Bravo backs Sammy

first_imgDELHI, India (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has spoken out in support of West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy, who faces possible disciplinary action for publicly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the regional team won the T20 World Cup in India on Sunday.Bravo says he and the rest of the champion West Indies T20 side are in full support of Sammy, who hit out at the WICB for its lack of support to the players.”The most unprofessional board”In an exclusive Skype interview from India with Trinidad and Tobago’s CNC3 television yesterday, Bravo described the WICB as “the most unprofessional board” in the world.”The players feel hurt, and the time has come where we cannot take it anymore, and someone needs to put a stop to it because the cricket is being run by people who do not have the interest of West Indies cricket at heart,” Bravo said.Sammy faces possible disciplinary action after a statement from the WICB described his comments as “inappropriate” and promised an investigation.”I was not surprised by Sammy’s speech. I think we had enough as players. A lot of people don’t understand what we go through as players dealing with our board,” said Bravo.”It is the most unprofessional board in the world, and I think Sammy spoke from his heart.”last_img read more

Greater Houston Vehicle Sales Remain Low Expected To Pick Up In Mid2017

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:15 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Pexels.comGreater Houston auto dealers sold 22,660 new vehicles in November.Greater Houston auto dealers sold 22,660 new vehicles last month, a drop of 7.6 percent from a year ago and 10.2 percent from October.Steve McDowell, who publishes TexAuto Facts for InfoNation in Sugar Land, said vehicle sales are still in a valley that started 14 months ago.“And I believe we’re going to stay there for probably another six months or so. I don’t see us making any significant move up and I don’t see us falling off the cliff.”What’s tricky is that thanks to stabilizing oil prices, Houston’s economy is improving, which should be good news for sales. But of course, it also means gas will become more expensive and that usually has a negative effect on the auto industry.Given the choice, McDowell would rather take higher gas prices.“As more people are employed and wages go up, even the people who already have a job, it improves their confidence,” he said. “They feel more confident about making a big ticket purchase.”When you drill down a bit, the figures show that retail sales of vehicles are actually little changed from a year ago.But it’s the fleet sales of vehicles to companies that dropped and pulled down the overall numbers.  Share Xlast_img read more