NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Test discard Kieran Powell perished for 99, triggering a Leeward Islands Hurricanes collapse as Guyana Jaguars tightened their grip on their day/night first round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship. Heading into yesterday’s final day at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Hurricanes were precariously placed on 214 for six, still requiring a further 20 runs to force Jaguars to bat again.The left-handed Powell looked certain to complete an eighth first class hundred when he nicked a drive at lively pacer Keon Joseph (2-34) and was taken at the wicket. His dismissal ended a stand of 152 for the first wicket with Montcin Hodge, who made 62, and led to a slide where Hurricanes lost six wickets for 50 runs.The meltdown came against the backdrop of their earlier first innings collapse when they lost their last five wickets for 29 runs to be all out for 154. Resuming Saturday afternoon on 125 for five, the hosts were carried by captain Jahmar Hamilton who converted his overnight 23 into 52 before he was ninth out.He extended his sixth wicket stand with Jacques Taylor (11) to 45 before losing his overnight partner, bowled playing back to left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (2-11).Taylor’s demise saw three wickets fall for the addition of three runs as debutant seamer Nial Smith, who snatched six for 55, knocked over Colin Archibald and Damion Jacobs in the following over without scoring. Hamilton’s knock was a breezy one, furnished with seven fours and a six and requiring only 49 deliveries, before ending when he holed out to long on trying to clear the ropes with Smith.Trailing by 234 runs, Hurricanes were given a strong start by Powell and Hodge, as they denied Jaguars any early success.Powell was fluent in counting seven fours and three sixes, facing 131 balls in in just over 2-½ hours at the crease while Hodge struck five fours off 210 balls in a patient innings which lasted just shy of four hours. Once Powell fell, Hodge followed after adding 29 for the second wicket with Devon Thomas (15), as Permaul (3-52) and Joseph combined to cripple the innings.Jaguars made 388 in their first innings.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, , CMC – Stroke-maker Shimron Hetmyer has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the two-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka next month after passing a critical fitness test. The 23-year-old left-hander was left out of the ongoing one-day series in Sri Lanka after failing a similar fitness assessment last month but was re-tested during the last week following his outing for Guyana Jaguars in the domestic four-day championship, and met the minimum requirement.
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – The social distancing restrictions in force for the Premier League’s return to training will be monitored by a team of inspectors to ensure clubs play by the new rules, the league’s director of football said yesterday. Richard Garlick told reporters that the league would introduce unannounced visits to training grounds where, from tomorrow, small groups may conduct non-contact training.“We can request information from videoing of the sessions and GPS data, too. We are also looking at bringing in our own independent audit inspection team that we’ll scale up over the next few days which will give us the ability to have inspections at training grounds to start with on a no-notice basis,” Garlick said.Initially training sessions must be limited to 75 minutes and players can only work in groups of five players at the most. A team which began contact training, large group training or which held longer sessions could gain an advantage over other clubs, which is why the league is going down the inspection route.“Gradually, we aim to ramp that up so we can have an inspector at every training ground. That will enable us to give everyone confidence that the protocols are being complied with, and give the public confidence that we are trying to create a very safe working environment,” added Garlick.The league’s medical adviser Mark Gillett said that Public Health England had told football not to expect any significant easing in the need for social distancing in the near future. “They’ve made it very clear that the public health situation is not going to change over the next six to 12 months. In terms of social distancing and that cultural change we are asking footballers to make, I think we are going to face that for the foreseeable future,” he said.Should the season re-start as planned in June, the league also hopes to have Liverpool receive the trophy in a ceremony, if as expected Juergen Klopp’s side, who are 25 points clear, capture their first league title in 30 years.“If at all possible, yes. We would like to have a trophy presentation to give the players and staff the moment they have worked so hard for. We would try and do it unless it wasn’t possible because of safety concerns,” said chief executive Richard Masters.
