PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A wet outfield has caused the abandonment of the penultimate day of the fourth and final Test between West Indies and India at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday.Match officials called off play at 10:25 a.m. after inspecting the ground.The second and third days were also abandoned without a bowl bowled due to an impaired outfield.Play was only possible for 13/4 hours on day one before heavy rains forced the last two sessions to be abandoned.
A 43-year-old man was on Monday granted bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a simple larceny charge.Prem Chan admitted that on October 4, 2018 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he falsely pretended to be heart specialist, Dr Mahendra Carpen in order to obtain the sum of $100,000 from Frank Shanicharara.The prosecution contended that on October 4 about 12:00h, Chan called the Virtual Complainant via telephone pretending to be Dr Carpen asking for a donation of $100,000 for a heart patient. The VC, realising that he was being conned, asked the caller to visit his business place to uplift the money. The VC then called the Police, and Chan was caught red-handed.In court on Monday, the unrepresented man claimed that he committed the act since he was frustrated. He claimed that he was making little effort in raising money for his own heart surgery. He was fined $100,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving six months in prison.