ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph and spinner Nikita Miller have been slapped with fines for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the fourth round of matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament which ended on Monday.Another player, pacer Roshon Primus, was also reprimanded for similar violations which occurred last weekend, a release from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said late yesterday.All three players have admitted to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by the respective match referees, the statement said.Joseph was reported by on-field umpires Danesh Ramdhanie and Leslie Reifer Jr, for a Level 2 breach during the match between Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Windward Islands Volcanoes at Windsor Park in Dominica.After fielding the ball from bowling the final delivery of the 18th over in the Volcanoes’ second innings, Joseph is accused of throwing the ball at or near batsman Johnson Charles in a dangerous manner while the batman remained in the crease.Match referee Carlyle Felix imposed a fine of 50 per cent of Joseph’s match fee for the breach.Miller and Primus were both reported by match umpires Verdayne Smith and Gregory Brathwaite, for Level 1 breaches during the match between Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park in Jamaica.Match referee Denovan Hayles imposed a fine of 20 per cent of Miller’s match fee, for using offensive language to match officials when he was notified about wearing incorrect playing equipment.Primus was subject to an official reprimand from Hayles, after he showed dissent at the umpire’s decision by delaying his departure from the wicket.He was adjudged lbw off the final delivery in the 56th over of the Red Force second innings.
The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) on Monday commenced its annual summer camp for Early Savers at their Bel Air recreational facility, where teenagers and younger children will be engaged in fun-filled activities for five days.Children engaging in outdoor activities during GBTI’s summer campPublic Relations and Marketing Manager, Pamela Binda expressed that the venture is part of their annual mission to give back to youths. Children from the Early Savers group were randomly selected to partake in craft, sports and learning activities.“We have an annual summer camp that our Early Savers club members benefit from. It is an account that we have for children, for infants to children that about 16 years old. Every year we do this and what we do is select account holders and we treat them to one week of summer camp,” she explained.As part of the programme, the younger group is facilitated in the morning, followed by the teenage group in the afternoon. This year, a sport was added to the list in the form of tennis for participants to experience all-round growth.“They do literacy sessions, arts and craft but this year we’ve added an outdoor component which is tennis. We’re really big on including children and ensuring that they have a holistic development and not just indoor activities,” Binda added.At the end of the programme on Friday, parents will be invited to view the works of the kids and also note the progress that was made in just a few days. An exhibition will display their artworks and other creative items that were made.This is the second consecutive year that the Kids Today Leaders Tomorrow (KTLT) programme has collaborated with the bank to assist with the learning sessions.“We have been in partnership with KTLT for about two years and we have been enjoying that partnership with them and so it will continue.”