bettingexpert is rewarding some of the best performing and loyal tipsters with a trip to London and the chance to meet up with some of the bettingexpert staff at Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal FC.Danish tipster Zami, twice winner of the yearly €10,000 tipster competition, English tipster Nrivanov and German tipster Allee, eight times tipster of the month, have all been invited to London to attend the inaugural Matchbook Traders Conference, which has been sold out since last weekend with 400 delegates.Marketing Specialist at bettingexpert William Chung said: “It is a nice chance for bettingexpert to put names to faces for some of our most loyal tipsters over the past few years, and it is also very interesting for us to see what motivates them and how we can move forward to improve the site.”The three tipsters are quite unique and different in their approach in betting; tipster Zami spreads his tips around different types of sports, Allee and Nrivanov specialise in fewer sports. In fact Nrivanov sticks almost entirely to football and baseball betting.Over 50% of Zami’s 24,000 tips have been on the over/under markets, an area where Allee has also thrived. Both these tipsters are also particularly profitable while betting on NBA matches.It is also interesting to note each tipster’s most used bookmakers. While Zami chooses Bet365 14,4% of the time and Nrivanov selects Pinnacle for 15% of his tips, Allee tends to spread his net wider with Betway (7.7%) just edging out Coral at 7.3%. Tipster FocusZami – see profileHigh yielding sportsAthletics – 56 tips +40.71% yieldTable tennis – 53 tips +26.52% yieldBoxing – 52 tips +10.10% yieldSki Jumping – 47 tips +10.05% yieldBaseball – 296 tips +8.06% yieldIn general Zami goes for odds at 1.95, his winning tips averages 1.89 and losing tips 2.03.Allee – see profileHigh yielding sportsBasketball – 1984 tips +12.34% yieldTennis – 745 tips +11.52%Handball – 588 +10.05%In general Allee goes for odds at 2.65, his winning tips averages 2.04 and losing tips 3.41.Nrivanov – see profileMost profitable sportsFootballBaseballBasketballIn general Nrivanov goes for odds at 2.60, his winning tips averages 2.37 and losing tips 2.79. Share StumbleUpon Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020
StumbleUpon PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy are the current superstars of world golf. Having collected 5 of the last 8 major championships between them, the trio are expected to dominate again this year. Indeed, Sky Bet came straight in with a special market, offering inflated odds for the new ‘Big 3’ to land all four major titles between them in 2016.But are they starting to panic about this? The selection is now available at 28/1, in from the original 40/1, after Jordan Spieth’s dominant display in Hawaii last week. We caught up with Sky Bet to get their thoughts on the offer.Sandro Di Michele, Head of PR at Sky Betting and Gaming, said: “2016 has the potential to be a phenomenal year in the world of golf. To have three great players at the top of their game is superb for the sport and only generates more interest for punters as well.“However, as a bookmaker we go into the New Year slightly apprehensive. If Spieth, McIlroy and Day continue their imperious form of 2015 we’ll be in for a bit of a kicking from our customers!“We started on 40/1 for Spieth, McIlroy and Day to win all four majors and this has already been popular with our customers. After Spieth’s dominant victory at the weekend in Hawaii we’ve seen more money for this, and it will only continue to get more popular as we get closer to the first major of the year at Augusta.”Sky Bet may feel less apprehensive after reducing the odds for this market, but realistically when are the big 3 going to fail? SBC News takes a closer look at the 2016 major championships:MastersIn the past 5 years, no one inside the world’s top 3 has landed the first major golfing prize of the year. You have to go back to Phil Mickelson’s 3rd green jacket in 2010, when ‘Lefty’ entered as the world number 3 and defeated perennial major bridesmaid Lee Westwood by 3 strokes.However, Mickelson’s series of wins typified a modern trend of multiple winners at Augusta National. Tiger Woods won his 4th Masters in 2005, and Bubba Watson collected the title in both 2012 and 2014.On Sunday, Jordan Spieth recorded a -30 winning score, only the second time this has been achieved on the PGA Tour. At the time of writing he has a cumulative score of -65 for his last 3 tournaments; surely the Texan is ready to retain his Masters title?US OpenDuring Tiger Woods’ second coming as golf’s dominant force between 2005 and 2007, the US Open was the scene for a number of surprise major winners, including Michael Campbell, a man said to be earning less money than Tiger Woods’ caddie Steve Williams, and 2007 Oakmont champion Angel Cabrera.The US Open returns to the notoriously difficult Oakmont in 2016. Since 2000, only Geoff Ogilvy (US Open 2006) has recorded a major victory with a par score as high as Cabrera did in 2007; both players finished on +5.Spieth will be back to defend the title he won at Chambers Bay in 2015, after a thrilling Sunday duel with Dustin Johnson. Jason Day, who fell last short last year despite a brave battle with vertigo, will be hoping to join Spieth and McIlroy as US Open winners. The Australian has 3 top 5’s in his last 5 appearances at the US Open.Open ChampionshipA few years ago after a wild round of 80 at St Andrews, Rory McIlroy was written off as a potential Open winner. Fast forward 4 years and the Northern Irishman blew away the field to win on -17 at Royal Liverpool golf club.However, the Open Championship has shown its propensity for an upset in recent years, most famously with the victories for Ben Curtis and Todd Hamilton in 2003 and 2004. In fact since Tiger Woods won in 2006, no one inside the top 3 of the world rankings has gone on to win the Claret Jug.Double major winner Zach Johnson will be the defending champion at Royal Troon, but Jordan Spieth will get a chance to avenge the failure of his major hat-trick attempt at St Andrews. The world number one will still be cursing himself for not getting up and down from the Valley of Sin to force a play-off with Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.PGA ChampionshipFor the final major championship of the year, the golfing circus will head to Baltusrol, New Jersey. The PGA Championship is renowned for being the major with the best scoring conditions, which often means the cream rises to the top.In fact, 3 of the last 4 PGA Championships have been won by McIlroy or Day, with totals of -13 in 2012 (McIlroy), -16 in 2014 (McIlroy) and -20 in 2015 (Day). It is also interesting to note the quality of winner thrown up by Baltusrol hosted majors; the most recent list of winners here reads Nicklaus, Nicklaus, Janzen and Mickelson.SBC News will be watching the golfing majors with great interest in 2016. Sky Bet may be watching with baited breath if this special market continues to attract attention.
Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Cheltenham Festival organiser, Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) appears to be at loggerheads with Ladbrokes regarding the operator’s sponsorship of Grade 1 event ‘The World Hurdle Race (15.30 – St Patricks Thursday 17 March).Ladbrokes continued stand-off against UK racing’s proposed Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme, has seen the bookmaker unable to renew its eleven year sponsorship of the race.JCR a key stakeholder in the UK racings new levy system, which aims to charge licensed operators a 7.5% tax on racing revenues generated via digital channels, has firmly adopted ABP policies banning sponsorship of associated events by non-contributing bookmakers.Ladbrokes refusal to commit to ABP scheme, sees Cheltenham’s World Hurdle Race without an official sponsor, with less than eight weeks to go before the Festivals start date (Tuesday 15 March)UK racing news sources have speculated that ABP approved bookmakers Betfair, 32Red and bet365 will likely move to become the hurdle race’s title sponsor.JCR governance has reaffirmed that it will not be moved on its stance regarding sponsorship, and that its actions serve the best interests for UK racings long term future. .Ladbrokes refusal to join the ABP, will see Festival lose its second long-term bookmaker partnership, with Betfred ending its association with the Cheltenham Gold Cup this November. JCR would replace Betfred with business IP hosting provider Timico.
You may have heard it by now, and if not head straight to Youtube because The Manic Street Preachers have debuted their official Wales Euros 2016 anthem titled ‘Stronger Together (C’Mon Wales)’.Ashley WilliamsWilliam Hill has priced them 4/1 to score a number one single with the track which includes the line ‘with Ashely William we can win any fight’ amongst plenty more excellent name drops.William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly stated: “The Manics have a loyal fanbase and given that this is the first new material for two years, it is quite likely the single will be picked up by football fans and non-football fans alike.”With the official Euro 2016 anthem having been announced in the form of ‘This One’s For You’ by David Guetta and featuring Zara Larsson, it’s also being speculated as to who will record this year’s big England football tune.William Hill is running a market on which will the the highest charting as of Sunday July 10th, with Stormzy the current favourite at 3/1, ahead of Baddiel and Skinner at 7/1 and Olly Murs at 9/1. Ant & Dec are at 16/1 with the bookmaker clearly not expecting the comedy duo to release a follow up to their 2002 number ‘We’re On The Ball’.(Image Credit) SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share
Related Articles Share Submit Betfred have signed up former England international Stuart Pearce to appear in an advert promoting its headline offer for Euro 2016. They will refund all bets on England to win the tournament if the Three Lions are knocked out in a penalty shoot-out.England, who are currently 9/1 with Betfred, have exited major tournaments six times via the dreaded penalty shoot-out, including three times at the European Championships in 1996, 2004 and last time out in 2012.Stuart Pearce famously missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Germany in Italia 90, and then scored in England’s only ever spot kick showdown success in Euro 96 against Spain.The new advert was produced by Liverpool based Zut, and will be shown on Betfred TV, social media and Video On Demand. Stuart Pearce had no problem playing up to his penalty miss in 1990:“Everyone still reminds me of that penalty miss so I was happy to agree to promote Betfred’s terrific offer for the Euros. It’s just part and parcel of the game. At least I scored in the shoot-out in Euro 96 – I think my reaction at the time said it all.”Matthew Thompson, Zut’s Creative Director, said: “From the initial ideas stage through to post production it’s been great fun working with Stuart and the Betfred team. Betfred have shown great innovation with their targeted digital audience with the new ads. Stuart really bought into the humorous approach and I think you can see that in the finished productions.”Betfred have also signed up Stuart Pearce as a pundit during the Euros as well as appearing in an advert to promote their penalty shoot-out offer. The tough-tackling defender said this about England’s chances of success in France:“I’m very excited as any Englishman should be as we’ve got a lot of very good young players in the squad. I’m expecting a wide open tournament and England right in the mix. I can’t see many teams beating us over 90 minutes so extra time and penalties could definitely play a part – at least if the unthinkable happens again you get your money back with Betfred.” Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon
