GALLE, Sri Lanka (CMC):Though West Indies face a steep challenge to remain alive in the opening Test, left-hander Darren Bravo believes the batsmen still need to remain positive on today’s penultimate day.The Caribbean side will begin the day still 166 runs adrift of making Sri Lanka bat again after they were dismissed for 251 in their first innings yesterday and forced to follow on, then finished on 67 for two.”I think it is important that as a batting unit we stay positive as much as possible,” the stylish batsman told a post-match media conference.”Obviously, (Rangana) Herath is definitely a threat. He has been bowling fantastically well, so it is important that we show him that sort of respect, but he if bowls a bad ball, we have to put it away.”It is important as a batting unit we stay positive. I think it is very important that we back our defence as well. It is a very good batting wicket and as long as you spend time you will get runs under your belt.”Bravo top-scored with an attractive 50, tail-ender Jerome Taylor chipped in with 31 while both Devendra Bishoo and Denesh Ramdin got 23.”We weren’t able to capitalise on the starts that we got. I, myself, gave away my wicket after reaching a half-century, (Jermaine) Blackwood started well, (Denesh) Ramdin got a start and the captain (Jason Holder) also got a start,” Bravo pointed out.
LONDON (AP) — Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Greek champion Olympiakos who has been investigated for match-fixing, has bought English club Nottingham Forest.Marinakis completed his purchase of the second-tier League Championship side in a consortium with fellow Greek businessman Sokratis Kominakis from Kuwaiti investors.Marinakis has denied any wrongdoing in the Greek match-fixing investigation linked to his ownership of Olympiakos that has won seven successive Greek titles.Marinakis told the BBC on Thursday “there is a last case remaining. There are about 80 persons involved. I can tell you again that I have nothing to do with it because I know very well what I have done and how I have achieved victories. Of course I cannot stop our opponents talking or bad-mouthing.”Forest says its new owners were not “liable to be disqualified under the test” by the English Football League after the suitability of directors was assessed.TweetPinShare0 Shares