ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has described the late Peter Short as “an extraordinary man” who was a “powerful voice” in the elevation of cricket in the Caribbean.In a statement released late yesterday, the WICB said it is saddened to hear of the passing of its former president and secretary following a lengthy illness in Barbados.Short, who also served as WICB’s representative on the International Cricket Council (ICC), died early Tuesday morning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 89.”The directors, management and staff of the WICB send our collective, heartfelt condolences to the Short family and pledge to honour his life and legacy,” said WICB president Dave Cameron.”He was an extraordinary man. There are many in the Barbados and West Indies cricket community who will deeply mourn his passing, as his was a life of service, compassion and excellence.”Longest tenureShort was the longest-serving president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) between 1973 and 1993 before resigning to take up the presidency of the the WICB, which he held until 1996. He was first elected to the board of management of the BCA in 1964 and became its president when he succeeded Eric Inniss, who died suddenly in office. Only twice during his leadership of the BCA was Short challenged for the post.In 1989, Short was awarded Barbados’ Silver Crown of Merit for his contribution to cricket.Short, who was born in Trinidad and was married to a Barbadian, is a former captain of Barbados Division One champions Wonderers. He was also a cricket commentator from 1957 until 1979, covering every first-class and Test match at Kensington Oval.Short was predeceased by his wife, Ann, but leaves to mourn his son, Walter; daughters, Sally and Susan, along with four grandchildren.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the fifth Indian to score 6000 runs in Twenty20 cricket across all tournaments.He reached the landmark with a single off Amit Mishra in the 13th over of Chennai Super Kings’ match against Delhi Daredevils, which the latter won by 34 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.Before him, Suresh Raina (7708), Virat Kohli (7621), Rohit Sharma (7303) and Gautam Gambhir (6402) had reached the landmark.Dhoni now has 6007 runs to his name from 290 T20 games. However, the match won’t be a memorable one for the CSK skipper as he failed to take his team over the line and lost their fifth match in the group stages. He was out for 17 while trying to chase down the runs required in the 18th over of the match. CSK only managed 128/6 in reply to Delhi’s 162/5 after Dhoni fell in the 18th over.However, the former India captain has been in great form this year. He is enjoying his best IPL in the history of the tournament and excelling in his role higher up the order.Also read – IPL 2018: MS Dhoni ‘disappointed’ after CSK’s shock defeat vs DDFor the better part of his career, he has played the finisher’s role and excelled at it. But over the last couple of years, he has struggled to get going from the word go and finish with a bang. So much so, that there were talks of dropping him from Team India. But in IPL 2018, Captain Cool rediscovered himself all over again. After Kedar Jadhav’s injury, he decided to bat higher up the order and boy…what a masterstroke that was.advertisementBatting in the middle-order now, Dhoni has been plundering runs for fun and has led his side to the play-offs along with Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson as CSK returned to the IPL after a gap of two years. The 36-year-old has so far scored 430 runs from 13 games — the most by him in any IPL season so far. He is averaging 86.00 this year and has hit three fifties already.Also read – Watch: MS Dhoni laughs as Shreyas Iyer sends the coin flying at tossDhoni has rolled back the years and battered the bowlers all around the park, hitting 29 sixes and 22 fours in the process. Talking about Dhoni’s batting, Raina came out and praised his captain and said that he is playing cricket without baggage…just like the old times.”MS is enjoying his batting. You know he has played down the order for so many years. He has still finished so many games so well. He is having a good time and that has always been his USP,” Raina told indiatoday.in.”I am sure you remember the hundred he scored against Pakistan in Vizag.. the hundred he scored in Jaipur.. That’s how he is looking like now. He does not feel any pressure now. He has handed over the limited-overs captaincy to Virat Kohli and he is enjoying his batting for India too,” he added.Dhoni will again take the field on Sunday when CSK host Kings XI Punjab at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.