BRISBANE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin is backing herself to hit the straps for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League starting later this month.The all-rounder turned out for Perth Scorchers in the inaugural season last year, but failed to make an impression in six outings, scoring just 75 runs and taking five wickets.However, Dottin believes she can be a major asset in all departments for the Heat in the upcoming campaign, which runs from December 10 until January 28 next year.”I want to be way better than last year. I can’t really say much about last season because it was a rush,” said the 25-year-old.”I’ve come to do my best as usual – batting and bowling and helping the team to get as far as [they] can.”Dottin is already in camp with the Heat and has been impressing management with her energy in the nets.She will campaign alongside the likes of Australia internationals Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince and Jessica Jonassen.DECENT FORMBarbadian Dottin has been in decent form of recent, managing a half-century against India Women in a three-match one-day series in Vijayawada last month, while also picking up a few wickets.She was a key member of the Caribbean side that won the Twenty20 World Cup in India last April, scoring 129 runs from six games and taking nine wickets with her medium pace.Overall, Dottin has scored 1805 and taken 39 wickets in 91 T20 Internationals.She shot to stardom six years ago when she became the first woman cricketer to score a century in the Twenty20 World Cup.The right-hander still holds the record for the fastest T20I hundred off just 38 balls.
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Demchenko won silver in men’s luge and as part of the team relay. Also banned was Tatiana Ivanova, who was also part of the team relay.They were among the last 11 rulings on the 46 current doping cases reviewed by the IOC. Lugers from Italy, Germany, Latvia and Canada are set to be upgraded in the medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe International Luge Federation had no immediate comment about the IOC decisions. FIL President Josef Fendt said in recent weeks that he believes the Russians sliding now are clean — a comment that was appreciated by Demchenko, who is now a coach within the Russian federation.“On one page, it makes you question everything that their entire program has done,” said 2014 Olympic women’s bronze medalist Erin Hamlin of the U.S., whose medal placing will not be affected by Friday’s decisions. “At the same time, I beat a lot of them. So you know what? It didn’t work. And in that sense it’s extra-satisfying. But questions it all, not just the Olympics, and that stinks.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bolts turn back Elite In this file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. APLAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping, and luge has now been touched by the scandal for the first time.Albert Demchenko, a luger who won two silver medals at the Sochi Games, was among 11 athletes disqualified by the International Olympic Committee on Friday (Saturday Manila time) and banned from the games for life.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Luge officials have maintained that their sport is clean, even while bobsled and skeleton — the other Olympic sliding sports — have been dealing with the aftereffects of the state-sponsored Sochi doping program for some time. Russia has lost two bobsled gold medals from Sochi in the IOC decisions on doping, a gold medal in skeleton, a bronze in women’s skeleton and now two silvers from luge.“We’ve heard for so long that luge doesn’t have a problem and everything’s fine and blah blah blah,” Hamlin said. “And now everything’s going to be questioned.”Two cross-country skiers disqualified Friday, Nikita Kryukov and Alexander Bessmertnykh, already lost team event medals in recent weeks when other Russians were disqualified.Of the 46 hearings, three athletes were cleared.ADVERTISEMENT View comments