Adams quits as Kent coach – Departure fuels speculation re Windies coaching job

first_img POPULAR FIGURE In his time at Kent, Adams became a popular figure and club chairman, George Kennedy, hailed the former Test batsman’s contribution. “We thank Jimmy for his fine service of the club and wish him all the best for the future,” Kennedy said. “His commitment to developing Kentish cricket talent is shown by the core of homegrown players now at the heart of our professional squad.” Adams led West Indies in 15 Tests, winning four, losing eight and drawing three. As a left-hander, he made 3,012 runs at an average of 41, with six hundreds. LONDON (CMC): Jamaican Jimmy Adams has quit as head coach of English County Kent after five years in charge, further fuelling speculation he will take over the vacant role as West Indies head coach. Only last month, the 48-year-old former West Indies captain was linked to the post after Trinidadian Phil Simmons was suddenly sacked by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), on the eve of the ongoing tour of Pakistan. Simmons spent a turbulent 18 months in charge of the Caribbean side, during which time he oversaw the capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India last April. Adams, who played 54 Tests for West Indies between 1992 and 2001, took over the reins at Kent ahead of the 2012 season and led them to a third place finish in Division Two that year. He enjoyed perhaps his best season in the south-east in the recently concluded campaign when Kent finished second, narrowly missing out promotion. “I’ve enjoyed my time at Kent, which has been a great learning experience for me. I wanted to be involved in a club that was seeking to grow, and I am fortunate to have found that here at Kent over the past five seasons,” Adams said. “It’s been a delight being involved with all our players as they have developed during the period, and especially watching the younger players who have made the step up to first class level.” He continued: “Working with the club to develop a stronger support team to back up our players has also been a highlight for me. “I’m extremely grateful for the members and supporters who have consistently backed me, the team and the club’s overall vision.”last_img read more

Police warn of lottery scam

first_imgIn the crimes, con artists approach victims claiming to have a winning lottery ticket and asking for help cashing it because they are undocumented. They offer a portion of the winnings if the victim hands over some “good faith” money to show they can be trusted. The con artists have preyed on elderly, Spanish-speaking victims, all of whom were approached on the street. “Some people have given them thousands,” Los Angeles police Detective Brenda Cureton said. “It’s sad.” The crime typically begins with a con artist telling a stranger they have won about $25,000 in the lottery. The con artist calls an unidentified person on a speakerphone and asks that person if they have the winning ticket. The person verifies the winning ticket and says he needs a legal resident to claim the money. WILMINGTON: At least four have been swindled after offering to help redeem a winning ticket. By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER Police on Friday warned Wilmington residents about con artists who have bilked at least four victims out of thousands of dollars in a lottery scam. “They tell them they will give them 10 percent of what the winning ticket is, but they have to put a certain amount of money in for the victim to be trusted,” Cureton said. Victims go to their banks and withdraw thousands of dollars, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. One victim charged $3,000 to her credit card. Once they have the money, the con artists ask the victims to run an errand for them. When the victims get out of their car, the con artists drive away with their money. The suspects have worked in pairs of males or a man and a woman. In one crime, they drove a newer model, gray, four-door Toyota. They also used a tan sport utility vehicle and a light-colored Plymouth Voyager minivan. Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Los Angeles Harbor Division Detective Wusbaldo Batres at 310-522-2028, or 877-LAWFULL (529-3855). larry.altman@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more