ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): Left-hander Darren Bravo today became the third player to pull out of the troubled Twenty20 World Cup squad. Following the high profile withdrawals by Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine last week, the West Indies Cricket Board announced that Bravo had also opted out of the squad in order to be available for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Regional four-day championship. In a letter sent to the Board, Bravo said while he was “very grateful and humbled” to be selected, he preferred to focus on developing his game in the longest format. Selectors will now mull over yet another replacement after having to find alternatives for Pollard and Narine. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was named to replace Pollard while today, the board said that Barbados off-spinner Ashley Nurse had been chosen in Narine’s absence. Nurse has played four Twenty20s for West Indies and 60 overall.
Donegal athlete Garret Doherty has broken his own world record – for running backwards.The Inishowen man defended his record in Manchester at the weekend and once again came home last – but err first because he was running backwards!Garret, 33, has been running backwards for three years since he turned around to stop the glare from the sun one day. Garret can run a mile backwards in less than 7 minutes and says people use three times as much energy by running backwards.Now his goal is to convince Olympic bosses to include it as an event for future games.“When I approach these guys in their office and see how passionate I am then they will change their minds,” he said. GARRET’S RUNNING CAREER GOES BACKWARDS BUT HE’S STILL A CHAMP! was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Garret DohertyInishowenrunning backwards