More money for Tests could bring back stars, says Holder

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies captain Jason Holder believes parity in earnings will motivate players to focus more on international cricket instead of solely on the lucrative Twenty20 format.Holder was responding to claims by England star Kevin Pietersen that the game’s biggest stars, especially those from West Indies, were being lost to international cricket because of the lure of T20s.Pietersen, a former Test star who now peddles his talents on the T20 circuit, said that the International Cricket Council needed to intervene to ensure that there were competitive financial incentives available to players in international cricket.”I think it’s possibly a way to keep [Test cricket] alive. Obviously, we’re in a situation where the money isn’t great for us at the moment, and we’ve been in numerous battles for that, but that’s beyond our control at this present time,” Holder told reporters yesterday.”At the end of the day, hopefully, somewhere along the line we can have an increase in pay and be paid a little bit better than at the moment.”Pietersen was echoing sentiments similar to those of West Indies’ chief selector Clive Lloyd, who said on Friday that the money on offer on the global T20 circuit had resulted in several Caribbean players opting out of Test cricket.West Indies players like Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, and AndrÈ Russell are all campaigning in the Big Bash League, while an inexperienced Caribbean side has been locked in a three-Test series with Australia.Holder said priority needed to be placed on international cricket and believed players would take this option once there was some balance, financially, with T20s.”I think we need to strike a balance, and I’m not knocking T20 cricket because I love T20 cricket myself, but we just need to find a way where the country comes first and then we are flexible in terms of allowing people to make money outside of international cricket,” the 24-year-old said.”I don’t think we should be playing hardball and deny people from going and playing, but there has to be a situation where we make international cricket our first priority. I think once we get to that stage, the players will buy in.”last_img read more

Trusting nature of victim may have led to his slaying

first_imgLabbe said Tryon’s past had no connection to his killing, noting that the incident followed a heated argument. “(Tryon) was a victim who was brutally attacked,” Labbe said. Sheriff’s officials initially reported he had been shot. Shelton Tryon said he and Carlton had repeatedly cautioned their son about choosing his friends more carefully. Tryon wrote a poem to his mother in August from Delano State Prison, in which he expressed his idealism, and seemed to foreshadow his death. “… If you are successful you will win some false friends &some true enemies, Succeed anyway,” Tryon wrote. “If you are honest & righteous people may cheat you, but Be honest and Righteous anyway. “… Don’t you see Ma Ma, in the FINAL Analysis … the final end … It is between You and GOD, It was NEVER between you and them anyway.” (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tryon left five children – four girls and one boy – who live in California City. He comes from an athletic family. His younger brother, Justin Tryon, is junior cornerback at Arizona State University who played at College of the Canyons. His twin brothers, Jarrod and Jarret, played as sophomores on the football team at Taft High in Woodland Hills. Jermaine Tryon was accomplished track runner at Muir High of Pasadena. He competed in the Junior Olympics twice for the San Fernando Valley-based West Valley Eagles. “He was a very easygoing, likeable person,” his father, Shelton Tryon, said. “If you were a good person, he was your friend and if you were a bad person, he was still your friend.” Jermaine Tryon was trying to get his life back on course after serving more than a year in state prison for visiting his children in violation of a restraining order against him, his mother, Johanna Carlton, said. LANCASTER – Jermaine Tryon was an amicable man with a trusting nature, who was trying to get beyond a troubled past. That’s how Tryon’s parents described their slain son on Tuesday, two days after the 25-year-old was stabbed to death in a parking lot near a Lancaster nightclub by a man sheriff’s investigators said was his friend. The grieving parents now believe their son’s propensity to see the good in people – even those who might not have the best intentions – led to his death. The only suspect in the killing, 22-year-old Michael King of Lancaster, remained at-large. King is an active member of a South Los Angeles-based criminal street gang with a significant criminal history, sheriff’s homicide detective Ty Labbe said. “He’s considered an armed and dangerous parolee,” Labbe said. last_img read more