Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Jong Uichico will call the shots for Gilas Pilipinas in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur late next month, and knowing the country’s history, the multi-titled coach knows that there is pressure to deliver.“It’s the gold (medal) that matters,” Uichico said on Saturday while munching on a candy bar, moments before Gilas was to play its penultimate game in the Jones Cup Invitational here. “They (other countries) will surely be sending strong teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor completes community service for pre-fight fracas LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur In Kuala Lumpur, Uichico will have Christian Standhardinger and young members of the Cadet program that counts amateur Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras.Baser Amer, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, Kevin Ferrer, Carl Cruz, Almond Vosotros and Troy Rosario are the other members of the team.The Philippines failed to win the gold medal just once, in 1989, also in Malaysia, interestingly enough.“We’ll give them a few days (off) after this tournament before going to work,” Uichico, who won the 2013 gold in Palembang, said.Jimmy Alapag, the Gilas shooting legend, will be Uichico’s assistant in Kuala Lumpur and Chot Reyes and son Josh will be calling the shots for the PBA superstars-composed National Five that will play in the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon the week before.ADVERTISEMENT Uichico feels that, while the Philippines sends its best teams in bigger regional events like the Asian Games and the Asian Championship, the country’s foes in Kuala Lumpur are concentrated on unseating the Filipinos for the longest time as kings of Southeast Asia.“Those countries believe that the SEAG is the tournament they have to concentrate on,” he said. “We sent our best team to the SEABA (Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship, the qualifier for the Fiba Asia) and I don’t think they (opponents) did.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Gilas was made up of multimillionaire PBA stars in the SEABA and it was reinforced by naturalized center Andray Blatche as the country didn’t take anything to chance.The result was a bamboozling of the field many thought to be overkill. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments
The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) last weekend wrapped up their one-day Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh Coaching Programme for spin bowlers from the Ancient County.More than 50 potential spinners hailing from Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, Albion, Port Mourant, Rose Hall Canje, Upper Corentyne, Kendall’s Union, Blairmont, Tucber Park and Number 73 attended the clinic facilitated by veteran Level Three Coach Winston Smith.Attendees pose for a photo following the Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh/BCB spin bowling clinicSmith honed in on the importance of spin bowling, targeting the various biomechanics of the trade which gave the attendees, including national youth player Kevin Sinclair, Keith Simpson, Seon Glasgow, and Jonathan Rampersaud, a wider base of knowledge.Following the successful exercise, the Coach hailed the respective clubs for continuing their drive to help produce more stars from the county, while thanking them for working closely with the BCB.The spin clinic was another drive by the BCB to ensure their players are well-rounded and properly prepared for cricket. The programme is set to culminate with a batting clinic in the New Amsterdam and West Berbice areas. Meanwhile, the BCB expressed gratitude to Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh for throwing his support behind the successful event.