Press Association The Hammers are due to become anchor tenants at the stadium in 2016 but Hearn claims that is “not a done deal” because of his ongoing judicial review and legal action against the Premier League. Hearn wants his club to be able to ground-share with West Ham and use just the lower tier for Orient’s matches. Hearn, giving evidence to the House of Lords committee on Olympic and Paralympic legacy on Wednesday, said: “This is not a done deal. West Ham have an agreement but I have a judicial review outstanding and litigation with the Premier League that West Ham even moving would be a breach of Premier League rules. Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn has claimed West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium has been so underwritten by public money that it is “state sponsorship beyond my wildest dreams”. “We have ended up in situation where we have gifted £500million of tax-payers’ money to a Premier League club that has a turnover of more than £100million. It’s a wonderful gift but if I was an Arsenal fan I would wonder why we bothered paying to build a new stadium. “This is state sponsorship beyond my wildest dreams. In effect it’s rent free as they have ability to develop Upton Park.” West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady insisted that the club was not getting the stadium on the cheap and that the deal was good value to the tax-payer. Brady was asked to respond to a claim by former sports minister Richard Caborn that West Ham was getting the £600million stadium for just £15million plus £2million a year rent with the tax payer picking up the tab. Brady defended the deal however, saying: “The alternative scenario does not bear thinking about. “West Ham is not getting a free stadium. The stadium was built for the Olympics and what are we going to do with it? Across the world stadiums that are not used, die. “Without anchor tenants the cost would be huge to the tax payer.” She added that West Ham would generate “many hundreds of millions of pounds” over its 100-year lease. Brady also revealed the Hammers will have to pay off all their bank debt – around half their £70million total debt – before their move to the Olympic Stadium.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Kyle Mayers’ maiden List A hundred proved the difference as Barbados Pride halted Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ unbeaten streak by handing the Group A hosts a 32-run defeat here Wednesday night.Opting to bat first at Warner Park, Pride finished on 255 all out from their 50 overs, with the left-hander stroking 113 off 110 balls.In his first campaign in several years for his native franchise, following several seasons with Windward Islands Volcanoes, Mayers hit nine fours and eight sixes in an enterprising knock.Wicketkeeper Tevyn Walcott chipped in with 39 and captain Jonathan Carter got 34, in an otherwise patchy batting display by Pride.Fast bowler Sheno Berridge claimed four for 38 while left-arm spinner Jason Campbell picked up three for 30, giving Hurricanes the early advantage in the day/night fixture before also ensuring a strong finish to the innings.In reply, Devon Thomas sustained his great form with exactly 50 off 85 deliveries but other than Terrance Ward’s 41 at number seven and opener Kieran Powell’s 30, Hurricanes failed to mount a coherent run chase and were dismissed for 223 in the 48th over.They were undermined by left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop (3-31) and off-spinner Ashley Nurse (3-46) who finished with three wickets apiece.Hurricanes were still in the hunt at 179 for five but then lost their last five wickets for 44 runs off the last 61 balls of the innings.It was Mayers, however, who took the spotlight inside the first 50 overs of the game, producing a high-quality knock, to twice pull Pride out of trouble.They were first slumping at 36 for three in the 12th over following two strikes from Berridge, before Mayers put on 44 for the fourth wicket with Carter, whose 47-ball knock contained three fours and a six.When Campbell bowled Carter and then trapped Roshon Primus lbw without scoring in the 25th over to leave Pride tottering on 80 for five, Mayers paired with Walcott in a 117-run stand to once again rescue the innings.The 27-year-old was measured in his first fifty, requiring 69 balls for the landmark but raised the tempo to reach three figures off only a further 37 deliveries, by smashing left-arm spinner Yannick Leonard for a straight six in the 45th over.He was eighth out in the next over, caught on the ropes at backward point off Berridge looking for quick runs.Left-hander Powell then struck five fours in a 45-ball knock as Hurricanes reached 50 for one in the 12th over. When Powell smashed a wide ball from Nurse to Leniko Boucher at cover point, Hurricanes lost a cluster of wickets to be 112 for five in the 26th over.Thomas, who punched four fours and Ward, whose 46-ball knock also contained four boundaries, added 67 for the sixth wicket; but once the stand was broken, the last five wickets went down in another cluster. Left-hander Kyle Mayers scored his maiden domestic 50-over hundred. Caption: