Kean Lewis signs contract extension with Bengaluru FC

first_img Press Trust of India BengaluruMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 18:03 IST Kean Lewis signed a contract extension to keep him till 2019-20 at Bengaluru FC (@KeanFLewis Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKean Lewis signed a contract extension with Bengaluru FCKean Lewis will stay on with the ISL champions till 2019-20Kean Lewis said that he is “very happy to have signed”Bengaluru FC Thursday announced Kean Lewis’ contract renewal, signing a deal that will keep the winger at the club until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.The TATA Football Academy graduate was part of the Mahindra United academy where he played at various youth levels, and signed with Bengaluru ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.Twenty-six-year-old Kean claimed the assist for Erik Paartalu’s winner against ATK at the Fortress, and was instrumental in several appearances off the bench in Bengaluru’s run to the Indian Super League trophy.”I’m very happy to have signed on with Bengaluru FC for another season. I was given the opportunity to play in several positions last season, which shows that the coach has faith in me. It gives me more chances to play, which was a key factor in my decision.”Further to that, the team, the management, and the core of the club is intact, which bodes well for our chances of retaining the title and I’m really looking forward to that,” said Kean, after completing formalities on his one-year deal.UPDATE! Winger @KeanFLewis has signed an extension with the Blues, which will keep him at the club for another season. #MoreOfKean #WeAreBFC pic.twitter.com/u9oUmIHpiEBengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) May 16, 2019Carles Cuadrat, who has signed on with Bengaluru for two more seasons, said that he was happy to see Kean back in the fold.”We’re happy to offer Kean another year because he’s been an important player for us throughout the course of last season. Kean made a difference coming off the bench in crucial moments and whenever we needed him. As a player who understands the philosophy of this club and our style of play, we stand to benefit from having him as part of the squad for another year,” said Cuadrat.advertisementAlso Read | King’s Cup: Igor Stimac names 37 probables for preparatory campFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kean LewisFollow contract extensionFollow Bengaluru FCFollow ISLFollow Indian Super League Kean Lewis signs contract extension with Bengaluru FCKean Lewis extended his contract with Bengaluru FC to tie him down to the Indian Super League champions till the end of the 2019-20 campaign.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Retrograde step to withdraw from CCJ – De la Bastide on

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBarbados will leave CCJ – Prime MinisterMay 21, 2018In “latest news”Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJFebruary 28, 2018In “latest news”St Vincent jurist to head CCJMarch 12, 2018In “latest news” (Trinidad Guardian) Former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) retired chief justice Michael de la Bastide says if Barbados withdraws from the appellate jurisdiction of the court it will “seriously undermine the standing of the court in the eyes of the people of the region.”Prime Minister Freundel StuartHe is hoping that the threat to withdraw would not become reality.Barbados was the first Caribbean country to adopt the CCJ as its final Court of Appeal and that decision has become an issue in the current campaign for the May 28 election in that country.Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has signalled “once the Democratic Labour Party is returned to office Barbados will be withdrawing from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal.”Stuart had first raised the issue at the Caricom inter-sessional in March where he said that only four Caricom countries—Barbados, Guyana, Dominica and Belize—had made their CCJ their final court of appeal.He told a political meeting: “I think the attitude coming from Port-of-Spain leaves much to be desired in terms of how it’s treating Barbados and I am not going to have a situation where other countries in the Caribbean keep a safe, distance from that court while Barbados supports it.”The Barbadian leader has also expressed unhappiness with the rulings of the court saying they “were not reflecting positively on Barbados.”Speaking to Guardian Media on Monday, de la Bastide said if Barbados withdraws from the court it will be a “retrograde step,” for that country and one that will “seriously undermine the standing of the court” in the region.“One hopes it does not come to pass,” de la Bastide said.Stuart made it clear Barbados will not return to the Privy Council as its final court of appeal, but offered no alternative to the CCJ, prompting de la Bastide to ask “is he going to make the Barbados Court of Appeal the final court?”He hopes that if Stuart wins the election that the threat would not be carried out.Just why T&T had failed to join the CCJ has to do with politics and de la Bastide said the politicians will have to say why the court established by Caricom member states in 2001 and inaugurated in 2005 and which is based in Port- of- Spain had not been adopted by T&T as its final appellate court.Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi blames the Opposition UNC for this. He said “the matter of full accession to the CCJ is one that lies squarely within the realm of the UNC politics.”Legislation to make the CCJ the final appellate court requires a special majority—which is three-fifths of the Parliament voting in favour of the change from the Privy Council to the CCJ.Al-Rawi said, “The ability to take full matters to the CCJ is based upon constitutional majority which the UNC has blatantly said they would never support.”This, he said, was “borne out by the fact” that they “blatantly refused to do it when they were in government in the period 2010-2015.”As a result, he said, “there is nothing that the present government can do to compel the move toward the CCJ as the final court of appeal.”Al-Rawi conceded that “there may be merit in some of what he (Stuart) is saying in so far as it coincides with the current position of T&T.” read more

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