Sir Vivian Richards to Coach Melbourne Stars

West Indies legend Vivian Richards

West Indies legend Viv Richards is set to team up with Shane Warne in the Australian Big Bash League.

The 60 year old Antiguan master has been approached by spin king Warne to coach the batsmen at Melbourne Stars, the Twenty20 team he captains.

The retired star, one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, will be in Australia commentating on a five-match one-day tour by West Indies in February, but could now fly Down Under for the start of the Big Bash League this December.

Richards has given Warne a verbal agreement with the Melbourne franchise and his representatives are now currently working out a deal.

In football;

Leading Jamaican accountant Leighton McKnight

Leading Jamaican accountant Leighton McKnight has been appointed to chair a newly created Audit and Compliance Committee of CONCACAF.

McKnight will lead a seven-member committee that also includes Richard Groden from Trinidad and Tobago, Bruke Blake from the Cayman islands and Bermuda’s Andrew Griffith.

The committee’s vice-president is Carlos Cordeiro from the United States while the other representatives come from Panama and Mexico.

Mc Knight said that he is deeply honoured and very excited to be invited to assist in improving corporate governance in CONCACAF.

A release from CONCACAF said the Committee’s primary charge is to confirm the accuracy of the body’s financial accounting as well as to examine its financial statements.

And in athletics;

Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is not sure whether he will try competing in the long jump, because he does not want to risk a serious injury that could keep him from defending his sprint titles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Jamaican said, he is still evaluating the possibility of taking on the long jump, but is concerned that his preparation for the event could make him more susceptible to knee injuries.

Bolt said that the plan is to compete in the long jump maybe before the Olympics, but he has talked to his coach a little bit and he has shown some concern about the fact that long jump can bring some problems to the knee.

He has been going back and forth about whether he will try competing in either the long jump or the 400 in Rio.

© 2012 SAT Telecommunications Ltd.

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