Share ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 Submit This week marks the penultimate week of Tipster Challenge action in its current format, before we revamp the horse-racing based competition. Can Value Racing Tips hold on to the Guest’s lead at the top of the leaderboard?Having produced a profit of £4,433.70 since 1st November 2013, Value Racing Tips has earned its spot on the Betting Gods network of tipsters, producing an average monthly profit of £126.68.From Wednesday 5th October until March 2017, we will be focusing on jump race meets. The leaderboard will be sorted according to both total points won and number of races won. Each Guest will be shown individually, with totals from Stephen Harris of bettingexpert and Timeform shown as a weekly average.____________________________________2:00SBC News: Monarchs GlenTrained by John Gosden, and a half-brother of three past winners, Monarchs Glen should go close.bettingexpert: Monarchs GlenBred for the game and can make a winning debut.Timeform: Monarchs GlenProbably not a deep maiden for the track, so the Frankel newcomer may well be up to the task on debut for top connections.Value Racing Tips: Celestial SpheresTrip looks ideal; has the best form in the book and still looked green two runs ago, so still more improvement with the first time fitting of headgear.____________________________________2:35SBC News: Sea ShackPlaced twice in three starts, and improving over this distance.bettingexpert: Hidden StashLooked one to follow when getting off the mark on his second career start, and can get back on track here after not handling Chepstow last time.Timeform: Sea ShackBumped into a subsequent winner at Windsor last month, and though he hasn’t achieved as much in form terms as Admiralty Arch, his profile is a more compelling one.Value Racing Tips: Sea ShackCame up against a decent horse last time out, but step up in trip should bring more improvement. Admiralty Arch sets a good standard but looks vulnerable.____________________________________3:10SBC News: Ocean ReadyWon on his last two starts at Brighton and Salisbury.bettingexpert: PankoHas progressed up the weights all summer and seems sure to give his running again with ideal conditions.Timeform: Ocean ReadyWasn’t overly impressive when following up at Brighton last month and is 6lb higher now, but in truth he is just the type to stay ahead of the assessor, and this extra 1f should be right up his street.Value Racing Tips: Ocean ReadyLooks to be a typical Prescott horse. Getting better and better and handled Brighton last time, so no fears on the undulations.____________________________________3:45SBC News: Mount LoganThree wins from four at Goodwood, and extremely impressive at Doncaster two weeks ago.bettingexpert: Mount LoganHails from the in-form Varian stable and impressed when winning readily at Doncaster.Timeform: Mount LoganLooked better than ever when resuming winning ways at Doncaster 2 weeks ago, and can record his second listed success this season.Value Racing Tips: Sky HunterLooks to have been found a good opportunity here, even though Mount Logan destroyed the opposition last time. Sky Hunter is in a different class to that field.____________________________________4:20SBC News: DaphneImproving with headgear, and looks set to continue his good run of form.bettingexpert: Renfrew StreetSunk in the softened ground last time, but looks well overpriced if bouncing back to form on his preferred drying surface.Timeform: DaphneResponded well to this headgear when runner-up at Doncaster last time, and she may prove difficult to pass back over this longer trip.Value Racing Tips: DaphneShowed improved form with headgear over shorter distance last time out. This step back up in trip should be ideal.____________________________________4:55SBC News: SymposiumFrom the Haggas yard, and can build on recent performance at Brighton.bettingexpert: SymposiumHails from the in-form Haggas yard, and can supplement a recent win from a slightly higher mark.Timeform: PettochsideHas been in excellent form so far this season and should go well again back at the scene of his last success.Value Racing Tips: Gorokai3-year-olds have a good record in this race, and the step back up in trip should be ideal. Booking of Jim Crowley catches the eye.____________________________________5:25SBC News: Dishy GuruOnly won on one occasion since, but did land a victory in this race two years ago.bettingexpert: Archie StevensHas plenty of pace and might just be able to dominate from the stalls in a race lacking obvious frontrunners.Timeform: Costa FileyWent close off only 1lb lower at Chelmsford 3 weeks ago, and gets the vote for his in-form yard.Value Racing Tips: Dishy GuruWon this race two years ago off handicap mark of 65. Now off 62 with visor fitted for first time; the booking of top apprentice Tom Marquand should see a good display.____________________________________ Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020