The United States of America cricket team will play two matches against Hero Caribbean Premier League sides in the lead up to the tournament hosting four games in Lauderhill, Florida on August 5thand 6th.Matches at Central Broward Regional Stadium The practice matches will take place at the Central Broward Regional Stadium. The first game will see Team USA play the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at 10 am on August 2nd. The second will see the USA take on the Jamaica Tallawahs at 10 am on August 3rd.The Hero CPL sides feature some of the biggest names in cricket with the Tallawahs having the likes of Kumar Sangakkara and Shakib al Hasan in their squad and the Patriots have the talents of Chris Gayle, Ben Cutting and Samuel Badree at their disposal.Great opportunity for Team USA USA Chairman of Selectors, Ricardo Powell said: “These matches are a great opportunity for Team USA to compete against some of the best in the world. Initiatives such as these are of critical importance for the development of our playing group and we are grateful to the CPL, St. Kitts Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs for arranging these practice matches in the lead up to the USA-leg of the tournament.”Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said: “The Hero CPL is firmly committed to spreading the game of cricket in the USA and these matches are just another example of this. We see so much potential for growth of cricket in the USA and we want to make sure we are doing all we can to help that cause.”The Team USA squad is as follows:Fahad BabarSyed AbdullahRoy SilvaDavion DavidsonNisarg PatelMrunal PatelCamilus AlexanderJaskaran MalhotraElmore HutchinsonJasdeep SinghNosthush KenjigeMuhammad GhousUsman RafiqJapen Patel
Herro wrote, in part, on Facebook: “Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family. … Thank you for believing in me.”The cause of death wasn’t immediately clear.WWE tweeted a statement Tuesday morning saying it was “saddened to learn that King Kong Bundy has passed away.”WWE is saddened to learn that King Kong Bundy has passed away.https://t.co/SNrSunQYeQ— WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2019Listed at 6-4, 458 pounds and jokingly known as “the walking condominium,” he made his WWF debut in 1981, wrestling under the name Chris Canyon.He was best known, after changing his ring name to King Kong Bundy, for an iconic steel cage match he lost to Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 2 in 1986.It was during that era Bundy wrestled with or against opponents who were a who’s who of one of the sport’s golden eras, including Hogan, Andre the Giant, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and The Undertaker. Former professional wrestler King Kong Bundy, a WrestleMania star in the 1980s, died Monday, promoter and longtime friend David Herro said in a Facebook post overnight.Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Alan Pallies, was 61. Hogan tweeted Monday: “Overwhelmed by King Kong Bundy’s passing, only great memories. RIP big man until we meet again.”Overwhelmed by King Kong Bundy’s passing, only great memories,R.I.P. big man until we meet again. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 5, 2019Another semi-retired WWF wrestler, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake referred to Bundy as “a kind soul.”Although he had been semi-retired since 1995, he was planning to appear next month at WrestleCon in New York City, according to The Associated Press.
He could also be picked up on waivers by another club.Harvey used to be one of the best pitchers in baseball as he made an All-Star team in 2013 and was pivotal to the Mets’ run to the World Series in 2015.But injuries and poor performance derailed his career and now he waits to see where his baseball life will continue. The Matt Harvey era in Los Angeles was short-lived.The Angels announced Friday they have designated the 30-year-old for assignment. MLB rumors: Phillies land lefty Drew Smyly MLB trade rumors: Twins eyeing Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, other arms, report says The #Angels have made the following transactions:RHP Jake Jewell was optioned to Salt Lake following last night’s game.RHP Jaime Barria – Recalled from Salt Lake1B/LHP Jared Walsh – Recalled from Salt LakeRHP Matt Harvey – Designated for Assignment— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) July 19, 2019Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts with the Angels this year.He signed a one-year, $11 million deal with Los Angeles before the season as the team hoped to recapture some of his magic from his days with the Mets. Related News He started off well allowing two earned runs in six innings of his first start but it was all downhill from there.He gave up eight runs in his next appearance and delivered just one more quality start in his next 11 outings while missing all of June with an upper-back strain.The Angels now have 10 days to find a team to trade Harvey to or he will be given his outright release if he does not decide to continue at the Triple-A level which is highly unlikely. MLB trade rumors: Prospects Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Braves should move but don’t want to