Palmer to lead Ja Scorpions

first_imgPaul Palmer Jr has been named to lead the Jamaica Scorpions in this year’s WICB Four-Day Professional League.The 23-year-old former Under-19 skipper replaces long-time captain Tamar Lambert.Palmer Jr a left-hand opening batsman, who is yet to represent Jamaica at the senior regional level, has represented the Combined Campuses and Colleges and the UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI in two first-class and two one-day matches.There was no place for the 34-year-old Lambert in the13-man squad for their opening fixture against Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval on November 6.The squad, which was announced yesterday at the end of the sixth and final trial match at Sabina Park, also includes Barbados batsman Kirk Edwards, who was drafted earlier thisseason.Meanwhile, rain brought a premature end to the sixth trial match yesterday.Resuming on six without loss in chase of 310 for victory, John Campbell’s XI closed on 168 for six against Palmer’s XI. Opener Campbell made 31 while leg-spinner, Damion Jacobs claimed three for 19 for Palmer’s XI.Jamaica Scorpions squad: Paul Palmer Jr (captain), John Campbell, Brandon King, Kirk Edwards, Chadwick Walton, Andre McCarthy, Carlton Baugh Jr, David Bernard Jr, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Marquino Mindley, Jason Dawes and Nicholson Gordon.last_img read more

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse wants to come out of retirement

first_img Djibril Cisse went under the knife for a hip problem last year 1 Former Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse wants to come out of retirement.The Frenchman hung up his boots in October last year after suffering with a hip problem.?But, after going under the knife, the 34-year-old has now revealed that he may make a shock return to football.“If I want to make it back onto the pitch? That is not a rumour, I have never hidden that desire,” Cisse told BeIN Sports.“I had to stop because of a hip problem, I never stopped because I no longer had the desire to play or because I was bored of football, I stopped because of medical reasons.“Today, those reasons no longer exist, I have received the green light from the surgeon. After my operation, things went very well, after one week I started running again.”last_img read more