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Law: WI were let down by fielding


first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):New West Indies head coach Stuart Law has lamented his side’s effort in the field in Friday’s opening One-Day International (ODI) against England.Leading the Caribbean side for the first time since his appointment last month, the Australian watched as they succumbed by 45 runs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium after failing to overhaul a challenging 297.But while praising both the batting and bowling efforts, Law said the Windies had let themselves down in the field. Captain Eoin Morgan was let off twice during his top score of 107, while Jason Roy (13) was also put down early on.”One thing we showed, we did show good fight. It didn’t all go our way in the field, but I thought we stuck to our tasks,” Law noted.”We probably lost it a bit in the last 10 overs. We lost a bit of focus in the field. A couple of very important catches went down and it just goes to show that catches do win matches, and they dropped two of the best players going around. You can’t afford to do that.”Law was quick to reiterate the value of the missed chances in the field while also ruing the fact neither Mohammed nor Carter went on to three figures.LAPSES IN THE FIELD”They all bowled reasonably OK. It wasn’t so much the bowling; it was more so the couple of lapses in the field,” Law pointed out.”And then, with the bat, Jason Mohammed played beautifully for his 70 and Jonathan Carter again for his fifty, so it would have been nice if one of those two had gone on to get a big score.”West Indies take on England in the second ODI today at the same venue, and Law said he was hoping his side could make the necessary adjustments.last_img read more


Mourinho to Man United latest including salary, image rights and transfers


first_img 2 Jose Mourinho to Manchester United – it is now surely a case of when rather than if.The Portuguese boss is set to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, less than a week after the club’s first FA Cup success since 2004. The 53-year-old and agent Jorge Mendes are in negotiations with the Red Devils and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, so what is the latest? Here, talkSPORT has the info…Terms agreedAccording to Sky Sports, Mourinho and Mendes have agreed terms with Woodward, successfully negotiating contract length and salary for the former Chelsea boss.Image rightsThe main issue so far has been agreeing terms on image rights and the two parties are set to meet in London on Wednesday to iron out the finer details. The contract cannot be signed before these issues are resolved and some of these include Mourinho’s deal with Jaguar – United’s shirt sponsor is car manufacturer Chevrolet – and the fact the two parties have different watch partners. Other existing commercial deals, however, such as Adidas, the sportswear giant with a 10-year kit deal with United, has Mourinho as a global ambassador.According to the Independent, Chelsea still own the rights to Mourinho’s name and that ownership will expire in 2025. That news has complicated the deal slightly, but is unlikely to lead to a breakdown in negotiations. TransfersDuring Tuesday’s discussions, Mourinho was keen to get assurances on player recruitment and the Red Devils’ transfer strategy, the London Evening Standard reports.Their previous attempts to sign players has reportedly been delayed while they get the go-ahead from their owners in America and the Portuguese wants a similar level of backing in transfers Sir Alex Ferguson was given. 2 Jose Mourinho outside his London home on Tuesday Rui FariaMourinho’s right-hand man, Faria has been his assistant at Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid and he is set to follow him to Old Trafford. The 40-year-old was seen with Mourinho outside his London home in Monday, fuelling speculation they will team up once again. What next for Ryan Giggs? The Welshman is contracted at Old Trafford, but where will he fit in Mourinho’s plans if he wants Faria as his number two? That is a question that may also pop up towards the end of negotiations. READ MORE: Paul Scholes calls for Ryan Giggs to STAY at Manchester United under Jose Mourinholast_img read more