Jamaica Scorpions captain John Campbell expects a tough match when his team faces ICC Americas in today’s WICB/NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.The contest in Group ‘A’ will see both teams looking to rebound from opening-round losses to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Barbados Pride, respectively.Jamaica lost to the defending champions by 84 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval, while the Americas, a composition of players from the western hemisphere, fell to Barbados Pride by four wickets.”They, like us, lost their opening match, but I had a look at the scorecard and noticed Barbados Pride lost six wickets to get the runs in 47 overs,” noted Campbell.”It appears, therefore, that the (Americas) have a decent bowling attack, and as such, it should be a hard-fought game.”SIMILARLINE-UPJamaica, looking to eventually cop one of two available spots from Group ‘A’ to the semi-finals, are expected to keep a similar line-up to that of the Trinidad fixture.Despite losing several players, Jamaica Scorpions showed glimpses of their ability and are likely to be given another opportunity to show their worth.Among these are batsmen Brandon King and Guyanese-born opener, Trevon Griffith.King top-scored with 26. Opener Griffith, in the meanwhile, was making his debut for Jamaica after sitting on the sidelines since the start of the season. He made a third-best score of 20.Nikita Miller and emerging leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who shared five wickets in the opener, are again expected to lead the bowling along with left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.”Everybody appears to have put the defeat behind us and are ready,” Campbell told The Gleaner yesterday.”We had a good training session this morning, and all the guys were in high spirits and looking for us posting our first win.”Trinidad and Barbados will do battle at Queen’s Park Oval in the day’s feature encounter.Over in Group ‘B’, being contested in St Kitts, Windward Islands Volcanoes, who surprised Guyana Jaguars in their opener, will square off with Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.The latter drew their match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in a rain-affected encounter.The Leewards and Guyana will meet in the day’s other fixture at Warner Park.Jamaica Scorpions: John Campbell (captain), Trevon Griffith, Jermaine Harrison, AndrÈ McCarthy, Tamar Lambert, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Aldaine Thomas, Marquino Mindley, Sheldon Cotterell, Shacaya Thomas, Nicholson Gordon.ICC AMERICAS: Ruvindu Gunasekara (captain), Danial Ahmed, Timroy Allen, Alex Amsterdam, Akeem Dodson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Muhammad Ghous, Jeremy Gordon, Nitish Kumar, Muhammad Khan, Hammad Shahid, Timil Patel, Hamza Tariq, Steven Taylor, Srimantha Wijeyeratne
A section of the conservancy without waterAlthough there have been constant downpours, the conservancy in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) continues to remain at a very low level thus affecting rice farmers in the region.Presently, there is little or no water in the trenches which will ultimately delay the planting of this crop of rice.Some farmers who went ahead with planting thinking that the water woes would be remedied are now fearful that they might lose the entire crop.They now depend heavily on the rain to keep the land wet until water can be pumped from the conservancy.Regional Vice Chairman Nandranie Coonjah, who has responsibility for drainage and irrigation, has since visited the conservancy at various locations and found that the water level is extremely low and the only hope now is the continuous downpours.Farmers are advised not to go ahead with cultivation given the present situation. Meanwhile, farmers are concerned about the delay in cultivation and how it will affect them in meeting their deadlines for repayments of loans to the various financial institutions.As such, they are calling on the Government to intervene but more so, they are calling on the lending agencies to work out a solution that will assist them in repaying these loans.
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