Friday, 30 August 2013

THE BUZZ REPORT: News and notes featuring Sir Patrick Allen, LIME/ISSA schoolboy football, and Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle's Time Out
After recently leading the Jamaica Tallawahs to victory against Guyana's Amazon Warriors in the final of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Chris Gayle, unsurprisingly, has rest and relaxation on the mind. "It's been quite a lot, and I am really happy that it is over now. No more cricket for the next three months," says the star Jamaican batsman, who has just announced as captain of the CPL's all-star 12-man squad. "It's been a long road, and I am very tired."

For Queen and Country
Already the holder of a Knight Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, presented to him by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 2009, Jamaica's Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen is set to receive his second knighthood next month, when he will be invested as a Knight of Grace in the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. Professor Anthony Mellows, representing the queen, will officiate at the ceremony to be held at King's House on Monday, September 2.

On the Ball
Telecomms giants LIME, title sponsors, of the ISSA schoolboy football season, have invested $150 million into this year's competitions, which kicks off September 7. Split into 15 zones, some 85 rural-area schools will compete for top honours in the DaCosta Cup while 42 schools (in seven groups) will do battle for supremacy in the Manning Cup.

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