8-2.SU will resume play in the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational tomorrow afternoon with games against The University of Texas at San Antonio and Houston at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., respectively. Comments Published on February 23, 2018 at 4:38 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Arrest in puppy thefts

first_imgTina Ro, who owns Puppy Love with her husband, Paul, said Steward was at the store days before the first burglary. He had a girl with him who she thinks was his daughter. Ro said remembered him because he was at the store for 30 to 40 minutes and kept asking questions about the dogs. “Asking all these questions. `What kind of dog? How much is it?’ When I see a buyer, I know. This guy wasn’t interested in buying,” she said. A security video and a partial license plate led to the suspect, according to Maxwell. A man was caught on tape in the Nov. 7 break-in putting 2- to 3-month-old teacup Yorkshire terries, shih tzus and Maltese into a trash bag. A white sport-utility vehicle was seen in the video. The thief’s haul was 16 dogs. On Nov. 23, the canine thief struck again, once more breaking the front plate glass door. The burglar took 10 dogs this time, but several hours of the security video had been erased. Detective Marc Sierra got information on a partial license plate from the security guard during the second burglary. That led them to a residence in La Mirada that was a less than a half mile from the pet store. A security guard was able to give information on a vehicle he saw earlier in the evening of the first burglary, Maxwell said. On Tuesday afternoon, a search warrant was served at Steward’s house and the two dogs were found inside. Sierra said the dogs were cared for. As he carried the two recovered puppies, Paul Ro said he wanted to give “a million thanks” to the sheriff’s deputies of the Norwalk Station. “I still don’t believe we got him. My second concern is to find the puppies,” Ro said. He said the Yorkshire terrier is a bit malnourished and noted how its fur had thinned. Tina Ro said the terrier goes for $1,200 while the Pekingese has a price tag of between $1,000 to $1,200. She doubts people who have the stolen pups will return them. She said these folks paid money for the dogs, which they probably didn’t know were stolen. “If they do have a dog, please take care of it. It’s like a little infant,” she said. Anyone who may have bought a puppy from Steward is asked to call the sheriff’s Norwalk Station at (562) 863-8711. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSteward will be arraigned Thursday at Downey Superior Court. Detectives also released Steward’s photo and asked anyone who might have bought puppies from him to contact the station. “We want to return the dogs, as many as possible,” said Maxwell. He said the buyers are not subject to penalty. He said the dogs taken from Puppy Love at 14766 Beach Blvd. in La Mirada on Nov. 7 and 23 were valued at $32,000. Detectives believe Steward has been in the store previously. • Photo Gallery: Pet Shop Break In • Video: Pet Shop Break In LA MIRADA – Dogged detective work led to the arrest Tuesday of a man suspected of twice breaking into a pet store and stealing 26 pricey puppies. A search of the man’s La Mirada house yielded two of the missing puppies, a Yorkshire terrier and a Pekingese, plus some property taken during the burglaries, according to Capt. Pat Maxwell. Detectives declined to be specific about what the items were. Walter Franklin Steward, 45, was booked on suspicion of burglary. He was being held at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. last_img