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first_imgW Connection bow outPORT OF SPAIN, TrinidadW Connection bowed out of the CONCACAF Champions League at the Group stage here Tuesday night, after going down 1-0 to Santos Laguna of Mexico in a contest at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.Entering the game needing to win in order to remain alive in the competition, the hosts were felled by a second minute strike from Andres Renteria and never recovered.W Connection produced a sustained assault on Santos Laguna’s goal early in the second half as they searched for the equaliser but the visitors held firm to come away with the result.The victory took Santos top of Group A alongside Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica, also on six points. The two teams will clash on October 20 to determine the group winners.Bacher hails DalmiyaJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Affluent former South Africa Cricket administrator Ali Bacher has paid tribute to the late Jagmohan Dalmiya, praising him as the “ultimate Bengal tiger” and a “smart businessman”.Bacher, who served as managing director of South Africa Cricket and played an instrumental role in leading the country’s re-admission into international cricket, said Dalmiya had used his sharp business acumen to transform India into the financial powerhouses they had become.Dalmiya, the Indian Cricket Board president, died last Sunday night after being admitted to hospital three days prior complaining of chest pains.”I was very close to him in the early 1990s. I never met anybody who was so persistent in getting other administrators to support his point of view,” Bacher was quoted as saying.Ambrose for Dominica charity matchBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Fast bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose is the latest former West Indies cricketer to announce his involvement in an eagerly anticipated charity match in support of relief for water ravaged Dominica.Ambrose will line-up for the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s Celebrity XI against West Indies Cricket Board President’s Celebrity XI at Kensington Oval on Saturday.”When I retired from cricket, I said I would never play again – any form of cricket,” said Sir Curtly.”I came back to play a few games here and there and now. Now, I have been asked to represent the UWI Vice Chancellor’s Celebrity XI and I immediately agreed to participate in aid of such a worthy cause.”last_img read more