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Njisane sets new national record as T&T into semi-final at UCI World Cup

Trinidad and Tobago has qualified as 8th fastest at the UCI World Cup, becoming the first T&T tea, to ever qualify out of the first rounds.

T&T was the fastest team after the first two out of three laps, setting up a quick time and turning a lot of heads on the world stage.

Njisane’s Phillip set a national record of 17.540 which was the fastest time for all nations over the first 250 metres with young Nicholas Paul rolling in a quick 13.0 second lap.

Sport: Ronaldinho announces retirement from football

One of the most skillful footballers this world has ever seen, Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has announced his retirement from football.

37-year-old Ronaldinho was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad and won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona and won the Balon d'Or in 2005.

His brother and agent Roberto Assis confirmed the retirement on Tuesday and announced a series of tribute events.

Ronaldinho started his career with Gremio in Brazil before moving to Paris St-Germain in 2001.

Economic impact of 2017 CPL in T&T was US$23.6 million

The economic impact of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Trinidad and Tobago last year, amounted to US$23.6 million dollars (TT$158.2 million).

This was announced by the Hero CPL Chief Operations Officer, Pete Russell.

The event in 2017 ran from August 4th to September 9th and T&T hosted five preliminary round matches at the Queen’s Park Oval, as well as the finals week which took place at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

International researchers, SMG Insight considered organiser spend, visitor spend and media value to derive economic impact.

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