Chris Gayle returns jersey to West Indies squad for one-day

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Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the US Open as she is Erik Gustafsson Youth Jersey not allowed to take her baby son out of California amid a custody battle with her former partner.The 28-year-old Belarusian returned to action in June, after the birth of her son Leo last December, and had been hopeful that legal arrangements could be worked out to allow her to compete in the grand slam in New York.“I am sadly unable to compete in this year’s US Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through,” the former world No1, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2012 and 2013, said.
“While I will dearly miss being in New York and playing in one of my favourite tournaments where I have enjoyed some of the best moments in my career, I am already looking forward to being back next year.“Due to the custody battle, Azarenka is unwilling to leave her son behind in California, where she has a home and where her child was born.In an open letter posted on social media last week, Azarenka said no one should ever have to decide between a child and their career. She also said the only way she could play in the US Open is if she left her child behind in California, which she was not willing to do.Since returning to action, Azarenka has reached the last 16 at the Mallorca Open in June and Wimbledon. Her withdrawal has opened up a place for Japan’s Misa Eguchi in the main draw at the year’s final grand slam.Cambridge United’s most famous fan Max Rushden is joined today by Paolo Bandini, Jacob Steinberg and, making his pod debut, Ed Aarons.
First port of call is the weekend’s action – the pod discusses the Wembley pitch, Arsène Wenger having a rare referee-related moan and Manchester United’s sparkling early-season form.We take a look at the best and worst performers in the Football League, not forgetting to prematurely crown Cardiff the winners of the Championship after their 2-1 victory over favourites Wolves.Next we speak to Sid about the big three in Spain, and the deals which may or may not yet be struck, and Paolo gives us his rundown of the Serie A opening weekend, not forgetting to round Shayne Gostisbehere Youth Jersey up all of the other major action on the continent.
And finally we look at the German winger who all but ended his season just eight minutes in, while celebrating his goal, and when booking a local hotel on an away trip could leave you all at sea.The Tennis Integrity Unit has confirmed it is investigating the ATP Tour match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Thiago Monteiro on Sunday after several bookmakers suspended their markets in response to suspicious betting patterns.Monteiro, who is ranked 114 in the world, took only 55 minutes to win the first-round match at the Winston-Salem Open 6-3, 6-3 in a match where Dolgopolov failed to create a single break point. In the hours leading up to the match large amounts of money had been placed on Monteiro that resulted in a dramatic shift in the available odds.
That led several leading bookmakers to stop taking bets. A statement from the TIU on Monday confirmed it is investigating allegations of potential match-fixing.“The TIU was made aware of concerns over betting patterns during the match,” a spokesperson told the Times.“As with all match alerts, the TIU will assess, make a judgment and take appropriate action on the information received through its co-operative agreements with betting operators.”
The Ukrainian Dolgopolov, who is ranked 63 in the world, was once in the top 20 and reached the second round at the Cincinnati Masters last week, where he was beaten by Nick Kyrgios.“I can confirm we suspended the match [betting] due to the suspicious moves in prices pre-match,” said a spokesperson for Ladbrokes. “This was flagged to relevant authorities right away.”Last October the TIU said it was examining whether a match at Wimbledon in 2016 had been fixed. They also investigated allegations of unusual betting patterns in a match at the 2016 US Open.Chris Gayle is set to play his first one-day international in more than two years after being included in a 15-man West Indies squad to take on Ireland and England next month.Gayle last played an ODI in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final but returned for West Indies in a Twenty20 against India last month following an improvement in player and board relations.The big-hitting 37-year-old opener and all-rounder Marlon Samuels have both been named in a squad which will be led by Jason Holder - but Sunil Narine and Darren and Dwayne Bravo remain absent.“The panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who will both add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team,” the chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne said.“Both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo have declined to be considered for ODIs in England. Narine has however confirmed his desire to play 50-over cricket again but has asked to play in our Regional Super50 before he is considered and Darren said he was not available for selection. Dwayne Bravo said he is still not 100% fit, but is looking at a possible return to international cricket next year.


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