PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Former West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) president Dinanath Ramnarine has come under fire for criticising the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board’s (TTCB) position on the sacking of Denesh Ramdin as captain of the West Indies Cricket team. TTCB president Azim Bassarath and former Trinidad and Tobago Red Force manager Manohar Ramsaran have both blasted Ramnarine after he told the Daily Express that he was confused by TTCB’s stance on Ramdin’s removal. Ramdin was axed as Test captain after just 15 months in charge and replaced by one-day skipper Jason Holder ahead of their tour of Sri Lanka. “It is unethical and highly irresponsible to be a member of an organisation and run to the media and air your views when there are processes within the organisation to have your complaints and concerns properly addressed,” said Ramsaran who also suggested that Ramnarine should have tendered his resignation before going public with his baseless comments. “It was under his watch that regional cricket was made a laughing stock and while he advocated a militant approach to resolving players’ issues, the fortunes of the team hit rock bottom and are yet to recover”. Ramnarine is an ordinary board member of the TTCB. He was replaced last year as WIPA president by Jamaican Wavell Hinds.
3 Jurgen Klopp was not a happy man after the 2-0 defeat in Belgrade Roberto Firmino has not scored a league goal since September A win would temporarily return Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table with Manchester City and Chelsea kicking off later.Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is under increasing pressure following six successive league defeats. A heavy loss at Anfield could spell the end for the Serb.And Liverpool’s potent front three Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will fancy their chances against the league’s leakiest defence. Slavisa Jokanovic is fighting to save his job Liverpool host an embattled Fulham side on Sunday as they attempt to bounce back from their shock Champions League loss to Red Star Belgrade.Both sides come into the game off the back of poor results – the Reds were below par in Serbia, while Fulham lost to relegation rivals Huddersfield. 3 3 What the managers are sayingJurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “I would be really an idiot – a few people think I am but not that much – if I would talk about any goal difference before that game.“This is a really strange situation for Fulham, I can really imagine how they feel. Their football is good, a lot of things are really good, they caused City a lot of problems (in a 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat).“You will never score a goal against a team like Fulham with the quality Fulham have only because you go to win the game with the wrong attitude and think about scoring, scoring, scoring. This game is a big challenge for all of us.”Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham): “Liverpool are coming off a defeat and they are hurt, but we are more than triple hurt than they are. We must put in triple effort and I expect my people are going to fight to make our supporters proud. “Liverpool are a really dangerous team with important offensive weapons, we must show more ambition and be brave. If you are scared and play like kids then it’s not easy.”Confirmed line-upsLiverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Shaqiri, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, ManeFulham: Sergio Rico, Christie, Mawson, Odoi, Chambers, Le Marchand, Schurrle, Zambo, Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon, Mitrovic