By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 31, 2018: Here are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, May 31, 2019:

Reggae Girlz
Face Brazil In First Test Of Women’s World Cup

The wait is almost up for the start of the 2019
Women’s World Cup and Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will have their first challenge of
the tourney as they take on Brazil on June 9th at Stade des Alpes,

They will then have to face Italy at Stade
Auguste-Delaune, Reims on June 14th and Australia on June 18th.
It will be a tough challenge for the team which is making its maiden appearance
at the Cup.

Especially in their last warm-up match before the
tourney, they lost to Scotland 2-3. However, the rising star for the team is
Konya Plummer, 21, who guided her side to an impressive third-place finish at
the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.


The West Indies will take on Pakistan in their 2019
World Cup opener at 5:30 a.m. EST time, Friday morning, May 30th.

On Thursday, Skipper Jason Holder said he was positive
 about the outcome of the game at Trent
Bridge on the heels of his team’s 91-run win over a formidable New Zealand side
in a warm-up game in which they scored a mammoth 421 runs.

“One thing I like coming into this tournament is
that every player is in a good frame of mind. Everybody is playing with a smile
on their face, and I think that’s how we play our best cricket,” said
Holder, captaining in his second World Cup.

“We’re fearless, we enjoy what we’re doing and we
enjoy one another’s company,” he added. “I can safely say within the group
we’ve got that.”

The live streaming of the West Indies vs Pakistan
World Cup 2019 match will be available on Hotstar.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has launched a
ground-breaking new live Match Centre on windiescricket.com with a host of
interactive features giving fans real time, ball-by-ball visualisations to
follow all the action.

The entire additional fixtures for the Windies World
Cup matches are as follows:

June 6 v Australia, Nottingham, 7.30pm AEST

June 10 v South Africa, Southampton, 7.30pm Australian

June 14 v England, Southampton, 7.30pm AEST

June 17 v Bangladesh, Taunton, 7.30pm AEST

June 22 v New Zealand, Manchester, 10.30pm AEST

June 27 v India, Manchester, 7.30pm AEST

July 1 v Sri Lanka, Durham, 7.30pm AEST

July 4 v Afghanistan, Leeds, 7.30pm AEST

The ICC’s list of official broadcasters is here.

Roots Player Part Of US U-20 Soccer Squad

Skilled Haitian-roots, Miami-born soccer player,Konrad de la Fuente, is part of the FIFA
U-20 World Cup squad looking to win for the USA this year in Poland. He was
part of the squad that powered past Nigeria 2-0 Monday night at the
Bielsko-Biala Stadium in Biesko-Biala, Poland.

Known simply as Konrad, he is a starting winger for
Barcelona’s U19 team and is making headlines in Europe. The 17-year-old is just
the second U.S. player invited to enroll at La Masia in the academy’s history.

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