first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):Regional players union West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has hailed Shiv Chanderpaul as a “consummate professional” who made a “priceless” contribution to the sport.The West Indies Cricket Board announced Friday that the 41-year-old Chanderpaul had called time on his 22-year international career after he wrote to indicate he would no longer be available for selection.WIPA president and chief executive, Wavell Hinds, said he had been fortunate enough to play with Chanderpaul throughout his career and had seen his qualities up close.PRICELESS CONTRIBUTION”As a fan, to witness him play was to see a player of grit and determination. Having the honour of playing alongside him, I certainly saw a consummate professional who gave his all for West Indies cricket,” said Hinds, a former Windies player.”Shiv’s contribution to the game has been priceless and we wish him the utmost success in his future endeavours.”Chanderpaul played a record 164 Tests, piling up 11,867 runs with an average of 51 to be second on the all-time West Indies run-scorers list behind Brian Lara with 11 953 runs.He also managed 30 hundreds.Chanderpaul also played in 268 ODI matches, scoring 8,778 runs with an average of 41.60.He was axed last May ahead of Australia’s tour of the Caribbean, following a run of low scores in three Test series against South Africa and England.last_img read more

first_imgDetectives investigating the murder of teenager Arlene Arkinson who disappeared after a night out in Co Donegal almost 20 years ago have started new searches for her body.A team of officers using specialist PSNI search dogs are conducting searches at a number of locations in Co Tyrone, police said today.The Castlederg teenager went missing after a night out in Bundoran in 1994. Chief suspect and convicted child killer, Robert Howard, who was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005, was seen with her before she died.The jury in the case wasn’t told of his previous convictions.A PSNI spokesman said the resumed operation had the “twin objectives of recovering the schoolgirl’s remains and progressing the investigation”.“The sites to be covered in this phase of the search strategy have links to the overall investigation into Arlene’s disappearance and murder,” police said in a statement. “Searches will continue to be conducted on a planned roll-out, depending on weather conditions, availability of resources and operational commitments.”Detectives from the serious crime branch have been in contact with Arlene’s family to keep them updated.  ARLENE: NEW SEARCHES UNDER WAY TO FIND HER BODY was last modified: March 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ARELENE ARKIArlene ArkinsonARLENE: NEW SEARCHES UNDER WAY TO FIND HER BODYbundoranlast_img read more