Jason Holder most impressive West Indies captain since Sir Viv Richards, says Michael Atherton

MICHAEL ATHERTON”He took the job on at 23, which is an absurdly young age. I captained at 25 and thought that was very young. It is a steep learning curve when you are very young and particularly captaining the West Indies who have been at a low ebb with politics between players and administrators.

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Along with giving you some nice new photos of One Direction looking brooding, and some nice new pictures of Miranda Kerr looking booby, we’ve got something else for you.

Poll: Vote for NASCAR’s greatest driver

Behind every great driver is a crew chief calling the shots. NASCAR.com’s poll saw Rodney Childers, who works with Kevin Harvick, voted best crew chief with 63% of the vote. Second place, Chris Gabehart (Denny Hamlin’s crew chief), received 16%.

IMSA driver Earl Bamber to compete in Xfinity race on Daytona road course

“It’s extremely special for KCMG to be aligned with Earl Bamber and Tyler Reddick this year,” Richard Childress said in a press release. “These two up-and-coming drivers have shown talent and promise. I’ve been watching Earl for a number of years, and I’m pleased to have him join RCR’s strong NASCAR Xfinity Series program.”

TikTok Ban? Creators and Fans Are Big Mad

“A lot of the newer talent I work with began their career on TikTok and it has been the foundation for everything they know today,” said Keith Dorsey, another talent manager. “They are concerned, worried and somewhat freaked out. One of them actually planned on quitting his job tomorrow to take his TikTok career to […]

One year after mass shooting, frustration in Ohio city

Reducing gun violence has been among the projects Green has taken on. He helped organize a “No More Silence End Gun Violence” rally recently in his native Springfield, Ohio. He’s formed the Fudge Foundation — Flourishing Under Duress Giving Encouragement — to provide support and connections for survivors of violence and trauma.

Monday briefing: ‘Shroud of secrecy’ fuelled bad Covid-19 decisions

Labour donations – The leader of Unite, Len McCluskey, has been praised by left-leaning Labour MPs for ordering a review of the union’s political donations after Keir Starmer’s decision to pay damages to former staff turned antisemitism whistleblowers. Ian Lavery, the party chair under Jeremy Corbyn, is one of three former shadow ministers who have […]

Huddersfield MP apologises for alleged anti-Semitic tweet

A spokesperson for the group said: “Barry Sheerman’s first reaction on hearing that two prominent Jewish businessmen supposedly missed out on peerages is to think about ‘silver shekels’, alluding in one fell swoop to both classic and modern anti-Semitic tropes about Jews corrupting politics with money and being more loyal to Israel than their own […]

Shannon Doherty remembers how her late co-star Wilford Brimley was ‘like a grandfather’ to her after his dies at 85: ‘He gave big hugs and told great jokes’

TV stint: In 1986 Brimley played a grandfather who cared for his departed son’s family on the NBC series Our House. Brimley is pictured above with stars Shannen Doherty (top left); Chad Allen (top right); Deidre Hall (second row right); and Keri Houlihan (bottom left)

Jeremy Corbyn, Peter Capaldi and Gemma Collins: Your top 5 most commented and shared stories this week

5. Are Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield still DRUNK? Presenters are hungover mess after NTA win Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield celebrated well into the night after picking up an award – and apologised profusely to This Morning viewers after appearing on TV the morning after in the outfits they had worn to the National […]