first_img Press Association The Pat Martin-trained colt has finished no worse than fourth on his last nine starts and was second to Captain Power, who reopposes now, over the course and distance last week. There is a 5lb swing in the weights between the duo and this should give Ishebayorgrey the upper hand. Glimmer Of Peace has been knocking on the door of late and another solid effort can be expected from her with Pat Smullen in the saddle. Other leading contenders in the six-furlong contest are Tom Dooley, Oor Jock and Pretty Famous. Juliette Fair ran a fine race on debut at the Curragh in June and is sure to prove popular with punters in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden. The Dermot Weld-trained grey has most to fear from Ballydoyle newcomer Seventh Heaven, David Wachman’s Gilded Reflection and Mick Halford’s Indrahar. Connections of Octavia, Bainne, Creggs Pipes and Peace Mission will all fancy their chances in the five-runner Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap, while Cullentry Royal, Pullman Brown, My Twinkle and Prussian Eagle look the ones to focus on in the Today FM Apprentice Handicap. Unicorn was well-fancied on debut at Galway but ran very green and finished a never-nearer third. With that experience under his belt the well-bred colt should prove hard to beat in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. The concluding Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden is a surprisingly weak affair with the Johnny Murtagh-trained Jolyne the clear form choice. center_img The ultra-consistent Ishebayorgrey goes in search of his fifth win of the season as he lines-up in the Bulmers Live At Leopardstown Handicap.last_img read more

first_img(CMC) – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves has again questioned the authority of Cricket West Indies to run the regional game, especially since the organisation has claimed to be a private entity.Gonsalves, also a trained lawyer and the current chairman of CARICOM’s sub-committee on cricket, said cricket constituted a “public good” and therefore called on CWI to explain where it derived the right to manage West Indies cricket “to the exclusion of everybody else.”“I think there’s a legal case, not for the West Indies Cricket Board to be dissolved because it’s a company and as a matter of law you’re not going to dissolve the company – you’re not a shareholder of the company,” Gonsalves said during the ongoing CARICOM Heads of Government summit here.“But the question is: cricket is a public good. Can a private entity run the public good; and that question has been determined in another jurisdiction in India, so that’s a separate question. I’m not interested in the dissolution of the West Indies Cricket Board.”He added: “All I am saying (is) how have you gotten the right as a private entity to run and manage a public good to the exclusion of everybody else? No, that can’t be right so that’s the fundamental question which I raise.”Regional Heads last year threw their support behind a CARICOM-commissioned Governance Review Report which in part called for the “immediate dissolution” of the-then WICB – recently renamed Cricket West Indies.CWI has since resisted the recommendations of the report, in particular the call for dissolution, labelling it an “unnecessary and intrusive demand”.Last year, both Gonsalves and Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell questioned CWI’s authority as a private entity to run regional cricket, referencing the 2015 ruling of the Indian Supreme Court on the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI).Then, the Justices said the functions of the BCCI were “clearly public functions” and contended that “any organisation or entity that has such pervasive control over the game and its affairs and such powers as can make dreams end up in smoke or come true cannot be said to be undertaking any private activity.”CWI has come under fire in recent years for its handling of West Indies cricket with the once powerful Test team now eighth in the rankings just ahead of minnows Bangladesh and the one-day team ninth in the world and unlikely to automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup.The board found itself facing a US$42 million claim of damages from the BCCI three years ago after it failed to settle a pay dispute which resulted in the Windies abandoning an ongoing tour of India and the scheduled Test series to follow.At the opening of this week’s summit here, Mitchell called on CARICOM leaders to unite in order to save the sport arguing that the current CWI governance model “almost renders the regional game irrelevant”.last_img read more