Hero CPL 2019| Emrit looking to have a good game for Patriots against Amazon Warriors tonight

first_imgShoaib Malik’s injury not severeAN Amazon Warrior for three years, Rayad Emrit will suit up for his new side tonight, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, when they take on Guyana Amazon Warriors at Guyana National Stadium, Providence, here at 20:00hrs.Having suffered a loss in their opening game against the Trinbago Knight Riders on Wednesday, Emrit maintained that Patriots will be looking to rebound strongly and hopefully grab the result that his side needs.Reflecting on that game at the pre-game press conference at the Marriott Hotel, Guyana, Emrit said, “We had a decent game, we were in a position to win but losing three wickets in four overs did not help.”“Our batsmen need to step up against a very good Amazon Warriors side. Hopefully we can get that right and the result that we need.”He also spoke of the Patriots non-dependence on any one player saying; “We don’t rely on any one player, I have learnt a lot from my three years with the Warriors and I have tried to pass that on to the team, hopefully they can buy into it.”Emrit further noted; “I am excited to be back in Guyana, I know I still have fans here and I love them just as much as they love me. I just want to have a great game and contribute to a successful outing.”Meanwhile, Amazon Warriors vice-captain and man-of-the-match in the first game, Chris Green doesn’t feel as though his side needs to change much heading into tonight’s game.“It was a really good feeling to start the way we did, it was not the smoothest of games but we came out victorious in the end. There is still a long way to go in the tournament and we will be looking to play good cricket and continue along the successful path.”After being struck on the hand during the Warriors 13-run win over the St Lucia Zouks on Thursday night, captain Shoaib Malik has not suffered any serious injury.It is not yet clear if he will take the field in tonight’s game but Green noted; Malik had a scan, it seems to be in the all-clear; he should be fine. Obviously he’s an important player for us, being the captain and all.”Green also spoke of the importance of the crowd support and thanked the Guyanese for their die-hard backing of the Amazon Warriors over the years.Guyana Amazon Warriors: Anthony Bramble (wicketkeeper), Chris Green, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Ben Laughlin, Saurabh Netravalkar, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Clinton Pestano, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Shadab Khan, Romario Shepherd, Shoaib Malik (captain), Keagan Simmons, Odean Smith.St Kitts & Nevis Patriots: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Aaron Jones, Akeem Jordan, Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, Keron Cottoy, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Rayad Emrit, Laurie Evans, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jeremiah Louis, Mohammad Hafeez, Jason Mohammed, Kjorn Ottley, Devon Thomas, Usama Mir.last_img read more

Terrel Hunt: ‘I feel like we should definitely get paid some type of stipend’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 PINEHURST, N.C. — Terrel Hunt believes being a Division-I quarterback is a full-time job. And because of that, he wants a paycheck to validate it.“I really hope (it’s coming),” Hunt said. “People say, ‘Oh, well you get your education paid for.’ And yeah, we understand that, but we put in hard work for education, so it’s not like we’re just failing school … I feel like we should definitely get paid some type of stipend.”Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford opened up ACC Media Day on Monday at Pinehurst Resort speaking about autonomy of the top conferences, including the ACC, and how autonomy can eventually improve player benefits.Hunt — who has one year of eligibility left — said he believed that a stipend shouldn’t be limited to just him and his teammates, but all athletes in Division I. He noted that his job as a quarterback at SU has him working on football upward of six hours per day.“We’re doing it every day non-stop, and in order to be great, we got to put in the extra work,” Hunt said. “So I feel like you don’t have time to get a job … Sometimes you want to get a job but you can’t because of football.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore linebacker Zaire Franklin, who was also at media day, said he’d defer to the NCAA as to whether or not players deserved to get paid or not, but made it clear he wasn’t opposed to making money.“I think we’d all like to get paid,” Franklin said with a laugh. “If they want to give me money, I’m not going to turn it away.” Commentslast_img read more

Chiefs GM Brett Veach: ‘No more basketball’ for QB Patrick Mahomes

first_imgThe goat came out to ball tonight. What can he not do?! @PatrickMahomes5 🐐@espn @BleacherReport @YahooSports @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/JOmL8NwFz6— Faiz Jiwani (@Faiz_Jiwani) February 5, 2019However, NFL players have done less in the offseason and sustained serious injuries, something Veach was quick to address with Mahomes’ agent.”The (Chiefs) Kingdom can be assured: No more basketball for Pat … We were able to nip that in the bud,” Veach said on Kansas City radio station 810 WHB Thursday. Related News After a video of Patrick Mahomes playing basketball went viral, Chiefs fans were awed — and concerned — that he was playing a little  competitively.The video, which also caught the attention of Chiefs general manager Brett Veach, shows Mahomes aggressively going for the basket — spin moves and all. NFL Honors 2019: Full list of every award winner — Patrick Mahomes wins MVP, Offensive Player of the Year Veach said Mahomes is a natural competitor, which is why he can’t take it easy on the field or court.”With Pat, everything he does is so competitive. … He actually was in the office yesterday and we were joking about it. He was just shooting around and all of a sudden it turns into a spin move and juking guys out. He doesn’t have that filter in his mind to just have fun and not take everything so competitively,” Veach said.Despite falling short in the AFC title game in January, Mahomes had a great season. He won the NFL’s 2018 Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards in his first season as a starter and is the second player in NFL history to throw 50 touchdown passes and for more than 5,000 yards in the same year. Mahomes is so good at basketball that he was a star player on his high school team, as well as a prolific football and baseball player.last_img read more